When it is your word against theirs: Why you should (and probably can) record phone calls

Once upon a time I recorded a phone call that netted almost $2,000 in payment to me. I didn’t concern myself at the time as to whether the call was being taped legally. Why? Because the caller was a rogue bill collector who was clearly harassing me and breaking federal laws in the process about…

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10 Easy Tips to Take Stress Out of Your Day – staying on top of the little things!

“To live in perpetual want of little things is a state, not indeed of torture, but of constant vexation.” -Samuel Johnson Have you noticed that you have given up (or lost track of) so many little things in your life that they have turned into a bunch of really big things that significantly add to…

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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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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…

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{Guest Post} Why being a highly-trained leader is not helping you get hired

Today I am sharing a guest post by Lisa Villont. She and I were discussing some VERY interesting feedback she received by civilian employers as to why they are not hiring veterans. If you are a veteran who is having trouble finding work, this will give you some incredible insight, ways to optimize your resume,…

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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…

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But they said they don’t spam! AND I “x”ed out of it!

I love my husband, I really do, so when things like this happen I have to laugh and share. This sharing is not meant to embarrass him or make him feel bad because I know he will read this post (HI HONEY!) – it’s just a lesson to be learned that we can hopefully laugh…

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The 2 most important things I do to keep my sanity each day

Tonight I stopped the world long enough to write this post. Today was a bit more taxing than usual, as Dan’s TBI (brain injury if you are new here) was acting up more than usual with his loss of balance, confusion and agitation. Add to that a sick kid was home from school and missing…

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What to consider if your husband stresses out while you are away from home

Have you ever left the house by yourself, even for a short time, only to come home to find your PTSD/TBI husband having a tizzy, or in a bad mood, and neither of you really know why? I didn’t know it at the time, but in 2008 the clues were staring right at me, smack-dab…

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4 Things I Do When I Get Off Track Via The Internet

My curiosity should not be left alone in a room with the internet. Ah, yes! The internet… The most powerful time-suck ever invented. Most of my work is internet-based, so I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to be abundantly disciplined when it comes to managing my time online. Today I struggled a bit…

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The excitement {and relief} of the New Year

Or: “How Mason Ball jars, Superman poop and the wisdom of a brain-injured husband helped me see the new year in a whole new way.” Perhaps it was the psychological benefit of knowing 2012 was behind us, but I slept last night for the first time in a very long time. I am honestly and…

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