Road Trip!

road tripIf you’re newly separated, now might be the perfect time to take a ROAD TRIP with the best girlfriends.  An old fashioned, stop at the side of the road for ice cream kind of trip might just be the tonic for your achy heart.  Hey, if you want to do it Thelma and Louise style that’s your call! Continue reading “Road Trip!”

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THE WINE DIARIES-Broken Dream Home


Welcome to the wine diaries, a more personal blog that you will find randomly intermixed with my regular blog topics.  Each diary entry will be paired with appropriate wines.  For the first in what will likely be an ongoing series, I reminisce on the pinnacle of my unraveling marriage.  Many people have asked me “How did you know it was the end?” or “When did you know it wasn’t going to work anymore?”  If you have ever asked yourself that question, I write this for you.

 

“BROKEN DREAM HOME”

WE had recently moved from the home we lived in for 15 years.  This move seemed to culminate all of the hurts, regrets and loneliness in me.  I couldn’t understand why, since we moved from a modest home to our “dream” home.  Wasn’t I supposed to be happy and fulfilled?  Wasn’t this what I had worked for over the last 2 years?  Why was I so let down?  Why was I so empty?  Why Continue reading “THE WINE DIARIES-Broken Dream Home”

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New Year NOT New You

new year, not new youThe New Year is upon us and I have a challenge for you.  How about you resolve to love yourself more?  Embrace your unique qualities good, bad and ugly.  All of it!  Instead of making a Resolution to make a major change, think about what you contribute to the world just the way you are.  Continue reading “New Year NOT New You”

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Blue Christmas?

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Our favorite; Charlie Brown and his famous tree

One of the most difficult times of the year for divorced and broken families is undoubtedly the Christmas Season.  Especially the first couple of years when it is a time for re-building and transitioning the new family unit.  Continue reading “Blue Christmas?”

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Welcome…

I guess I’ll start at the beginning to blast off my new site and blog.  As you would have read in my bio, I made the most difficult decision of my life in 2005.  I made a decision to end my marriage.  It was not a decision I took lightly but when I made it nothing could change it back, that’s how sure I was about it.  Since then I have become stronger, wiser, more tolerant, less judgmental of others, happier, and more fulfilled.  Although I have gone through the stumbling blocks, including anguish, tears, anger and fear I have made it to the other side.  The point is it is not easy to accomplish freedom, but is worth every tear.

I was inspired to write The Great Escape; A Girl’s Guide to Leaving a Marriage partially as a form of therapy, Continue reading “Welcome…”

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