Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

Jeremy Fiebig- Son of a Preacher Man- Talks Sweet Tea, Shakespeare and Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville, NC-
Jeremy Fiebig is the son of a preacher man who grew up in Missouri following in his father's footsteps of an inherent love of the performing arts. Jeremy and I recently spoke on Hodge Podge Podcast about his life devoted to the performing arts.
We talk everything from sweet tea, Shakespeare and life as a theater arts professor at Fayetteville State University.

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

Spouse-ly.com| Military Family and Lifestyle Marketplace

Checkout Spouse-ly: A one-stop shop to support Military & Veteran spouse & service member owned businesses all over the U.S. — Read on http://www.spouse-ly.com/

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

Bring Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck to Your School, Bookstore, Library or Venue!!!

I just want to thank each indie bookstore, Barnes and Noble, school, library and other venue that has allowed me to visit for story-time and author events.
It is so crucial for authors to receive this exposure and welcome. I have worked extremely hard to cultivate an educational, fun and engaging program. 
I would be so grateful to anyone out there with a young child, grandchild or elementary school aged child who would like for me to visit their school, local bookstore, library or other family friendly venue to reach out to me or the venue and request me to visit!!!
This would help me so much and I would be forever in your debt— and THANKFUL.

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina, Military Community, Uncategorized

Danica Thomas- Widowed Army Spouse, Service Member Suicide Awareness Advocate, Susan M. Tillis Foundation

“I want to make a difference and make sure that our Veterans know there are many reasons to fight through the pain. They owe it to themselves and to those who lost their lives on the battlefield and the ones who lost their battle at home.” – Danica Thomas

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

Yoga, Brunch and Bookclub- YES, Please!

What better way to spend a day than in mindful reflection! Caring for your body and soul, eating delicious food and drinking blissful adult beverages while discussing thought provoking literature surrounded by fabulous company— AND in a beautiful setting?

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

Shane McCarthy, Sandboxx Chief Marketing Officer, Keeping the Military Community Informed and Engaged

Recently, I had the honor of speaking with Shane McCarthy, Chief Marketing Officer of Sandboxx an amazing veteran-owned platform that supports almost 2 million service members throughout their military journey. The organization assists recruits, active military, military families and their supporters to stay engaged and informed. Shane, a charismatic and intuitive Irish born and bred young professional, has lead a full array of enterprise marketing and business operation teams, building foundations that enable companies to scale for growth. A few years back when Sandboxx was in its start-up beginnings, Shane was eager to join the ranks of the company's industrious Marine Corps veteran founders and has embraced the organization's culture and mission. Over the past 5 years, Sandboxx has hired 50 team members, half of whom are veterans and military spouses. Due to the nature of military life, most of the Sandboxx military spouse team work remotely which is an extremely important current trend in assisting spouses with maintaining successful employment when considering the obstacles they face from PCS to deployments and beyond. Shane is passionate about this endeavor as well as spreading the message of the important services Sandboxx provides its consumers. He even provided tips to employers on hiring practices involving military spouses as well as advice for spouses seeking remote employment...

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

Guiding Wellness to the Military Community

Kelsy Timas is guiding the military community to wellness— one soldier, one military spouse, one veteran at a time. Civilians are welcome to join the journey as well.
With 20 years experience in the health and wellness field, she has developed an entirely holistic establishment dedicated to healing individuals from the inside out.
I recently received the opportunity to visit Guiding Wellness Institute in Fayetteville, North Carolina to talk with Kelsy about her mission and passion which pours from every inch of her business.
The center offers services ranging from yoga, therapeutic massage, facial treatments, acupuncture, holistic life coaching, wellness and nutrition consultations onto to educational courses to include yoga teacher trainings.
In addition, Guiding Wellness Institute provides Warriors At Ease programs which supports health and healing of services members, veterans, military spouses and their families through yoga and meditation. The program was first developed in 2006 in partnership with Department of Defense-funded research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 
Through the programs success, a teacher training curriculum was developed to meet the growing demand of specially-trained instructors to share the benefits of WAE to the military community. WAE has grown to a network of 750 plus teachers worldwide who serve warriors and their families in the United States and abroad.
One of the most unique features offered at the institute are FREE (yes, you read that right... FREE) yoga classes provided weekly on Wednesday (6:30-7:30pm), Thursday (6:30-7:30pm) and Friday (9:15a-10:30am) for all active & retired military to include military spouses and their family members.
Kelsy and I spoke in depth about the many beneficial services Guiding Wellness Institute provides. You can listen 👂 to our conversation here on Hodge Podge Podcast 👉: https://anchor.fm/jalisonpaulyahoocom/episodes/Kelsy-Timas--Guiding-Wellness-To-the-Military-Community-eamm03

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

Chatting with Alison Paul Klakowicz – S L Hollister, author

I loved "chatting" with author Sherri Hollister last year about #writingbooks and the #authorlife 📚 Read our interview here 👀 : Chatting with Alison Paul Klakowicz – S L Hollister, author — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/sherrilhollister.com/2019/04/30/chatting-with-alison-paul-klakowicz/amp/

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

“A Good Read: Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck”- Carolina Country

An excerpt of a wonderful review by Carolina Country Magazine: "In this colorfully illustrated book, readers join a mother and son on adventures around town, on a cross-country road trip—even abroad, imagining what the world would look like from the high perch of a monster truck." — Read on http://www.carolinacountry.com/carolina-stories/tar-heel-lessons/a-good-read-mommy-s-big-red-monster-truck

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

DIY Half Bath Refurbish on a #Budget

Recently, my husband installed beautiful white bead board in our almost 30-year-old home's half bath. The pristine clean lines of the bead board seemed to emphasize the bathroom's dated imperfections. The multitude of other needed updates stuck out like a sore thumb. I've wanted to do a bathroom remodel for sometime, but if you are… Continue reading DIY Half Bath Refurbish on a #Budget