For more than 25 years, my passion has been helping people navigate the turbulent waters of life, especially divorce. Together, my clients, readers and I strategize, rediscover, redesign and reclaim the life they want to live – based on their own strengths and my practical, no-nonsense 6 tiered plan. I’m a speaker and seminar leader (both in person and on my website), an author, a therapist and coach. My most important job is writing. I devote a major part of my day to it. The art of the written word – the content we provide, through blogs, social media, newsletters and books are our lifelines to clients crying out for help, inspiration, or facts about divorce. After my own brutal divorce after 33 years of marriage, I refocused my professional
For 5 years, I was a communications consultant to Cincinnati Bar Association, training lawyers on sensitive client communication concerning personal issues (divorce, relationships, sexuality). I coached neurosurgeons on patient communication concerning personal issues (divorce, relationships, sexuality) post-surgery at the Mayfield Neurological Institute. For 25 years, I worked as coach, therapist, and relationship expert specializing in divorce recovery, sexuality, and strategies for starting over. For 19 years, I did this concurrently with lawyer coaching and my corporate sales training. From 2007 to today, 2015, my entire business focus is on divorce recovery and life change strategy. I spent 5 years facilitating educational and support program in San Francisco for women only around divorce/relationship/sexuality issues, entitled Sex On The Porch. This will soon be offered on my website in call-in chat version. I have also contributed to Huffington Post as a blogger (divorce, over 50).
I am the author of Sexperienced: Guide for the Seasoned Woman Seeking New Possibilities (2011), Exhale MidLife Body Blues: 6 steps to Loving Your Body at Midlife and Beyond (2013), A Move Unbecoming A Princess. My own inspirational and hope-giving memoir of my cataclysmic divorce and the wild journey afterwards - from chaos to normalcy (Feb 2016).
In divorce recovery, starting over in a new town after divorce is daunting, especially if over 50, if kids have left, if the job is gone, or if you're retired. It takes courage and bravery to create a whole new life from scratch – especially after grey divorce. Here’s how.
Depression and anxiety during divorce are inevitable – but not endless. You can learn to manage these feelings, and they will eventually dissipate. Here's how to start.
Divorce Anxiety Grabs You in the Gut and Won't Let Go. Relief Is as Close as the Music on Your Phone.
When coping with divorce, you'll see friends come and go. Take a deep breath and know that you can go on without them. Losing old friends may force you to reach out to new people and create new friendships faster.
During divorce, loneliness, depression, and exhaustion can overwhelm you. It’s crucial that you avoid "HALT": becoming Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired. HALT can lead you to make terrible - even life-threatening - decisions.