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    How Your Challenges Make You A Stronger Person

    Life is full of challenges especially when we are hit with something unexpected. But this Direction Diva is here to tell you that no matter what your challenges are, they will make you a stronger person if you let them. For most of us, when life takes a twist and our daily lives are more difficult than normal, we want to move through the situation quickly. We just want to get it over with and move on – and the sooner the better, right? Our thoughts begin to focus on how much better life would be if our current situation had never happened in the first place. Sometimes, I wonder if that’s really true. Would we really be better off if we never had to deal with…

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    3 Steps to Getting Your Military Life Back on Track

    Do you feel as though you’ve lost your way? 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 military life. Are things really that much different? Are they any harder? Or is there something else at work? When most people say their lives are a mess, they begin looking for the thing that caused everything to slip away. Was it their finances, their jobs, their relationships, their stress level? Was there a cause at…

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    Military Life Series: Bulletproof For A Better Military Marriage – Part 1 (Trust)

    Why does it often feel like  marriage and happy relationships are a target throughout the military community?  There is an old Army saying which states that if the Army wanted you to have a wife they would have issued one.  Now don’t get me wrong, the powers that be have been working to improve that tired philosophy, but the fact is that the military is our service members number 1 priority.  It may not seem “fair”, but they did take an oath stating that fact and we kind of come along for the ride, which doesn’t sit well with many military spouses. And why should it? I know that when we took our vows…

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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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    Military Life: The 7 Top Tips for Surviving The Rollercoaster Ride

    Sometimes the reality of our lives as a military family resembles a not so fun rollercoaster ride. Emotionally I feel like I’m a teenager in the midst of puberty, and physically I can’t plan anything beyond today because things in my military life keep changing. Ahhh but such is the life of this Army wife. And I know I’m not the only one. This week I watched (and helped) my neighbor prepare for her soldiers homecoming. The highs and lows she is going through is insane. A couple from our old unit is feeling much the same as they prepare for another deployment themselves. And for us, the only way to describe the stomach dropping feeling I get when my…

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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…