This is my first blog (ever!), and I am thinking there is no better way to do this than to jump right in. This blog is for any woman who is still reeling from the initial decision to divorce, is in the middle of the process, or is completely divorced and thinking, “Now what”? My […]
What led me to you.
I am a Divorce Coach who is passionate about helping divorced women move through the pain to the other side and into their joy. I have a background in mental health counseling with children and their families and am also a certified life coach. My 13 years of mental health and coaching experience enables me to guide others through the emotional turmoil, helping them to manage the stress and gain the perspective necessary to take a good hard look at what they would like life to look like once the dust settles.
It is my own experience with divorce, however, that allows me to connect with and understand what you are going through as you embark on this journey. Married to my college sweetheart for 25 years, I moved with him around the country for his career for much of it. We had finally settled back in Cleveland, Ohio, where our families resided, when he entered into a classic midlife crisis. He bought a Camaro and a Harley, started going to bars until 2 in the morning, and began a secret year-long affair that would have remained secret even longer had the other woman’s husband not found out and threaten to expose them. I was devastated when he confessed, and life was never the same. Because of the support of family and friends, and the coping tools I had as a counselor and coach, life is now better than ever. This experience, as excruciating as it was in the beginning, changed me in ways I had not thought possible and made me stronger than I could ever have imagined.
I now dance regularly with girlfriends, have met a wonderful partner (dance and otherwise), and am driven to help others approach divorce with a clearer head, exploring all of the resources available and creating opportunities to become joyful again.
My Divorce Diva Blog
Hello my darling divas! This blog was inspired by a friend of mine who asked me if I had a particular word I claimed as mine–she had read a book that said everyone needed a word to hang their hat on, so to speak. As it turns out, I do have a word and have […]
You may have heard this before: In all things give thanks. Sounds simple, but it’s not easy. That’s because this includes giving thanks for even the most painful, treacherous times, those times when you find yourself curled into the fetal position in your bed just trying to remember to breathe. This is especially the time […]
About a month ago, my guy wanted to go on a bike ride with me. He loves to bike and is serious about it: He has an expensive lightweight bike, the correct biking attire, and had been in a biking meetup group. He likes to go fast, go up hills, and go long distances. The […]
We all hear about taking charge of your life–make to do lists, schedule time to fit in exercise, work, play, friends, family, etc. What I have discovered, and am adjusting to practicing, is leaving space for life to happen. To let life unfold at it’s own pace instead of forcing things to happen. This is […]
Amid a once in a century pandemic including lockdowns, quarantining, and a life generally more compact, it was still a year in which miracles occurred and opportunities for thankfulness abound. One such miracle occurred during a ZOOM networking event through the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce. This is the new way of networking and staying […]