A Military Sexual Trauma Survivors Story

A Military Sexual Trauma Survivors Story

Linsey shared her military sexual trauma story on the Women of the Military Podcast last year, you can check it out here. It was hard for her to share her story. Taking the step forward to share her experience caused her to experience PTSD. The military culture around sexual assault and rape is a huge […]

Finding Healing through Yoga in the Army

Finding Healing through Yoga in the Army

Can yoga help you when you can’t cope with life? Hear Benef’s story of being at her wit’s end while serving in the Army.  She was a mom and dual military spouse, serving on active duty. And she needed a way to find healing and keep moving forward. Luckily, she found that through Yoga. Listen […]

Wellness and Wisdom Summit

Wellness and Wisdom Summit

The Wellness and Wisdom Summit began in 2018 with the goal of bringing military women (military spouses and servicewomen) together. It included incredible speakers, a lush buffet, a female-founded marketplace, and lots of giveaways. With the success of 2019’s summit at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Pamela Bolado, founder of the Wellness and Wisdom Summit, had […]

How an Anxiety Attack Changed Everything

How an Anxiety Attack Changed Everything

Nicole Smith is a born and raised California girl currently transplanted on the Coast of Virginia. She is a proud wife, mom, foodie, and ocean lover! Nicole is also a Military Veteran turned Life Coach and Mental Wellness Advocate. She recently retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer after 20 years of honorable service in […]

Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Women Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen and to honor the sacrifice of men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I wanted this week’s podcast episode to focus on military women who have given their lives in service to this great country. Many people do not know the role […]

5 Ways You Are Empowered through Telling Your Story 

5 Ways You Are Empowered through Telling Your Story 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and through my mental health journey, I have found so much power in telling my story. And as I have been able to hear so many other women’s stories through the Women of the Military podcast, I know the power of telling your story is not something that has […]

Mental Health in the Military

Mental Health in the Military

We are kicking off mental health month by sharing Jenny Pacanowski’s military experience. She talks openly about her mental health, as well as her struggle with drugs and alcohol after deploying to Iraq in 2004. When she came home she knew something was wrong, but no one knew what to do with a female combat […]

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

Ten years after coming home from deployment and six years of being a mom has taught me to relook and refocus to see what motherhood can teach me about military life. I now look at a deployment similar to how I look at pregnancy. And while the similarities are uncanny there are also distinct differences. […]

10 Things Deploying Taught Me

10 years ago, this month, I stepped out of a C-130 and onto the flight line at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. I want to share what deploying taught me. The three main reasons I wrote this article was to help you prepare for a deployment, deal with the emotions of deploying and to let […]

10 Things I Learned from Deployment

10 Things I Learned from Deployment

This week I’m doing a solo episode about what I learned from deployment. I deployed to Afghanistan 10 years ago this month and am celebrating my experience by talking about the 10 things I learned from deployment. You can read the whole episode below or you can listen to the whole episode here. This post […]