Reaction

It has been tough reading some of the responses on the Huffington Post piece.  Many people are supportive, lots have questions, and others seem resolved to point fingers and assign blame.  I knew that this would be a result of choosing to make my story public; I chose to share intimate details of my life and divorce knowing the mudslinging would come.  What disheartens me is that others in similar situations face the same vitriol even though they choose to keep their stories out of the public eye.

Divorce is devastating to anyone who crosses its path.  It is equally damaging to men as to women.  It is agonizing to the divorcer and the divorcee.  It is hard without children and even harder with them.  It is a torturous loss of what was and what could be.  None of us is immune to its touch, regardless of the stories we like to believe.  It may never happen to you (and I hope that you are able to escape its singular pain), but it may touch a parent, a child, a sibling, a friend.  At some time, in some way, one that you love and care for will be facing the devastation of divorce.  It is so tempting to reduce the end of a relationship to simplistic terms, but that is never an accurate portrayal.  People are complicated and multi-layered and relationships even more so.  The only way that any of us can learn from tragedy is from approaching everything with an open mind and open heart.  Listen to each other.  You just might learn something.

Thank you for sharing!

33 thoughts on “Reaction

  1. Moments with Millie – Gerton, North Carolina – I write from the inspiration of the Divine in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. It's hard not to be inspired by nature and her beauty. It's impossible not to notice the love that's right in front of us each day. I write because I must. It has become a direct channel from Spirit. I thank you for stopping by and joining me in these words.
    momentswithmillie says:

    Nonsense! Head up, chest out, smile through it all. You are a talented and amazing woman. You will never achieve complete harmonious criticisms. Take it with a grain of salt and keep sharing your words and experiences. I appreciate your blog so much. Love and light…Millie

  2. I loved your HuffPost article. LOVED IT. My divorce was gifted in a text message, as well, though a very different message. Anyway, as I read your post, I couldn’t help but think of the short poem by one of my favorite poets, Mary Oliver: “Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.”
    I must have read these few lines over and over through the months and months my divorce dragged on. I now know…it was a gift. One I’m not grateful for.
    Thanks for sharing your experience and pain. It’s nice to know we aren’t alone out here.

  3. Having read many of the comments on Huffington Post I too was amazed at the blame shared by many – thought – sounds to me they were discounting your experience and feelings and then justifying their views by blaming you for what they concluded were faults that in their opinion you were NOT supposed to have as a married lady. Therefore, it was about them and not you – thank you for this blog – my divorce was 20 years ago and this is the first time I am reading helpful information to regain my power – another book that i just found prior to finding your blog that is helpful is, HE’S HISTORY YOU’RE NOT Surviving Divorce after 40 by Erica Manfred – I was 59.

  4. I Do. Me 2. – Illinois – We are a happily married couple bound together in love with a desire to encourage marriages to grow in Christ. We also want to join with other couples who are willing to stand as examples that inspire the joy of holy matrimony. We are on a mission to reduce divorce statistics while helping to save good marriages and nurture healthy relationships.
    I Do. Me 2. says:

    Lisa, having been through divorce myself, I can certainly relate to your article. Although my experience was not the same as yours, I am well aware of the resulting pain and loneliness, along with other feelings that are difficult to categorize. My present concern of working to help save marriages was birthed out of that experience and my realization that it is possible to approach marriage from a very different perspective than I had in my first marriage. Having stated that, I want to encourage you for allowing your story to be shared in such a way that compelled and allowed others to satisfy their need for validation, showing support and even hostility and blame. I feel that writing the way you do requires much self examination as well as the ability to press through the ugly backlashes expressed by readers.

    I can also relate to experiencing public ridicule after having shared areas of personal trauma that I had hoped would help others to not feel isolated and in bondage by their own suffering. I am learning to use the negative responses of others to develop even greater determination and diligence to keep producing. We must learn to face and overcome the bullies of the press (and cyberspace in general) who dwell in anonymous comments, seeking opportunities to unleash their own misery in the form of “feedback.”

    I pray that you stay strong and not allow the negativity of others to deprive eager readers of your gift in writing. DrMJ

  5. To borrow from Deepak Chopra, some people are still operating at a very low level of spiritual development – not to mention reading comprehension skills! Being in a very similar situation recently, I stumbled across your blog when I was searching for something, anything, that would help me cope with the crushing visceral grief I was feeling. Your bravery in publicly delving into some very personal and painful areas has made me feel less alone and more hopeful that life can be real and good once again. By reaching out to a wider audience, perhaps your insights and observations will be easier to find when the next woman goes looking for that lifeline, as I once did. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for reaffirming why I chose to share my story. I know that when I first went looking for support almost three years ago, all I could find was anger and spouse blaming. That has its place, but it certainly won’t help anybody heal in the long run.

