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Choosing Gratitude, Part Two

Editor’s Note: This is Part Two of Choosing Gratitude. Be sure to read Part One! I searched for my first professional job. I began reaching out to make new friends. I learned how to be more social, to break into conversation with new people, and my strong introversion was slowly transformed into a social extroversion. […]

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Trying To Stay Positive, Post Deployment

As I sit down to write this article, I glance at the calendar to see that my husband will be arriving home from his fourth deployment in just five days. FIVE DAYS! That’s it. It’s a time of mixed emotions as I try to ready the house, and ready my mind, for what it’s like […]

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3 Ways to Reduce Stress During Deployment

A little over halfway through a 12-month deployment, I remember waking up one morning feeling like the world was crashing down around me. I looked in the mirror half-expecting to see smoke pouring out of my ears. The amount of pressure I felt from the wildly negative emotions swirling around inside my head and chest […]

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