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…

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…

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…

Working Wellness into Your Day as a Caregiver

Mar 24th, 2018 Caregiver, Couples, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

This blog is written by guest writer Beverly Nelson who gives self-care and wellness tips and suggestions to caregivers.   When you’re caring for a war veteran, finding time to tend to your own needs can be a daunting challenge. This doesn’t get easier as time goes by. In fact, as you and your loved one age, you may find yourself approaching caregiver burnout instead of…

Military Caregiver 2018 Self-Care Challenge — Part One

Feb 1st, 2018 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 10 min read

Happy New Year to you all! I hope your Holiday season was wonderful and festive, even though holidays tend to be stressful!  I’m checking in to see how you’ve started off the New Year and to see if you’ve managed to find time for self-care so far—a critical consideration in order to stay healthy and to be able to continue your responsibilities as a caregiver,…

Happy Holidays!

Dec 25th, 2017 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas_ Happy Holidays & A Prosperous New Year!   XOXO ~ Precious Goodson @WarChangesLives

More Holiday Tips for Caregivers!

Nov 18th, 2017 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 6 min read

          Greetings to all, As a caregiver to someone with mental and cognitive injuries from war, I am always reminded of the need to adjust to a myriad of situations, from daily activities to holiday celebrations. In particular, I am learning to take things at a slow pace – that is, a pace that won’t cause my husband to become flustered…

Hurricane Relief Efforts

Oct 4th, 2017 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 2 min read

The natural disasters including the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico have caused grave and abiding turmoil, and been devastating. Thousands of people have been uprooted from their homes and have lost all their belongings; many people have suffered physical injuries and a number have lost their lives. Hundreds, if not thousands of people are rebuilding and some must start over. I am sad…

Relationships After Deployment

Mar 31st, 2017 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

How is your relationship after your loved one returned from war? Is your loved one the same person as before they left? Are YOU the same person since their return from deployment? I have to be honest…My husband and I enjoyed so much before he left for Afghanistan; however, now things are different. Before he left for war, we used to love going out to…

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