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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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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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Top 10 Tips I Learned To Do For When the Going Gets Tough

(Pin this post on Pinterest) I know things COULD be worse, but oftentimes we just have a sense of overwhelm that puts us in a tailspin. Can you relate? Things have been pretty tough lately at the Shannon household. I’ve had a twitchy eye since the first week of November that just won’t go away. […]

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My Compassion Fatigue Journey: Where it all started… the year 2011.

In my last post I revealed that I am in the throes of another bout of compassion fatigue.  The next few posts will talk about where I’ve been in this journey. This will really be more of a series in the end now that I’ve unearthed the complexities of the issue. Suffice it to say, […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Piss Off a Wounded Warrior’s Wife

Wounded Warrior’s Wives are not to be trifled with.  Here are the top 5 reasons why: 5:  We are ready to fight, just like our husband’s once were. We know how to fight because we practice it every day.  We spent years following our husbands across the globe, always ‘ready’ for his next mission.  Now […]

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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 […]

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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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How old is your oldest item on your to-do list?

Do you have an item to do that is so small and {likely} inconsequential that it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of your to-do list to make room for more important things? Have you ever thought about how LONG that item (or items) have stayed at the bottom of the list? If you are […]

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Swift Kick in the Butt Series, Week 1: Keeping your eye on the prize

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 am sharing what it takes to give yourself a swift kick in the butt and take charge again.  You can do this in three easy steps.  […]

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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