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Are you in the club no one wants to join?

This is a loaded topic for me and mannnnny others, but today I want to talk about something that came up recently regarding family who doesn't 'get it' in understanding the complexities and challenges of our lives after combat. This is a sore topic with me … [Read More...]

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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How old is your oldest item on your to-do list?

Do you have an item to do that is so small and {likely} inconsequential that it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of your to-do list to make room for more important things? Have you ever thought about how LONG that item (or items) have stayed at the bottom of the list? If you are […]

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Coming soon!

As I build my new-and-improved site, you may find areas with no content inside it yet.  Please pardon this echo in the room while I scuttle around to fill it up with things you will enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to my blog to be the FIRST to know if anything exciting is going on.  […]


Torrey’s Top 10 Recommended Veteran Nonprofits

  Over the years, I have come in contact with nonprofits who go above and beyond the call of duty to assist OEF/OIF (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom) wounded veterans and their families in their road to recovery.  I have composed a list of my top 10 recommendations in no particular order.  If you are […]


My Compassion Fatigue Journey: Where it all started… the year 2011.

In my last post I revealed that I am in the throes of another bout of compassion fatigue.  The next few posts will talk about where I’ve been in this journey. This will really be more of a series in the end now that I’ve unearthed the complexities of the issue. Suffice it to say, […]

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A Military Mom’s Mother’s Day Wish For Her Children

(Torrey’s note: I wrote a similar version of this and it was published in the Huffington Post.  I hope you enjoy!) Dear Kids, With Mother’s Day around the corner, I thought I’d share my wish list so you know what I want. It’s a simple list, really. This way Dad won’t feel guilty if he’s […]


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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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 inside my head. Life has been a little hectic […]


Life Lessons in Leadership and Motivation: Solving Problems I Didn’t Know I Had

God works in mysterious ways.  I just received some answers to problems I didn’t even realize I had.  Just a few moments ago I stepped out on my back balcony to calm myself from the chaos of my day.  All I expected from this soiree to the balcony was a bit of sunshine and a […]

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