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    How Difficult Times Make Us Stronger

    “The hardest times are often the ones that make us stronger”. Why is it that this quote holds so much truth? When we are being true to ourselves, following our dreams or trying to grow personally or professionally, life just seems to get harder doesn’t it?  Over the last few days that’s been the case for many of the people in my life.  They are following their path and being met with obstacles that feel insurmountable. They are overwhelmed to an even greater degree than normal and all of this chaos has got me thinking about the hardest times in my life. As I reflect, it occurs to me that the hardest times…

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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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    I Am a Strong Military Spouse, So Why Am I Crying? by Judy Davis, The Direction Diva

    I am a military spouse, and I am strong. So why don’t I feel strong at all. A strong military spouse is the expectation that permeates throughout our community. Strength, toughness, and resilience are  traits  that a “proper” milspouse should exhibit right? But sometimes life is difficult; the daily demands become so overwhelming that I don’t fee strong at all, in fact those are the days when all I want to do is cry. I know I’m not alone on those days when I feel like I’m falling short here at Direction Diva central, especially when blog posts like this and this really resonate with my battle buddies. I do my best to hold it all together. I try to be strong and focus…

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    3 Simple Tips To Get You Through The Hardship of Military Life

    The other day I ran across this following quote that said “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength” it reminded me that each of us has moments when we need a break. Throughout our military life, there may be times that, well, it’s a struggle to get out of bed. Too many bills, an illness, fussy kids, a missed phone call, gossip—no matter the issue, sometimes it feels like one too many, and we just want to get off this rollercoaster called military life. But what if we looked at the hardship in a different…

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    Improving Your Life: Lessons From The Geese…

    I don’t know about you but every now and then I think that I have be  able to handle and do everything on my own – especially in my journey through military life.  Whatever the reason, I have moments where thoughts run through my head like “You should be able to do this”, “Whats wrong with you, this is easy for everyone else”, “Don’t ask for help they will think you can’t do it”…..and maybe you have felt this way too. It’s like if I can’t be “Military Super Spouse” that I’m doing something less that what I should be able to do.  Like you, I have lots on my…