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MilSpouse Summer Reading List

Reading is my absolute favorite thing. I have a book, magazine, or my e-reader with me wherever I go. I love to read new books, I love books I’ve alre...

This month’s book is “Women Don’t Ask” by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever and aligns perfectly with our February theme: The Art of Advocating for Yourself. Combining fascinating research with revealing commentary from hundreds of women, this groundbreaking book explores the personal and societal reasons women seldom ask for what they need, want, and deserve at home and at work–and shows how they can develop this crucial skill. http://amzn.to/1U7kJwb

The Milspo's Guide to Self-Care expert, Melissa Seligman! Melissa will be leading this month's topic, "Personal Strength: A Whole-Self Approach."

We continue our westward expansion. Please join us in welcoming our new San Diego community group! Remember, there is no charge to join these community groups and they are a great way to learn about local health and wellness resources and make new friends, especially if you're PCSing somewhere new! To join or find the community nearest you, visit our list here: www.in-dependent.org/community/

Commentary: We need to stop treating military spouses like children

By Jennifer Aronson Independence Day celebrates the day America’s founding fathers put pen to paper and outlined the rights and beliefs that w

Announcing August's The Milspo's Guide to Self-Care guest expert, Corie Weathers! Corie will be leading "Sacred Spaces: How to Close the Gaps in your Military Marriage."

Use the following link to pick up your copy (use link provided...purchases using this link will help InDependent cover administrative costs for this program at no extra cost to you!) Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. http://amzn.to/29iuN5g

Register for The Milspo's Guide to Self-Care to hear more from this month's guest expert, Melissa Seligman of Her War Her Voice! http://in-dependent.org/self-care-registration/

And if you're new or on the fence... tea likely originated in southwest China during the Shang dynasty as a medicinal drink, so you'll definitely want to check out the health benefits. Welcoming Arete to our blog- read on as Nicole Hope provides an explanation of what is and isn't tea: http://www.in-dependent.org/blog/tea-as-part-of-wellness-routine-introduction

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