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    Military Life: The Struggle is Real

    As I wait for my flight back to Missouri, I can’t help but laugh because the idea that I’m going “home” feels a bit like an oxymoron. Sure when we think about military life, home is where the heart is and you know I am a grow where you are planted kind of gal but today, in this moment, I call bullshit. Don’t freak out, my next military lifestyle post will have some great tidbit that comes from working through it all but for today, my struggle is real. I’m living it and if I don’t share the reality that comes with my life as a military spouse, well… then this blog is just fluff and that’s not how I roll……

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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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    Is Being Polite REALLY that Hard?

    Is it really THAT hard? I used to just shake my head when someone didn’t hold a door or say pardon me. I also used to see manners on display far more than I saw the rudeness. But more and more I’m finding that people are in their own little bubbles and they aren’t aware that their behavior and attitude affects the people around them. So I ask again, is it REALLY that hard? Is it really THAT hard to say excuse me, share a smile or engage in some small talk?  Is it REALLY that hard to teach your children manners, and for goodness sake is it REALLY that hard…

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    6 Steps to Get You Back on Track

    If you have listened, watched or chatted by the water cooler, you have probably had your fill listening to how bad our economy is.  With the stock market on a downward trend, foreclosure rates rising and well everything else that is going on in the world today, it’s hard to get away from it all. This morning I had a conversation with a fellow milspouse that got me to thinking about where my attention has been, and how it has affected my thoughts and actions these last few weeks.  I realized that by inundating myself with the media’s interpretations and predictions of what is to come, I’ve gotten caught up in the negativity,…

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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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    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…