  6. People react according to their own situation and state of mind. You can’t take responsibility for that. You wrote of your experience and some people will empathise and others will attack…again, you can’t take responsibility for that. Be who you are; write as who you are. There are those of us who are unable to write like this, maybe because we have children and will always have to be linked through that and others for other reasons, but know that for every detractor, for every person who is lashing out at you for your honesty, they are reacting for their story and not for yours. xxx

  7. Wow! The above are great comments! All those are comments that I would have expected on huff post.

    After reading that people were being negative, I was thinking I should drop by huff post and beat somebody up. 😀 How dare they diss Ms Lisa.
    But after reading the above comments made by cooler heads, I will just say… Thank you Lisa for being so wonderful, for lifting us all up, and it’s nice to see that other people deeply appreciate you for what you have given to us… a Good Gift!

    Every post of yours that I read, takes some of my pain away. How could I not appreciate you for that. You are truly wonderful. It is indeed true that you have improved my life in many ways; and that I am finally venturing into a relationship with hope-because you have helped me become a different person. Thank you so much.
    Rascal (a better man)

  8. First, I will applaud the above comments. Second, I will point out that my concern with Huffington Post comments is that they are loaded. These people came to your article with their minds made up and their hearts brimming with anger and judgment. I guarantee you that they are the kind of people that you and I would meet and immediately run from. There is no peace, no equanimity, no integrity in their comments. They are so vicious as to be ridiculous, expecially the one who goes on… and on…. and on about the cooking. Seriously? Is this 2012 or 1952? As an unnecessary but entertaining aside: My dad, who left four wives before finding true love with the 5th (!) once told me, with a perfectly straight face, that a woman need only be good in the kitchen if she’s bad in the bedroom. 🙂 Personally, I’d say the same is true for a man. Food is great. Sex is better. 😉

    Finally, please don’t let the haters dissuade you. A lot of people who read blogs devoted to “Divorce” due so to find like-minded people to validate their positions. Calm, healthy people like you threaten them. And that’s not your problem. 🙂

    1. Well said gait! You have nicely stated what I could not. btw, I am encouraged by your dad’s persistence. His comment made me wince and laugh at the same time. idk if makes any difference, but I find you and the others who are calm, healthy, constructive, to be amazingly attractive because you are calm, healthy, constructive, objective, etc. Thanks for encouraging me by your example.

      So…if a man or woman is good in the kitchen, why not just have sex there instead of the bedroom? I mean….really.

      😀

  9. Thank you for sharing your story. I have been abandoned by my husband who felt it necessary to inform me with a three sentence email. That was the last communication form this individual. Your story touched me that it is possible to come out of such devastation with new hope for a better future. You are such a wonderful example of how to deal with this tragedy in such a dignified manner. Thank you!

