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…

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 https://web.cvent.com/event/5b3fbbc9-fb2a-4782-95fe-69ef0c6e0f31/summary.  You can also register through the same link for the EDF’s Annual Hidden Heroes Gala…

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…

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…

Military Caregiver AARP Article

Jan 4th, 2021 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

Happy New Year Everyone! I recently had a chance to interview with Lee Woodruff for an AARP article to share my story. Click the link below to view the article: Military and Veteran Caregivers Who Advocate for Our Sick and Wounded Warriors. A 2014 RAND study reported that there are over 5.5 million military caregivers in America. Yet, America’s caregiver population, as a whole, surpasses…

A Virtual Thanksgiving

Nov 27th, 2020 Couples Precious Goodson, EdD 2 min read

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. This year, I celebrated differently, as most people did. My family decided to host a virtual Thanksgiving celebration. I had hosted virtual calls before and had just experienced a successful virtual 20th-anniversary call on Zoom and with the chance to share my screen, shared videos, and played games, so I knew virtual calls could be fun. But,…

Military Caregiver Respite Relief

Oct 25th, 2020 Couples, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

Over 5.5 million individuals support a wounded, ill, or injured service member or veteran. According to a RAND study conducted in 2014 – today, that number has increased and only shows the large population that supports our wounded today. As a military caregiver, I can personally attest to the enormous gap that is missing from my emotional, physical, and social support. That has been that way since…

Low-Cost Tech Tools for Diabetes Management

Feb 3rd, 2020 Couples, Education, Resources Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

Justin Bennett of HealthyFit.info reached out to us with an interest in writing an article on technology aids for people with diabetes. Caregivers, as well as those who know of someone living with diabetes, will find these tips useful. Please welcome our guest blogger as he offers practical advice on technology apps for diabetics. Individuals with diabetes are responsible for constantly tracking their health, which…

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…

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