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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Living With Loss

I received the news yesterday that an amazing former student lost her life to cancer. The message wasn’t a shock, as I had known about the particularly brutal illness, but  advance knowledge of death only softens the blow as much as tacking a blanket to brick wall before a car slams into it. It stillContinue reading “Living With Loss”

After Divorce: What Are You Grieving?

Divorce is a type of death. The end of the life you had and the life you expected. And as with any death, grief follows closely behind. After divorce, which of these are you grieving?   Grieving the Person You Thought They Were For some of us, divorce is preceded by a revelation that ourContinue reading “After Divorce: What Are You Grieving?”

Gratitude Without the Bullsh*t

Gratitude. It’s become quite the buzzword, hasn’t it. It’s right up there with kale and yoga in the perpetual quest for wellness and happiness. We are told we should buy gratitude journals or download the latest app that will send us reminders that we should be grateful. Ads pop into our feeds with t-shirts emblazonedContinue reading “Gratitude Without the Bullsh*t”

Give Yourself Permission

We are often our own harshest critics. We berate ourselves for the same things we respond with compassion to in others. Instead of doing the best we can, we often “should” ourselves into shame and paralysis.   So for today, practice being as kind to yourself as you are to others. For today, give yourselfContinue reading “Give Yourself Permission”

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