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).
You need to hear good news when you're coping with divorce. Try Sticky Note Therapy. Save your own sanity! Jot down your favorite uplifting messages and plaster them everywhere. Is yours divorce with children? Grey divorce? Your most inspirational divorce advice might come from you! Here's how.
Crying in divorce court might be embarrassing, painful, and humiliating. Divorce is difficult! At the same time, crying in divorce court might be the beginning of crucial emotional healing. If tears come, don't smother them. Your emotional honesty will lead to faster divorce recovery.
Divorce creates intense negative emotions that can linger for years. Coping with divorce and divorce recovery after settlement means providing divorce advice, counseling, and therapy for yourself. Especially in grey divorces, knowing these seven ways to escape lingering feelings of loneliness after divorce is critical.
During divorce, solutions for coping with divorce recovery may mean stepping out of our comfort zone. In Scent of a Woman (1992), Al Pacino plays a depressed blind army colonel taking one last fling before his suicide. He discovers what divorce and dating after divorce can teach us. He reclaims his life and his tenacity to go on! Watch this movie as a hopeful, fun, invigorating guide for coping with divorce.
Best friends may betray you during your divorce if they know too much. In coping with divorce, never trust friends as a primary source of divorce advice. Invest in therapy and shift the confidence burden to a pro. Here are 8 Reasons friends may betray you.