October 16, 2017

Jump!

Just jump!

Just jump in!

Don’t think, just jump!

This is how transition can feel for many. Jumping. Feeling a sense of pressure… a sense of urgency… a sense of fear… anticipation… feeling unprepared… and those few will feel very excited and jump right in – fearless a...

September 21, 2017

How many times have you heard the word ‘PUSH’ in your military career? Push yourself… push the standards… Push up…push the limits… keep on pushing… C’mon Soldier, push it. HARDER!

Ahhhh, push it… wait, that’s not military… (Pu-pu-pu push it REAALLL good)…

How many time...

September 11, 2017

In the military, everything is about team… ‘we’… ‘us’… ‘battle buddy’… ‘buddy system’…

In the civilian world, we are suddenly supposed to start recognizing terms such as…. ‘I’… ‘me’… ‘myself’…

We are suddenly expected to go by our first names… those names that have becom...

September 3, 2017

I think we could all take a lesson from my four-year-old. Recently, everywhere we go, my four-year-old little man, Ethan looks for money. He literally gets on his hands and knees in stores… looking under displays… looking in all of those places that nobody has swept up...

August 28, 2017


Personal courage. What does it mean to you? I recognize it from my Army training as one of the core values – to Face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral). But in transition and after transition, does it still have the same meaning to you? It is clear why pers...

August 21, 2017

Let’s face it – even if you have tried to avoid the rage and hype of the eclipse happening today, it has been pretty unavoidable. People on a mission looking for eclipse ‘appropriate’ viewing glasses, hotels completely booked in the ‘line’ of the eclipse, traffic jams...

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