  10. Fierce Over 40; From Fat and Broke to Fit and Fabulous Over 40 – New York City – "There are only two types of women; Goddesses and doormats." - Pablo Picasso Which one are you? At 40 years old, isn't it time you started living your life YOUR way? Shouldn't you have superior confidence and a sexy swagger by now? How I went from a fat, broke, miserable person, to a sexy, successful, and happy entrepreneur after the age of 40. I want every single woman to feel beautiful, sexy, powerful, in control, and have the faith and confidence to pursue the life of their dreams. I want them to be emotionally (hormonally) balanced, love their skin without makeup, be able to grab any item of clothing from the closet knowing it will fit, ride a bicycle, run after their dog and children, embrace and enjoy sports, and turn heads where ever they go. If every woman had all of that under control, what kind of problems would they have in their lives? • Would they be more patient with their children, spouse, co-workers, friends, strangers, and customers? • Would they walk around the world smiling and radiating good energy? • Would people want to do business with them, offer them jobs, want to be around them because they are happy, smiling, balanced, intelligent and an attractive person? • Is it just about the losing weight and becoming fit? • Can they look deeper into their emotions and see what is the need they are trying to fill with food and other distractions? • When you value yourself, value your body, value your choices, you will be valued back by the entire world. The world will react to you exactly the way you dreamed it would. "Don’t be concerned that things appear to be falling apart: this has to happen in order for something new and wonderful to emerge." – Marianne Williamson I used raw plant foods, fifteen-minute workouts, spiritual principals, and NYC beauty secrets to go from fat, miserable, and broke, to a healthy, gorgeous, successful, fit, entrepreneur at the age of 45! And you can too! Could a bad lifestyle, negative patterns, codependency, food addictions, and lame excuses be sabotaging your health, wealth, and fun, and wasting the best years of your life? • Are you tired of looking in the mirror at your skin and body and just giving in to the notion that you can’t fight the aging process? • Do you wonder where the energy you used to feel has gone? • Do you still have dreams that you put by the wayside to have a family, or stay in a job you really don’t enjoy, or feel trapped in a relationship because you just don’t know how to break free, how to find a new job, or start a new career and be on your own? • Do you know you should be eating healthier but just can’t give up your favorite foods and feel like a failure? • Do you look at athletes and wish you tried harder when you were younger to achieve grander physical goals? • Do you wish you could be your own boss but just don’t know where to start? • What if there was a simple way to put your body into an energized and youthful state; not only a physical one, but a mental and emotional one, where you KNOW that your dreams can and will be fulfilled like when you were in your teens or 20’s? • What if I told you I had the simple secret to becoming a MAGNET to all the desires you have in the world? • What if you welcomed challenges instead of fearing them? • What if you could become reborn into the life of your desires? • Learn the easy, fool-proof way to break food addiction without dieting. • Destroy unwanted body fat quickly without spending one minute in the gym. • Feel energized like a teenager, including your libido. • Live in a constant state of tantric sensual energy that makes even walking the dog a pleasurable event. • Feel like you’re contributing to the world instead of watching your life pass you by. My amazing simple program and proven tools allow you to do all this and more even though you see no hope. You’ll learn to: • Eat healthy and enjoy it. • Get into shape where everyone will be asking you how you got so ripped so fast! • Have the willpower to say no to bad food and toxins. • Walk with a sexy swagger that shows the world you are an amazing Goddess and no longer a doormat letting life pass you by. Warning! My approach is outside of the box, outside the society norms, and will probably clear your life of draining non-friendships. If you are single you will have more men to choose from than you ever imagined, and if you are married, your husband will feel like he has his girlfriend back again and your relationship will reach a new level of intimacy. If what you’ve been doing hasn’t worked out for you so far, try this crazy approach! My Story… I moved to New York City three weeks after the 9/11 tragedy of 2001 with no money, no job, no friends, no spirit, no hope, no family, and no idea how to change all that. I just lost my best friend/boyfriend to suicide after he gambled $975,000 in four months, the country was seemingly at war, and I had not worked in over a year. When I drove into Manhattan after a three day drive from Las Vegas that I don't even remember, it was a crazy busy Saturday and you couldn’t make a turn off of 34th Street, and there were tons of people in the street, and cops whistling at me to move, and finally it dawned on me that I had just moved