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Life Leadership: Our Emotional Cycles by Sandra Beck for Military Mom Talk Radio.

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By Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio

I am sure I am going to take a lot of flak for saying this but in my experience as a woman, and having women friends, working with women clients and being raised by a passionate loving mother and sister here is what I learned. I checked it out with my psychologist friend and she agreed so I can’t be that far off the mark.


I think we as women cycle through a set of high emotions in about 45 minutes and through a full emotional cycle in about 3 hours. I noticed this one day when I was really upset about the Commander I have been seeing and my friend reminded me of the 45 minute high emotion cycle. I went for a walk and true to form in about 45 minutes I started seeing things differently.  In three hours from my initial freak out I saw the situation very differently. By the time I did communicate with him I was able to do so in a manner that treated us both with respect and allowed our friendship to flourish not be damaged.


I’m not a shrink or a doctor but I have spent so much time with women where I see this happening and find it to be true to myself. I hope the next time you are in high emotion think about the 45 minutes and the 3 hour rule. It made a difference for the better in my life. I hope it does in yours.


Sandra Beck is the host of Military Mom Talk Radio and the single mother of two boys ages 5 and 8. She is an author, internet brand strategist. She has worked with the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army for over 20 years and is passionate about helping women lead their families successfully the specific challenges of military life.

Military Mom Talk Radio and Motherhood Incorporated proudly present Michael Hoffman, Recovery Care Coordinator USMC


Michael Hoffman, USMC on Military Mom Talk Radio

Michael is currently working as a Recovery Care Coordinator for the United States Marine Corps; attached to Wounded Warrior Battalion, West based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton; Camp Pendleton, CA. “November 2008 to present”.

Michael was born 11 April 1961 in Washington DC, where he enlisted in to the United States Marine Corps, on 19 September 1980 as a Supply Warehouseman. Following graduation from boot camp at Parris Island, SC he completed Basic Warehouseman School in Albany, GA. Then in August 1983, Michael made a lateral move to become a CH-53 Helicopter Communication/Navigation Technician. Then in May 2002 he was promoted to First Sergeant and transferred to Inspector-Instructor Staff, Terminal Island, CA, where he served as the Inspector-Instructor First Sergeant until he retired in December of 2007.

Duty Stations include:  Okinawa, Japan; Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms, CA; Marine Corps Air Stations El Toro and Tustin, CA; Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico, VA, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, CA and Navy Marine Corps Reserve Center Terminal Island, CA.

Military awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal second award, Navy Achievement Medal second award, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation third award, Navy Unit Citation six stars, Meritorious Unit Citation with two stars, Good Conduct Medal with seven stars, National Defense Medal with one star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South West Asia Service Medal with one star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Voluntary Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with four stars, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal (K), Presidential Service Badge and Gold Parachutist Jump Wings.

 Michael is a husband and father; married 26+ years to his wife Janet, and are living in Corona, California with their son six year old son Nicolas.

 Michael enjoys spending time with family and friends. He loves playing and watching any and all types of sports.

Graduate of University of Phoenix: Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management; November 2008.

USMC Retired; Length of Service: 27 yrs and 3 month.

Michael Hoffman can be heard on Military Mom Talk Radio on Monday, April 19 at 2pm pst on www.toginet.com or downloaded directly from www.itunes.com. Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Tina Gonzalez and powered by www.motherhoodincorporated.com