Archive | June 2011

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Candace Sandy of Souls of My Sisters June 27

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Candace Sandy of Souls of My Sisters.

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Dawn and Candace felt compelled to publish these stories in Souls of My Sisters: Black Women Break Their Silence, Tell Their Stories, and Heal Their Spirits, a compilation of true life experiences of women of color. In Souls of My Sisters, women from all walks of life candidly reveal how they overcame challenges just like those faced by women every day. From Patti Labelle to Mary J. Blige to single moms and spiritual leaders, these diverse groups of women have bonded together in print, to discuss issues that have touched their lives.  Ten years later, Souls of My Sisters continues to produce book tours, online resources, book clubs and a imprint Souls of My Sisters Books/Kensington Publishing Corp.

Candace Sandy is the President of Candace Sandy Communications, a multi media company and strategic cooperative targeting women. For ten years Candace Sandy has also served as the Communications Director for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) of the Sixth Congressional District, a member of the House Foreign Service and Financial Services Committees. In her capacity as Communications Director Sandy has managed both national and international media campaigns in countries that have included Africa, Canada, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Cuba, Great Britain, India, Israel, Malaysia, Peru and Venezuela. A frequent lecturer, Sandy is the former General Manager of New York University Radio Station WNYU 89.1 FM, 800 AM, and Channel 17.  Check her out at www.soulsofmysisters.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Candace Sandy of Souls of My Sisters June 27

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Candace Sandy of Souls of My Sisters.

By Military Mom Talk RadioMotherhood Incorporated

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Dawn and Candace felt compelled to publish these stories in Souls of My Sisters: Black Women Break Their Silence, Tell Their Stories, and Heal Their Spirits, a compilation of true life experiences of women of color. In Souls of My Sisters, women from all walks of life candidly reveal how they overcame challenges just like those faced by women every day. From Patti Labelle to Mary J. Blige to single moms and spiritual leaders, these diverse groups of women have bonded together in print, to discuss issues that have touched their lives.  Ten years later, Souls of My Sisters continues to produce book tours, online resources, book clubs and a imprint Souls of My Sisters Books/Kensington Publishing Corp.

Candace Sandy is the President of Candace Sandy Communications, a multi media company and strategic cooperative targeting women. For ten years Candace Sandy has also served as the Communications Director for Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) of the Sixth Congressional District, a member of the House Foreign Service and Financial Services Committees. In her capacity as Communications Director Sandy has managed both national and international media campaigns in countries that have included Africa, Canada, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Cuba, Great Britain, India, Israel, Malaysia, Peruand Venezuela. A frequent lecturer, Sandy is the former General Manager of New York University Radio Station WNYU 89.1 FM, 800 AM, and Channel 17.  Check her out at www.soulsofmysisters.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

By Army Family Relocation Specialists, Go Army Homes

 Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members. 

We started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we’re the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong.

Military.com’s free membership connects service members, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.

We believe that the benefits earned in the service should be easier to access and written in plain English. We’re passionate about helping members make the most of military experience throughout life.

Military.com’s members are sharing stories, insider tips, news from the front lines, and unique slices of military life including the tough stuff of war.

Military.com provides headline news and technology updates since our community answers the call and makes news. We also cover the rest of the military experience — from great content like our user-generated videos in our popular “Shock and Awe” feature to our military equipment guide we present what makes the military unique (and fun).

In 2004, Military.com joined forces with Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW) to accelerate our growth and change the playing field for career and educational opportunities for service members, veterans and military spouses. Monster’s vision is bringing people together to advance their lives, which is a great fit with Military.com’s “members first” ethos and goal of connecting the military community to all the benefits of service.

This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.

For more information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

If you are looking for base housing or  to buy or sell a home in the Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB,  Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, Fort Bliss and Fort Eustis areas, when you are ready to move, Go Army Homes is proud to serve.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcomes Pat Sloan of Creative Talk Radio June 21

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Pat Sloan started sewing as a child (love those doll clothes!) and continued sewing clothing for herself until she discovered quilting. She has been quilting now for over 15 years. She soon started teaching and then finally decided to put her ideas into patterns.

Pat runs her own design business called Pat Sloan & Company located in Fairfax County, Virginia. She has found that she really enjoys designing patterns and seeing what other quilters do with her patterns. In addition to publishing her own patterns, Pat designs patterns for McCall’s Quilting, McCall’s Quick Quilts, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilters World, Create & Decorate, and the Fons and Porter magazines. She has designed several fabric lines with her favorite fabric company, P&B Textiles. Also, Pat loves working with the great people at her book publisher Leisure Arts, with whom she has authored more than 15 books.

