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    6 Super Easy Steps to Get Back on Track

    I don’t know about you but it’s really easy for this Direction Diva to get off track with my thinking if I’m not careful. And this week it’s been tough to get my mindset focused where it needs to be. Every channel, station and feed is filled with controversy either about politics, terrorism and the American Sniper movie. Today the latest reports are that some people feel that this movie is now responsible for the latest terror threats. These threats already have many of us in the military community on high alert and tuning in, so the fuel on the fire is making it even harder to get away from. This morning I had a conversation with a…

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    Focus on the Good Stuff For A Better Life

    A few weeks ago on the Direction Diva blog we talked about how one word can change your life. That blog post talked specifically about how the word FOCUS can inspire and motivate you to turn things around and begin living your best life. Today we continue the #FocuswithJudy theme as we talk about what you should be focusing on to create a better life. You hear people talk about how focus is the “key” to so many things.  If you focus you will do well in school.  If you focus you will lose those last 10 pounds.  If you focus you can….”DO ANYTHING”. Why is that? When you focus you…

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    Military Life: 3 Keys to Improving Your Life as a Milspouse

    I don’t know about you, but I am noticing that many of my fellow milspouses are struggling to find the “good stuff” in this military life as of late. I’m not sure if it’s because my soldier left for a TDY assignment earlier this month or the fact that I’m ready for spring, but I too have been thinking about how tired I am of the daily grind of training, deployments, and well let’s be honest military life in general. So yesterday when I heard someone say that it is our experiences (good & bad) that change us into the person we are meant to be, it got me thinking. I mean…

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    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…

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    Finding Your Way When You Feel Lost…

    Do you feel as though you’ve lost your way? Does the start of a new day have you overwhelmed? 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 lives, and hoping that the start of a new year will turn things around! When some people look back on the good/bad of the past year they flip-flop between saying that their lives are a mess and being grateful for all the good that happened.  Some may even begin looking…

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    Strive for Happy – a Life Tip from Judy Davis, The Direction Diva

    Life Tip:  Strive for THAT kind of happy! There’s much to be said about getting away for the weekend to recharge your spirit and rest your mind.  And really there is no better place than in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Every time we are headed up, I can’t help but break into the John Denver Song…..Rocky Mountain High…Colorado (be glad you can’t hear me, because I didn’t receive an ounce of ability on the singing front). My husband and I don’t camp “cozy”, we love the down and dirty, out in the wilderness, no showers, no running water, what you bring in with you, you take out kind of camping.  We go where we do, not…