Changing the Reflection in the Mirror

On the day after I was left, I looked in the mirror. I saw a woman who had been discarded. Thoughtlessly thrown away like some worn-out or unfashionable sneakers. Good enough to be walked on, but no longer deemed worthy of the necessary closet space. Some days when I looked in the mirror, I saw … Continue reading Changing the Reflection in the Mirror

Taking Responsibility: How to Tell When It’s Your Stuff to Own

It can be challenging to determine when something falls on somebody else's shoulders and when it it is ultimately your responsibility to bear. Here are four ways to tell if it's your stuff to own -   1 - A pattern keeps repeating. When I first started casually dating post-divorce, I had guys start to … Continue reading Taking Responsibility: How to Tell When It’s Your Stuff to Own

The Single Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Mental Health

https://youtu.be/oKvuYClWr7o   And for my fellow introverts, here's an open letter to share with the extroverts in your life.

Are You Harboring Any of These Toxic Thoughts?

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By now, I think we're all pretty aware of toxic people. Those emotional vampires who use, abuse and bully their way through life. We're better able to identify those one-sided relationships that leave us shattered and shelled, picking our splintered pieces off the floor. And we're less tolerant of the mistreatment, less willing to provide … Continue reading Are You Harboring Any of These Toxic Thoughts?

Forget the Casserole! What People in Crisis REALLY Need

When bad things happen to good people, the calvary arrives soon after with food and flowers. Level surfaces soon fill with cards expressing condolences and well wishes. Money is collected to help with both normal and unexpected expenses. Friends and family all want to help and being unable to change the circumstances, they respond with … Continue reading Forget the Casserole! What People in Crisis REALLY Need