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September 27, 2017

Like many divorced women before me, I packed a bag the day I decided to leave my ex-husband. I threw in shirts, pajamas, socks, underwear, and comfy pants. On top of that, I dumped my makeup bag, toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant. It didn’t occur to me then, but this was a very important bag. It was probably the most important bag I would ever pack.

When I opened that bag at my parent’s house later that first night, I realized I didn’t do a very good job packing. The shirts didn’t match my pants or skirts. I packed a pair of pants that didn’t...

September 27, 2017

I've been doing a lot of soul-searching this year (a lot more than in past years) and there's been a theme: I need more abundance in my life. I've struggled with feeling inadequate and "less than" as long as I can remember. Lately, I've been getting tired and snappy easily. And when I look inward and ask my spiritual guide what is missing, the answer is "abundance". Abundance in happiness, creativity, connection. And abundance in love for myself.

I think we can all use more abundance, right? We seem to live in a world of scarcity. There isn't...

September 27, 2017

This article was first published on The HuffPost

Today, I let my fear get to me. I let the what ifs, and the never wases and the should haves and the baggage and the insecurities and the doubts creep in my head. They were sly buggers. I was having a hard day and just off “my time of the month”, so I was hungover from chocolate and hormones. I let my guard down and they scurried right in through the crack in my carefully crafted door.

Fear sucks. It’s immobilizing. It’s paralyzing. It’s depressing. It’s the enemy. It’s necessary.

Sometimes our fear...

September 27, 2017

The following letter was first published in The HuffPost's series, An Open Letter to My Ex.

I was recently asked to write a thank you letter to my ex as a part of The HuffPost's series, An Open Letter To My Ex. I didn't think I was ready to feel gratitude toward my ex but while writing this letter I started to feel peace toward him.

You might not be ready to feel gratitude toward your ex but I highly recommend writing a thank you letter when you are ready. Here is my thank you letter:

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Dear Ex,

I used to refer to you as “The Sub-Human”. The pa...

September 27, 2017

  

Very rarely in life are we faced with events that force us to rethink our lives, relationships, values, and future. When these events do happen, we have two choices: run and cower, or fight and thrive. When my ex-husband and I separated, I chose to fight and thrive.

Before my divorce, I was basically going through the motions. I owned and managed a website design business that became stagnant and unfulfilling. I didn't have to worry about working very hard because I had the "benefit" of a working spouse. “Benefit” is in quotations because w...

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