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    Reduce Stress Or End Anxiety: Frankly My Dear it’s Different!

    As military spouses we are faced with many stressful situations. Each PCS, TDY or even a change in orders can have us scrambling for ways to reduce stress. Military life challenges us to handle change, deal with an deployment and adjust to life at a new duty station often on a moments notice. Any one of these things can cause a multitude of feelings or force us into a whirlwind of activity causing a great deal of anxiety and stress. As military spouses, juggling all of these things can leave us feeling overburdened or overwhelmed. Add on the magnitude or the frequency of change in our everyday lives and it’s no wonder we oscillate between anxiety and…

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    Family Life & Expectations

    Over the last few years we have had lots of company. It seems that we have a revolving door but in a whole new way.  From Michigan, to El Paso, to Colorado Springs in just 5 short years, everyone wants to come and check things out. You see, I come from a huge family and have always been surrounded by many generations and lots of “family activities”, that is until we joined the military.  This new lifestyle has given me the opportunity to go about our daily lives without the pull of things like family dinners, birthday parties, dance recitals, errands and all the other dynamics that come with living close to family and…

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    Why So Much Negativity? It’s Time To Play Nice!

    I’ve been debating whether or not to write this post, as it will be filled with my opinions on negativity and there may even be a heavy dose of my thoughts about how people “should” behave. But as with all my pieces, I write from my experiences and well I HAVE something to say about a topic and I’m just gonna put it out there exactly as I feel it! I welcome your thoughts and input and can’t wait to hear your opinions…. The other day I wrote about the value of being nice and ever since then I have been very “tuned in” to how people act and react towards one…