Finding Joy Even in the Pain-The Joy

Divorce is one of the most painful events in a person’s life.  That being siad there is still joy to be found if we take the time to find it. How have I found joy this month?I have found joy in my family, food, the change from summer to fall, food, and my dog Brodie.How…

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Journal Prompt-Write About A Dream You Remember and How That Dream Made You Feel

 I have lived long enough to have had thousands of dreams.  I have had my share of nightmares and also my share of fun and memorable dreams.  I can remember themes in my dreams that recur, such as being in a play with hundreds of people in attendance, and I forget my lines, and I…

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Divorce Diversion-Home, How to Re-Soften Scratchy Towels

I have noticed lately that my towels are no longer soft.  The towels have taken on a very coarse or rough texture, and they just don’t feel very pleasant to the touch.  I found an article on The Spruce that was titled how to soften your towels, and I thought I would give it a try. Here is…

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The Journey-A Quote by an Unknown Author

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our life.” ~Unknown I  love this quote.  I believe healing from a devastating event is a process.  The length of time this process takes is individual.  For some of us, it will be a life long process.  I have seen over the last…

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Journal Prompt- What is Your Favorite Season of the Year and Why?

The answer to this question comes to my mind immediately. I don’t even have to think twice about it. My favorite season of the year is fall.  One reason it is my favorite season is that I live in North Carolina.  The NC summers are so hot and humid that beginning in June, I start…

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Journal Prompt-Share a Time You Helped Someone in Need

Over the years, I would like to think that I helped someone along the way.  I guess that regarding helping someone, my mind goes back to my years as an RN. I worked in hospitals and clinics and met many in need of a touch to ease their physical and emotional pain. Working as a…

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“The Beginning” Wisdom From the Web….Huff Post Divorce Pages “10 Productive Ways to Move on After Infidelity”

This was written back in the early days of my unwanted separation and pending divorce. That is whay I call it “The Beginning” I believe that these “productive ways” are good advice if there was infidelity in your marriage or not.  “10 Productive Ways to Move on After Infidelity” (My opinions in red:-) By Anita…

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Monthly Motivation, Lord I Need You

If there is one stairway to heaven for me, it is music.  The Christian songs that I listen to inspire me and soothe my soul.  In them and their message, I find hope and direction. This song is a blast from my past.  We used to sing it in church, yes the church in which…

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My Thoughts on an Article Managing Depression After Divorce by Daniela Ginta

I just did a post on Divorce and Depression and thought I would follow up that thought with an article by Daniela Ginta that deals with Managing Depression After Divorce.  I am going to look at the article and see which suggestions I used in the early days of my divorce.  Maybe there are some…

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