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Lessons From the End of a Marriage

A “How to Thrive” Guide After Divorce

The Mental and Physical Benefits of Ten Types of Exercise

We are all aware that exercise provides physical benefits, but we may not be as aware of the mental and emotional rewards that come with physical activity.  Here are ten popular types of exercise and the benefits you can expect to receive. 1) Zumba Zumba is a Latin-dance based class that is fast-paced, fun, andContinue reading “The Mental and Physical Benefits of Ten Types of Exercise”

Extend a Hand

In those first few days and weeks of sudden singlehood, I was angry.  I wanted to curse his name in a thousand languages, yet I knew only one.  I wanted to create effigies of him and burn them, but our county had posted a burn ban that summer.  I wanted to use his mug shotContinue reading “Extend a Hand”

Marathon Motivation

It’s time for another race. I ran my first race, a half marathon,  3 months after he left.  I signed up because I needed a challenge.  I needed something tangible that I could overcome in a set amount of time.  I needed to prove to myself that I had the strength, both mental and physical,Continue reading “Marathon Motivation”

Why I Became a Tough Mudder

When I told my family last year that I had signed up (and paid good money) for an 11 mile obstacle run, I think their first response was to shuffle through their contacts looking for the psychiatrist I saw in the early months of the divorce.  “You’re doing WHAT?  Why?,” I heard repeatedly, usually followedContinue reading “Why I Became a Tough Mudder”

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