• December 21, 2014

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Depression, anxiety a reality in military life

If there is any doubt that depression and anxiety can sneak up on a gal, my friend Nancy would tell you it certainly can. She is an Army spouse as well as a veteran, and has three busy, active children. This lady has always seemed to have energy galore and an ever-present can-do attitude. So…

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Christmas a great day no matter the location
Posted: December 17, 2014

It’s probably a safe bet that most soldiers and families at Fort Hood have already planned out, and maybe even begun, their Christmas holiday.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Flu season is here, ready for duty
Posted: December 10, 2014

Nasty germs are being passed around Fort Hood faster than two teenage girls can text each other the latest gossip.

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Reports of same-sex rapes likely to increase
Posted: December 10, 2014

It’s not a topic many in the military like to talk or even think about; however, male-on-male sexual assaults will only continue to make more headlines in the months and years ahead.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
From one holiday to the next — family matters most
Posted: December 03, 2014

With Thanksgiving already a memory and the holiday rush in full swing, I find myself scrambling to catch up. I wish I were one of those people who could embrace the season effortlessly, as many of my friends do. One glance at Facebook — showing people’s lavishly decorated trees and homes — and I feel like the Grinch.

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Why isn’t gas bought at Fort Hood tax exempt?
Posted: December 03, 2014

As I was heading to work Monday, I filled up on gas at a station not too far from my house.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Meditation is a great way to decompress
Posted: November 26, 2014

I just finished a fascinating book about meditation. Oh I know what you’re probably thinking — meditation is “out there” and a little hippy-dippy. People who practice mediation bathe themselves in Patchouli oil, sport dreadlocks and spend the majority of their time contemplating their navels.

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Who’s doing cooking for troops being quarantined?
Posted: November 26, 2014

I have mixed feelings about Fort Hood’s quarantine site for soldiers returning from Africa.

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Survivors of suicide loss can find comfort, inspiration in each other
Posted: November 26, 2014

Friday morning I woke up, watched a little bit of news on TV, cooked some eggs for my husband and he headed off to work and I prepared to enjoy a day off. It was completely normal. Before getting out of bed, I mentally tallied the chores I needed to get done, such as dealing with my expired vehicle inspection tags and taking the dogs to the vet.

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