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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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    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…

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    Milspouse Reflections: Don’t Let Your Fear of Change Hold You Back

    Fear of change is the greatest challenge I face as a military spouse and it’s often the thing that holds me back from having a great experience. Change in the military environment used to be a recipe for disaster. You see I like routine, consistency and knowing that my actions will produce the results I am looking for. But change is one of the things that trips many of us up and we all know that as milspouses change is part of our everyday existence.  Whether it’s a pcs, deployment, TDY orders, a new baby, or any situation life throws at us, change is something that we can’t ignore. Over the last 6 1/2  years we have had LOTS…

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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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    There is Power in Wandering Thru Your Life

    Do you ever wake up in the morning, knowing there are things to do, but you just don’t know where to begin? The thought of starting anything is just annoying. You might be in a state of limbo, not knowing what direction you want to go, or you may just not be motivated to take that first step…Maybe you have a huge “to do” list and trying to decide what you should do first. But rather than getting frustrated, maybe this lack of motivation is a signal that it’s time to let yourself wander. WHAT!?! Put off my to do list and do nothing? Never! But ask yourself, “Is wandering such…

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    How to Find True Joy

    True joy is found when you uncover happiness with your life right now. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of listening to a very powerful message.  The funny thing was that while it was so powerful, it was also so simple. It talked about how we often hold on to our lives so tightly waiting for the “thing”, the person or the moment that will give us what we need in order to be happy rather than finding joy ourselves. And I really could relate.  I mean how many times to we play the blame game, or wish that someone else would act differently so that we could feel better? The reality is that in any…