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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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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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“How I Created My First E-Book” link you should check out!

I follow Rachelle Gardner’s blog and really enjoy it.  She is a literary agent based out of my home state in Denver.  She provides excellent advice and resources on her blog, both for publishers and those who wish to be published.  You should follow her blog if you are a writer.  She never disappoints me. […]

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Essential Oils for Cleaning and Aromatherapy: Ten best uses in your home

In the spirit of this month’s RD edition of “13 Things Your Housecleaner Won’t Tell You” I am sharing more secrets with my blog readers.  You won’t read these tips in Reader’s Digest! I rounded up some of the most popular scents in my essential oil stash, most noted for their aromatic and cleaning benefits, […]

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TSA expedites screening for wounded warriors

Torrey’s Note:  This program has been in existence for quite some time and has been a lifesaver for us when we travel. However, the services have been expanded to assist in expediting the process. See info below on how to request TSA’s assistance while traveling by air.   TSA to Provide Additional Expedited Screening Benefits […]

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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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Narrowing my focus in 2014: {The Year of Comfort and Care}

After much internal reflection and soul searching in the last few months, I am ready to share my theme for the year here — and let you follow along if you would like. I may not have all the answers, but in the course of finding my own, perhaps you can find answers of your […]

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Top 10 Tips I Learned To Do For When the Going Gets Tough

(Pin this post on Pinterest) I know things COULD be worse, but oftentimes we just have a sense of overwhelm that puts us in a tailspin. Can you relate? Things have been pretty tough lately at the Shannon household. I’ve had a twitchy eye since the first week of November that just won’t go away. […]

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“There is no prosthesis for the brain” – {featuring Lisa K from Texas}

Torrey’s Note: This post was authored by my dear friend and fellow veteran caregiver, Lisa Krohnke. I was really impressed with the message that she shared on her Facebook page that I asked for her permission to reprint it on my blog. In this piece she articulates so well a deeper message that people need […]

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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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