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Taking Time for Metamorphosis in Life after Divorce


Daffodils blooming in front of my house. Enjoying them today as they will likely be gone tomorrow with the arrival of an incoming spring snowstorm.

It’s been more than 7 years since my divorce was final. During that time I’ve consistently worked toward creating a life I love after divorce. I’ve shared nuggets of wisdom, some of the struggles, and a bit of the fun along the way – here on my blog and in my newsletter.

Now I’m entering a new cycle of human metamorphosis (as Martha Beck describes in this article from way back in 2004).  To do so I’m taking a hiatus from my online presence.

As a divorced mom, you, too, may encounter these periods of “cocooning” where you need to withdraw and regroup, so in this post, my last for a while, I’ll describe the experiences that led me to this place, in hopes that it might help others distinguish metamorphosis from plain old lethargy or depression. [click to continue…]


New Beginnings in Life after Divorce

One of the things that has helped me create a new life after divorce is reading and following others who inspire, offer new ways of looking at the world, and share hope. One such source is the Sedona Women’s Institute, a site offering guidance, tools and support for inspired living. Their newsletter today contained a poem I thought was perfect for creating a life you love after divorce.

Because I couldn’t link to it, I’m posting it here (with credit to the author and source). It’s called “For a New Beginning” by John O’Donohue. Take heart, divorced moms:  The world awaits you! [click to continue…]


In Life after Divorce Baby Steps Work Everywhere

After the latest snowstorm passed through, I took my dog out for a short walk before starting work. As we came to one of the sections that hadn’t been shoveled, I naturally slowed my steps to cross the icy patches, especially when the sidewalk headed downhill.

View of the lodge from my first ski class

View of the lodge from my first ski class

As I took those baby steps across the ice, I got to thinking about going downhill and how scary that can be for me

– whether skiing, biking, hiking, or even walking. I was especially conscious of that fear since I’d just finished the first of several field days for a back country skiing class the day before. As I shortened my stride and slowed my steps, it occurred to me that using the idea of baby steps, described in my book on creating a life you love after divorce, [click to continue…]

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