• 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!

  • 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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    I'm inclusive, I reach out to the newcomer, I'm supportive of all military spouses and I love my military life. I'm all of these things; UNTIL I'm not. And today it's been brought to my attention that without realizing it we have once again alienated the male military spouse. Don't see it? Neither did I...that is until today. This morning as I was sharing information on a free military [...]

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    Last night I attended an event that is part of a week long tradition among the Engineer Regiment. As part of military life and regimental week here on Fort Leonard Wood, military spouse events are as much a part of the weeks powerful lineup as the laying of the wreath ceremony, best sapper competition or the Regimental Ball. And this years Engineer Spouses Night Out didn't disappoint. [...]

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    Yesterday, after a week away on business, I had the opportunity to do some major people watching at Chicago O'hare. I was exhausted and keeping to myself as I traveled back to my military life when behind me I heard a young couple deep in conversation. I didn't want to eavesdrop, but I couldn't help myself, their conversation was so interesting. To sum it up - sometimes we have to dig really [...]

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    As a mother of someone in recovery my heart broke today. Not for my son, not for my military family, not even for myself but for every other son and mother out there who continue to fight the beast of addiction. My son was (is - if I'm willing to accept that) addicted to prescription meds and alcohol. Even after 3.5 years of recovery under his belt, I still have a hard time using addict or [...]

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    As I pour my second cup of coffee I am torn between cursing the fact that I've lost a precious hour of much needed beauty sleep and shouting for joy because spring forward means warmer temperatures are on the way. I should have thought about this whole time change thing last night when we decided ONE more episode (Netflix is like that) because I'm dragging today. And with a mile long to-do [...]

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