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    Fighting the Beast of Addiction

    As a mother of someone in recovery my heart broke today. Not for my son, not for my military family, not even for myself but for every other son and mother out there who continue to fight the beast of addiction. My son was (is – if I’m willing to accept that) addicted to prescription meds and alcohol. Even after 3.5 years of recovery under his belt, I still have a hard time using addict or alcoholic to describe him. My baby is so much more than an addict, in fact if you met him (even at his “bottom”) you probably wouldn’t have suspected the demons he battled. Which is why today my heart was shattered when…

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    Reduce Stress Or End Anxiety: Frankly My Dear it’s Different!

    As military spouses we are faced with many stressful situations. Each PCS, TDY or even a change in orders can have us scrambling for ways to reduce stress. Military life challenges us to handle change, deal with an deployment and adjust to life at a new duty station often on a moments notice. Any one of these things can cause a multitude of feelings or force us into a whirlwind of activity causing a great deal of anxiety and stress. As military spouses, juggling all of these things can leave us feeling overburdened or overwhelmed. Add on the magnitude or the frequency of change in our everyday lives and it’s no wonder we oscillate between anxiety and…

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    Thoughts on thinking – by Judy Davis, The Direction Diva

    Yes you read the title right…I’m not going crazy…I haven’t turned into Dr. Suess… but I have been having thoughts on thinking… With all the changes and craziness going on in the Davis family no wonder my mind has been in a twirl.  It seems that I the more I think, the more twhirly my thoughts get.  One moment I can be trying to figure out what to have for dinner and the next I’m caught up in the logistics of our upcoming totally packed summer.  It’s like the thoughts I think are all over the place. So when one of these twhirly tangents got me wondering if what was going on in my…