So Much To Be Thankful For – Even Now


Happy Thanksgiving!   "O Lord that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness" – William Shakespeare Let's all really understand how much we have to be thankful for today and every single day we are allowed on this earth. Have a wonderful, wonderful day. Suzy and Grady "O come, let us sing

So Much To Be Thankful For – Even Now2015-11-26T13:56:03+00:00

Easing The Pain of Divorce During The Holidays


I'm getting lots of messages about the Holidays in the MDRcommunity. Lots of conversation about dealing with Thanksgiving, Christmas and the other Winter Holidays during divorce. Here's this honest feeling: "Just came back from trying to do some shopping. Christmas music everywhere, many couples, joyful atmosphere. I did not buy anything. I felt horrible. I had

Easing The Pain of Divorce During The Holidays2018-11-28T16:50:45+00:00

Watch the Fireworks – Divorce or No Divorce


In the middle of my divorce, sometimes I wanted to just go unconscious. I was in so much pain I was having trouble dealing with the reality of what was happening. I wanted to go to sleep and wake up and it would all be resolved. Here's a quote from Marianne Williamson that's so appropriate

Watch the Fireworks – Divorce or No Divorce2018-01-10T18:10:44+00:00

Has whining become a habit after divorce?


There's a lot to whine about during divorce.  And these are't just little inconveniences ... they are things like having to sell your house, maybe uproot your kids, go back to work when you thought you were going to be able to take life a little easier; and then there's the fact that your ex-husband

Has whining become a habit after divorce?2018-01-10T18:10:46+00:00

A Sense of Humor Especially Now


"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs — jolted by every pebble in the road."   Henry Ward Beecher Sometimes life is not funny … like during a midlife divorce or during a funeral or when our children are facing hard circumstances or during a stressful, intense time. Those specific

A Sense of Humor Especially Now2018-01-10T18:10:51+00:00

Succulent Wild Women


“Without our flaws, faults, and foibles, we would be less lovable – much less lovable.”   SARK, Author of  Succulent Wild Women In a part of her book, Succulent Wild Women, SARK has a section entitled "Radical Self-Accpetance."  We as R.A.D.I.C.A.L. Women need to practice Radical Self-Acceptance.  After a divorce, especially a divorce in the

Succulent Wild Women2019-01-02T21:24:30+00:00

Feeling good vs Doing good


Enjoy the sensations and the experiences this holiday season. Most of the gifts will be outgrown, broken or forgotten. The experiences and the good memories and the deeper meanings will last. Keep that in mind this next 15 days especially. “Too many of us define happiness as feeling good, not

Feeling good vs Doing good2018-01-10T18:11:01+00:00

Divorce and Holidays


Let's love the Holiday we're with for a change! In fact, let's love the moment we're with! "December, Fat Boy!  This month is for MY Holiday!  Now hop in that sleigh and WAIT your TURN!"   Editorial Cartoonist The day after Halloween, I began getting messages about Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It happens before every

Divorce and Holidays2018-01-10T18:11:02+00:00