IML Must-Read: Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses

There’s a new book for military spouses, and it’s making waves in the milspouse community! Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses released September 21st from Elva Resa Publishing of Military Family Books. The book is a collection of short letters for military spouses and significant others to “open when” they face common military life challenges. There are topics for every stage of the military life journey… Read More

Networking the MilSpouse Style

The military spouse community is a network that is rich in knowledge, experience, and support. My thriving network of military spouses has taught me so much about myself, this military life, resilience, and the importance of relying on community. Military spouses are the most understanding, flexible, supportive, and loyal people I have ever known. Read More

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

Minimizing Pantry Waste during a PCS

We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to move, and you probably have quite a few groceries left. I mean, when do you really stop buying groceries? After all, you have to feed yourself, your spouse, and likely some kids or fur babies. At first… 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

Finding Joy Where You are Stationed

If where we are stationed isn’t where we want to be and the appealing things are hard to find, how do we find those sparks of joy that leave us feeling content and happy with our current home? Read More

MyCAA: The Active Duty Military Spouse Benefit You Need to Know About

Author: Jeanette Price As a military spouse education advocate I run into a lot of misconceptions about MyCAA. This benefit is amazing. You may have never heard about it, or you may need to get answers to how it can help you.  No matter what your educational background is, you can use MyCAA. 

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

Calling All Military Spouses & Veterans!

It’s a Military Life is excited to announce the upcoming fall series of our cohort immersion program, It’s a Military Connection! This program is a fully immersive 10-week professional development experience aimed at helping military spouse participants navigate career and volunteer pathways as they grow their skillset. Read More

Behind the Scenes of a Passionate Photographer

When I was five my parents gave me a small Canon PowerShot point-and-shoot camera for Christmas and I’ve had a camera in my hands ever since. About five years later, since I still showed an interest in taking photos, my parents upgraded me to a larger point-and-shoot and then to my first DSLR in middle school. Read More