Stand Firm After Divorce


“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” ~ Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister Not Everyone Will Like You I made a big collage for my kitchen. I used all kinds of handmade paper torn into squares. On

Stand Firm After Divorce2020-03-04T03:29:43+00:00

Your Unplanned Future After Divorce


"The future isn't what it used to be." ~ Yogi Berra I'm sure Yogi Berra made the above statement to be funny. And to a normal person whose life is humming along, it would be. But in the early stages of my midlife divorce, that statement would have brought me to tears. When Plans

Your Unplanned Future After Divorce2020-03-04T04:41:11+00:00

Mom and Me


This is my mom's birthday.  Below is a brief description of her life.  The picture is one of the few pictures of just the two of us when I was a baby.  She used to polish my white high-top shoes every day while I napped.  Among her many talents was that she was an excellent

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During Divorce Stop Flapping Your Lips


Talking to someone who has stopped listening is always frustrating, and it usually ends up making the speaker look and feel foolish.  Throughout the divorce process, I finally realized that the more I talked, the less he listened. During my midlife divorce recovery journey, I had a terrible time keeping my mouth shut.  Even when

During Divorce Stop Flapping Your Lips2016-04-06T23:36:43+00:00

Dumped By The Side Of The Road


We have all heard the story of the dog or cat that is callously dumped on the side of road by a heartless person who no longer wants them. We often use terms such as dumped like a sack of garbage, which clearly illustrates the lack of value and consideration given to those animals

Dumped By The Side Of The Road2020-05-01T20:41:12+00:00

Has Divorce Given You A Fuzzy Vision for the New Year?


“Many of us go through life with only a fuzzy sense of where we are going.” ~ Reinventing Your Life:  How to Break Free From Negative Life Patterns by Jeffrey Young, PhD and Janet Klosko, PhD.  Where am I going?  Okay, it's New Year's Day, 2016 .... it's a good time to ask that question,

Has Divorce Given You A Fuzzy Vision for the New Year?2018-01-10T18:10:43+00:00

Don’t Postpone Joy – (Especially In The Middle Of Divorce)


Don’t Postpone Joy - Especially Now "Ever spent months, even years, of your life as if they were just a phase you were going through, an extended transition, until the time when your real life would begin?  Here are two simple rules:  Rule #1.  BEGIN AT ONCE TO LIVE.  Rule #2.  DON'T POSTPONE JOY." Landon

Don’t Postpone Joy – (Especially In The Middle Of Divorce)2018-01-10T18:10:43+00:00

Okay, I’m Mad – Divorce And The Holidays


Okay, it's a couple of days after Veteran's Day.  We've got two weeks until Thanksgiving and some stores in Kansas City are bumping Black Friday up to today ..... Leave us alone already!!  Let us calmly enjoy the holidays! In reality, if you're going through divorce, you're probably not calmly enjoying much of anything these

Okay, I’m Mad – Divorce And The Holidays2018-01-10T18:10:43+00:00

True Freedom – Veteran’s Day & Divorce


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."    Dwight D. Eisenhower We as individual women going through divorce, have a new kind of freedom to choose what our life will be like in the future. Like the quote above, freedom is not for the weak and timid.

True Freedom – Veteran’s Day & Divorce2018-01-10T18:10:43+00:00

Scary Divorce Fears


"From goulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties ... And things that go bump in the night ... Good Lord, deliver us!" Scottish Saying. This little ditty was adapted from a phrase in print around 1918 and may make us smile. But this world is full of really scary "things that go bump in the night,"

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