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”

Five Healthy Ways to Fill the Void After Divorce (And What to Look Out For!)

From the chilled and vacant bed to the endless evening hours to the loss of a trusted confidant, the void left in your life after divorce can be both vast and agonizing. The emptiness begs to be filled, the cracks call for smoothing over and you try to distract yourself from staring too long atContinue reading “Five Healthy Ways to Fill the Void After Divorce (And What to Look Out For!)”

When Gratitude is Your Wrapping Paper

When gratitude is your wrapping paper, everything is a gift.   If someone had told me ten years ago that I would ever be grateful for my tsunami divorce, I would have thought they were ignorant. Or cruel. Or, at the very least, utterly clueless and insensitive.   But, you what?   They would haveContinue reading “When Gratitude is Your Wrapping Paper”

The Pitch-Black Room

Heartbreak is a pitch-black room. At first, you’re disoriented. Confused. How did the familiar world become replaced by this sarcophagus of grief? There are no windows. No doors. Only darkness. And you’re all alone. You can hear life as usual just outside your walls, but you are separated from the activity. The air feels funny.Continue reading “The Pitch-Black Room”