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    Are you a survivor?

    “Tomorrow the sun will rise, and who knows what the tide will bring” – Tom Hanks in Castaway   The other day we were sitting watching the movie Castaway. I have always liked the movie, and Tom Hanks is incredible, but this time it really hit home. It was like an AHA moment for me, and it made me think about my life. Castaway was a story about one man’s life journey. It was a story about a character that grows and becomes a survivor, and I wondered if I would fare so well given the same circumstances. What would happen if I suddenly found myself lost in an environment that…

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    Military Life: When Your Best Doesn’t Feel Good Enough

    Sometimes I really wish it was easier to change the dialog that’s going on inside my head. You know that little voice that tells you that you just don’t measure up and no matter what you do your best doesn’t feel good enough. That dialog, that voice, is what messes my military life up more often than anything else…and frankly I just wish it would go away – permanently. I can be going about my daily routine feeling good about myself and all that I’m doing and WHAMMO out of nowhere it’s like a smack in the face. “You’ll never measure up” “Who do you think you are?” “Do you really think your experience is worth talking…

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    5 Tips For Playing A Much BIGGER Game Of Life…

    5 Tips For Playing A Much BIGGER Game Of Life… Guest Blog by John Page Burton Proactive people create opportunities and make things happen in their lives! Reactive people wait for life to come to them and then usually complain about how unfair things are. In life, we all have the ability to determine how big or small we play the game!!! It all comes down to the choices that we make.  Here are 5 tips that will help you play a much BIGGER game. 1. QUIT listening to the voices from your past. You are not your setbacks and failures. Setbacks and failures are critical for our personal growth…

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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…

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    10 Secrets to create happiness in your home!

    The other day I had a friend ask me what “secrets” did we have that enabled us to raise 2 amazing kids.  Secrets….I don’t know if there are any secrets to raising good kids, but I know that love, patience and A LOT of communication really made raising our children a privilege.  In an effort to answer her question about tips and strategies for creating a better home life, I thought I’d share some of our tips that worked for us! Here are 10 Tips For a Happier Home: 1.  Treat the people you live with like company.  Have you ever noticed that when company comes, you make an effort to insure…

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    Change Is A Part of Life by Judy Davis

    Change is part of life, I get that, but man oh man this past year has been filled with them, and I quite frankly would like a little time so I can adjust a bit. I don’t know about you but I can pretty much deal with what ever comes my way IF and WHEN I know it’s coming. But when change is unexpected or a tad on the emotional side it takes me a while to adjust my bearings and get back into the routine of my life. Good change, bad change, any kind of change …when it’s unexpected it’s like my foundation has to re-align itself before I’m functioning at my pique again.…