Tag Archives: connecting

Survival Kit for Graduate Students

A survival kit for Graduate students you say?! For some of you, it may be a cup of coffee first thing in the morning, hence: Coffee does more than Milton can, to justifie the ways of God to Man. There’s a variation on that quote from A.D. Houseman, if you know it. For others it may be getting your necessary 10 hugs a day –apparently that’s the number we all need to thrive — and for others still a hearty belly laugh! I am not Continue reading →

Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps

Building an empowered community is a deeply held passion and is considered inherently valuable to us here at Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates. So let’s get started: Build an Empowered Community in 5 steps. Let’s start with the obvious question: what is an empowered community? An Empowered Community   An empowered community is a community where every individual feels able and encouraged to contribute to the betterment, growth and strengthening of a community in which they feel ownership and, most importantly, belonging. 1. Coalition Building Continue reading →

When you don’t want to go: Military Influencer conference 2017

While I was one of the earliest earlybird ticket buyers for Military Influencer Conference 2017 (#milblogging17), I really wasn’t sure I wanted to go. It’s been a long year and I admit I was worried. I’ve been on the road for over four months so far this year and it’s only October. Time away means time I’m not spending communicating with my clients. So what was I worried about? This would be another  dude-bro fest that spoke only to male veterans. It would be a Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe joins SpouseWorld 1 to 1 host Dave Etter to talk hitting the ground running

It’s PCS (permanent change of station) season again, and that means lots of new communities and towns and cities to explore. Anna joined Dave Etter to record her second SpouseWorld 1 to 1 interview. This time she talked with Dave about hitting the ground running in terms of community involvement when you arrive in a new location! She gives some of the tips that helped her find herself on a local non profit board, an appointed to a local housing authority by the city Mayor Continue reading →

Anna Blanch Rabe to Join United Way of Otero County Inc Board

PRESS RELEASE Anna Blanch Rabe to Join United Way of Otero County, Inc Board of Directors Alamogordo, NM – Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates announces that their Chief Executive Officer, Anna Blanch Rabe has been elected to the United Way of Otero County, Inc Board of Directors as part of their Annual General Meeting on 30th January 2017. Michelle Brideaux, Director of Marketing & Fundraising for United Way of Otero County said “Having a strong, active and diverse board of directors is critical to the Continue reading →

Las Familias Militares y la Inmigración en Estados Unidos

Las Familias Militares y la Inmigración en Estados Unidos  eneroo 30, 2017 by Anna Blanch Rabe [translation by Janet Sanchez] Las últimas 48 horas han sido abrumadoras. Las cosas se han movido muy rápido. Desde el momento en que el Presidente Trump firmó una Orden Ejecutiva de Inmigración el viernes por la mañana cuando se empezó a poner en práctica a la medianoche del viernes y, después de 48 horas, ha habido una verdadera avalancha de información, anécdotas y declaraciones. Es difícil discernir y dar sentido a Continue reading →

Want to be a better writer? 6 Questions to Ask

Writing well, (to be a better writer) both for comprehension and for style and beauty is an art form that requires continuous improvement: improvement in form, style, learning the rules so you know when to break them, learning when to rely on the classical forms of rhetoric and when to seek to cut through the brush and find new and uniquely you ways of expressing yourself. Metaphors, synonyms, antonyms, similes. Beauty, ugly, honorific, soporific, deriding, motivating, cutting, seeking to find solace in the past or Continue reading →