Daily Living

The impact that anti-cop rhetoric has on police families: Here’s how to cope with it and talk to your kids.

Last week I wrote another blog called, “Being a Police Spouse Amid Rioting.” It was very popular and I considered quitting while I was ahead in order to not write another blog that will fall flat in comparison. But since…

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Impact of Trauma

Difficulty sleeping Sleeping all the time Shaking Lethargic Feeling cold Feeling flushed Changes in eating habits Difficulty swallowing Shortness of breath Heaviness in chest Sensitivity to noise and light Headache Upset stomach Diarrhea Constipation Crying Pacing Body aches Heart feels…

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Shiftwork

So often we forget as a society that there is a price to be paid to ensure our freedoms and protection. Those of us who love our law enforcement partners live with the impacts of that sacrifice.  That impact can…

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Being a Police Spouse Amid Rioting

May 29, 2020 Here we go again…. Police spouses are experienced in the aftermath of a controversial officer-involved controversy. We know what to expect. We have witnessed it many times. History repeats itself and we just wait for the other shoe…

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Grief at Thanksgiving: Gratitude with a grain of salt

I’ll go ahead and acknowledge the giant turkey in the room, Thanksgiving can be the pits for people who are grieving. Many of the values, traditions, and messages associated with the day, like warmth, comfort, gratitude, and family togetherness, can…

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Sleep and Grief

Grief is an essential human experience. We’ll all experience grief throughout our lives, some of us more than others. Just as grief affects all of us, it also pervades all aspects of our lives. When we are grieving, our thoughts…

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Sleep Guide For Anxiety

Anxiety comes in many forms, from the general worry that comes from everyday life to the intense fear caused by major psychiatric disorders. As debilitating as anxiety can be to our mental and physical health, it’s also corrosive to our…

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Coping with Grief on Valentine’s Day

You’ve seen the commercial—the one where the guy tells the dog to deliver a beautiful piece of jewelry to his wife for Valentine’s Day? For couples, this is a clever way of pushing jewelry on a holiday known for over-the-top romance and…

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Tips on Choosing a Mechanic

Articles about choosing a mechanic: Angie’s List Consumer Reports AAA approved car repair shop locator

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Routine Car Maintenance

Here are a list of car maintenance articles. How to best maintain your car: Life Hacker Car maintenance list based on mileage: Cars Direct Car maintenance article: Real Simple

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