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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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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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Oh what a difference a year {or two} makes!

Or: “Don’t give up. Just give yourself more time to get where you want to be.” Every year in February we participate in the Challenge Aspen program for a week of ski instruction for the family. As I was preparing for our trip this year, I had an epiphany I wanted to share. We moved […]

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Hello, again…

I’ve wanted to write this many times over the last few weeks but I’ve been in a constant state of overwhelm. Before I get into the logistics of what has transpired since my last post, I feel compelled to preface this post with some important disclaimers. For starters: I’ve been through much worse and got […]

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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, […]

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Disabled veteran asks: “Should I be afraid to file for student loan disability discharge?”

I have written about the Department of Education’s Disability Discharge program in the past and have answered gobs of questions (in comments sections) on these previous posts: Original Post: Did you know? Disabled veterans may apply for student loan discharge and forgiveness. Application: CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION in PDF format Complete and detailed information about […]

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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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Coming soon!

As I build my new-and-improved site, you may find areas with no content inside it yet.  Please pardon this echo in the room while I scuttle around to fill it up with things you will enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to my blog to be the FIRST to know if anything exciting is going on.  […]

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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 […]

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