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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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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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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 […]

What is worse? Failing, or never trying?

I hope that you all will join me as I take on this challenge. Every Friday for 50 weeks will be devoted to answering one of the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. Since this is a blog hop, you can add your link each week to my post so that you can connect […]

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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 dreams playing out a little at a time. […]

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Taking a ‘time out’ from the chaos

Excuse me while I dust off the keyboard here! I can’t believe it has been almost a month since I last posted. Let me start today’s post with this question: Did you get everything done this summer that you planned to do? For many of you, the summer season is full of activities – you […]

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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 […]