The Problem With Always Being “The Strong One”

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On Wednesday, I taught the wrong lesson to my 6th grade classes. And then on Thursday, I somehow lost the lesson I had previously prepared for my 8th grade classes. Friday was blessedly uneventful and then on Saturday, I walked into my yoga studio without any of my yoga gear. None of this is like … Continue reading The Problem With Always Being “The Strong One”

Why the Hard Work After a Breakup Is Worth It

"It's not fair," I remember thinking. He's the one that had the affair, led a secret life and committed crimes and yet I was left having to manage the recovery from his actions. Part of me railed against putting in the emotional work to right myself again. After all, if he made the mess, shouldn't … Continue reading Why the Hard Work After a Breakup Is Worth It

Feeling Lonely After Divorce?

We all experience those gut-dropping moments when we feel alone after divorce. Mine came one night when I realized that I was going to be late returning "home," which was a spare bedroom generously offered for the school year by my friend and her husband. Used to being married, I panicked a bit, thinking that … Continue reading Feeling Lonely After Divorce?

Summer Reading List

The bookmarked articles have started piling up in my reader again. And since I'm too excited and nervous about my plan to check off a bucket-list item later this morning to write anything profound, it seemed like a good day to share the writings of others. I hope you enjoy the selection and your Sunday:) … Continue reading Summer Reading List

What You Were Looking For in 2014

Every January, I enjoy looking back at some of the search terms that lead to my blog. Some are obvious ("marriage ended") and some make me question humanity ("how do I get away with bigamy?"), but many simply make me chuckle. Here's a collection of some of the funnier search terms from this past year … Continue reading What You Were Looking For in 2014