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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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Breaking radio silence for this announcement

Breaking ‘radio’ silence for a moment for some quick tidbits about what’s going on lately that lead me to setting some distance and boundaries to address Dan and our family’s needs. First of all, (and many caregivers are intimately aware of this trend), we are entering what we call Dan’s “anniversary” period. It happens every […]

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The secret ingredient to moving on in life after combat

(Or, “Mourning the loss of what once was”) I realize it’s been a few days since I last posted but life got a bit hectic again. Today’s post will be short and sweet in the context of how much I could really say. Because I am short on time and this is a complex issue, […]

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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, […]

Meet Mark Brogan (VIDEO) – Explaining TBI

Today I am going to share a very candid and honest video which was recorded by Mark Brogan.  Mark and his wife Sunny are champions for everything they have been through, which they have continued to do for almost five years.  They bring a human element to the topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and […]

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Torrey’s Top 10 Recommended Veteran Nonprofits

  Over the years, I have come in contact with nonprofits who go above and beyond the call of duty to assist OEF/OIF (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom) wounded veterans and their families in their road to recovery.  I have composed a list of my top 10 recommendations in no particular order.  If you are […]

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And I SWORE I’d never move again – my latest digs

You may notice that this site has a new look and feel.  I got smart.  I got ambitious. The military wife in me just HAD to move one more time! Image Credit I will be adding some great features to this site, so keep your eyes out!  I hope to have streaming video added soon.  […]

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Swift Kick in the Butt Series, Week 1: Breaking it down into smaller pieces

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 know a lot of you are thinking to yourself, “Enough with the talk already, I am motivated NOW and want to start getting things done.  Just […]

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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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