It’s Not Always Physical- The effects of mental abuse and when to move on

  When most people think of an abusing partner, images of the battered, downtrodden housewife with a black eye and a busted lip usually come to mind. The truth is

Navigating the Rough Spots

You think you’re OK and something comes up… How do you handle it? Things you thought were settled are still there, and you thought they were done. Rough patches are

A Cheerful visit to the Island of Loneliness and Despair

“Days turn into weeks, weeks into months since leaving the shores and the one you thought would travel with you on this journey for life. But they are on their

Motivational Monday

Get Motivated – “Today I choose to be happy and laugh out loud a lot” Thomism No. 6 Going through and living past a divorce is hard. But, You can

Churchillian Perspectives on Lovers Day

I thought I would do something a little different today for Valentine’s Day.  I receive newsletters, email, poems, etc, all talking in beautiful, sweet, soppy, pathetic, glorious and other ways about

Loving Yourself Benefits Those You Love

The Serenity Prayer: God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

What’s Your Valentine Story?

Three years ago today I was waiting in line at a flower shop with a cup of coffee in one hand and my cell phone in the other as my boss rattled off an impromptu message for the roses he was having me pick up for his wife.

Consistent Sailing with Kids

“Storms come and go, but you never leave the rudder. Your hands are blistered and your skin burns from the sun by day and the storm’s stinging seawater by night.