Adjusting as a Military Caregiver

Mar 17th, 2021 Military Caregiver Experiences Precious Goodson, EdD 4 min read

My husband and I are ten-years post-injury. Ten years ago, he returned from Afghanistan injured. When he returned, and I learned of his injuries, the trajectory of my life changed, and my life turned upside down in an instant. From the time his treatments started, I hoped that things would get better and we would progressively move forward toward his recovery. That did not happen….

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…

Happy New Year

Dec 31st, 2020 Misc Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

As this year comes to an end, I want to take the time to offer you my sincerest thanks for choosing to explore my blog. Throughout the year, I shared resources and information for caregivers. I have also shared current happenings and how they have affected my life as a military caregiver and my community. My prayer is that this blog is helpful to you…

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…

The Role of Caregivers for Veterans With Mesothelioma

Jul 20th, 2020 Community Support, Education Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

We were delighted to have the Mesothelioma Guide staff reach out to us with interest to inform our readership of the effects of mesothelioma on the veteran and caregiver population. We hope that this blog post sheds more light on the legal rights of veterans affected by this illness, and what you can do to care for veterans with this condition:  Guest blogger, Devin Golden,…

Liberty and Justice for All?

Jul 2nd, 2020 Community Support Precious Goodson, EdD 5 min read

Are All Men Created Equal? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” These words come from the Declaration of Independence, a document written on July 4, 1776, which should signify liberty and justice for all Americans. Yet, 244 years…

African American – That Is Who I Am

Jun 17th, 2020 Advocacy Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

I am a caregiver to a wounded warrior who sacrificed his safety and health for Americans’ freedoms. I have sacrificed, as well. My husband returned from Afghanistan severely wounded ten years ago. As my husband’s caregiver, and since his return, I resigned from a ten-year teaching career. Uncertain about the future, I relocated with him three times post-injury, and like so many other military families,…

Remembering The Fallen This Memorial Day

May 25th, 2020 Community Support Precious Goodson, EdD 1 min read

Today, we remember the fallen men and women who served our country and gave their lives for us all. This day is painful for many Americans whose loved ones are among the ones we honor today. Those who remember the men and women who died in service often have traditions to honor these fallen soldiers, including visiting a memorial park or going to a parade….

Effects of COVID-19

Apr 22nd, 2020 Community Support, Self Care Precious Goodson, EdD 3 min read

HOW THIS PANDEMIC HAS CHANGED LIVES Most lives have been drastically changed since the COVID-19 pandemic started. For instance: 95% of our food is now delivered. We are asked to shelter in place by remaining in our home most of the time. We are asked to be careful to wipe down everything we touch. We hurry and grab essential items (such as toilet paper) whenever it becomes…

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