across the country with no plan, no friends, no family, no money, and no hope. Now I was faced with the very real beginning of the rest of my life and I was sitting at the stoplight crying my eyes out. For the very first time in my life I had to ask for help. Then when it seemed like I had started to get it all together, I started gaining weight at the age of 41 and nothing that worked for me in the past was working again. That sent me into a depression that put the rest of my life on hold. I couldn’t fit into my clothes so I didn’t go anywhere. Since I didn’t go anywhere it affected my income and social life. Without either of those, I had no future. I had no energy. I was so tired all the time that if my apartment was on fire, I wouldn’t have been able to get out. Finally I had enough! • I spent $20,000 searching for answers from trainers and doctors. • I spent every waking moment reading and researching for answers. • Being incapacitated scared me to death. • I refused to give up. • I wanted to feel normal again. • I wanted a social life again. • I wanted my income back. • I wanted to fit into my clothes. • I wanted to feel happy again. • I wanted sex again! I tried every diet and style of eating conceivable. I found so much conflicting information. Three doctors all gave me different diagnosis from hormone issues to blown adrenal glands. I’m sure I started needing glasses from spending ridiculous amounts of time on the computer. I had spent incredible amounts of money on supplements, vitamins, and magic pills. Nothing worked. A woman came into my life who introduced me to benefits of an alkaline vs acidic body. Coincidentally my best friend’s body was tested to be at the most acidic one can be before your body starts making cancer cells. This opened my eyes. I wasn’t ready for anything like that. I started researching vegetarian then vegan lifestyles. I started joining social groups. Then women were stopping me to ask about my hair, my figure, my skin, how I got my business started, where I shopped, how I met my boyfriend, and even asked me about how my sex life was because I walked around so juicy! It all started to come together, like a magic potion I figured out. All my life plans, all my desires, nearly everything I wanted flowed into my life easily. My energy was like I was 25 again. I lost so much weight I was back to my high school number but I was lean and toned with no stomach upset or bloat. I finally had clear skin after ten years! I have no wrinkles and no need for fillers in my face. I not only had the confidence I once had but more confidence than I ever knew existed. I was hitting my goals so fast I had to keep making new ones to be challenged. My entire life was completely turned around from when I landed in New York City. I had made it here. I was approached about my secrets to being sexy and asked to share them with the world. For me, it’s a whole package. You can’t be sexy without having all parts of your life in sync. So sexy and successful I shall teach you! Take my advice and on the first day you will feel invigorated! You will have a whole new outlook on life! You will be excited to wake up every day! My book will teach you… • How to take control of your body and never diet again and enjoy optimal health • How to feel sexy again • How to have healthy self esteem • How to have amazing adventures • How to have satisfying relationships • How to have fun on matter what you’re doing • How to pursue your desires • How to achieve financial success • How to be sexy and fierce! These are life skills you were never taught in school. I did not invent them, but I was genius in that I never quit until I found the answers I needed to make my life how I wanted, and not live by anyone else’s rules. Everything you do, you do because it has a payoff. • Are you ready to give up negative deprogramming? • Are you ready to explore a new world in which you only associate with positive people who lift you up? • Imagine waking every day on your own body's time clock, slowly, gently, and excited to rise. • Imagine having the energy to accomplish all that you want to do in a day. • Imagine how it feels to know that you have a magic wand to grant all your wishes. P.S. Remember….this is the EXACT SYSTEM I USED TO GO FROM A FAT, BROKE MISERABLE PERSON, TO A SEXY, SUCCESSFUL, AND HAPPY ENTRPRENEUR AFTER THE AGE OF 40! P.S.S. The fat picture of me was taken at the age of 41, with a cell phone. The lean bikini picture on this site is of me at the age of 45. No air-brushing! It's from my IPhone. I’ve shared all of my secrets. If I can do it so can you. P.S.S.S I guarantee that if anyone who is fat thinks that they can't lose weight no matter what, that if they move in with me, or move near me, do what I STILL do daily, they ABSOLUTELY WILL LOSE WEIGHT, not from dieting, but from changing their LIFESTYLE. There IS a way out! "Gianna......I am speechless. I could not stop reading and I am being TOTALLY honest with you. No changes needed at all. It was so gripping, and yes, I cannot wait to read more. I love your transparency and how you began telling your story. Thank you for the honor and pleasure of sharing this with me. I'm waiting with excitement to read the rest. Goddess speed to you!!!" - Love SG Red Hott
    Fierce Over 40 says:

