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    11 Tips to Reduce Stress and Become Worry Free!

    Stress and worry are perhaps the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to moving toward a life filled with success and happiness.  It’s easy to say you want to reduce stress, but how do you actually do that? I have found that the easiest way to stop worry is to focus on simple action steps that you are willing and able to do (I mean if you aren’t going to follow thru then why bother in the first place right?) I have put together the following 11 tips and practical suggestions that I use to reduce the stress in my like and I hope it will help you get relief from the stress & worry…

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    The Power Of Habits

    Motivation is where it starts, but it’s the habits that keep it going! How many of you have in the past wanted to accomplish something, and well it didn’t happen? You were motivated to get going,  may have even set a goal, and then “changed it” down  the road when it wasn’t happening fast enough. My guess is that somewhere along the way, you became unable or even unwilling to take action and wanted instant results based on what you’ve already done. You may have even lost faith in the universal truth that the simple little habits done again and again over time is what really brings about true success. Perhaps you did…

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    Are you Almost Depressed?

    In an average day I can’t tell you how often military mental health is brought up or the number of times I hear people say they just feel “off”.  They are tired, anxious, fed up and well just not themselves – some may even describe it as – a little depressed.  As military spouses you’ve probably said the same thing a time or two.  I know I have. What I didn’t know is that when you feel this way for a period of a month or so, you need to be aware that if you don’t take action, things won’t get better. So when I ran across this blog post written by Dr.…

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    Military Life: A Military Man’s Promise

    So often the life of a military spouse is filled with tears.  Tears of joy, tears of longing, tears of goodbye.  The tears can be happy or sad or even a mixture of both.  This poem has been titled a few different ways and has circulated around our community but the original author gave me permission to share it because it depicts this military life we lead. This life is not for the faint of heart, and every military spouse can relate to it in some way.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (though I did go through a tissue or 2!)     Military Life: A Military Man’s Promise Megan Williams© 2011, all rights…

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    Military Life: Overcoming The Distance

    The reality of Military Life is that home is where they put us, challenges come up and the rewards are many. Military spouses are a resilient bunch, and most of the time I can honestly say I enjoy the new adventure that come with moving and knowing that “home” could be on a base anywhere in the world. But every now and then, I long to have a life with the same neighbors, the same doctors, the same friends and the same community. I long to be there for our nieces birthdays, nephews graduations, cousins weddings, family dinners, crowded holidays and even the chaos that all of those events bring. Last week when I was in the labor…

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    Flushing The Stress: T.I.Ps to kick stress to the curb!

    On Monday 7/2/2012 I had such a great time being the featured guest and chatting with host Sandy Fowler on her Heart Filled Holidays radio show. The topic covered was Flushing the Stress, and as many of you know, I learned to “handle” stress not by being pro-active, but because stress (and not dealing with it) literally kicked my booty.  On the show I shared part of my story (available here) and we ran out of time when I was sharing some tips on how best to identify and  handle stress when it rears its ugly head. So instead of leaving the listeners (and you) hanging, I promised to “finish” up, share…