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Put The Past Behind

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog, Divorce, Emotional Pain|

Put The Past Behind! I often hear a client say "I thought I put the past behind me but suddenly I found myself thinking hateful thoughts of my ex!" The reality is that until we truly process the feelings, issues or conflicts that brought about divorce it's difficult to put the past behind. Those [...]

Surviving or Thriving! Your Choice!

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Divorce, Emotional Pain, Self Compassion|Tags: , , |

Surviving or Thriving – your choice  Surviving divorce is one of the most difficult, stressful, confusing, chaotic and painful times in life. Getting through the process is challenging and has many ups and downs. Some people go into denial blame shame or they start numbing –using: alcohol, exercise, TV, Facebook, pornography, [...]

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We are Enough and Perfect

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Emotional Pain, General, Self Compassion|

Enough and Perfect Psychologists, theologians, and spiritual teachers often espouse that we are enough and perfect as we are. This idea has been popularized most recently in the work of Brene Brown who's recent Ted Talk which focused on our human connection--that is, our ability to empathize, belong and love. Shame is the inner emotional [...]

How’s your love life?

By |June 21st, 2016|Categories: Divorce|

After my divorce people began asking me –“how’s your love life”? What they were asking about –was I dating anyone, had I found a new “love interest”? The love life that matters most –I discovered- is the one inside of me. Was I in a loving relationship with me? As with most people going through [...]

What are We Afraid of When a Relationship Ends?

By |June 18th, 2016|Categories: Divorce|

Fears of Relationship Ending Relationship ending brings many changes. Many of the changes are unwanted, and can lead to more fears- losing friends, how will my family/neighbors/coworkers/church members etc.- view me now? Some fears you have lived with all your life-some you outgrew. Sometimes we have fears that are dormant when we are in a [...]

5 Stages of Loss – Denial is the First

By |May 7th, 2016|Categories: Denial|

Denial is the First of the 5 Stages of Loss The book, "On Death and Dying," by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, proposed there are five distinct stages of normal grief. While the focus of the book is on death, the concept has been extended to all loss - including the loss of a relationship from a breakup [...]

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