• All posts,  Emotional Wellness,  Military Lifestyle Advice

    Stop making a big deal out of the littlest things!

    Most of us only want to be happy.  Ideally our jobs, our relationships, and our leisure activities all help us do so.  But sometimes we let the little things in our military life interfere don’t we? A cancelled family dinner, last-minute duty—even a delay in orders can become such a huge issue that we forget how to live day-to-day stress free. All too often it’s not the major catastrophes, nor the big events that mess things up. It’s really the mole hills we build into mountains that eat at us and weigh us down. Think about your job or your service members schedule.  Is it the big projects that make you…

  • All posts,  Emotional Wellness

    A Simple Exercise to Create a Better Life!

    You already possess everything you need in order to have the life you want. Say what!?! Yes, you have within you everything you need to find happiness and success; the problem is that you probably don’t even realize it. For many of us the key to getting everything we want in life is to begin by first knowing what it is that we really want. We have forgotten what really gives us pleasure and makes us feel fulfilled. It’s as if we have lost the ability to feel most anything and therefore can’t access or identify with who we are anymore. I see it every day, people whose lives are…

  • All posts,  Holiday Tips

    Military Life: Celebrating the Holidays Alone

    Ok so maybe I’m not totally alone and maybe some of you will think I am not grateful that we aren’t celebrating the holidays via Skype this year (trust me I am) but here it is Dec 26 and I’m balancing the feelings of “Mission Accomplished”, “Whew – glad that’s over” and “I survived”. You see it’s the first year that we have had no family here for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It’s the first time in my life I have not celebrated the arrival of Santa with children waking us up at the crack of dawn and it’s the first time I haven’t had my own kids home with us to celebrate. And it’s…