New book for military spouses offers personal stories, life exploration exercises, and research‐basedideas to help military spouses find joy and fulfillment in careers, volunteering, education, and otherpersonal dreams amidst the challenges of military life.
Title: Military Spouse Journey: Discover the Possibilities & Live Your Dreams
Authors: Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer
Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing — ElvaResa.com, MilitarySpouseJourney.com
Available from: all major booksellers, Amazon.com, MilitaryFamilyBooks.com
Publication Date: Sept 1, 2013
Retail Price: $16.95
Format: 6″ x 9″ Paperback, 272 pages
(St. Paul, MN)—Award‐winning independent publisher Elva Resa Publishing is pleased to announce the September 1 release of Military Spouse Journey: Discover the Possibilities & Live Your Dreams by Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer. A completely revised and updated third edition of the previously titled Help! I’m a Military Spouse—I Get a Life Too!: How to Craft a Life for You as You Move with the Military, this book empowers military spouses to take charge of their life journey by defining their goals and taking strategic actions toward achieving them.
Frequent moves and deployments can make it difficult for military spouses to pursue their own career aspirations and life goals. Since 1993, Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer have mentored military spouses across the globe through their workshop “Follow Your Dreams While You Follow the Military,” sharing the message of how they discovered their own paths amidst the challenges of military life. Both authors have served as role models to military spouses, young and seasoned, sharing their research and expertise on how to live your best life possible while supporting the demands of a military career.
“After twelve years of multiple wars, military families today especially need this inspiration,” says Bianca Strzalkowski, senior editor for military family life at Elva Resa. “Military Spouse Journey is a much needed resource for the selfless, unsung heroes of the military spouse community. This book helps spouses make the components of military life work for their own aspirations, while enjoying every unexpected moment this life has to offer.”
In Military Spouse Journey: Discover the Possibilities & Live Your Dreams, Kathie and Holly offer lessons learned, inspiring success stories of fellow military spouses, and research‐based ideas that can be applied to any stage of the journey. They teach spouses to explore their passions while building a strong support system to guide them through the many twists and turns of military life. The combination of research‐based information, along with the lessons learned of other successful military spouses, will motivate women and men to create an action plan to move forward, even when it seems impossible.
Although this book shares examples specific to military life, the information and approach can be used by anyone wanting to pursue their life dreams.