Permission to Feel When Starting Over

Permission to Feel When Starting Over

Do you try and stop yourself from feeling the hurt that comes when starting over? As a military wife, “starting over” and “loneliness” are a few of my close friends. They aren’t exactly the company I like to keep, and it might sound crazy, but some of the very best relationships in my life have […]

Changing the Conversation about Mental Health

Changing the Conversation about Mental Health

When people think of mental health linked to deployment their minds often jump to combat situations, being injured or dealing with dramatic situations. While these situations do happen overseas and can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), there are other issues with being in a combat zone that can easily be overlooked. I deployed to […]

Military Spouse Perspective Shift

Military Spouse Perspective Shift

When I was in the military I was part of the military spouse community. I enjoyed spending time with my friends who were military spouses, but I didn’t quite understand what they were going. Then I left the military and my military spouse perspective shifted.  The military spouse community is a pretty unique group. They […]