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Attorney offers help for military and veterans

I'm sorry I've been absent for a little while as a result of my sabbatical, but this email and offer to help came in and I wanted to make sure I passed it along to my readers. Based on his qualifications, I feel he and his law firm would be a valuable asset to … [Read More...]

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The longest goodbye?

This week I am at a writer's workshop and had all intentions of going all gung-ho on writing my book, but something has me so unsettled that I had to break free from the formality of writing my manuscript in order to tell you about it. It's really weighing … [Read More...]

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Metamorphosis

Have you ever been on the precipice of something big in your life but you just couldn't put your finger on what it was? Like, you knew that your life was going to change (or needed to change) and that it was just beyond your reach and hiding behind a veil that … [Read More...]

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New Family Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans

VA now provides additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from a primary Family Caregiver. Eligible primary Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan. Applications can be made […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Piss Off a Wounded Warrior’s Wife

Wounded Warrior’s Wives are not to be trifled with.  Here are the top 5 reasons why: 5:  We are ready to fight, just like our husband’s once were. We know how to fight because we practice it every day.  We spent years following our husbands across the globe, always ‘ready’ for his next mission.  Now […]

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TSA expedites screening for wounded warriors

Torrey’s Note:  This program has been in existence for quite some time and has been a lifesaver for us when we travel. However, the services have been expanded to assist in expediting the process. See info below on how to request TSA’s assistance while traveling by air.   TSA to Provide Additional Expedited Screening Benefits […]

So what’s this blog all about?

What is this blog about? It’s about a lot of things, really. You can follow me as I go through the ups and downs of writing my first novel – the learning process, writing tips and hints, resources to start in your own journey, and strategies on how to deal with overcoming the obstacles that […]

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EDOE Rule #1: You have permission to give up

“Never, never, never give up.” ~Winston Churchill I call bullshit, Sir Churchill. Society has conditioned us to think we would be a failure if we gave up. Let’s look at what the dictionary tells us: Definitions and examples of “give up“ To surrender: The suspects gave themselves up. To devote (oneself) completely: gave herself up […]

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New York Times/Retro Report: Walter Reed: The Battle for Recovery

          On Monday the New York Times distributed the Retro Report documentary that we were in. You can read the original stories by clicking the following links: Retro Report: Walter Reed: The Battle for Recovery In 2007, the scandalous treatment of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center shocked the […]

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EDOE Rule #3: Stacking your habits so they stick

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into smaller jobs.” ~Henry Ford Before we can move on to the ‘what-the-hell-do-I-do-with-this-massive-to-do-list-that-makes-me-want-to-cry” portion of the Extreme Do-Over Experiment, I have to tell you that nothing I share from this point forward will work unless you learn (or re-learn) some basic rules. Let’s review the first two […]

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Extreme Do-Over Basics: What this experiment isn’t

Before we get too far into this experiment, I think it is important to let you know what this experiment isn’t. What you can expect (or not expect) from the Extreme Do-Over Experiment series: I needed a life management system that served as a blueprint to take back control of my life, but it needed […]

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And I SWORE I’d never move again – my latest digs

You may notice that this site has a new look and feel.  I got smart.  I got ambitious. The military wife in me just HAD to move one more time! Image Credit I will be adding some great features to this site, so keep your eyes out!  I hope to have streaming video added soon.  […]

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