    Woman people are idiots! Help one woman or person and it’s worth it. PS. I had a fan bash me in March on twitter, and I only defended myself and it waged a war of all wars, but in one day it upped my followers from 2,000 to 12,600 and today she actually apologized for being mean. It’s never about you, it’s about them. You are their mirror. Great work here in this blog.

    1. What? “Woman people are idiots!” WTH? Are you missing a word or two in that sentence?
      The rest of your comment is lucid and your title is great. 😀

  11. Remember that every pauper has 2 cents to contribute but a prince(ss) gives of their self.

    About HuffPost commentors…”raging over the price of gas” (reference taken from an email) while at the pump is something we all do at onetime or another but those who still carry on about it in a movie theater hours later make me uncomfortable too.

    HD Thoreau, paraphrased not quoted, wrote “I was born into this world not to make it a better place to live in but to live in it as best I can.” and “A life left unexamined is one not worth having lived.” We do our best, admit our shortcomings then move on to whatever the future has in store for us.

  12. Fierce Over 40; From Fat and Broke to Fit and Fabulous Over 40 – New York City – "There are only two types of women; Goddesses and doormats." - Pablo Picasso Which one are you? At 40 years old, isn't it time you started living your life YOUR way? Shouldn't you have superior confidence and a sexy swagger by now? How I went from a fat, broke, miserable person, to a sexy, successful, and happy entrepreneur after the age of 40. I want every single woman to feel beautiful, sexy, powerful, in control, and have the faith and confidence to pursue the life of their dreams. I want them to be emotionally (hormonally) balanced, love their skin without makeup, be able to grab any item of clothing from the closet knowing it will fit, ride a bicycle, run after their dog and children, embrace and enjoy sports, and turn heads where ever they go. If every woman had all of that under control, what kind of problems would they have in their lives? • Would they be more patient with their children, spouse, co-workers, friends, strangers, and customers? • Would they walk around the world smiling and radiating good energy? • Would people want to do business with them, offer them jobs, want to be around them because they are happy, smiling, balanced, intelligent and an attractive person? • Is it just about the losing weight and becoming fit? • Can they look deeper into their emotions and see what is the need they are trying to fill with food and other distractions? • When you value yourself, value your body, value your choices, you will be valued back by the entire world. The world will react to you exactly the way you dreamed it would. "Don’t be concerned that things appear to be falling apart: this has to happen in order for something new and wonderful to emerge." – Marianne Williamson I used raw plant foods, fifteen-minute workouts, spiritual principals, and NYC beauty secrets to go from fat, miserable, and broke, to a healthy, gorgeous, successful, fit, entrepreneur at the age of 45! And you can too! Could a bad lifestyle, negative patterns, codependency, food addictions, and lame excuses be sabotaging your health, wealth, and fun, and wasting the best years of your life? • Are you tired of looking in the mirror at your skin and body and just giving in to the notion that you can’t fight the aging process? • Do you wonder where the energy you used to feel has gone? • Do you still have dreams that you put by the wayside to have a family, or stay in a job you really don’t enjoy, or feel trapped in a relationship because you just don’t know how to break free, how to find a new job, or start a new career and be on your own? • Do you know you should be eating healthier but just can’t give up your favorite foods and feel like a failure? • Do you look at athletes and wish you tried harder when you were younger to achieve grander physical goals? • Do you wish you could be your own boss but just don’t know where to start? • What if there was a simple way to put your body into an energized and youthful state; not only a physical one, but a mental and emotional one, where you KNOW that your dreams can and will be fulfilled like when you were in your teens or 20’s? • What if I told you I had the simple secret to becoming a MAGNET to all the desires you have in the world? • What if you welcomed challenges instead of fearing them? • What if you could become reborn into the life of your desires? • Learn the easy, fool-proof way to break food addiction without dieting. • Destroy unwanted body fat quickly without spending one minute in the gym. • Feel energized like a teenager, including your libido. • Live in a constant state of tantric sensual energy that makes even walking the dog a pleasurable event. • Feel like you’re contributing to the world instead of watching your life pass you by. My amazing simple program and proven tools allow you to do all this and more even though you see no hope. You’ll learn to: • Eat healthy and enjoy it. • Get into shape where everyone will be asking you how you got so ripped so fast! • Have the willpower to say no to bad food and toxins. • Walk with a sexy swagger that shows the world you are an amazing Goddess and no longer a doormat letting life pass you by. Warning! My approach is outside of the box, outside the society norms, and will probably clear your life of draining non-friendships. If you are single you will have more men to choose from than you ever imagined, and if you are married, your husband will feel like he has his girlfriend back again and your relationship will reach a new level of intimacy. If what you’ve been doing hasn’t worked out for you so far, try this crazy approach! My Story… I moved to New York City three weeks after the 9/11 tragedy of 2001 with no money, no job, no friends, no spirit, no hope, no family, and no idea how to change all that. I just lost my best friend/boyfriend to