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In high school, if my mom could hear me bickering with a friend she would pick up the telephone. “Girls,” she would say. “Are you being charitable?” My girlfriends and I would bust out laughing and completely forget the adolescent […]

I want to start passing along a little spiritual inspiration here and there. I think this is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard. Cory Morrow is a Texas singer/songwriter. This is a spiritually uplifting tune and worth […]

I just had lunch with one of my fav people from high school. As is customary in my column I will give her an alias. A name to protect the innocent. I will call her “Aurora’ because she sincerely sends out […]

A few days ago I wrote the column… When God Cleans Your House It made me realize though divorce is definitely about significant losses, I now see it as just life re-arranged. And guess what? I love my life now! […]

Yesterday I experienced an emotional hiccup. I shed a few tears. I know! surprised me too. After all, I am me again. I have regained my original strength and confidence. I am finally restored. But here’s the thing. I saw […]

There is divorce and there is extreme divorce. Extreme divorce is lengthy, involves emotional and financial abuse, punishment, using or confusing children, and overall bullying behavior.  Extreme divorce should be illegal but instead, it is seen as the acceptable behavior […]

Divorces come in all shapes and sizes. But threads of the same universal truths exist in most of them. The loss, the devastation, the inexplicable shame, the uncertainty, the worry, the stress, the isolation, and the pain. In short, an […]

I remember near the beginning of my divorce chatting with an old friend. “I don’t feel very good about myself,” I said. “I never knew a Colleen who was anything but confident,” he replied. But there was in fact, a […]

I am forever indebted to my mom. Anyone who has been raised by a single parent can attest to the devotion and loyalty you feel to the parent who was constantly physically, emotionally and financially available to you. As a […]

Really? How do two people make divorce look like a fairy tale? Or rather THE very BEST Christmas PRESENT Ever??!! There’s a reason we can’t get enough of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton. Just watching them perform You Make It Feel Like […]