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Are You Truly Living?

I just read an article on LinkedIn that has me thinking. One of my 2nd level connections, Oleg Vishnepolsky, wrote: A group of students was asked to list what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes: Egypt’s Great Pyramids Taj Mahal …

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Essentail Oils for Military Veterans

Everyone transitioning out of the military back into the civilian culture goes through different struggles at different severity levels. Some hide their emotions better than others. Some manage to transition smoothly without any issue at all. My transition and the transitions of most disabled veterans that I’m friends with were more severe, filled with some …

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Obstacle Obliteration

By Guest Author Brian Duclos How often have you run into an obstacle which seems insurmountable? Often in life we run into situations where it appears that we cannot progress, no matter how hard we try. What do you do when you find yourself in such a place? There is a story in Think and …

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Why Does Life Suck?

​Are you feeling stuck? I know… life can really suck at times… You try to be happy… to accept what you’re dealing with​… to just shut up and pretend to appreciate all the hardships because in the back of your mind you know “it could be worse…”  Meanwhile you can’t shake the feeling that you …

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How To Make Money Without A Job

Making money when you can’t work… This is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. Why? Because after leaving the Navy in 2008, I have been unable to work due to health issues, being “over qualified,” being “under qualified,” or for having unreasonable employment gaps. The first 5 years of life …

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Becoming a Veteran – Life After The Military

Today’s blog is essentially a part two from my previous post “My Military Transition.” It encompasses the Veteran’s Day speech I performed at Virginia Wesleyan College in 2013 that talks about the journey to becoming an US veteran.   Throughout my travels, I felt different from most people. This inspired me to “people watch” and really …

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The Day I Chose Not To Kill Myself

This post about the day I chose not to kill myself was a difficult one to write, a difficult one to publish, and may be difficult for you to read. Today is one of those days. It’s the worst part about being a disabled veteran. The day you receive that phone call, email, or text …

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