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How to Thrive as an Introverted Milspouse

My husband and I are opposites in so many ways, but most noticeably when it comes to the introversion vs. extroversion scale. Phil’s extroversion has played well into his military career. One time, he was staying in the barracks at Ft. McCoy where there were open-bay toilets. He said that he sat so close to […]

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Running is 60% Mental and 40% Physical: Part 2

To read Part 1 of this piece, go here. Let me share some comments from Lindsay Carrick. On October 28, 2018 Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Lindsay Carrick, a member of the All-Marine Team, took part in the Challenge Cup, a 41-year-old competition between the Marine Corps and the British Royal Navy/Royal Marines. Originally from Bucks […]

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Running is 60% Mental and 40% Physical: Part 1

We have reached the end of another year. Throughout the year I have offered training tips and profiles of athletes from a variety of backgrounds. There are many training programs, but how do you know which one is right for you? To be honest you don’t know. There is no magic program just like there […]

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Stop Comparing

“Comparison is the thief of joy” – Theodore Roosevelt Comparison is a thief. It is destructive. It can almost be classified as self harm when we compare our lives to those we envy. How do we fight our need to compare? How do we really know what we want for ourselves? How about we just […]

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Promoting Positive PCS Energy

  It’s that time of year again! When “the lists” are sent out by branch managers to our soldiers with location and job options for an impending PCS move. Five months from now, our family will embark on yet another PCS (AKA “Arnett Adventure”) to add to our family historical chronicles. This will mark our […]

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Budgeting Time With YearCompass

Have you heard of the magic bank account? The first time I heard of it, I was attending a faculty meeting at the elementary school where I was teaching. Believe me, all teachers want a magic bank account, so our principal certainly had our attention when she brought it up. I was not able to find the […]

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Four Things to Let Go of in the New Year

The New Year acts as a turning point for a lot of us. We make resolutions and vow to do something better—diet, exercise, self-improvement, employment or educational goals, and more. But while we’re working on achieving something new once we turn the calendar over, many of us heap worry and concerns on ourselves that we […]

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