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3 Easy Ways to be a Good Human

I find myself constantly asking myself “why is it so hard to just be nice??” It seems that every time I turn around, I’m hearing about stories of bullying at schools, reading degrading or demeaning comments on social media, or observing people simply not acknowledging the presence of other human beings. Seriously, what went wrong?? […]

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Confessions of an Introverted Mom

Growing up, I had no clue that I was an introvert. Somehow, I had this perception that introverted people were shy bookworms who stayed home all day, every day. Essentially, in my mind, they were boring. I was not boring. I didn’t like to read. (Note I said didn’t). I was very involved in sports, […]

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Deployment: A Child’s Perspective

April is Month of the Military Child. During this month, all branches of the military join together to recognize the unique challenges children in military families face. Whether a child was born into a military family or has newly become a military child, they experience changes that civilian children may not be exposed to. They […]

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The Walking Wounded

Walking Wounded: Breaking the Silence and Stigma of Abuse from PTSD and TBI

“One foot in front of the other. That’s it. Just keep going.”  I’m mentally coaxing myself. Numb. Dazed. The walking wounded. “Please don’t bump me,” I’m silently pleading with the strangers who I pass in the supermarket as the bruises on my arms and shoulders throb with a reminder of this morning’s events. My head […]

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You Told Me You Were Deploying Today

You told me you were deploying today. I wasn’t that surprised. It comes with the job. You were due. We were due. It was time. We’ve been so fortunate for the several years without one, though time away was still frequent. When you told me, I immediately went to that place. That place of preparation. […]

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