De-Stress Your Holidays

December 19, 2023

Episode 301

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No matter what holiday you and your loved ones celebrate – Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or any other – this time of year can bring about high levels of stress.  Rollie Sampson shares tips for stress management during the holidays, while still finding joy in the season.    

This podcast is made possible by generous funding from the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses’ Club. To learn more, visit 

Audio mixing by Concentus Media, Inc., Temple, Texas. 

Show Notes: 


Rollie Sampson, is the Military Student Well-Being Manager for the Military Child Education Coalition. Based outside Fort Liberty, Rollie joined the MCEC family after spending five years as the Military Liaison Counselor (MLC) for Moore County Schools in Carthage, NC. In her previous role, Rollie supported over 3,500 military-connected students, supervised the district’s Student 2 Student (S2S) programs, provided professional development for school administrators and staff, and managed the district’s Impact Aid Program.  Rollie is also a certified school counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA), and National Certified Counselor (NCC) and works with young adults in her counseling private practice in NC.  

On a personal level, Rollie is a military family member and has spent her entire life connected to the Army as a military child, Veteran, and military spouse. Like many military-connected children, she attended eight schools before high school graduation and has had 34 different home addresses! She and her husband are both from multi-generational military families and with strong ties to the Army. They met when Rollie attended a 30-day training exercise in Germany and dated long distance until their marriage two years later. They now have three adult children and their trusty sidekick, Maggie the dog. She lives in Southern Pines, NC with her husband, a retired military officer who served 29 years in the Army.  


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