Casey Fogle

Casey Fogle
Casey is the wife of a 25-year Army Veteran, still living in Central Texas where the Army whims blew them. They have spent the last 5 years trying to decide what to do next. She is a mental health advocate, Mom-supporter, and connection-maker whose jobs all fell under "community" in one way or another. Two adult daughters have reassured her that they weren't too scarred by the fact that she always felt, and still feels, like she is winging it daily. Nothing is more exciting to her than sharing something via writing or speaking, and having someone tell her, "I thought it was just me" or that they feel seen and understood in a way they hadn't been before.
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In the Here and Now: Five Ways to Ground Yourself in the Now

The last few weeks have been a lot. Daylight savings messes with my head, even when I think it won’t. Then, I had a lot of things I wanted to get done and absolutely...
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How To Be A (Better) Friend From Afar

I have some amazing friends, and they live all over the place. I want to be a better friend to them, no matter where we live. Many of them live far away. I know their...
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The Army Lesson That Lasted the Longest

It formally began on a cold hard chair in an impersonal room, as so many of these lessons do. I’d had smaller assignments for this particular topic before, but this was where I began...
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All the Emotions Are Allowed

The photos were amazing. One friend, fresh off a PCS move to Germany, shared how she’s so quickly decorated and made their place a home. Another friend, her husband retired for many years, hugged...
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Sometimes, You Can Go Home Again (Almost)

Our older daughter got married recently, and what a happy, amazing day it was. The whole trip was magical, in fact. I have rarely felt so loving towards My G or so tender towards...
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Hot Time to Be Female – The Stuff No One Says About Menopause

What surprised me the most about hot flashes is how they almost feel like contractions. The slow wave, the tensing, the immersion in sensation, the fad, and the relief when the discomfort is over....
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Friday Favorites: Planner Time!

My very first planner was a spiral bound 1986 Garfield desk calendar, a Christmas gift from my brother because I was obsessed with the lasagne-loving feline. This was way before teachers began showing students...
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When Seasons Change

There is something about autumn that brings out the melancholy in me. Perhaps it's my Irish blood, but a little wistfulness is a welcome thing sometimes. As the leaves grow crisp (yes, even in Texas)...
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Root Bound and Feeling Stuck: When Everyone is Changing Except You

I feel as root bound and hemmed in as a plant that has been in its pot for too long. Restless, edgy, stuck...I am hungry for a change. The one single constant about the Army...
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OPSEC: Operations Security When Nothing Seems Secure

This summer has been a wild ride of examples showing our vulnerabilities. With August being Operations Security (OPSEC) Awareness Month, it seemed like a good time for a deep dive and review. It is...

OPINION: Please, Just Go Get Vaccinated

I have tried to write this post at least a dozen times. I have started, stopped, started again. Each time I begin, another news article pops up about COVID vaccines and masks and mandates....
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The 12 Military Spouses You’ll Meet (Plus One)

Hello new military spouse, and welcome!  We are at opposite ends of this military-spouse journey, you and I. You are just beginning as a new military spouse; maybe you just got your first ID...