• Travel Tips

    33 Terribly Good Reasons You Should Visit Normandy

    The general idea is that Normandy would make a great day trip. Especially if you grew up in a military community, served your country, or have someone in your family who has served.  You might think of Normandy and the D-Day landings as a couple of battles on a beach.  It was more than a bloody battle in the sand and because sometimes the words to describe it fail, it is best to see it for yourself. With that in mind there are several reasons your trip to Normandy should be more than a day trip. It is a place to take time to remember the lives given. It is a place where you can understand the cost…

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    Can Traveling Make You More Resilient?

    A better life is virtually impossible without a succinct and clearly defined vision. What is a vision? A vision is a preferable picture of the future. A man without a vision is a man without a future, a man without a future will always go back to his past. Whenever you lack a clearly defined picture of the future, you tend to focus on your yesterday.         -Bernard Branson Traveling is undeniably the best way for us to see what’s out there -and then what’s inside. Our little adventures helps us do more than imagine a different life or a different culture. It inspires us to go in…

  • Postcards from Life

    Through the Lens 7/16

    Welcome to our very first ‘Through the Lens’ post! This is a scavenger type post that will run through the rest of the month.  With a focus on mental health and personal well-being. When this Linky runs  it will have a subject or theme.  Hopefully one that will inspire you to think about what makes you happy, and one that will encourage you to take the time to capture those memories.  What is a Linky? It is a method where you can grab a URL or upload a picture that adds to the conversation. Memories that might not mean as much today as they will later on… When I was in…

  • Christi's Reviews,  Guest Post,  Laughing Out Loud

    What Darth Vader really thinks about your excuse

    In a recent interview with Darth Vader I asked why he thought he could succeed where others had failed.  “I heard the Force say to me, your excuse will never be enough for someone who has a reason to do what you won’t.  It is the one standard that I expect everyone around me to adhere.” While Vader is clearly the kind of guy that can sense the disturbance of a banana in a room, you don’t need the force to ask yourself why everyone is ignoring a critical piece of information.  Be proactive and analyze it. “If  I don’t have enough information, then I put myself in the middle…

  • Living Out Loud,  Living Your Life

    Why You Should Talk About 9/11

    I am grateful that everyone is taking the time to remember this day to honor the sacrifice made on this day.  On the anniversary of this day, our communities come together to share the story of where they were when they heard or saw the towers collapsed.  Its how we heal.  Its how we give ourselves permission to grow. With that said… this is the first year I have not shared where I was or what I was doing.  Suffice it to say that I was serving as a Marine at the time and then as a Police Officer afterwards.  That is not what this post is about. To get…

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