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Choosing Bravery and Choosing Hope: What I Learned From Gabe Grunewald and Paul Kalanithi

As you may have seen in the news, Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, professional runner and cancer research advocate, recently died from complications from cancer. She was only 32. Throughout Gabe Grunewald’s decadelong battle with cancer, her message was one of choosing bravery and choosing hope — all this in spite of the wrench cancer threw in […]

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Help! My Military Friendships Have Ruined All Other Friendships for Me

“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” –Leslie Knope I often say that the best thing to come out of my husband’s military career is the friendships we’ve made over the years. Military friendships are truly special. I count myself very […]

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Grit and Heart (and Also Quite Smart): This Is What Military Spouses Are Made Of

Military families make up less than 0.5 percent of the American population. Though we have been at war since 9/11, few Americans have served in the military or have a direct link to it. There is a large gap between civilians and the military. Even more than the active duty member, a military spouse must […]

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