I surf Pinterest in between sips of coffee. My ‘quote habit’ sucks me in. I reserve this addiction for the same space I save animal videos. Why? I usually can’t stop myself from looking. I am a writer with writer obsessions, things like pens and pretty paper. In fact, REALLY pretty pens make me as…

I walk up the mounting block and place my foot in the stirrup while throwing my other leg over the horse. There are three of us riding in the ring this morning. I take a moment to gather myself – the reigns and other stirrup that is. “What a beautiful morning!” I announce joyfully. I…

I hear from so many people about their relationships or about their divorce. Actually, I hear from many people just about life in general – their hopes, their dreams and often their mistakes. I always thought it was one of my better qualities to be self-reflective. To be able to admit to my mistakes and…

I pull into the parking space. I sip my coffee as I listen to “The Bobby Bones Show.” A nationally syndicated country radio show based out of Nashville, Tennessee. A caller is on the line. She tells of getting a flat tire. A couple of guys stop to help her fix it. She apologizes that…

I just read a quote on Pinterest. “When you refuse to hide your scars they become a lighthouse for someone else” – Jon Acuff I think people who are divorcing want to hide their scars more than most. There is somehow a ridiculously, undeserved shame to failing at marriage. In other aspects of life, failures…

I am catching up on some reading. I flip through the pages of a months old Elle Magazine and happen upon an article. A quote jumps out from the pages. “There are two main reasons people cry: Being separated from an intimate relationship or feeling powerless.” – Elle Magazine I can only agree heartily with…

I jump out of the car. I fill my tank up with gas and make my way over to the nearby Starbucks. I’m in and out in a hurry. My Trenta green iced tea in hand. As I start to pull away, I spot my friend who I will call “LuLu.” “Lulu” is chatting away…

A friend of mine sent me this Deepak Chopra quote. She actually sent it to me in an e-mail about some personal things going on in her life only I relate to it so much. “According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within…

There are so many things that I wish I had known long before my marriage began to fracture. I wish I had realized how critical it was to demand certain things. More importantly, I wish I had known that it was anything, but selfish to do so. Why? It was critical for the relationship to…

A little while back my friend “Maya” Facebooks me. Maya writes (and I paraphrase): “I hate when people find out that I am getting divorced and say, ‘I am so sorry.'” I am not sorry. I don’t want people feeling sorry for me. I see this as a good thing. A new beginning.” I agree…

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