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Your Truth

It starts with a whisper. This little voice, close to your ear says, “Are you sure?” And so it begins. Self-doubt. You might think it’s your own voice because there was no one in the room with you when it spoke. It came from within your own head, so it must have been generated by your…Continue Reading

The Happiness Equation

Here’s how to live a happy life: do more of what makes you happy, do less of what makes you miserable. For a long, long time I thought that the only route to happiness was to work tirelessly to lift others up. I believed that it would only be through helping others out of their own misery that…Continue Reading


Are you intelligent? Are you a good employee? Can you draw well? Are you good at math? Are you patient? How you answer these questions can give you a good idea of what kind of the mindset you have. By mindset, I mean a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. If you have a fixed mindset you tend to believe…Continue Reading

Fail Better

My husband, stepson and I were sitting around last night talking about his future and our pasts. My stepson will be graduating from high school this year and is still not sure what he wants to do when he graduates. My husband's advice was just do something! I couldn't agree more. My sage (and…Continue Reading

Change and Control

Question: How do you let go? Control. You don't have it and you desperately crave it. You have it but you don't want it. You think you have it but you don’t. You know you don't have any but you really do. It’s complicated. I decided to marry a man who was in the Navy. That was…Continue Reading

How to Stay Connected

In Dr John Gottman's book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, he outlines seven things that successful couples do that unhappy couples don’t: Learn about each other- This is something that military couples can do even when they are far apart from one another. When my husband and…Continue Reading