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…]
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…]
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
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…]