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Blog Hop: State of the Union {volume 1}

Welcome to the first edition of the State of the Union series. The goal was to offer a glimpse into the details of my life and show a bigger picture overall....I wanted people to truly understand the complexities of our life and see what's milling around … [Read More...]

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State of the Union {introduction to series}

Have you ever said to yourself, "If people could only see my life...!"? I know I have! Most of the time it's because they (ie, anyone outside our home) just. don't. get. it.  They don't see the chaos. They don't see the internal angst. They don't see the … [Read More...]


How I am decluttering my schedule to live my desired life

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to’.” ―Lao Tzu (Torrey's Note: I hope that after reading this post, you’ll think less about the 'right time' and the 'right things' and think more about the best feelings. And … [Read More...]

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VA News Release: Disability Claims Initiative Reduces Processing Time, Adds Convenience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2013 Disability Claims Initiative Reduces Processing Time, Adds Convenience Medical Records Review Can Eliminate In-Person Exam Requirement   WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new initiative that could eliminate the requirement for an in-person medical examination for some Veterans and shorten the time it takes to […]


EDOE Rule #2: Remember, it will get worse before it gets better

Before you get too far into the Extreme Do-Over Experiment, I need you to think about this: You know how you step into a room in your house and find it is a total mess? Perhaps you made the mess. Perhaps other people did. Either way, it’s got to be cleaned and organized. You decide […]


If you are having a bad day, read this…

Having a bad day? Read this. For best results, use as directed. Wash, rinse and repeat. For internal use only. Today was just a bad day. That’s all… just a really bad day. You are not alone. You are not worthless. You have value. No one is out to get you. You are strong. Believe […]


GQ Germany article: Krieg im Kopf (War in the Mind) VIDEO

This month Dan was featured in Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ) Magazine in Germany. I am sharing a video that is featured on their site.  It’s very compelling, if I may say so myself. Once I get a copy of the actual article and the translation, I will post it here.  I am incredibly proud of my […]

Quiet Crisis {VIDEO} inside scoop

Wow, has it really been a month since I last had the chance to post? ::::dusts off keyboard::::: I’ll get to my excuses in a minute. First I want to share an important video. On September 1st,  an article came out in the American Legion magazine that included part of my story. I’d like to […]


“There is no prosthesis for the brain” – {featuring Lisa K from Texas}

Torrey’s Note: This post was authored by my dear friend and fellow veteran caregiver, Lisa Krohnke. I was really impressed with the message that she shared on her Facebook page that I asked for her permission to reprint it on my blog. In this piece she articulates so well a deeper message that people need […]

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Swift Kick in the Butt Series, Week 1: Breaking it down into smaller pieces

This week in the “Swift Kick in the Butt” series, we will be talking about getting your mind in the right place so you can stop being overwhelmed. I know a lot of you are thinking to yourself, “Enough with the talk already, I am motivated NOW and want to start getting things done.  Just […]

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