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Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd feature author Mike Guardia – Shadow Commander, Barbara Allen – Front Toward Enemy, and fitness coach Autumn Arnold, March 25th

Shadow_Commander_CoverIn a career which spanned over thirty years, Donald D. Blackburn was a true hero of the Army Special Forces.  Shadow Commander is his story.  Amidst the chaos of the American defeat on Bataan in April 1942, Army Captain Donald D. Blackburn escaped to the jungles of North Luzon, raising a remarkably effective guerrilla regiment known as “Blackburn’s Headhunters.” Blackburn’s World War II exploits were but the first in a storied life that took him to the highest echelons of the U.S. military.  Shadow Commander follows Blackburn from World War II to his days as a one of the pivotal figures in the development of America’s Special Forces.

Following World War II, Blackburn played a key role in initiating Special Forces operations in Southeast Asia, taking command of the highly classified Studies and Observations Group (SOG), which targeted Communist incursions along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In the wake of the CIA’s disastrous Leaping Lena reconnaissance program, Blackburn revitalized Special Operations in Vietnam, and later conducted full-scale operations against the NVA and Viet Cong infiltrating the south via Laos.  Following his return to the U.S., Blackburn was appointed “Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities,” where he was the architect of the Son Tay Prison Raid, the largest Special Forces operation of the Vietnam War.

Mike Guardia is an Armor Officer in the United States Army.  He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston.  As an author, his interests include the history of guerrilla warfare, armored warfare, and World War II in the Pacific.  He is the author of the critically-acclaimed book American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann by Casemate Publishers, and the forthcoming US Army and Marine Corps MRAPs, scheduled for release this November from Osprey Publishing.  He is currently stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.

FTEBarbara Allen is the widow of 1LT Louis Allen, who was killed in Iraq in June of 2005. Her award-winning book, “Front Toward Enemy” chronicles the personal and factual accounts of her husband’s murder at the hands of a fellow soldier, and the subsequent acquittal of his killer. How can American soldiers be at risk among their fellow soldiers? How could these murders have been prevented, and how could this government allow a killer to go free?
Front Toward Enemy is the personal and factual account behind the scenes of a case that is to the military judicial system what the O.J. Simpson case is to the civilian judicial system.

Barbara is currently at work on her second book, expected to be published in 2014. In addition to her work as an author and a freelance writer, Barbara is co-founder of Bold Biographies, a business dedicated to writing personal biographies for her clients to pass down in their families.

Barbara received a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University, and actively reaches out to other families grappling with the military judicial system. She continues to pursue the Purple Heart for her husband, as the government has thus far refused to classify Lou’s death as “Hostile.”  She resides in NY with her four boys.

Air Force Moms, Air Force Talk Radio, Air Force Wives, Armed Services Talk Radio, ArmWives, Army Mom Talk Radio, Army Moms, Army Talk Radio, Boy Scouts, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Facebook, Facebook Military Mom, Fisher House, Girls Scouts, Go Army Homes, itunes, Itunes Military Mom, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Marine Moms, Marine Talk Radio, Marine Wives, Military Family Radio Show, Military Mom Talk Radio, Military Radio Show, Military Writers Society of America, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Navy Talk Radio, Navy Wives, Operation Gratitude, PODS, Robin Boyd, Sandra Beck, Shining Service Worldwide, Toginet, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Twitter, Twitter Military Mom, VA Hospitals, VAMBOA, World of Children, Wounded WarriorsAutumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great imporvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  But the best part, she says, is that she has lost 33 pounds and gone from a size 20 to a size 14 and still going.

Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

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Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Jody Bremer, author Michael Moffett, and Carolyn Howard-Johnson – March 11th

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Today we will address managing relationships and how to keep those bonds strong during stress, separation, or even after reintegration.

Jody appreciates all she has in life: “I have experienced a vast array of life’s challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master’s Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

A native Granite Stater, Michael Moffett has taught history and management courses on the high school, community college, and university levels. Moffett also served on active duty with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment from 1983-85. He returned to active duty in 1990 as commanding officer for the Marine Reserve Detachment out of Topsham, Maine, later designated as A-Company of the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines. Captain Moffett led these Marines to the Persian Gulf where they were attached to the 1st Marine Division for Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait. Lt Col Moffett again returned to active duty after the 9/11 attacks, serving on General Tommy Franks’ Operations Staff at Central Command.

Lt Col Moffett later served as Director of the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program’s (MECEP) Prep School from 2003-2008. He joined Marine Corps University’s History Division in 2008, where he co-authored a monograph on the history of the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center with Major General Orlo Steele (USMC, retired). In January 2010, LtCol Moffett received one-year orders to serve as a field historian in Afghanistan. After retiring from the Marine Corps Reserve in 2011, Professor Moffett returned to Concord, N.H., where he teaches at the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI-Concord) and writes a column for the Weirs Times (www.weirs.com).

