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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

Signs You’re Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go

Letting go is hard. Damned hard. I first learned this as a young child, exploring my grandmother’s basement, packed to the ceiling with carefully labeled and organized items as though she was preparing to seek refuge from the apocalypse. Which, in many ways, she was. She lived through starvation and disaster on the Dakota prairieContinue reading “Signs You’re Holding On When It’s Time to Let Go”

Slaying the Dragon

Regrettably, this is a metaphorical slaying only. No dragons (or ex husbands, as the case is here) were harmed in the making of this post. Unfortunately.   It’s been a rough 24 hours after seeing my ex husband for the first time in over 3 years. I almost wish that I had called in sickContinue reading “Slaying the Dragon”

Quitting vs. Letting Go

To the uninformed, these may appear to be the same thing. After all, they both require the release of something. Both create a void. And both originate from choice. Although on the surface quitting and letting go appear to be twins, the motivating substance behind the facades is quite different. Quitting is born from fearContinue reading “Quitting vs. Letting Go”

Are You a Mental Hoarder?

I saw a promo picture for of those hoarding shows the other day. It showed a woman surrounded by an impossible pile of stuff, trying to look strong, yet you could see the struggle on her face. I did not watch the show, but I gather that she acquired and held onto these items outContinue reading “Are You a Mental Hoarder?”

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