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

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

Love Notes Feature: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Houk

Robert and Sandy met in 1968 in the parking lot of a very important restaurant in Hendersonville, NC – the Skyland Drive-In. Sandy was with her friends when Robert came around in his 1954 car, a car that was painted green with red fenders, and according to Sandy the car did not impress her one […]

Love Notes Feature: Dr. and Mrs. Cletus Gilbert

Our first Love Notes Feature is the love story of Cletus and Shirley Gilbert. I was fortunate enough to speak with Dr. Cletus Gilbert about his early relationship and marriage to his late wife, Shirley. The love that he still so obviously feels for her is palpable in how he speaks of her and their […]

A GivingTuesdayMilitary Story: It’s a (Wonderful) Military Life with Veteran Last Patrol

Christina Etchberger from It’s a Military Life and our friends from GivingTuesdayMilitary have been working together to spread the word about Veteran Last Patrol’s Operation Holiday Salute! Learn how to support our heroes by joining Operation Holiday Salute.

Chat with Melissa Johnson, Founder of Adopt-a-Grandparent: Veterans Edition

Interview By: Christina Etchberger Though I can’t reach out to each of them in the U.S., the veterans and veteran spouses in military community care facilities will be a good start. Melissa Johnson, Founder of Adopt-a-Grandparent: Veterans Edition The Interview Adopt-a-Grandparent: Veterans Edition was founded by Melissa Johnson, an active duty military spouse. Through conversations […]

A Gold Star Daughter’s Tribute to Her Father, Alfonso Apdal Amos

Written By: Jen Amos, Host of Holding Down the Fort Podcast Happy Veteran’s Day! Today is a day to honor our military veterans who have served. To say, “Thank you for your service,” AND to share their stories. Who are you thanking today? And what is their story? Let me start by sharing the stories […]

Interview with Claude Schmid, Founder of Veteran Last Patrol

Interview By: Christina Etchberger Listen in as Christina Etchberger, Founder of It’s a Military Life, talks with Colonel (Ret) Claude Schmid, Founder of Veteran Last Patrol. They discuss the story behind this amazing non-profit organization, how to get involved, and the event of the season: Operation Holiday Salute! About the Founder “Believing that no veteran […]

Veteran Pen Pal Project’s Holiday Initiative: Operation Holiday Salute

Written By: Christina Etchberger Christina Etchberger from It’s a Military Life and our friends from GivingTuesdayMilitary are working together to spread the word about Veteran Last Patrol’s Operation Holiday Salute! Veteran Last Patrol: OPERATION HOLIDAY SALUTE This holiday season, take the time to send a veteran a card or small gift, as a simple act of kindness that will make […]