September 27, 2017

I still cannot believe how much stress I endured during my separation and divorce back in 2014. My friends and family were a constant support through that difficult time. I would not be where I am today without their love. I also unexpectedly found some free and cheap tools that helped me navigate divorce while keeping my sanity and happiness (mostly) intact. Below are these tools. I hope they help you through your divorce as well.

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My life got pretty crazy, pretty quickly while going through a separation and divorce. On top of all t...

September 27, 2017

Loving yourself through divorce encompasses all areas of your life from managing your emotions to self-care and exercise. Refocusing on your health and wellness is a great way to increase your energy and confidence during divorce. I invited Rachel Aldrich Rader to share some tips on how you can create an exercise plan that is in alignment with who you are. She has great advice to help you stress less about exercise and help you create a unique plan that brings results.  

As a young mom wanting to “get my body back” I thought exercise was the thing...

September 27, 2017

This article was first published on The HuffPost. 

Netflix was kind enough to release the first season of Grace & Frankie shortly after my ex-husband and I separated. Somehow the powers-that-be at Netflix knew what I needed most in my life at that time was a show about two 70-something women who are going through divorces because their husbands announced they were in love with each other.

I devoured that first season over a weekend and couldn’t wait for the next season. All the emotions I was feeling about my divorce - from betrayal to guilt to con...

September 27, 2017

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ― Michael Pollan

Divorce is a very stressful time to say the least. And what do we do when we are stressed? If you said "throw all the sweet treats away and hop on the treadmill" then you are a super woman and should start some sort of class or something. I think most of us would say that we tend to eat comfort foods when we are stressed and any fitness plans we may have been working towards are thrown out the window.

One way to Love Yourself Through Divorce is to use this time to take care of yourself by ea...

September 27, 2017

"You should never sacrifice three things: your family, your heart, and your dignity."

I hear all too often a version of this phrase, "Well, you know, as a single mom, I have to sacrifice a lot." I get sad and frustrated every time I hear this. I wrote a post called 10 Ways To Feel Rich Today and listed ways you can pamper yourself and feel wealthy in spite of all that you sacrifice. But then I got to thinking, “Hey, why should a single mom be expected to sacrifice more than a mom who is coupled?”

Is it hard to be a single mom? Yes, of cou...

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