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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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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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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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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 inside my head. Life has been a little hectic […]

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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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 Tale of the Recipe Box

In 1999 I went on a pilgrimage to Dresden, Ohio to visit the Longaberger basket factory. I was thrilled when I walked away with a full recipe box set, complete with the basket, index cards, recipe cards and the ornamental “recipes” medallion affixed to the front of the setup. I felt grown up for a […]

PenFed Foundation “Hero at Home” Contest Recognizes Caregivers

I am sharing this contest with my fellow caregivers and encourage you to apply. I am also sharing the letter I wrote to the PenFed Foundation that explains how this award is a catch-22 for many caregivers.  I encourage everyone who may not be able to apply for the same reasons…to let them know why.  […]

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EDOE Rule #3: Stacking your habits so they stick

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into smaller jobs.” ~Henry Ford Before we can move on to the ‘what-the-hell-do-I-do-with-this-massive-to-do-list-that-makes-me-want-to-cry” portion of the Extreme Do-Over Experiment, I have to tell you that nothing I share from this point forward will work unless you learn (or re-learn) some basic rules. Let’s review the first two […]

{Update #2} “101 in 1001 Days Mission”

It’s time for my second update on the progress of my “101 in 1001 days” life list! If you aren’t familiar with what I am referring to, please see the original post here: 101 in 1001 days life list movement Copy of update #1 is found here My updates are as follows: Everything I have […]

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New York Times/Retro Report: Walter Reed: The Battle for Recovery

          On Monday the New York Times distributed the Retro Report documentary that we were in. You can read the original stories by clicking the following links: Retro Report: Walter Reed: The Battle for Recovery In 2007, the scandalous treatment of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center shocked the […]

He gave you his all, and would have given you his life. Now he needs your help.

A military wife (who wishes to remain anonymous) shared this letter with me.  She gave me permission to reprint it** for the public to see, adding:  “Post it on your wall, send it to the Huffington Post or another media outlet, write it on a bathroom stall. If you really think that it will touch […]

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