Won’t You Take Me Out of Funky Town?

I'm gonna be real here. Real real. I've been in a bit of a funk since this school year started. And I'm in the South, so that was two months ago. I'm doing that thing that I used to do in my old life that I promised myself I wouldn't do anymore. I'm waiting. Promising … Continue reading Won’t You Take Me Out of Funky Town?

Benefits of Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone

I had two choices for my morning run today - the relative comfort of a treadmill in my dry and air-conditioned gym or the muddy trails of a nearby park in the rain and oppressive mugginess that blankets the east coast in the warm months. I debated for a few moments, considered how miserable I … Continue reading Benefits of Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone

Common Challenges in Post-Divorce Relationships

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Post-divorce relationships are often where the fears of experiencing heartbreak again collide with the hope and heady infatuation of early attachment. These opposing emotional forces, along with any lingering unresolved divorce issues, present certain common challenges in relationships entered into after one or both parties experienced divorce.   You meet the right person at the … Continue reading Common Challenges in Post-Divorce Relationships

A “Safe Space” With a Purpose

One of the most precious gifts I received during my divorce was the gift of safe spaces. I had my dear friend's kitchen floor, where I could cry and curse without judgment while surrounded by the comforting activities of normal family life. I had my team at work who seemed to know whether I needed … Continue reading A “Safe Space” With a Purpose

Growing Apart in Marriage

We were inseparable for the better part of ten years. We met at the age of four at a Mother's Day Out group at our church. I remember being drawn to her pigtails, her white-blond cornsilk hair reminded me of one of my dolls and stood in contrast to my much wilder and darker mane. … Continue reading Growing Apart in Marriage