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    3 Steps to Getting Your Military Life Back on Track

    Do you feel as though you’ve lost your way? Perhaps it seems as if you’re going in circles and don’t know what to do. Maybe you’re just tired of the same old grind, or know you were meant for more than this. Today, more than any other time in history, people are dissatisfied with their military life. Are things really that much different? Are they any harder? Or is there something else at work? When most people say their lives are a mess, they begin looking for the thing that caused everything to slip away. Was it their finances, their jobs, their relationships, their stress level? Was there a cause at…

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    Embrace Change: Get The Life You Desire

    OK so a couple of days ago I’m talking to a good friend who has been “feeling” closer to 50 than her 43 years.  After a few minutes of chit-chat, and talking about some stuff going on in her life,  in true Judy form, I asked her what she was going to do about it.  What was her action plan. What transpired was both hilarious and a big realization for myself…. My friend said she wanted to get control over her health, work on her mindset, increase her energy and see the positive side of life again.  So I probed deeper and discovered that she wasn’t doing much of anything to…

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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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    The Domino Effect: Dealing with Reactions and Stress by Judy Davis, The Direction Diva

    I love Facebook, so often it gets me thinking and today when I saw a profile with an interesting observation,  I just had to share and talk about it for a moment. The post stated: “I don’t understand how one person’s ugly personality can change everyone elses good mood“. And boy oh boy could I relate. Over the years, I have seen how one person’s mood can affect everything and everyone around them. Sometimes the effect is empowering while at other times it completely destroys the energy of anyone in their wake. These extremes made me wonder why people fall into a pattern of allowing someone else to affect them…