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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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GQ Germany article: Krieg im Kopf (War in the Mind) VIDEO

This month Dan was featured in Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ) Magazine in Germany. I am sharing a video that is featured on their site.  It’s very compelling, if I may say so myself. Once I get a copy of the actual article and the translation, I will post it here.  I am incredibly proud of my […]


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 […]


Being vs. Doing: My 5:30am epiphany moment {with a kick-ass slideshow}

Whew. It’s been too long since I last posted. I am sorry. I’ve been going through some major transitions in my life, and with each one I’ve wanted to come here and write about it. Like, 50 different times. Then I get interrupted. Then I go chasing squirrels in my brain. Then I look at […]


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 […]

Readers Digest February 2012

“13 Things Your Housecleaner Won’t Tell You” caused quite a scandal: Update

I recently blogged about an article that I contributed to in the February 2012 Reader’s Digest called “13 Things Your Housecleaner Won’t Tell You”.  There is now a print version out on news stands, two online versions (each is different) and it was also featured on Good Morning America, thus becoming becoming the most popular […]


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 […]


Do You Need to Take a Tactical Pause in Your Life?

Since I wished for a re-do when all hell broke loose at the Shannon House and I clearly won’t be getting it, it’s time for me to engage in a tactical pause in my life. Have you ever taken a ‘tactical pause’ in your life and did it on purpose? Or were you ‘taken out […]


EDOE Rule #2: Remember, it will get worse before it gets better

Before you get too far into the Extreme Do-Over Experiment, I need you to think about this: You know how you step into a room in your house and find it is a total mess? Perhaps you made the mess. Perhaps other people did. Either way, it’s got to be cleaned and organized. You decide […]


Torrey’s Top 10 Jedi Mind Tricks to Instantly Improve Your Day

Remember in the movie Star Wars when Obi-Wan Kenobi used a Jedi mind trick to convince Imperial Stormtroopers that “these are not the droids you’re looking for” in order to avoid being captured? Obi-Wan was somehow able to implant his own thoughts into his adversary’s to get him to take any action he desired. I’ve […]

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