Jeanine Joy is very excited about being invited to be a guest on Army Wife Talk Radio on October 5, 2015. She knows military wives often have it tough and don’t always receive the help or recognition they deserve.
The goals of the Army Wife Network resonate with her:
Our purpose is to motivate, inspire, and empower Army families worldwide to make the most of their military journey. We do this by providing helpful information, interviews, and tips that take the guesswork out of Army life.
In 2011, we offered my 40-hour happiness increasing and resilience-building program free to 1,000 veterans of the United States and our English-speaking allies. We are ashamed to admit that at the time we did not think to offer spouses or other family members access to the course. That is an oversight that we will not make the next time we are able to make such an offer. That oversight points to a common problem, one Army Wife Network seeks to address.
For now, we are immediately expanding our veteran’s discounts to military spouses and children. Our programs are limited to mature 14-year olds and above (accompanied by a parent until age 18) unless it is a program offered in a school or at a religious institution. Younger children can certainly benefit, but it is important for parents to understand the techniques employed to relieve stress so they can support their children.
What Will The Show Cover?
It is never possible to know in advance what will be discussed on a live broadcast, but topics that may be covered during the show include:
- A way to maintain a close relationship during long separations.
- How to be supportive and practice good self-care when someone you love seems to change for the worse.
- How to be resilient when you’re worried.
- How to sustain friendships during times of high stress.
- How to be honest and soothe children when their Father is away.
- How to lessen loneliness.
- How to make moving often easier on yourself.
- How to reduce stress when you’re overwhelmed.
- One way to make life less stressful everyday.
- How to manage and avoid negative spirals when you can’t find a good-feeling thought.
- How to be strong and get the emotional support you need.
- Transitions between parenting and co-parenting—making it easier during and after deployment.
- How to deal with your own anxiety and depression.
Jeanine Joy is making sure she has responses that are filled with practical techniques that can be used in real life and explained quickly enough to make the show rich with actionable techniques. She’d love to be part of a catalyst that creates an upward spiral for military spouses.
Additional resources are available at the Army Wife Network.
Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below. We’ll do my best to respond to as many as we can.
To listen to the show, broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on October 5, 2015, go to Army Wife Talk Network. You can listen from around the world over your computer. The show will also be recorded and available for download if you cannot listen when it is live.
I won’t be able to participate on Twitter while I’m being interviewed. I’m just not that skilled at multi-tasking, I will respond after the broadcast.
The Army Wife Network has the following advice about using Twitter:
“It is very hard to keep up with a single conversation on Twitter. We use TweetChat as our aggregator. Via TweetChat you can follow our hashtag – #armywife – and view all posts associated with it. That way the conversation flows better. Simply visit TweetChat.com and login with your Twitter username and password. You’ll see a box with “hashtag to follow” and you’ll enter “armywife.” All of the tweets that have been posted with #armywife will show up. If you want to not miss posts while you’re doing something else, you can hit the “pause” button. To catch up, simply click “start.” To Tweet within TweetChat, simply type in the large box at the top of the screen. TweetChat will automatically add the #armywife so you are participating in the conversation. Clicking on the arrow icon lets you reply directly to someone’s tweet. The square “retweets”- essentially the Twitter equivalent of the Facebook share. The star “favorites” a tweet, functioning as a Facebook “like.”
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