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    3 Self-help Strategies To Stop Worry Now

    I, military spouse, Judy Davis, The Direction Diva am a worrier. There I said it. I am a worrier and have to work hard to ensure that it doesn’t consume my thoughts. Ever since becoming a military spouse worry has become part of my life. It quietly works its way into the cracks of my mind and quietly lies in wait, hoping for a moment of weakness. And I’m not alone. Ever since the launch of my first book Right Side Up, I have received emails, tweets & questions asking how I handle worry and balance it with my military lifestyle.   Worry seems to be something that we all struggle with at different times to varying degrees. Here are 3 strategies…

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    Living in the Crap May Be Just What You Need to Reduce Stress

    To many times when I am longing to reduce stress in my life I look around and realize that at the core of my stress lies the fact that I just don’t like where my life is at that moment. I’m not talking philosophically but in a more literal sense.  I may not like my house, my carpet, or even the state (or installation I live on).  Sometimes I wish I could just snap my fingers and fix all the physical crap in your life that doesn’t suit you. Believe me I’ve been there, stressed out feeling like I don’t have a choice in my surroundings and it can feel terrible. But it doesn’t have to be, in fact it may be just…

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    How to Balance Helping Others and Stress Levels by Judy Davis

    Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself and others is to listen. With the world spinning so fast, it is really easy to get caught up in the twirl isn’t it?  We all are busy, we all have lots on our plate, but so often many of us take on more than we can handle without even realizing it. We know who we are….the person who volunteers for that “one time” event and gets sucked into heading a committee; the lady who offers to help out once in a while with the neighbors kids and finds herself with a house full on a regular basis.  Maybe it isn’t so extreme for you, perhaps its just that…