I sit with friends in the coffee shop. We share a few really great laughs. I realize two things have magically returned to my life. A fairly, constant smile once again accompanies my face. A natural ‘joie de vivre’ is creeping back into my life. And… A sense of peace. I no longer feel hurt…

The people who love the best, are the ones who love themselves the most. A full heart is a generous heart. This Valentine’s Day, regardless of whether there is a significant other in the picture, each individual person owes it to themselves to center their life by loving themselves too. Here are DIY Fall in…

I change into a black smock and find my way to the chair. My hairstylist grabs a section of my hair and some foil. We laugh as she begins the process. TODAY, I am getting a blue streak laced within my dark brown hair. It’s my year. My re-entry. My take back. My comeback. My…

No one should lose themselves in a relationship. On the contrary, one should become more of the person that they are and not less. A relationship should make an individual thrive not constrict. One should grow not wither. It’s imperative that an individual self-protect to ensure the relationship is a healthy one. A relationship that…

Love is complicated. It is emotion and passion and attraction. It is confidence that permits the best type of love to thrive and a relationship survive. The signs of confident love 1. Clear Vision: A confident love exists when a spouse sees the other spouse for who they really are. They do not project their…

I stare at my Christmas tree. The New Year now in full swing, it is time to yank the ornaments off the tree and pack the Christmas boxes away. I think about the evolution of divorce. I no longer feel the ghosts of Christmas past. I now feel the hope of Christmas future. I don’t…

The great thing about the New Year? It’s about starting over. It demands the past be left behind. It promises the opportunity to abandon mistakes, heartache, pounds, vices, choices, and regrets. The New Year promises…. a do over, a restart, a blank slate, and a sense of taking charge of life. This year, remember that…

I walk towards the grocery store. I stop and hug my friend, “Cookie.” She is always helping others and today she is collecting food for those in need this Thanksgiving. I make my rounds through the store and stop to drop off groceries with her as I exit. A while later I receive this text,…

I talk to people about divorce all the time. I joke that I am the ‘Divorce Whisperer.’ I know many secrets and I keep them all. I share the other stuff. The things that people give me permission to or the universal truths. So many people that I meet tell me that they lost themselves…

I am sitting with my son while he shares some good news with me. “I am so proud of you,” I say “Thanks, but all I really care about is being a good person,” he says He stops me in my tracks. I mean this is all you hope for as a parent. That you…

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