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    Entrepreneur: You NEED to Unplug!

    Who knew I needed to unplug from my life as a military entrepreneur? Well my husband actually, but sometimes I am just too stubborn to listen to him. Right before he took 21 days of leave, he suggested I need to unplug, get away. Even take the ENTIRE leave off – right along with him. I thought he’d lost his marbles and the conversation going on in my head went something like this:  Me ~ 21 days off? Me ~ No social media, no email, no computer for 3 WHOLE weeks?  I just can’t see it happening. But  kicking and screaming I decided to trust the man (who admittedly “gets” me more than I “get” myself)…

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    Military Life: Taming the Vortex

    I’m so excited to share that I have recently signed with Elva Resa Publishing and am looking forward to the publication of my first book which is a  Military Spouse Resource! As we move towards a release date I promise to keep you posted on the goings on, but in the mean time I thought I’d give you a little preview excerpt from my upcoming book: Have you ever noticed that when things are crazy and life seems filled with challenges, that everything becomes louder?  Our spouse leaves for a training or deployment, and we tend to “fill the void” with as much activity (a.k.a chaos) as possible so we don’t…

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    Military Life: Mind Your Own Damn Business

      I think the best piece of advice I ever received came from my grandma YEARs ago. I had come to her to “tattle” on one of my siblings and she looked me straight in the eyes and said simply “MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS”.  I was shocked and didn’t like being put in my place so directly, especially when they were the ones who weren’t listening. For years anytime I heard these words, whether directed toward me or not, I could feel my granny’s disapproval all over again. I hated that phrase…until now. Because now, I get what she meant. With a new “almost 50” wisdom, I am beginning to find clarity in how helpful…

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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…

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    Military Life: The Countdown to Deployment (Part 2)

    Direction Moment:  Sometimes getting lost is the only way to get motivated. It’s interesting, this week I found myself feeling out of sorts. We are about 10 days into NTC, and I find that I’m feeling a bit lost.  I’m not really sure what is the best use of my time or the direction I’m going, and definitely unsettled where I am. Work was productive, heck I’ve even launched a new product this week  but it felt awkward. Home life felt like I was just going through the motions and no I’m done. I don’t have the motivation to work out or do anything productive. I found myself feeling lost and wanting my life –our life- back.…

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    Lessons From Yoda on Military Life: Fear Is The Path To The Dark Side

    The other night a group of friends spent the evening debating the merits of various Yoda quotes and how to apply the lessons from Yoda on military life. Now I have never been a Starwars fan…but listening to the conversation has given me a whole new appreciation for this short, big earred Jedi Master and the lessons he teaches. It started out with my husband telling a friend (who was talking about how difficult a project was) “Do or do not There is no try“. The discussion that took place was fascinating. It dove into the meaning behind the word try and how that phrase can actually stop us and prevent us from doing.  So I started…