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    4 Sure Fire Ways that Will Help You Lose Weight

    Last year was the year I, Judy Davis, the Direction Diva chose to change my life. For far too long I had let the stress and chaos of the military lifestyle dictate my day-to-day experience and my weight. From food choices and steadily increasing numbers on the scale to the excuses justifying my infrequent visits to the gym, I was far from person I longed to see in the mirror. So in January of last year I set a weight loss goal to lose 50 pounds before I turned 50 (on March 21, 2015). I’m proud to say that not only did I lose the weight, but I hit my goal…

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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…

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    What Can Inspire YOU to Create YOUR Best Life?

    This morning I had to get up literally at the “crack” of dawn to be on an early conference call. When I woke up at 4:50 am, about the last thing I wanted to do was get my butt out of bed. Now I am a morning person, but 4:50 am is a little much even for me. So instead of my perky self, I was annoyed that I had to get up and be “on” so early. And then something incredible happened and my annoyance quickly disappeared. I opened the door to let the dog out and in front of me was the most incredible sunrise. The colors were magical, all…

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    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…

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    Military Life: The Countdown to Deployment (Part 2)

    Direction Moment:  Sometimes getting lost is the only way to get motivated. It’s interesting, this week I found myself feeling out of sorts. We are about 10 days into NTC, and I find that I’m feeling a bit lost.  I’m not really sure what is the best use of my time or the direction I’m going, and definitely unsettled where I am. Work was productive, heck I’ve even launched a new product this week  but it felt awkward. Home life felt like I was just going through the motions and no I’m done. I don’t have the motivation to work out or do anything productive. I found myself feeling lost and wanting my life –our life- back.…