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The Waiting Warriors Podcast

Mar 6, 2024

In this episode of The Waiting Warriors Podcast, host Michelle Bowler speaks with guest Madison Greene about navigating the challenges of being a new military spouse facing a loved one's deployment for the first time.

These military spouses explore feelings of being overwhelmed and give advice on finding joy and purpose during such times. The conversation covers practical advice, the importance of preparation, utilizing resources like the Deployment Readiness Coordinators (DRC), and fostering community connections.

Additionally, they touch on mindset and perspective as key to thriving during deployment, rather than merely surviving.

*Thank you to this episode's sponsor: National University! Check out their military spouse scholarship and how they can help you get your degree with flexible schedules and classes adaptable to the military spouse lifestyle!


00:00 Introduction to the Podcast - A Podcast For Military Spouses, Fiances, and Girlfriends

00:39 Welcome to The Waiting Warriors Podcast

01:28 Thriving During Your First Deployment

02:32 Understanding the Concept of Thriving As A Military Spouse

05:47 Experiences from a First Deployment

07:03 The Importance of Staying Engaged and Active In The Military Community

09:46 The Power of Mindset and Intentionality

11:45 The Value of Community and Support For Military Spouses

14:05 The Role of Preparation and Empowerment For A Successful Deployment

25:50 The Impact of Mindset on Thriving

29:37 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

30:02 Sponsor Message: National University