suicide after he gambled $975,000 in four months, the country was seemingly at war, and I had not worked in over a year. When I drove into Manhattan after a three day drive from Las Vegas that I don't even remember, it was a crazy busy Saturday and you couldn’t make a turn off of 34th Street, and there were tons of people in the street, and cops whistling at me to move, and finally it dawned on me that I had just moved across the country with no plan, no friends, no family, no money, and no hope. Now I was faced with the very real beginning of the rest of my life and I was sitting at the stoplight crying my eyes out. For the very first time in my life I had to ask for help. Then when it seemed like I had started to get it all together, I started gaining weight at the age of 41 and nothing that worked for me in the past was working again. That sent me into a depression that put the rest of my life on hold. I couldn’t fit into my clothes so I didn’t go anywhere. Since I didn’t go anywhere it affected my income and social life. Without either of those, I had no future. I had no energy. I was so tired all the time that if my apartment was on fire, I wouldn’t have been able to get out. Finally I had enough! • I spent $20,000 searching for answers from trainers and doctors. • I spent every waking moment reading and researching for answers. • Being incapacitated scared me to death. • I refused to give up. • I wanted to feel normal again. • I wanted a social life again. • I wanted my income back. • I wanted to fit into my clothes. • I wanted to feel happy again. • I wanted sex again! I tried every diet and style of eating conceivable. I found so much conflicting information. Three doctors all gave me different diagnosis from hormone issues to blown adrenal glands. I’m sure I started needing glasses from spending ridiculous amounts of time on the computer. I had spent incredible amounts of money on supplements, vitamins, and magic pills. Nothing worked. A woman came into my life who introduced me to benefits of an alkaline vs acidic body. Coincidentally my best friend’s body was tested to be at the most acidic one can be before your body starts making cancer cells. This opened my eyes. I wasn’t ready for anything like that. I started researching vegetarian then vegan lifestyles. I started joining social groups. Then women were stopping me to ask about my hair, my figure, my skin, how I got my business started, where I shopped, how I met my boyfriend, and even asked me about how my sex life was because I walked around so juicy! It all started to come together, like a magic potion I figured out. All my life plans, all my desires, nearly everything I wanted flowed into my life easily. My energy was like I was 25 again. I lost so much weight I was back to my high school number but I was lean and toned with no stomach upset or bloat. I finally had clear skin after ten years! I have no wrinkles and no need for fillers in my face. I not only had the confidence I once had but more confidence than I ever knew existed. I was hitting my goals so fast I had to keep making new ones to be challenged. My entire life was completely turned around from when I landed in New York City. I had made it here. I was approached about my secrets to being sexy and asked to share them with the world. For me, it’s a whole package. You can’t be sexy without having all parts of your life in sync. So sexy and successful I shall teach you! Take my advice and on the first day you will feel invigorated! You will have a whole new outlook on life! You will be excited to wake up every day! My book will teach you… • How to take control of your body and never diet again and enjoy optimal health • How to feel sexy again • How to have healthy self esteem • How to have amazing adventures • How to have satisfying relationships • How to have fun on matter what you’re doing • How to pursue your desires • How to achieve financial success • How to be sexy and fierce! These are life skills you were never taught in school. I did not invent them, but I was genius in that I never quit until I found the answers I needed to make my life how I wanted, and not live by anyone else’s rules. Everything you do, you do because it has a payoff. • Are you ready to give up negative deprogramming? • Are you ready to explore a new world in which you only associate with positive people who lift you up? • Imagine waking every day on your own body's time clock, slowly, gently, and excited to rise. • Imagine having the energy to accomplish all that you want to do in a day. • Imagine how it feels to know that you have a magic wand to grant all your wishes. P.S. Remember….this is the EXACT SYSTEM I USED TO GO FROM A FAT, BROKE MISERABLE PERSON, TO A SEXY, SUCCESSFUL, AND HAPPY ENTRPRENEUR AFTER THE AGE OF 40! P.S.S. The fat picture of me was taken at the age of 41, with a cell phone. The lean bikini picture on this site is of me at the age of 45. No air-brushing! It's from my IPhone. I’ve shared all of my secrets. If I can do it so can you. P.S.S.S I guarantee that if anyone who is fat thinks that they can't lose weight no matter what, that if they move in with me, or move near me, do what I STILL do daily, they ABSOLUTELY WILL LOSE WEIGHT, not from dieting, but from changing their LIFESTYLE. There IS a way out! "Gianna......I am speechless. I could not stop reading and I am being TOTALLY honest with you. No changes needed at all. It was so gripping, and yes, I cannot wait to read more. I love your transparency and how you began telling your story. Thank you for the honor and pleasure of sharing this with me. I'm waiting with excitement to read the rest. Goddess speed to you!!!" - Love SG Red Hott
    Fierce Over 40 says:

    I’m sorry yes I meant to put a comma or exclamation point after Woman. Please forgive. 🙂

  13. This is written with so much wisdom and compassion. I am so proud of you . Your courage is an inspiration. You are being the voice and advocate for many. Stand tall and celebrate YOU. I sure do 🙂

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