For more information, Visit www.patsloan.com.

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcomes the Department of Defense Education Activity, June 20

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Charles Toth Principal Deputy Director & Associate Director for Education

As the Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Mr. Charles Toth is responsible for the instructional and educational programs for DoDEA’s 192 schools located throughout the world. He also oversees personnel operations involving more than 13,000 DoDEA employees who support military families overseas and in the United States and her territories.

With nearly 39 years’ experience in education, Toth has served in DoDEA schools for 28 years. Mr. Toth served as Acting Associate Director for Education and Principal Deputy Director from June 2008. In October 2007, he was selected as the Assistant Associate Director for Education. As the Assistant Associate Director for Education, Toth provided leadership in planning, executing, and evaluating the effectiveness of DoDEA’s core programs in education, assessment, research and evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and professional development.

Prior to coming to the headquarters operation, Mr. Toth served as the District Superintendent for the Korea District where he was the chief instructional leader for schools on the Korean Peninsula since 2004. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for DoDEA’s Bavaria District Schools in Kitzingen, Germany. Toth spent several years as a high school principal at Wuerzburg High School in Germany and Alconbury High School in England and as an assistant principal at Lakenheath High School, Lakenheath, England, Frankfurt Middle School and Frankfurt High School in Frankfurt, Germany. He also taught in Germany at Frankfurt High School, Giessen High School, Bitburg High School and Osterholz High School.

Prior to his career with DoDEA schools, Toth taught at Chesterville Junior High School in Sparta, Ohio, and at Valley High School and Magnolia High School in Wetzel County, West Virginia.

Toth, a native of Morgantown, WV, received his Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University in 1991. He is a 1966 graduate of West Virginia University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in physical education. Mr. Toth has been active in several professional organizations including serving as president of the Germany Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. He is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. He is past president of the International Chapter of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Federal Managers Association.

DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten – 12th grade education programs for Department of Defense (DoD) dependents who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, the United States, Cuba, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Education Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.

Kathleen Facon, Partnership Branch Chief DoDEA

Kathleen  Facon worked as the Chief, Installations and Communities for the Educational Partnerships Branch within DoDEA. She served as a liaison to military service representatives and DoD components to develop, monitor, and facilitate policy enhancements, programs and understandings that positively impact military children’s education and well-being with a special emphasis on ensuring seamless transitions and deployment support.

“My professional career has centered around service to military families-especially children,” said Facon. “I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the foundation that has been laid in the Partnership program and I will continue to work toward our mission to promote quality education and seamless transitions for military students.”

“I believe it’s both an honor and an obligation to serve the families of those who so courageously defend and protect our country,” she said.

Over the past 18 years, Facon served in military child and youth programs as a Child Development Center Director, Child and Youth Services Program Administrator, Children and Youth Program Specialist and Chief of Children, Youth and Teen Programs at Marine Corps Headquarters in Virginia and on Marine Corps and Army installations in California and Germany.

Throughout her career she has served as an expert advisor, senior staff officer and consultant on child and youth development, early education, national accreditation systems, partnerships, parent education and involvement, curriculum programming, youth education support and exceptional family member programs.

Facon is a native of California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. She has been awarded the Commander’s Medal for Civilian Service and the Army Achievement Medal for Superior Civilian Service. Facon has also been recognized twice with the Department of Navy, Commendation for Civilian Service.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

Go Army Homes salutes Give 2 the Troops by Army Family Relocation Specialists at Go Army Homes

By Army Family Relocation Specialists, Go Army Homes

 Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members.  We think the story of Give 2 the Troops is told best by founder Andi Grant.

In December of 2002, my husband, Brian (Sgt in USMC) and his fellow Marine Reservists received their one-year deployment orders for Operation Iraqi Freedom. As he packed and attended briefings, I decided that I, too, needed to do something for the troops. I couldn’t sit back for a year and be a “spectator” – I needed to do something to show my support.

I vowed to write my husband daily and send him anything he needed. But I was also concerned about troops who didn’t receive mail from family or friends – I was worried about their morale. I wanted to make sure every deployed troop felt remembered, appreciated and loved.

I had military friends who were already deployed for OIF and I sent them care packages, but wanted to do more. Then a few groups who supported our troops asked me to send care packages to some of their contacts. My list of 50 troops grew to several hundred pretty quickly.

Sending the packages helped take my mind off of worrying about my husband, and helped me feel as if I was contributing in some small way to boosting our troops’ morale. It was the least I could do.

