While the holidays are often a joyous time of celebration; for military families who have a loved one deployed, the season can bring its own set of challenges.
Below are some tips on offering assistance to those facing the challenges of deployment during the holiday season and all year long.
The holidays provide a wonderful time to slow down, catch your breath and enjoy time with friends and family. However, the lack of schedule and structure, while refreshing, can wreak havoc on the online student’s schedule. While we all need a break, and it’s tempting to set aside coursework until the New Year, you don’t want to get too far behind and have to play “catch up” in January.
"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
Professional Development is an ongoing process that should continue throughout one's career. It’s necessary to stay up to date on the latest trends and information in your field, and in the professional world in general, in order to remain capable and competent in your position.
More than 40 percent of Americans enrolled in colleges are adult learners – students who are 25 years old or older - and many colleges and universities are just starting to consider their diverse needs. This growing demographic tends to be ambitious, capable, and eager to learn.
Did you know that expressing gratitude can improve the quality of your health and even add years to your life expectancy? Robert Emmons, a psychology professor at the University of California at Davis, is a leading researcher in the field of “positive psychology”. His research supports the theory that those who develop an “attitude of gratitude” can experience a wide variety of health benefits.
A common challenge for military spouses is the ability for their careers to be portable. With frequent relocations, the spouse’s career often comes second to that of the service member’s. Because of this, military spouses face unique challenges when it comes to carving out a professional career for themselves. What a great benefit it would be to be able to take you career with you when you move!
What are portable careers?
Did you know? The MyCAA program is a workforce development program for spouses of active duty military members. Spouses can receive up to $4,000.00 in career education benefits funded through the Department of Defense.
November 1st marks the beginning of Military Family Appreciation Month; a month-long celebration during which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation’s service members.
Throughout the month of November, military families will be honored and recognized for their support of our military and nation. This is an excellent time to recognize these families for the commitment and contributions they make every single day.
Halloween is just around the corner. It’s a time for costumes, trick-or treating, parades and plenty of candy consumption. Stories will abound about ghosts, witches and werewolves and many people are out for a good scare.
Have you ever found yourself thinking, “who am I and how did I get here?”
With spouses, children, jobs, and life events demanding our attention, it’s not uncommon to occasionally lose sight of who we are. We set aside our dreams, goals, or aspirations to deal with the “here and now”.
Are you currently feeling lost? It is never too late to re-discover yourself!
Get to Know Yourself