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As the spouse of a firefighter, one of my main duties is to keep curiosity at bay.
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A Year After Hurricane Sandy, A First Responder's Wife Reflects

Batteries line the kitchen counter next to several flashlights. My husband, Jim, places several matchbooks in my hand in an act of love, instructing me to use them sparingly over the next 24 hours that he'll be gone, then kisses my forehead and makes his way out the front door. A severe storm is on its way, but none of us have any idea what Hurricane Sandy has in store for us.

Oklahoma tornado: helping your kids cope in a natural disaster
Are you prepared to weather the storm? Get your kids involved in a plan of action.
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Oklahoma Tornado: Helping Your Kids Cope In A Natural Disaster

This week, a tornado as big as two miles wide swept across the state of Oklahoma, flattening neighborhoods and separating families. As of Tuesday morning, authorities confirmed 24 deaths (including nine children) and dozens of more people injured. And while the communities are left in the aftermath to pick up the pieces, how do we explain these tragic events to our children?

The Horrors of Losing Everything You've Ever Owned
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The Horrors of Losing Everything You've Ever Owned

Imagine that you woke up this morning, and everything you owned was gone. Your clothing was gone, all of it, except for what you were wearing. All your food was spoiled and rotting. All of your furniture was destroyed, unusable, and unsalvageable. All of those little things you cherished through the years, photos, paintings, memorabilia, all gone. All of your children’s toys, schoolbooks, games, all gone. There was no heat, power, or water in your home, if you had a home left that is.

A Hurricane Without Rain: A Reminder from Waldo Canyon
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A Hurricane Without Rain: A Reminder from Waldo Canyon

In a winter, spring and now summer of overly dry air and land, the hurricane has finally come.  Sixty-five mile an hour winds, cloudy skies and lightning, but it’s a hurricane without rain.   Sweeping through the canyons next to and above Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, the Air Force Academy almost to Douglas County, The Waldo Canyon fire has been a media star.

4 Tips Hurricane Sandy Teaches Us About Relationships
How do you handle stress in your relationship?
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4 Tips Hurricane Sandy Teaches Us About Relationships

When we're in the midst of a crisis, the chaos and confusion drive out all thoughts of the impact on the relationship itself. You're too busy just trying to meet physical needs and to survive another day — emotional issues take a back seat. When the danger has passed, however, and you begin to pull your life back together, you take a deep breath and start to catch up to your feelings. It's during this time when relationships are the most vulnerable.

Don't Let Hurricane Sandy Ruin Your Relationship [EXPERT]
Are you hunkered down for Sandy?
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Don't Let Hurricane Sandy Ruin Your Relationship

There is a point of choice. Yes, it's easy to feel frustrated, cold, crabby, temporarily doomed and miserable. These feelings are normal in the wake of a disaster of this proportion. Tension, anxiety, overwhelm, helplessness and depressed feelings are all part of it. You can choose to fight these feelings or sink in them. Sinking is normal but don't stay there too long.