My 10-year-old son, Ryan, was very worried about my husband. I knew he needed to be involved to help him cope. I contacted his elementary school, choir and friends and everyone was ecstatic to help. Word spread quickly and cards and donations for the troops arrived daily at our doorstep. Sometimes it took hours to bring all the donations inside. Many nights, I’d come home from work to find 18-wheeler trucks with pallets of donations sitting in my driveway! Hundreds of strangers arrived each night to help us carry the donations to my tiny basement, where we’d pack boxes for our troops. Boxes were stacked up to our ceiling. Our tables and chairs were covered with bags of donations. It was hard to find a spot to sit or eat. It was unreal, but it was great.

The more troops who wrote back to us, the more packages we sent. Word about our care packages spread quickly amongst deployed troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and the Persian Gulf. Families contacted us asking if we could assist their loved ones, and we added those troops to our lists. Our first month, we sent 129 enormous boxes to more than 4,000 troops. The next month, we sent out 232 boxes. And it has continued on …

What started out as a personal project evolved into an ongoing community effort. More elementary schools, middle schools and universities joined us. People from other states began calling asking how they could help. Donations came in from all over the nation and even other countries! It was very heartwarming to know so many people care about our troops and want to support them. The support my son and I received from our community while Brian was deployed, helped us get through a very tough year. There are no words to express my gratitude for the love we received and all the support given to our family and our troops.

In June, 2004, I selected the name “Give2TheTroops” for our organization and we became incorporated in the State of Connecticut. Shortly thereafter, I opened branches in other states. Our goal is to show our troops that communities in every state support and appreciate them. We are fortunate to have many GIVE2THETROOPS volunteers and donors from all over the United States (and the globe) who help us continue our Mission.

Some people asked why I continued to lead our Mission after Brian returned home from his deployment. My answer is simple:

Brian returned safely to us – not a hair on his head was harmed. Many families were not as fortunate as we are. We still have many troops in harm’s way and families who are anxious – this is my payback to all those troops and their families.”

This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.

For more information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

If you are looking for base housing or  to buy or sell a home in the Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB,  Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, Fort Bliss and Fort Eustis areas, when you are ready to move, Go Army Homes is proud to serve.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcomes Rona Brynin and the Fit to Strip Challenge June 14

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcomes  Rona Brynin and the Fit to Strip Challenge.

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Sandra and Rick will talk candidly about their successes and failures during the past two months since they have met with Rona.

 

When you’re happy, your food of choice could be steak or pizza, when you’re sad it could be ice cream or cookies, and when you’re bored it could be potato chips. Food does more than fill our stomachs — it also satisfies feelings, and when you quench those feelings with comfort food when your stomach isn’t growling, that’s emotional eating.

 

“Emotional eating is eating for reasons other than hunger,” says Jane Jakubczak, a registered dietitian at the University of Maryland. “Instead of the physical symptom of hunger initiating the eating, an emotion triggers the eating.”

 

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What are the telltale signs of emotional eating, what foods are the most likely culprits when it comes to emotional eating, and how it can be overcome?

 

How to Tell the Difference

There are several differences between emotional hunger and physical hunger, according to the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center web site:

1. Emotional hunger comes on suddenly; physical hunger occurs gradually.

2. When you are eating to fill a void that isn’t related to an empty stomach, you crave a specific food, such as pizza or ice cream, and only that food will meet your need. When you eat because you are actually hungry, you’re open to options.

3. Emotional hunger feels like it needs to be satisfied instantly with the food you crave; physical hunger can wait.

4. Even when you are full, if you’re eating to satisfy an emotional need, you’re more likely to keep eating. When you’re eating because you’re hungry, you’re more likely to stop when you’re full.

5. Emotional eating can leave behind feelings of guilt; eating when you are physically hungry does not.

Comfort Foods

When emotional hunger rumbles, one of its distinguishing characteristics is that you’re focused on a particular food, which is likely a comfort food.

“Comfort foods are foods a person eats to obtain or maintain a feeling,” says Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Food and Brand Lab at the University of Illinois. “Comfort foods are often wrongly associated with negative moods, and indeed, people often consume them when they’re down or depressed, but interestingly enough, comfort foods are also consumed to maintain good moods.”

Ice cream is first on the comfort food list. After ice cream, comfort foods break down by sex: For women it’s chocolate and cookies; for men it’s pizza, steak, and casserole, explains Wansink.

And what you reach for when eating to satisfy an emotion depends on the emotion. According to an article by Wansink, published in the July 2000 American Demographics, “The types of comfort foods a person is drawn toward varies depending on their mood. People in happy moods tended to prefer … foods such as pizza or steak (32%). Sad people reached for ice cream and cookies 39% of the time, and 36% of bored people opened up a bag of potato chips.”

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