The Journey- Embrace Your Singleness

“Single” is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.”  Mandy Hale I recently heard a sermon on embracing your singleness, and I have decided to do just that.  There is no way I could have embraced being single in the beginning.  Being thrown away is traumatic.  After two years(and now […]

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Divorce Diversion: Taking Care of You, Ways to De-Stress…”Peel an Orange”…Aromatherapy

Ok folks, it’s time to de-stress.  Those of us going through divorce seem to be a reservoir for stress.  I never had any issues with unhealthy anxiety or depression until I was blindsided with marital separation after decades of marriage. On one stress index scale, divorce rates the second highest stressor with the death of a spouse first.  I don’t […]

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The Journey-Hold Tightly to Your Faith

I remember an excruciating time in my life when my parents were sick, and death was very close. During those times I had a bible verse that I constantly repeated, “Be still and know that I am God”. To me, these words were reassuring me that God is in control and I could put all […]

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The Journey-Hire an Attorney

“I would not have enough to survive if I did not have my lawyer to protect me.” KathieyV (2013) (Disclaimer-I am not an expert.  This information is just based on my experience and may not work in your situation.) I remember when I was first thrown away the shock I felt left me feeling off balance […]

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Morning Motivation-God Directs Our Path

“I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He directs my paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) I love to travel.  I enjoy the adventure.  I delight in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, the trails in the mountains, and feeling the cool […]

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Lawyers are a Girls Best Friend, Not Diamonds…Zsa Zsa Gabor

I like her quote, and I can relate to its meaning now that I have experienced the depth of its truth. If you find yourself in the throws of an unwanted and unexpected separation and pending divorce as I did, please hire an experienced attorney.  Do this sooner rather than later.  I regret taking my […]

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Your Truth Will Set You Free….Unless You Are Gaslighting!  

I talk with people often about divorce.  Many women and a handful of men I have spoken with  have experienced, what some call, gaslighting.  How I understand gaslighting, it is the twisting of the truth and invention of new untruths. I found an article that deals with the subject, “I Reject Your Reality and Substitute My […]

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Ways to Reduce Stress. Try Reading.

Here is a quote in regard to reading and stress relief that I found online….. “Reading worked best, outshining other stress-reduction techniques like listening to music, taking a walk or having a cup of tea. Stress levels declined by 68 percent after participants read for just six minutes, leading Lewis to say, “Losing yourself in […]

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The Journey Through Divorce; Prayer

I remember learning at one point in my life that Billy Graham prayed all the time.  He prayed without ceasing.  I can recall thinking that is humanly impossible.  Nobody can pray constantly. I have come to tell you it is not the impossibility I thought it was. When I learned of my husbands plan to […]

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Meetup Groups vs Isolation

I am a member of many divorce sites, places where people can go to share and vent. These sites are support groups for those entering the unknown world of separation and divorce. I was reading one ladies comments.  I don’t know her story although based on her recent post I can tell she is lonely, […]

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