In 2012 Warriors Publishing Group published the critically-acclaimed “FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back,” co-authored by Professor Moffett and Fahim Fazli, an interpreter Moffett met in Afghanistan. The book received the Gold Medal  for “Best Military Biography” from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) on Sept. 29, 2012.

Born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, Fahim Fazli enjoyed a relatively privileged childhood until the Russians invaded his country. As a young adult he supported the resistance and when he and his family got the opportunity they fled first to Pakistan and then eventually to the United States (in 1985). Forced to support his family, Fahim was not able to pursue his passion of acting right away.  Eventually, though, he found work as a Hollywood  extra in 1987. Sixteen years later he finally earned a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card which positioned him for speaking roles.  Since 2003 Fahim has appeared in numerous movie and television productions, and has also served as a cultural/technical advisor for several movie productions. Most recently, he played an Iranian militant in Ben Affleck’s film “Argo,” which was released on Oct. 12.  Fahim currently lives in Orange County, California, and continues his work in television and movies. His memoir, Fahim Speaks, was released in March of 2012.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s first novel, This Is the Place, won eight awards. Her second book, Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered, creative nonfiction, won three. An instructor for UCLA Extension’s world-renown Writers’ Program, her book The Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won’t is recommended reading for her classes, was named USA Book News’ Best Professional Book, and was given the Irwin Award. Her second book in the How To Do It Frugally series for writers is The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. It won USA Book News and Reader Views Literary Awards and the campaign for it won New Generations Marketing Award. Her chapbook of poetry Tracings, was named to the Compulsive Reader’s Ten Best Reads list and was given the Military Writers’ Society of America’s Silver Award of Excellence. She is also the author of a series of chapbooks in the Celebration Series. They were coauthored with Magdalena Ball and include Cherished Pulse, Imagining the Future and She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood. She is the recipient of the California Legislature’s Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award; her community’s Character and Ethics Committee awarded her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly’s list of 14 “San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen.” She blogs at Writer’s Digest 101 Best Website pick, www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd feature Dr. Suzanne Phillips and veteran correspondent, Stephen Boyd, March 4th

Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Army Moms, Marine Wives, Marine Moms, Wounded Warriors, itunes, Robin Boyd, Operation Gratitude, Go Army Homes, Military Radio Show, Army Talk Radio, Navy Talk Radio, Marine Talk Radio, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Air Force Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Air Force Moms, Navy Wives, Air Force Wives, Fisher House, World of Children, Shining Service Worldwide, Military Writers Society of America, Facebook, Twitter, Itunes Military Mom, Facebook Military Mom, Twitter Military Mom, Military Family Radio Show, Army Mom Talk Radio, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Armed Services Talk Radio, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, VA Hospitals, PODS, ArmWives, VAMBOA, ToginetSuzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couple s, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

This week we’ll take a look at Just How Much We Worry – Strategies for Winding it Down.  We all worry, we all have stress.  Suzanne helps us face it, identify it, and keep from being overwhelmed by it.

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

StevePromoStephen Boyd served on active duty in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. He served in Korea in 1968 and Viet Nam from 1969 to 1970.  He has numerous awards and decorations for his military service.

Steve received his Associates degree in Biology , recently returned to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in 2007 and currently is finalizing his PMP certification. You’re never too old for education, he says.

His new experience dealing with the VA came about because of a layoff in 2010. Being without medical coverage, Steve’s wife prompted him into investigating the benefits the VA could offer. What a pleasant surprise he had in discovering a wealth of support at the Manchester, NH VA facility.

He will be featured on Military Mom Talk Radio periodically to discuss veteran resources and VA benefits.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd feature Dr. Kevin Hull, clinical counselor, Linda Jefferson of GAH, and health expert Autumn Arnold, February 18th

KevinDr. Kevin Hull, PH.D. Clinical Counseling, is the founder of Hull & Associates, P.A., a private practice specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. Hull background includes 8 years working in community mental health and teaching at Webster University’s Masters of Counseling Lakeland Campus, Liberty University Online. He is the author of Computer/Video Games as a Play Therapy Tool in Reducing Emotional Disturbances in Children, Play Therapy and Asperger’s Syndrome: Helping Children and Adolescents Connect, Grow, and Heal through the Art of Play, and  Bridge Building: Creating Connection and Relationships between Parents and Children/Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.

Hull enjoys a good game of golf, playing the piano, playing basketball, reading, and most importantly spending time with wife Wendy and their four children.

Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Robin Boyd, Doris Rivas Brekke, Itunes, Jody Bremer, Linda Jefferson, Debbie Gregory, Facebook, Twitter, Itunes Military Mom, Facebook Military Mom, Twitter Military Mom, Army Talk Radio, Navy Talk Radio, Marine Talk Radio, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Air Force Talk Radio, Military Radio Show, Military Family Radio Show, Army Mom Talk Radio, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Air Force Mom Talk Radio, Armed Services Talk Radio, Military Writers Society of America, Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Fisher House, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Shining Service Worldwide, Army Moms, Navy Moms, Air Force Moms, Marine Moms, Army Wives, Navy Wives, Air Force Wives, Marine Wives.Linda Jefferson created a national network of GoArmyHomes Websites to help military families through the rigors of finding housing when relocating to a new Duty Station. As a seasoned REALTOR®, Linda knows from a very personal level, the pressures and problems facing our soldiers and their families, especially when it comes to finding immediate, affordable and comfortable housing.  GoArmyHomes family of housing professionals are waiting to provide immediate experience, knowledge and solid support. GoArmyHomes will soon launch the GoArmyHomes Cookbook filled with wonderful family recipies and personal stories of fellow military families.  Linda is an author, writes a regular blog for GoArmyHomes, and is a military mom whose son Kyle is serving in the US Army.

Linda Jefferson and her team at Century 21 Prime are specialists in Lawton, OK real estate service, they know the best homes for sale in Lawton, OK and they offer Army friendly support to families relocating to Fort Sill. When you are making a PCS move to Fort Sill, OK, you will find that her team knows that when a family member enlists in the military, the entire family joins – and when you are ready to move, her team is proud to serve.

Air Force Moms, Air Force Talk Radio, Air Force Wives, Armed Services Talk Radio, ArmWives, Army Mom Talk Radio, Army Moms, Army Talk Radio, Boy Scouts, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Facebook, Facebook Military Mom, Fisher House, Girls Scouts, Go Army Homes, itunes, Itunes Military Mom, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Marine Moms, Marine Talk Radio, Marine Wives, Military Family Radio Show, Military Mom Talk Radio, Military Radio Show, Military Writers Society of America, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Navy Talk Radio, Navy Wives, Operation Gratitude, PODS, Robin Boyd, Sandra Beck, Shining Service Worldwide, Toginet, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Twitter, Twitter Military Mom, VA Hospitals, VAMBOA, World of Children, Wounded WarriorsAutumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great improvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  Driven by the immediate benefit to basic modifications to her daily lifestyle and eating habits, Autumn is challinging others to move forward to better health.

Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd feature Suzy Manning of Sizzzl.com and Lisa Detres, women in faith, February 11th

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She has inspired women to feel good in their bodies with her own fitness program. She has facilitated seminars and retreats for women to renew, to re-energize, and to reward themselves for their uniqueness. Her articles on women’s wisdom have appeared in Healing Garden Journal and phenomeNEWS. Wise Women – Circle of Wisdom is her international selling inspirational gift book.

Suzy holds a Masters degree in Agency Counseling from Siena Heights University. Continual immersion in her own self-growth and evolution allows her to connect with others with authenticity and impeccability. Her studies have included shamanism, reiki, massage, enlightened warrior training, train the trainer, millionaire mind intensive, investment and business building, and 4T prosperity. Her motivation comes from her own life’s challenges and realization that all of our stories overlap.

Her personal intent is to empower women to own their magnificence, to ignite their dreams, and to illuminate their beauty, power, wisdom, and leadership in their Sizzzl years of 50+. There is powerful energy at a cellular level in women as we embrace our 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s. It is not a time to be invisible, but a time to be seen and heard. We are the change agents.

Lisa Detres is a pastor’s wife, writer, and mother of four children who works as an author in Oregon. Her oldest son, Augustin, is currently serving in the Army and is stationed at Fort Drum, New York.

Lisa grew up in Denver, Colorado and followed her dreams of working in the garment industry to California. It is there where she met her husband, Al and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design. She worked in the garment industry for several years and then went into business for herself so she could spend more time with her family. She earned an MBA while caring for her family, running her own business and home schooling three of her children.

She is currently writing her first book which deals with helping women get closer to God.

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Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd feature Dr. Jody Bremer, family therapist, and author Michael Moffett, February 4th

Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Robin Boyd, Doris Rivas Brekke, Itunes, Jody Bremer, Linda Jefferson, Debbie Gregory, Facebook, Twitter, Itunes Military Mom, Facebook Military Mom, Twitter Military Mom, Army Talk Radio, Navy Talk Radio, Marine Talk Radio, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Air Force Talk Radio, Military Radio Show, Military Family Radio Show, Army Mom Talk Radio, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Air Force Mom Talk Radio, Armed Services Talk Radio, Military Writers Society of America, Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Fisher House, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Shining Service Worldwide, Army Moms, Navy Moms, Air Force Moms, Marine Moms, Army Wives, Navy Wives, Air Force Wives, Marine Wives.Dr. Jody Bremer, family therapist, visits again to continue her discussion about being comfortable seeking out a therapist, the benefits of visiting a therapist, and why it may be the best choice for you!

