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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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Remnants Left Behind

  It is elusive to the naked eye. You cannot see it. It stalks and overtakes its unsuspected victims around the clock. It stops for no one; has mercy on none. It makes a pulse race, saturates skin with sweat and pulls air out of lungs. Stomachs vomit and bowels release when it arrives. It […]

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Swift Kick in the Butt Series: Stop Being a Weenie and Get Into Reality!

For the courage impaired, this post is for you.  It’s time to grow a pair! Have you ever had this problem – you decide you’re going to do something already and you are all pumped up, you’re all guns a-blazin’, hellbent for glory, ready to tear it up and crank it out — and then […]

Meet Mark Brogan (VIDEO) – Explaining TBI

Today I am going to share a very candid and honest video which was recorded by Mark Brogan.  Mark and his wife Sunny are champions for everything they have been through, which they have continued to do for almost five years.  They bring a human element to the topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and […]

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15 Jobs I’d Like to Try Someday

I am on the heels of finding a new direction in my life and, in doing so, was contemplating where I’ve been. I need a paying job right now, but not just any kind of job. I want a job that fulfills my passion and desires! I know in my heart I am a passion […]

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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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Are You Concerned About a Veteran? The Veterans Crisis Line Can Help

About the Veterans Crisis Line: The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to […]

The best advice I can give to another caregiver in two minutes or less

No one will give you a handbook.  There isn’t one! There is no recipe to follow. Only you can find the spice that makes your skillet sizzle. Sometimes — no matter how hard you try or how careful you are — the dish will come out salty. You can’t change your circumstances – you can […]

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Dear outsiders looking in: Don’t let the appearance of normal days fool you

A relatively new blogger on the caregiver scene wrote a fantastic post about her feeling a need to explain or apologize whenever her wounded warrior has a good day. He’s able to participate in the family on these days. He’s able to get out of the house on these days. They feel like they have […]

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