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Goodbye; Good Life

Tuesday, 02 October 2012 10:27
The last time I posted here was almost exactly two years ago.  The first time was in 2006.Here is a message for all of you who are suffering the agony of betrayal and seeming defeat: you will heal.Open your heart to joy.  Don't think about your…

Still Waters

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:25
A male friend of mine says the phrase “still waters run deep” is used to describe someone: “thoughtful, complex, psychologically savvy, and deep.”  Most of my friends agree.  It is an expression that gives an allure, a mystery and unknown…

My Stages Of Divorce

Friday, 05 October 2012 08:52
Stage 1:  Denial.  This couldn't be happening to me.  Surprise attack on me.  Didn't see it coming, or did I?Stage 2:  Sadness.  Being divorced at 60.  What the hell am I going to do?Stage 3:  Depressed.  No energy.  Hopelessness.  No…

A Place to Live

Friday, 12 October 2012 08:25
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.”  (Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)I went to Harry Potter World because I thought I had cancer. It wasn’t a trip to…

Ex In The City

Sunday, 14 October 2012 08:15
As much as I love my trips there, I am not really a city person, and for someone who's not a city person New York can be a bit overwhelming.  Soup Nazis are everywhere, disguised as Pizza Nazis.  FYI-Make up  your mind before you order a slice.…

Network Difficulties

Friday, 26 October 2012 10:06
I love writing my blog.  I love seeing my words on the screen, and knowing I put them there.  I get a head rush every time I hit the PUBLISH button, and don't ask the excitement that ensues over here if I get a comment posted;  it's almost as…

Online Dating, The New Math

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:40
"42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot."  UnknownI accidentally volunteered to help with math in my son’s classroom. I had intended to help with literacy but signed up on the wrong day. I hold a grudge against numbers in some ways. They …

Every Storm Runs out of Rain

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:39
My sister has been with me every step of the way during this nightmare. She's even said herself how she doesn't know how I've gotten through without losing my mind and how proud she is of me. Today she called me and said "Quick turn on the radio and …
One of the toughest transitions for children is often coping with the first holiday season. Our challenge as parents is to create new traditions and activities that can replace the memories of family holidays in the past. Here are some suggestions…

War Horse

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 08:14
Why is there death, war, divorce, loss and misery?  The questions have come up over and over again in our own lives and have been asked of us time and again.  Many writhe in bitterness and never manage to move forward as they ponder these ideas…

Finding Your Own Space Within The Craziness

Sunday, 04 November 2012 08:51
In this article I will make some suggestions that have helped me find my own space within the craziness.  There might be some good ideas for you, and I am sure you have plenty of your own to share.  So enjoy and remember to inbox me with your…

Revenge Is To Live Well

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 08:22
I know as human beings we shouldn't be looking for revenge. But in early recovery of divorce revenge and having your EX feel your pain is a major want.I understand the trust issue. I have trust issues and I felt that I would never have a man walk…

Cut Me To The Corp

Thursday, 08 November 2012 10:28
So far, November has been a month of huge accomplishments for me.  First off, last week I did not use all of my Weight Watchers' points.  I think I had like 3 left.  Yes,  it's true I tend to round down, and I still disagree with some of the…

Fork: Breakdown or Breakthrough

Monday, 12 November 2012 20:25
We all come to this fork in the road [when going through divorce], and whether it's good or bad, it's what you make of it that counts.  The bottom of this fork (one in many in my life) was a choice just like most forks: Do I breakdown or…

YOUR Best, Beautiful Bod

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 07:37
Two things a lady does not share; age and weight.  Well, I am not into taboo so here goes… 30 and 60kg’s!  Now with that behind us, let’s talk exercise and food!I love both in no moderation at all.  I guess the exercise bit helps me…

Rise of the DIY Divorce

Thursday, 15 November 2012 08:30
Couples who are somewhat impoverished are causing court chaos by representing themselves in the midst of cutbacks. According to the Daily mail; the recession and upcoming cuts to legal aid are putting immense pressure on family courts as these…

Lord, Help Me to Be Thankful

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:29
As we approach another year of holidays.  Thanksgiving is the most special.  I believe out of all of the holidays, Thanksgiving focuses the most on family.  During this time, our families are coming into town to celebrate the gift of love for one …
Are you trapped in where you are?  Your mind can often keep you trapped in where you are.  When you are confronted by the daily struggles of life, it is difficult to move forward.  When your mind is trapped in the “what happen?” phase, it is…
So, how do I get out of bed? How do I shower and wash my hair.  How do I dress myself and remember to eat.  How do I look at the bills on the counter knowing a new plan must be created to pay them?   How do I plan my life when no one told me I…

Committed Relationship, Take Two

Friday, 30 November 2012 08:48
It was my last date.  Enough already.  I had been on match.com for roughly a year and was feeling a bit drained from it all, rather the way you feel at the end of a great party.  When you arrive, you are the bell of the ball, with your new MAC…