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    Military Life: 6 Strategies to Take Away the Sting of Being Apart

    I think the hardest part of military life is being apart. Whether it’s apart from your family, your spouse or your friends it doesn’t matter there is a sting of separation that is all to real. I can’t help it, but on the days when I’m really missing my daughter or just want to hang out with my sisters I tend to blame the military. A few weeks ago I was having one of those days and my battle buddy was busy and I found myself falling down the slippery slope of how horrible my current duty station is. And then I immediately dismissed my feelings, because my soldier isn’t…

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    The Secret Power of Quiet

    Have you ever noticed that when things are crazy and life seems to be filled with challenges, that things become louder? Our spouse leaves for training or deployment, and we tend to “fill the void” as much as possible. We are on the phone more, watching TV more, the radio is louder and we speak in an “outdoor” voice just to drown out the quiet.  Everything is “kicked up a notch”, and we surround ourselves with busy-ness because we think it will help us.  And all of a sudden, it can seem as if the world demands more from us, and we find an increase in our “need” to be understood and heard. Ah…such is…

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    Military Dependent Depression: A short video

      Every day I am reminded of the sacrifices and stresses that the military community goes through and how it affects our families. There is a rising number of spouses and dependent family members that are dealing with varying degrees of depression and military dependent depression is a serious issue. In fact I even wrote about it in Are You Almost Depressed.  And while we have our battle buddies and support networks, the reality is that sometimes these sacrifices affect us in ways that are to much for us to handle on our own.  Please watch, share and comment on this quick video I recorded the other day that talks about…