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Make it happen - motivational saying
June 22nd, 2021
Kris Powers

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney. 



We often look at motivation through the lens of whether we have it or not. But have you ever considered what truly drives you? Or, more specifically, looked at the motivation behind motivation?



There are two main types of motivation – Extrinsic and Intrinsic – which represent the external and internal rewards that fuel and motivate us. Read more to learn the differences between to two, and discover which motivating factors play a role in your life!

June 7th, 2021
Kris Powers

A good resume can help you get that first interview. However, as a military spouse, your resume may look a little unusual to most Human Resource managers. The multiple moves that come along with being in the military can result in a resume that contains gaps in employment. But there may be ways to fill in those gaps with your unique experiences. Remember, everyone’s skill sets, career and education history is different. Learn how to highlight yours in a way that will get you noticed!



Here are some steps to keep in mind when creating your resume:

A counseling session between two individuals
May 19th, 2021
Kris Powers

A health and wellness coach, according to The Blissful Mind, helps clients make positive and lasting changes in their health.  They guide the client through the process of creating a vision for their health and wellbeing.  They help the client develop a healthy mindset and healthy habits and encourage them every step of the way until they accomplish their goals.

Female student at laptop
May 5th, 2021
Kris Powers

What do you know about My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), the Defense Department’s tuition assistance tool for military spouses?



MyCAA is a tuition assistance tool that covers job-related training, education and licensing for spouses of active-duty servicemembers. Your sponsor needs to be within ranks E1-E5, W1-W-2, and O1-O2, including National Guard and Reserve spouses whose sponsors are on Title 10 orders.

Web Design
April 21st, 2021
Kris Powers

Website designers and developers are responsible for the look of the website, but they are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects such as performance, capacity and how much traffic the site can handle.  Web developers may also be responsible for creating the content for the site. According to The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the following are daily tasks of a website designer:

April 7th, 2021
Kris Powers

Steven Covey once said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply”.

Female medical professionsl
March 22nd, 2021
Kris Powers

Electronic health records specialists are responsible for organizing and managing health information.  They ensure that the quality, accuracy, accessibility and security of health records are maintained. The National Healthcare Association lists the following as common tasks of an electronic health records specialist:

Beautiful woman smiling outside in the sunshine
March 5th, 2021
Kris Powers

Spring is in the air, and along with fragrant blooming flowers, I’m catching scents of “hope” and “healing”. The events of the past 12 months have been unprecedented (are you as tired of that word as I am?) and I think we are all anxious to return to something that resembles our lives before the pandemic.



If you’re anything like me, you may feel as if you are awakening from a long slumber; albeit not feeling exactly well-rested. Perhaps, like me, you are just plain worn out.

Young female in a field
January 27th, 2021
Kris Powers

I was listening to Alanis Morrissette’s song “Ironic” this morning. Singing along, I found myself thinking; some of these situations really aren’t ironic but examples of Murphy’s law in action.

Overwhelmed looking young lady in front of a date book and lists
December 17th, 2020
Kris Powers

Many of us are feeling fragmented right about now. Regular holiday season stress on top of pandemic anxiety has created a cocktail for disaster. Are you having trouble focusing? Seeing an uptick in mistakes or feeling as if you are doing sub-stellar work? Do you end each day wondering where the time went, or feel that you are simply going through the motions?

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