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The Military Lifestyle Podcast

If you are in the Canadian Armed Forces or a family member connected to the military, the lifestyle can be a challenge. CFB Esquimalt’s Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) explores deployments, postings, transitions and more through interviews with MFRC staff, experts in the community, military members and military-connected family members. There should be no concern about rank or trade, or finding the time to get through the doors at the MFRC. The goal is to meet you where you live and to help you prepare and get a plan in place so that you can master the military lifestyle.

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The first season of “The Military Lifestyle” launches on October 9, 2019 and consists of 14 episodes.

Episode 1: Preparing Couples for Deployment

Looks at the challenges of a military deployment, a few tools for managing it, coping strategies, goal setting, common errors and the importance of good communication. Special Guest: MFRC Deployment Coordinator Sandra Pinard.

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Episode 2: Navigating Systems

Looks at the big hurdles that military families face when it comes to navigating the school and medical systems, how to plan and self-advocate and how to tackle this daunting challenge. Special Guest: Colleen Cahoon.

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Episode 3: The Transition Out of the Military

Check back on October 23, 2019 for our third episode. Special guests: military anthropologist Dr. Anne Irwin and MFRC social worker Pauline Sibbald.

Episode 4: Parenting from Afar

Check back on October 30, 2019 for our fourth episode. Special guest: Tracy Beck, MFRC Deployment Workshop Facilitator.

Episode 5: Military Family Financial Planning

Check back on November 6, 2019 for our fifth episode. Special guest: Suzie Fines, SISIP Financial Services.

Episode 6: Helping Children with Stress

Check back on November 13, 2019 for our sixth episode. Special guest: Dr. Linda Scott.

Episode 7: Looking for Work in a New Community

Check back on November 20, 2019 for our seventh episode. Special guest: Kim Dillon, WorkLink.

Episode 8: Preparing Single Military Members for Deployment

Check back on November 27, 2019 for our eighth episode. Special guest: Sandra Pinard, MFRC Deployment Coordinator.

Episodes 9-14

Check back in January of 2020 for six more episodes of “The Military Lifestyle” podcast.

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