• Q & A: What Is A Direction Moment?

  • A direction moment is a moment in time that changes the course of your life forever

    We all have times when we look around and wonder. We wonder how we got to where we are, and we wonder what our future holds. We may be happy with what we see, or perhaps we look around and realize that we want things to be different. Sometimes we may even feel lost as to how to make that happen.

    We can find ourselves on a path that we may not have consciously chosen. But here is the thing No matter where you have been or what direction you are headed, if you look back over the course of your life, you will notice that there are moments that had a significant impact.

    It may have been something you chose (like marriage) or it may have been something that life threw at you (like an illness), but moments like these can change us forever, and those moments are what I refer to as Direction Moments.

    Direction Moments are opportunities for us to make choices and take action. They empower us to break through our fears and challenge us to step up our game. Direction Moments are what dreams and success are built on. But most importantly, they allow us to redirect our thoughts, our mindsets and our actions in a way that moves us forward.

    Direction moments are unique and often sparked by a simple mindset shift, and that is why I share them daily on twitter! What has been a significant Direction Moment in your life? I’d love to know!

  • “Everyone deserves to realize their fullest potential toward health and well-being, and good mental health care is essential to this”. Dr. Arpan Waghray of Providence St. Joseph Health is also spot on in this video discussing the importance of integrated care toward long-term overall health. The future of healthcare must challenge the way we look at patients and begin integrating [...]

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    As I browse my social media feeds I notice so many people are fed up and unsure of the direction of their lives. It reminded me of a post I wrote a couple of years ago when my son was stressed about what he would do with his life. Fast forward nothing he even considered was to be his path; life took him in a totally different direction. And it's more than ok not only for him, but for any of us [...]

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    You may have noticed I've been a little quiet lately.  Between the passing of my mother-in-law, supporting my husband, handling military life and dealing with all the feelings of my own, I haven't had the focus to do much else than the bare necessities. And I have been feeling guilty for taking a much-needed time out from anything that drains me physically or emotionally and just staying in my[...]

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    Sometimes as we traverse military life it can feel as though we live separately from the outside world. We have our own lingo, we take pride in things others take for granted and our day to day challenges are very different from our civilian counterparts. Because of this we need to build stronger coping skills and hone our self care strategies so that we are prepared - especially for the stuff[...]

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    Have you ever noticed that sometimes in military life it seems as though every time you turn around someone or something  just keeps getting in the way of your dreams?  It may feel like for every idea you have or action you take there is someone out there telling you it can't be done or how it won't work.  They may even share a suggestion as to how to do it "the right way". After church [...]

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    As we kick off Mental Health Awareness Month I want to begin with some insight that my son had over the weekend into how social media really steals the joy from our lives. He shares this piece of writing with me and I was struck by how it opened my eyes to the connection between social media and our military mental health. His excerpt highlights the reality of living with the challenges of [...]

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