Self-Care: How Caregivers Can Make Themselves A Priority

May 7th, 2019 Caregiver, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 6 min read

Photo via Pixabay by Engin_Akyurt As a caregiver, I know first-hand how caring for another person can be exhausting. It has been a struggle for me to give myself proper time and care. Bradley Davis has agreed to write a blog to offer tips to this blog’s audience on self-care. I have found these to be very helpful and practical to apply and hope these…

Reaching Milestones

Apr 6th, 2019 Caregiver, Education, Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

Since I have been a military caregiver, I have been through many stages of trying to manage my caregiving responsibilities along with achieving my own life goals, both professional and personal. Life after the war for us was uncertain and definitely different from the way I had known it as a wife and as a professional. The changes in our lives required tremendous adjustments overall….

Operation We Are Here:  Financial Resources for Wounded Warrior Families

Jan 31st, 2019 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

In several previous blogs, I addressed the fact that many wounded warrior families face considerable financial challenges, and I noted details about the Military Caregiver Financial Hotline, which can help guide you as you work toward financial health.  This current blog continues the discussion of financial resources, with an introduction to another excellent online resource, Operation We Are Here, which provides a wealth of information…

New Year Resolutions

Dec 31st, 2018 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 2 min read

Hi All, At the start of this year I set many goals for myself. Some of these goals included a focus on self-care, to increase exercise and to lose weight. At that time I challenged the military caregiver community to set a few realistic goals too. Today, I reflect back on those goals to see what progress was made. You can read about set goals and…

Harry the Service Dog

Dec 3rd, 2018 Service, Therapy Dog Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

We have a new addition to our home – Harry, a service dog to Lenny, my husband. Early in my blog posts, I introduced my readers to Duncan, my husband’s first service dog. In post, I explained Duncan’s place in our family. Duncan always carried out his duties as a service dog very well. Duncan’s service dog duties included: Distracting my husband away from crowds,…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22nd, 2018 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

Remembering the Blessings of Today As we remember the many blessings on this Thanksgiving Day… I also think of those who are no longer here to celebrate this special day. Many loved ones left for war and never made it  home. People and things come and go. As things change in my life, I must remember to maintain an attitude of gratitude. On this Thanksgiving Day…

Happy Veterans Day!!

Nov 10th, 2018 Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

Do you know why we celebrate Veterans Day? The U.S. Department of Defense explains the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Unlike Memorial Day when we honor those who died serving our country, Veterans Day is when we celebrate all who have served. Many military couples – including me – actually married on this special day (another interesting fact).  So many military couples get to celebrate Veterans…

7 Preparations to Get You Through a Natural Disaster

Nov 5th, 2018 Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

This blog will offer tips on how to prepare for natural disasters and steps to take afterward. Bradley Davis of  Disaster Web has offered to write this article to readers. In light of the recent disasters, these practical tips may help you or your loved ones. Please share! No matter where you live, your environment is prone to natural disasters and bad weather. There’s no immunity…

Remembering Those Who Served

May 26th, 2018 Community Support Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

On Friday May 25, neighbors installed white wooden crosses in the median of the main road through the neighborhood. Each cross has the name of a fallen soldier and is topped with an American flag. There are 28 crosses all together and they will remain in place throughout the holiday weekend. – J. Petrino, Resident. Newnan. Georgia On today, my husband and I strolled through…

Caregiver Support: Are You a Member of a Support Group?

May 1st, 2018 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

It is in the midst of difficulties that self-care is more important than ever. It has been a very difficult time for me these past two months. And so, what happens when, in the midst of caring for your wounded veteran or service member, another curve ball is thrown your way? A loved one who has been a major support system dies? Or a very…

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