Moving Past the Pain of Loss

Mar 18th, 2023 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

So much has happened since the last time I shared a message on my blog! Much, of course, I am delighted to say, has been wonderful. I am, however, sad to say that one of the most heartfelt events in our lives during this time was the passing of our beloved service dog, Duncan. Diagnosed in early 2022 with late-stage kidney disease, our sweet Duncan…

Remembering Senator Bob Dole

Feb 21st, 2022 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 2 min read

On December 5, 2021, America lost one of our nation’s most accomplished and devoted leaders, a fantastic leader with an outstanding legacy: Senator Bob Dole. When I learned of his passing, I immediately wanted to write a tribute and post it on my blog to honor his legacy. But months after his passing, I still find facing our loss difficult, and through tears, I fight…

A Few 2021 Milestones —   and Enduring Hopes for 2022!

Jan 17th, 2022 Community Support, Military Caregiver Experiences Precious Goodson, EdD 6 min read

As 2021 recedes into the past, I would like to wish all readers, including caregivers, nonprofits, and community members, a safe, healthy, joyful, and productive New Year! As I reflect on the past year for caregivers, I want to provide the readers of this blog with a very brief recap of some prominent news items and milestones. While much of the last two years has…

Merry Christmas!

Dec 24th, 2021 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

From Our Family To Yours, Merry Christmas! ’Tis the season to laugh a little louder, hug a little longer, love a little deeper. Wishing You Joy In Every Moment This Season! Have a Safe and Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth Dole Foundation: Annual Gala & Convening

Oct 27th, 2021 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

  The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is hosting the 6th Annual National Virtual Convening! This year’s event will be presented by Philips and will include words from Senator Elizabeth Dole, The Honorable VA Secretary Denis McDonough and others in the military caregiver space. Registration is free! You can register at  You can also register through the same link for the EDF’s Annual Hidden Heroes Gala…

Careers for Caregivers

Oct 27th, 2021 Caregiver Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

After resigning from a ten-year teaching career to care for my spouse, I did not know where I would end up and felt my time, money, and past efforts that I invested in my career did not matter. I had little hope for the future. Little did I know that a new chapter of my life was beginning. Through much persistence, prayer, and hard work,…

Afghanistan: More Live Talks For Veterans, Caregivers, and Families

Aug 28th, 2021 Community Support, Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

I have no words… I feel a lot of emotion and disbelief as a result of the events in Afghanistan. Many veteran and caregiver organizations have come together to support our troops and their families during this tumultuous time. Among those organizations, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation has offered tremendous support by providing live virtual calls, and I have attended each session. The live, virtual calls…

Afghanistan: A Live Talk For Veterans, Caregivers, and Families

Aug 18th, 2021 Community Support Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

Disclaimer: The feelings and opinions expressed on this blog do not reflect the same views of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation The withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan has been the topic of discussion among many around the globe. Many veterans, soldiers, and their caregivers need help to deal with the real effect of what is happening in light of current events in Afghanistan. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation…

Update: Coaching Workshops

Jun 8th, 2021 Community Support Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

Update: Thank you for your support! So many of you contacted me to express interest in sharing this opportunity with your networks. Unfortunately, due to an overwhelming response, enrollment for the complimentary Life By Design coaching workshops for caregivers of wounded warriors is no longer open for June. I reached out to the Life By Design team, and I am thrilled to inform you they…

Coaching Workshop for Caregivers of Wounded Warriors

May 26th, 2021 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 2 min read

This past April, I was invited to attend a Life By Design (LBD) virtual workshop. I looked at my calendar sideways and wondered how I would have time to fit it in, and I am so glad that I chose to attend! The materials shared were life-changing for me. As a caregiver and professional fellow/postdoc, I learned new tips and strategies that I plan to…

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