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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...]

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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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What Is Your Stress Barometer? (The Tale of The Twitchy Eye)

Have you ever had what is best described as a “twitchy eye”? It is the phenomenon where the area around your eye starts to flutter and twitch. It’s annoying. It’s tickly. From your vantage point, you think the person sitting across from you can see your face convulsing uncontrollably. You rub it. You press on […]

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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 […]

Update on the GoFundMe campaign

Earlier this month I posted a campaign to raise money to keep this website running. That was not easy for me to do. I had to swallow my pride and ask for help to cover the costs of running it. Well, I am so glad I did! I am thrilled to announce that within a […]

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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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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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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 App for Military Families

This is pretty cool, y’all. Have you ever wished for a road map when you were going through major military life transitions such as: Having a Baby Reintegration Transitioning out of the military Spouse Education Spouse Employment The Basics Survivors Deployment Moving Raising Kids Well, good news! There is an app for that! MyMilitaryLife is […]

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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,

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