When your routine changes, that doesn't mean letting go of your healthy habits.
I'm sitting here on this gorgeous balcony in Hilton Head, SC where I am staying with my mother and my brother and his family for the holiday. I just suffered a terrible night of stomach flu that my daughter passed on to me just before I left. Because of that I was in bed unusually… Continue reading Reflection on Thanksgiving
Tomorrow will be the end of a long and tortuous process. I am hitting a new milestone in my journey of change and I cannot wait for the finish line. Tomorrow I will face the X in court for the completion of our custody battle that has been dragging on since January. Ten months of… Continue reading Finding Strength Through Battle
It has been over a year since my split with the X. I don't even recognize the person I was then. I was caught between feeling free and feeling abandoned. Feeling relieved and feeling afraid. Excited and hurt. Going through a divorce or any breakup really is filled with so many emotions. I remember thinking… Continue reading Eight Tips for Surviving a Breakup
I have never seen strength and determination the way I had when I started taking care of my father in his last days. His struggle with Stage 4 stomach cancer was coming to an end. In November we were given the news that he had 3 to 6 months to live and he held out… Continue reading The Last Few Days with Dad
It is Sunday afternoon on my off weekend and I feel the anxiety building up. In about an hour I have the dreaded pick up time where the kids come back home from being with the X a few days. Every time I have to gear up for the awkward ten minute exchange I instantly… Continue reading The Dreaded Custody Handoff
I am coming up on a year since I have been separated from the X - six months divorced. I had my own ideas of what divorced couples go through and made my own judgments. Now I see that I had no idea what someone goes through when they get divorced. But just like when… Continue reading The misconceptions of a divorcee