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    Military Life: 11 Realities Our Community Needs To Remember

    Within the last couple of weeks there has been a huge issue going on within the military community. Some would say it started with an article written by an insensitive reporter who doesn’t get what it’s like to be a military spouse or live the military life. Others would say it’s yet another attack on the  “dependopatomus” image. The issue? Bullying. Bullying and like I’ve mentioned in this post on Gossip – it has to stop. There is a group of people who take every opportunity to bash military spouses calling them whiners who complain to much about a lifestyle they knew would be challenging. Newsflash to these people – even if…

  • All posts,  Emotional Wellness

    How Your Challenges Make You A Stronger Person

    Life is full of challenges especially when we are hit with something unexpected. But this Direction Diva is here to tell you that no matter what your challenges are, they will make you a stronger person if you let them. For most of us, when life takes a twist and our daily lives are more difficult than normal, we want to move through the situation quickly. We just want to get it over with and move on – and the sooner the better, right? Our thoughts begin to focus on how much better life would be if our current situation had never happened in the first place. Sometimes, I wonder if that’s really true. Would we really be better off if we never had to deal with…

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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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    Focus: One Word Can Change Your Life for the Better!

    As we begin the new year we create New Years resolutions, set goals and start fresh. We look forward in hope that the year ahead is filled with success, prosperity and good health.  We search for resources, tips, books and information that can help us change our lives for the better. But there is a simple thing that many of us don’t do, and that is to personalize the moment in a simple yet powerful way. Did you know that you can change your life RIGHT Now with a word? Trust me, you can. You see there is power in words. Words give us the inspiration to get us through life’s toughest challenges. They are able to motivate us, move us forward or even derail us. Words can bring us together…

  • All posts,  Holiday Tips

    Holiday Series: 4 Ways to Manage Loneliness During the Holidays

    Holiday Series Sponsored post by USAA This post was originally published in the USAA Member Community – 4 Ways to Manage Loneliness This Holiday Season By Judy Davis Being alone during the holidays is tough. For some of us, loneliness means there is an empty seat at the table and miles separating us from our service member. For others it marks ringing in the New Year away from family and friends. Feeling alone during the holidays is a challenge that can make getting into the spirit especially difficult. How do you find the spirit to enjoy the season when someone can’t be with you? More importantly, how do you combat the…

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    4 Steps to a Happy Holiday Season by Judy Davis, The Direction Diva

    With Thanksgiving exactly a week away I guess the holidays are officially upon us. I am actually trying to understand where this entire year went but that’s a blog for another time. Today we are going to talk about what you can do to make the most out of the next couple of months. So here we go …. 4 Steps to a Happy Holiday Season Step 1: Realize that our society has officially lost their mind If you question whether or not this is true, just walk down the isles of your local super store late on Halloween day. Gone are the discount candy displays (they are actually WAY in the back in…