Keep Moving Forward

I’m not going to let social media define what beauty means to me I’m not going to let politics divide my friends and family I’m not going to let outside pressures from people who don’t live my life, define who I am I’m not going to debate with keyboard warriors who have wayyyy too much…

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Love Is Louder Than The Pressure To Be Perfect

Suicide rates and depression among military veterans AND their caregivers is a big issue. There are groups online that are supposed to serve as SUPPORT groups but over the past 12 years I have seen many of these groups deteriorating and even becoming a breeding ground for hate and picking on others. Each of us…

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Stop Being So Stubborn When You Need Help!

Don’t be that stubborn person who won’t admit you need help when people who love you are reaching out to try to help you. For some reason, my dad never liked to accept help from anyone. He always said he didn’t want to be a burden. Truth is, the biggest burden was when he wouldn’t…

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How To Volunteer For Military Veteran Non-Profits

Recently, I have had many people ask how they can volunteer to help in the military/veteran community. I began volunteering to help military veterans and their families in 2006, while my husband was deployed to Iraq. I started slow. I didn’t see any support for military wives; so I created a support group at our church which…

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Unplug and Lose Stress

Life can become very stressful if you are not careful. Technology can actually add more stress to the mix if you don’t watch it! Who else finds themselves scrolling through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before bed? Of what about flipping on the news? Only the worst of the worst seems to make the news and the craziest drama can be…

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Easy Homemade Body Scrubs

Over the past several years, I have been using a very simple, homemade body scrub made of coconut oil and sugar. I do not measure the ingredients, as it really depends on how coarse I want the scrub. For example, making a face scrub is different than making a foot scrub. The more sugar you…

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