Today we will address managing relationships and how to keep those bonds strong during stress, separation, or even after reintegration.

Jody appreciates all she has in life: “I have experienced a vast array of life’s challenges, including a life-threatening childhood illness, a stint as a Marine Corps wife, mother to two fabulous children who, thankfully, are well into and almost past their teen years, and completing my Master’s Degree a full 20 years after graduating from high school.

For more about Dr. Bremer, visit www.jodybremer.com

MoffettA native Granite Stater, Michael Moffett has taught history and management courses on the high school, community college, and university levels. Moffett also served on active duty with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment from 1983-85. He returned to active duty in 1990 as commanding officer for the Marine Reserve Detachment out of Topsham, Maine, later designated as A-Company of the 1st Battalion, 25th Marines. Captain Moffett led these Marines to the Persian Gulf where they were attached to the 1st Marine Division for Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait. Lt Col Moffett again returned to active duty after the 9/11 attacks, serving on General Tommy Franks’ Operations Staff at Central Command.

Lt Col Moffett later served as Director of the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program’s (MECEP) Prep School from 2003-2008. He joined Marine Corps University’s History Division in 2008, where he co-authored a monograph on the history of the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center with Major General Orlo Steele (USMC, retired). In January 2010, LtCol Moffett received one-year orders to serve as a field historian in Afghanistan. After retiring from the Marine Corps Reserve in 2011, Professor Moffett returned to Concord, N.H., where he teaches at the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI-Concord) and writes a column for the Weirs Times (www.weirs.com).

In 2012 Warriors Publishing Group published the critically-acclaimed “FAHIM SPEAKS: A Warrior-Actor’s Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back,” co-authored by Professor Moffett and Fahim Fazli, an interpreter Moffett met in Afghanistan. The book received the Gold Medal  for “Best Military Biography” from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) on Sept. 29, 2012.

Born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan, Fahim Fazli enjoyed a relatively privileged childhood until the Russians invaded his country. As a young adult he supported the resistance and when he and his family got the opportunity they fled first to Pakistan and then eventually to the United States (in 1985). Forced to support his family, Fahim was not able to pursue his passion of acting right away.  Eventually, though, he found work as a Hollywood  extra in 1987. Sixteen years later he finally earned a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card which positioned him for speaking roles.  Since 2003 Fahim has appeared in numerous movie and television productions, and has also served as a cultural/technical advisor for several movie productions. Most recently, he played an Iranian militant in Ben Affleck’s film “Argo,” which was released on Oct. 12.  Fahim currently lives in Orange County, California, and continues his work in television and movies. His memoir, Fahim Speaks, was released in March of 2012.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd feature Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Luhse Tea owners Mindy Ferris and Brittney Wholihan, January 21st

Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Army Moms, Marine Wives, Marine Moms, Wounded Warriors, itunes, Robin Boyd, Operation Gratitude, Go Army Homes, Military Radio Show, Army Talk Radio, Navy Talk Radio, Marine Talk Radio, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Air Force Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Air Force Moms, Navy Wives, Air Force Wives, Fisher House, World of Children, Shining Service Worldwide, Military Writers Society of America, Facebook, Twitter, Itunes Military Mom, Facebook Military Mom, Twitter Military Mom, Military Family Radio Show, Army Mom Talk Radio, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Armed Services Talk Radio, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, VA Hospitals, PODS, ArmWives, VAMBOA, ToginetSuzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couple s, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

This week we’ll take a look at ‘Emotional Challenges of the Sandwich Generation’ in light of deployment when there is a single parent dealing with children.  There is a mixed blessing of needing to depend on parents for the care of your children as well as the complicated aspects of that period of time.

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

LuhseTEA“Life’s toiling, the water’s boiling, drink more tea!”

Luhse Tea is an online tea company established by a  mother-daughter team who have begun the tea bag prohibition. Mother Mindy Ferris being married to a soldier and daughter Brittney Wholihan growing up a military brat, they have traveled the world. For them, part of experiencing cultural differences has been to partake in each country’s imbibing of tea.  It is their favorite drink.

After years of country hopping, they are now in a permanent location and felt it was time to take tea to a whole new level. When you are passionate about something, work is a pleasure.

Currently Luhse Tea is solely ecommerce, selling loose leaf tea and a special spice blend. Mindy and Brittany also publish weekly recipes for cooking that are really quick to make. Their website has just begun selling their own branded accessories for tea.

Mindy and Brittany are always learning and interested in hearing about tea. They encourage you to share your stories, pictures, and comments! Luhse Tea’s vision is to grow through their consumers’ feedback.
For more information visit www.luhsetea.com

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.