Bring Joy to others at Christmas

Bring Joy to others at Christmas

Want to bring Joy to others at Christmas? Be a great listener! Huh? How does this work? Here’s the connection. Christmas is a time for giving. Not buying presents but giving of yourself. Christmas is a time to give of your energy and time, not just material...
KINDNESS AT CHRISTMAS

KINDNESS AT CHRISTMAS

Think of the kindest person you ever met. How did you feel leaving them? Encouraged? Understood? Blessed? Turns out the benefits are so much more. There is a science behind kindness. When a person sees someone doing something kind, they are more likely to “Pay...
5 WAYS TO GRINCH-PROOF YOUR HOLIDAYS

5 WAYS TO GRINCH-PROOF YOUR HOLIDAYS

Are you just retired? Relocated? Recently separated or divorced? Missing a child during the holidays? Lost someone you loved? When your life has taken an unexpected and unfortunate turn the holidays can be grim. Sometimes you find yourself dreading the shopping,...
TIPS AND INSIGHTS FOR POST-DEPLOYMENT

TIPS AND INSIGHTS FOR POST-DEPLOYMENT

NOW WHAT? You were in active-duty, valued in the military. You were proud of your service. Very cool. Whatever branch of the military you served, you had a very specific job to do. Maybe you were excellent at it. You had friends and colleagues, healthcare and a place...
Happiness

Happiness

HAPPINESS is possible while going through divorce. You can experience true joy and contentment despite your circumstances. I know this sounds a little crazy but if you focus on the great things in your life, you will find people respond in surprising ways. Everyone...
Are You Trying To Cope With The Death Of Someone You Love?

Are You Trying To Cope With The Death Of Someone You Love?

They’ve been there for you, saw the best in you, supported you and loved you.  If they were ill for some time, you lingered between life and death anticipating their final departure. If it was a sudden death, the horror and shock are mind-numbing. The finality...
Find the Gold

Find the Gold

Did you ever feel you’re in a streak where everything seems to be going wrong? You get up in the morning with a sense of dread because you need to follow-up on the craziness from the day before. You approach your day with a glass-half-empty perspective. We can’t or...
Addiction during divorce

Addiction during divorce

The divorced population is a high-risk population. A high-risk for addictions, illness, emotional problems, you name it, divorce makes living and coping difficult. Divorce is a perfect breeding ground for addictions. Think about it. You lose many if not all the...
Divorce Detox

Divorce Detox

As your marriage becomes more and more unraveled, men and women adopt patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that are coping strategies. Whether or not they’re good ones, is something else entirely. We’ll take a quick look at the three elements required to get...
How can I forgive when I’ve been hurt so badly?

How can I forgive when I’ve been hurt so badly?

Divorce is culmination of doing and saying mean, thoughtless and even hateful things over a period of time. Barbs have been slung from both the husband and the wife. Fault-finding with the other is often a full-time job as the marriage disintegrates. Finding your wife...