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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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    Military Life: A Peek into Life Surrounded by Men by Judy Davis

    Do a quick google search and you will reveal more than you ever wanted to know about testosterone. For me I learned this important lesson after my daughter went off to college and I was suddenly surrounded by men.  My home now oozes “male-ness” and being an Army wife with soldiers at every turn doesn’t help. You look around what used to be my “home” and unless I’m mistaken, there has been a definite shift.  It looks different, feels different, definitely smells different and I’m fairly certain that if I don’t do something drastic I very well may be in trouble. I find myself dreaming of pink, hoping to smell perfume rather than dirty socks and…

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    The Stress of Priorities…

    Priorities…Is any one thing really more important than another? As many of you know, my children are grown and we are expecting our first grandchild very soon. So…. in an effort to be pro-active on a business and personal front, I decided to make a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish before I “get the call” and have to leave to go help my daughter  hold that beautiful baby. Ten minutes and 2 pages later my jaw dropped and I laughed. No one could accomplish that list even if they had a staff of 5 to help. But the “issue” became a question of what takes priority…and the answer that was…

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    Family Life & Expectations

    Over the last few years we have had lots of company. It seems that we have a revolving door but in a whole new way.  From Michigan, to El Paso, to Colorado Springs in just 5 short years, everyone wants to come and check things out. You see, I come from a huge family and have always been surrounded by many generations and lots of “family activities”, that is until we joined the military.  This new lifestyle has given me the opportunity to go about our daily lives without the pull of things like family dinners, birthday parties, dance recitals, errands and all the other dynamics that come with living close to family and…

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    How to Balance Helping Others and Stress Levels by Judy Davis

    Sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself and others is to listen. With the world spinning so fast, it is really easy to get caught up in the twirl isn’t it?  We all are busy, we all have lots on our plate, but so often many of us take on more than we can handle without even realizing it. We know who we are….the person who volunteers for that “one time” event and gets sucked into heading a committee; the lady who offers to help out once in a while with the neighbors kids and finds herself with a house full on a regular basis.  Maybe it isn’t so extreme for you, perhaps its just that…

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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…