Military spouses: Transform your military life stress into strength!
Do you feel like you are constantly adjusting your life over and over again? As if the underlying stress of your service member’s dangerous missions or the lengthy separations during deployments aren’t enough. Each new assignment brings another relocation, potential job search, school changes, and more.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and believe that a life of constant stress is the norm for military spouses. But cumulative stress hugely impacts your life!
In Milspouse Strength, author Kendra Lowe, a veteran, military spouse, and trained psychologist, helps you understand the impact of both positive and negative stress, healthy ways to respond to stressful situations, and ultimately how to transform your stress into strength.
The information, tools, and reflection questions will help you break down the individual stresses that weigh on your mind so you can feel in control of your life right now and develop the skills to change the way you see and respond to military life stress.
Publication date: January 11, 2022.
“ … Dr. Lowe does an outstanding job describing and explaining how to identify stress and how to work through it … This book will not only help you see clearly but it will teach you some wonderful techniques.”
— Verenice Castillo, CEO, Military Spouse Advocacy Network
“ … easy to read, well written, and filled with practical and useful advice … I strongly recommend Dr. Kendra Lowe’s book for military spouses, as well as for law enforcement spouses, and their family members.”
—Christi Luby, PhD, MPH, MCHES®, CFE
“All DoD military and civilian senior leaders should include Milspouse Strength on their recommended reading lists … Dr. Lowe not only acknowledges the unique challenges we face as military spouses, but she provides the tools we need to navigate what can often be a stressful way of life … ”
—Leslie Janaros, US Air Force brat, veteran, and military spouse
“ … a step-by-step guide that will enable spouses to build their individual skills, … reduce their stress levels, and improve their emotional and mental wellbeing … comprehensive, concise and beautifully constructed, it can be read as a whole or used as a quick reference guide … ”
—Debbie Laaff, NATO resiliency trainer, international military spouse
“ … clinically and medically sound while being easy for a reader to follow along step by step. As a civilian clinical psychologist working for military families, what Dr. Lowe writes resonated … I’m so eager to share this book with families.”
—Dr. Mariah Coe, PhD, CPhT, EDIS, Naval Health Clinic, Bahrain
“ … a must-read for military spouses … to learn and understand the circumstances and harm of stress, the outcome and capabilities of the mind, and the tools, questions, and reflections to manage through it all.”
—Sabina W. Zarlenga, MS, LPCC, NCC, CCTP, Army spouse
“ … a poignant, insightful approach to the challenges faced by military spouses … Dr. Lowe’s many relatable examples and her engaging writing style draw the reader in as she offers simple, practical ideas to help readers manage stress and carve a positive path as individuals and in their role in a military family.”
—Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families
“ … so many stories … resonated with me … reminded me that it’s not about ignoring the stresses or being ‘strong enough’ to not succumb to the impacts of stress; it’s about designing new strategies rooted in personal honesty that carry you through the valley … ”
—Jen Pasquale, founder, Pride & Grit