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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

I Don’t Know How You Do It

When people hear about my story of tsunami divorce and contrast the sudden trauma with where I am now, I often hear the response, “I don’t know how you did it.” And sometimes when I reflect back on those early days, I feel the same way. But I also have a different perspective now, comingContinue reading “I Don’t Know How You Do It”

I’m Not Strong Enough

Every year I have some kids who break my heart. It happens as soon as I task them with completing some assignment and they whisper to me with down-turned eyes, “I’m not smart enough.” And my heart breaks for the broken spirit of the child. Because the truth is, there are very few kids thatContinue reading “I’m Not Strong Enough”


Several years ago, I taught eighth grade in the gifted program at a school with a population that qualified our suburban location as “inner city.” I had this one little British boy that year that stood out. John couldn’t have been more than four feet tall, the stack of books in his arms frequently bypassingContinue reading “Strength”

We Are Women

  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Marianne Williamson On the surface, it was a simple girl’s weekend at the beach. But much lies beneath the waves at the ocean in the form of great beauty and unexplored possibilities. On the surface,Continue reading “We Are Women”

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