Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes children's author Kristin Ayyar, author Tom Young, and health coach Autumn Arnold, May 20

Autumn Arnold is a single mom of two small children, and was looking for some serious help.  Plagued with depression, fatigue, heartburn, and high blood pressure, she found a nutrition program that after only two weeks of starting the program, saw a great improvement in her heartburn and high blood pressure and her energy shot through the roof.  Driven by the immediate benefit to basic modifications to her daily lifestyle and eating habits, Autumn is challenging others to move forward to better health.

Today, Autumn shares with us the power of protein!  Autumn is helping us find the healthy approach to the new year and how we can set realistic goals for ourselves and our families.  She feels empowered to change lives with health and wants you to be empowered, too!!

Kristin Ayyar Has been an Air Force spouse for over 22 years and has experienced many separations from her husband during several deployments, lengthy military training courses and long flying missions. These experiences inspired her to write the children’s book Countdown ‘til Daddy Comes Home.

For the last 17 years, Kristin has been an avid volunteer in her 3 children’s schools and in the military community. She was awarded the Commander’s in Chief’s Outstanding Community Service Medal in June of 2006.

Throughout the numerous moves of her husband’s Air Force career, Kristin has held many sales and marketing positions from a Sales Representative of Unilever Corporation to a Senior Sales Representative of Apartment Guide Magazine. Her family has moved more than 13 times, including assignments in India, Hawaii and across the U.S. mainland. Kristin lives wherever the United States Air Force sends her family.

Kristin is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Economics.

Tom Young served in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Air National Guard.  He has also also flown combat missions to Bosnia and Kosovo, and additional missions to Latin America, the horn of Africa, and the Far East.  In all, Young has logged more than four thousand hours as a flight engineer on the C-5 Galaxy and the C-130 Hercules, while flying to almost forty countries.  Military honors include two Air Medals, three Aerial Achievement Medals, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.
Young is the author of three novels set in the Afghanistan War: The Mullah's Storm, Silent Enemy, and The Renegades. His newest novel, The Warriors, will be released in July 2013.

In civilian life, Young spent ten years as a writer and editor with the broadcast division of the Associated Press. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 
Young's nonfiction publications include The Speed of Heat: An Airlift Wing at War in Iraq and Afghanistan.  His narrative, "Night Flight to Baghdad," appeared in the anthology, Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families.

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