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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Post Traumatic Growth

One of my husband’s “ah-ha” moments came in his early adulthood when he caught a snippet of an Oprah show. The guests that day were two brothers who had endured horrific abuse during their childhoods. One became the epitome of success, applying discipline and intentional effort to all areas of his life, which resulted inContinue reading “Post Traumatic Growth”

Forgiving Yourself

I’ve done some dumb things.  Some things I’m not proud of. And some that I’m embarrassed about.   I’ve made bad decisions. Followed by worse ones. And held tightly to some bad assumptions.   I’ve inadvertently hurt those I’ve loved. Made others feel badly. And neglected to own up to my faults.   I couldContinue reading “Forgiving Yourself”

Forest Fire

Smokey the Bear tells us that only we can prevent forest fires. But that’s not really true. I mean we can avoid throwing lit cigarettes on top of dry pine needles and we can faithfully cover our campfires with dirt before retiring for the night. But those measures won’t stop the errant spark from catching aContinue reading “Forest Fire”

Are You Pot Bound In Your Life?

When I first started gardening, I was timid with my new plants. I would very gently ease them out of their nursery pots, cutting away at any plastic that was bound too tightly. I would carefully tease apart the roots, unwinding them from their circular pot-shaped path and tenderly place the new acquisition in itsContinue reading “Are You Pot Bound In Your Life?”

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