What is Meditation + Overcoming Overthinking

Meditation is truly a non-doing, which goes against our social norms and can be challenging for those beginning. The practice takes shape in so many ways from sitting in self-reflection to listening to guided meditations and so many more. If one style does not work for you, explore others. Note that meditation is… Read More

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention to purpose without reacting; it is a process of breaking out of the matrix. We get so caught up and weighed down by the doing, the getting, and the going. Mindfulness lives in the moments where we choose to pause, step back and notice our experiences. From the awareness we draw in those moments, we step back into… Read More

The Importance of Compassion in Mindfulness

Are we aware of the roles we play in life? That even when one tells us who we should be or what we should do, it doesn’t always mean that is who we are. So often, we adopt the shadows of others by participating in the roles they’ve conditioned us to play.  Read More

Wellness Spotlight: Melissa Aguirre

Melissa is an advocate for the health and wellbeing of our military personnel. From active duty service members to spouses, Melissa is doing everything she can to educate, train, and assist our community in being the best version of ourselves. For the next couple of months we are going to feature Melissa and her expertise […]

IML Must-Read: The Art of Breaking Through, Author Louise Valentine

Military Spouse Becomes #1 Best Seller for Military Families, Stress Management, Self-Help, Sports Science, & More! Are you sick and tired of feeling frustrated and overwhelmed by your challenges and personal goals? We all know the military lifestyle isn’t easy for anyone, especially as we face career challenges, deployments, and juggling this crazy PCS pandemic […]

3 Ways to Have a Healthy Halloween

Written By: Ashleigh Magee, IML’s Healthy Living Contributor It’s the spookiest time of year, and for many, you may be wondering how you’re going to stay on-track with your health goals with all of the yummy temptation around. Even with COVID-19 restrictions changing how Halloween looks this year, pumpkin spice is still everywhere and the […]

Fitness and Nutrition Coach: Ashleigh Magee Coaching

Spotlight Interview By: Christina Etchberger We are happy to introduce Ashleigh Magee as our new Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Contributor! Read more about Ashleigh and all that she does for the military spouse and veteran community below. Here’s to a more fit and healthy lifestyle! 1) Tell us a little bit about yourself! What is […]