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Holding Down the Fort Podcast - Jen Amos EPISODE 4, 16th August 2021
103: "We all are seasoned in various ways. Every spouse has something important and valuable to share." Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses with Lizann Lightfoot

103: "We all are seasoned in various ways. Every spouse has something important and valuable to share." Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses with Lizann Lightfoot

She's known as “The Seasoned Spouse," a professional writer, mother of five, and she's a returning guest: Lizann Lightfoot! We catch up with Lizann and her incredible journey in writing her book, Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses. With seasonedspouse.com, Lizann has become an inspiration to young military spouses, and she aspires to give them motivation and encouragement as they're moving through the early stages of their military lives.

Episode Highlights:

  • Lizann's journey on writing her book, Open When: Letters of Encouragement for Military Spouses
  • A blog dedicated to young spouses
  • The power of sharing your story 
  • The importance of community support to both seasoned and young spouses
  • Two things that people are looking for in challenging situations
  • We're not alone, we don't have to do life alone, and you shouldn't do life alone.
  • Would Lizann have chosen a different life?

Key Points:

  • Be open about your journey because sharing your journey may help other people that might be in a similar situation 
  • Seasoned spouses need just as much support as young military spouses 
  • There are two things that people are looking for in challenging situations: empathy and connection.

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