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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...]



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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Swift Kick in the Butt Series, Week 1: Keeping your eye on the prize

This week in the “Swift Kick in the Butt” series, we will be talking about getting your mind in the right place so you can stop being overwhelmed. I am sharing what it takes to give yourself a swift kick in the butt and take charge again.  You can do this in three easy steps.  […]


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 […]

Stage 1 of the baby book is underway!

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 […]

Taking control of your life one list at a time

There was a time in my life that my “to-do” list easily fit in my memory bank.  I was blessed with a talent for having a near-photographic memory.  I could remember phone numbers, dates, details, and names even after the information became obsolete.  To this day I remember my childhood phone number, my elementary school […]


Support groups can be bad for your health.

The other day I brought up an issue about a group of my peers being particularly hurtful (and often hateful) to other people, including me, when they should be the very people that we should count on for support. I said, in part: I’ve tried to dismiss comments made by caregivers who are also in […]

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Introducing: Free Your Mind Friday Blog Hop

On Kristle’s list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, you will find that one thing she planned to challenge herself with is to answer “50 Questions that will free your mind.” Even though I didn’t put that on my own 101 list, I wanted to join her in the fun and encourage you […]


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, […]


Wanting isn’t so bad, is it?

I struggle with wanting more when I have so much to be thankful for already. I crave more. I ache for things that may or may not ever come. I wish along the way. I want my husband to be whole again; mind, body, heart and soul. Isn’t it enough that he is still with […]

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