Take A Moment: Press Pause

Pausing has helped me to find my center and to bring back creativity at times when I feel as if my well has run dry.

It can give you a chance just to be; you can at that moment slow down your thoughts and be your most authentic self.

 

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New Year BEST You

It’s that time of year again…the time for New Year’s resolutions. We hear slogans of a New Year, New You. They speak to us to lose weight, eat healthier, to be a better mom, a better partner. We tell ourselves things like “this year I’m going to finally wear that bikini” or my favorite “I’m going to be like those other women I see on Instagram who have perfect lives." 

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Maintaining Balance During the Holidays When You are the Boss

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Your mind may be buzzing away with everything that needs to be done before the holidays begin. This can result in increased feelings of stress and anxiety.  Thankfully with a little preparation and planning, you can keep your balance during the holidays and lessen feelings of overwhelm. Actually, you could have your best holiday seasons yet!

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Hurry Up and Wait: A (not so) fairy-tale

Sometimes you may know ahead of time that a Med Board is going to be recommended; other times, especially in the case of Traumatic Brain injuries or accidental or life changing injuries, you may be in the hospital recovering when the Doctor comes in and tells you “This is going to be career ending” and walks out the door, while you and your spouse are left there speechless.

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5 Tips to Combat Burnout
When your flame is burning so bright, and lighting others along the way for extended periods of time, you may start to experience burnout.

There is a constant struggle for me: to both push forward and continue to work or take a minute to myself to relax, so that I don’t get too overwhelmed and burned out.

An example of this is, at this very moment, I should be asleep (it’s well past my bedtime). But instead, I felt inspired to add to this post and decided to do this instead. Both bring me joy, but in the morning getting up for work, I may not be so happy about this burst of inspiration I received when I should be asleep.

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Our Shared Experience

By: Ingrid Herrera-Yee, PhD - Founder and President - MSBHCAs military spouses, we know all too well that there are so many great things about our life, but there are also the challenges. The beauty of this life is that we are blessed with family wherever we go. From duty station to duty station and even online, we can find family. We meet fellow spouses and service members on base housing, at the commissary, at our local churches, in our communities and even on the interwebs (I have a solid network of amazing spouses on Facebook). Because we move so much and have to adapt so readily, we become adept at making “family” everywhere we go.

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Managing Your Military Life and Career - Part 2: Pursuing a Profession

By: Mary Ridenoure, LMSW  Life is full of unexpected twists and turns; this is not a surprise for a military family. Deployments, NTC trainings, overseas-unaccompanied tours, and frequent PCS moves have a significant impact on choosing a program or establishing yourself as a professional. Hugh Prather once said, “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes,” a fitting quote on the frustrations a person faces when pursing a degree or professional standing.

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Managing Your Military Life and Career - Part 1: Finding the Right Program

By: Mary Ridenoure, LMSW  Life is full of unexpected twists and turns; this is not a surprise for a military family. Deployments, NTC trainings, overseas-unaccompanied tours, and frequent PCS moves have a significant impact on choosing a program or establishing yourself as a professional. Hugh Prather once said, “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes,” a fitting quote on the frustrations a person faces when pursing a degree or professional standing.

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