Lynette Lovelace combined her spirit, enthusiasm for life, and 20 years of harnessing her inner gifts and created a line of luxury apothecary products inspired by the therapeutic powers of fragrance and mood. Based on the simple yet influential notion of “Choosing Your Mood,“ Lifetherapy aims to encompass the various experiences of life (such as love, hardship, glory, serenity) while arousing the senses and allowing an escape from everyday life.
If you could capture the moments of your personal journal, your life, how would you go about doing that? Lovelace encourages those around her to imagine their lives as a journal, keeping in mind that every soul is unique. She has relentlessly filled her journals of life with ideas, creativity, moods and inspiration. Some journals have lines that define text, others are blank and allow for limitless expression; some remain empty yet alive with thoughts, intentions and daydreams, while others explode with sketches, intricate memories and quotes of loved ones.
Find out more about Lynette and Lifetherapy at www.lifetherapy.com .
“When a soldier serves, so does the family”. Author Donna Mull saw that statement on the shirts some military wives were wearing at a Fourth of July parade as they marched with their husbands. Suddenly, that statement had become personal. She had heard stories about mothers whose faithful prayers had changed lives. When her son received his orders for deployment to Iraq, she wanted to be one of those mothers. Equally motivated by love and pain, Ms. Mull embarked on a year-long journey of prayer, writing weekly devotionals that focused on the specific needs of soldiers and their families. She then forwarded them to friends and family, who used them as springboards for their own prayer times. If you have a loved one in the military, chances are you are engaged in a battle of your own. Will your loved one survive? Will you? How will you cope while your soldier is away? When your soldier returns, will he or she be changed? The Scripture-based prayers in Donna Mull’s A Prayer Journey Through Deployment will speak to your anxious heart with words of encouragement. Our loving Father understands your vulnerability, and you can rest assured that you are not alone. He will share your burden, and he will never leave your side.
You can find more about Donna at www.winepressbooks.com.
Leila Levinson is the author of award winning Gated Grief: The Daughter of a GI Concentration Camp Liberator Discovers a Legacy of Trauma. A graduate of Vassar College, Indiana University at Bloomington and the University of Texas School of Law, she advocates for veterans. She has appeared on CNN, is a regular contributing blogger for Huffington Post, and has written for The Washington Post, The Austin American Statesman, The Texas Observer, WWII Quarterly, CrossCurrents and War, Literature, and Art. The founder of the online community veteranschildren.com where veterans and their children share their stories, Levinson is now creating a nonprofit to bring attention to the transgenerational trauma that follows war and to facilitate a network of support for veterans and their families within central Texas.
For more information visit either www.leilalevinson.com or www.veteranschildren.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. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Doris Rivas-Brekke, 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.