10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Divorce

10 things i wish i knew
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Isn’t it true that we have to go through something to really understand it? We can plan and have opinions about something but until it happens to us we don’t grasp the full concept. Divorce is no different. I guess it’s a little like death of a loved one. Again, it’s something we have to go through, get to the other side before we understand it. Continue reading “10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Divorce”

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Alone But Connected #1000Speak

What's Inspiring You?#1000VoicesSpeak for Compassion today and on the 20th of every month. The subject this month? CONNECTION. We don’t always feel it. My first thought on this topic was how often I have felt disconnected but my constant connection has been nature. If you ever feel alone or lonely… Continue reading “Alone But Connected #1000Speak”

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A Shot Of Courage

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”-J.R.R Tolkien

Two things you’ll need to make any major change in your life are a shot of courage and a slice of bravery. Actually, before you even begin to make the changes you’ll need to identify and admit to the necessity of that change. That’s where we especially need a shot of courage and that’s only the beginning. The rest is getting from here to where we want to be. Continue reading “A Shot Of Courage”

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Car Washes & The Meaning of Life

carwashes and the meaning of life
Maxine is owned by Hallmark but I’m borrowing her for this post

Recently I had one of those weird days. You know the kind that starts out perfect.The sun was shining when I woke up and sipping on my first coffee of the day, I felt good. It’s the little things in life that give us pleasure, right? Yes, but it was all a ruse. It was a big, fat lie. Continue reading “Car Washes & The Meaning of Life”

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50 Things I’ve Learned

In honor of my 50th birthday…gulp…I’m sharing my humble list of 50 things I’ve learned in 50 years.  Some things are funny.  Some are things you’ll say “She’s just figured that out now?”  Yes, I’m still figuring things out…so please have a read and a laugh.  I have a special request for you though, before you make too much fun of me, share at least one thing you’ve learned in the comments 🙂 Continue reading “50 Things I’ve Learned”

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Why Lawyers Are Not Our Therapists

why lawyers should not be our therapists
Erin Brockovich, client advocate

I guess it’s pick on lawyers day.  This is important, though and something I’ve experienced.  It made me wonder at the effects of lawyers PREACHING self help when they should be practicing law…

There’s a reason why Lawyers should stick to their expertise and provide legal advice and not personal advice.  I know a lawyer who attended a self help weekend retreat.  The premise of these retreats is for people to LET GO.  They tell their story and then claim they can let them go, like a helium filled balloon—floating away never to be seen again. Continue reading “Why Lawyers Are Not Our Therapists”

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Between A Rock And a Hard Place

between a rock and a hard place
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If you’ve ever wondered whether you should end an abusive relationship, this is a must read!

Today is my first guest post here at The Great Escape…and I’m delighted to introduce to you all one inspirational young lady.   She’s beautiful, sassy, rescues dogs, teaches elementary school and she’s someone you’d want for a best friend.  Marianne Jordan is also the founder of My Own Diva and well…she kicks ass.   She’s a Southern Belle from Columbus, Georgia and her story will inspire you…

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Savor The Moment

I’ve been known to say “It’s the moments that count.”  I said it in my book, chapter 1 to be precise.  Just as in a marriage, it is true during the divorce process as well.  We tend to put a great deal of emphasis on the big moments of life like weddings, divorce, giving birth, a long awaited promotion, or finally taking that exotic vacation.  All of these big moments are exciting and they give us things to strive for and look forward to however, they are few and far between in life.  If we’re only getting excited about these things then what are we doing in the in-between times? Continue reading “Savor The Moment”

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Dream Interpretation

“Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.” -Sigmund Freud

Dream Interpretation
Henri Matisse

Whoever said dreams are meaningless was wrong.  Do you suffer from nocturnal meanderings that disturb your sleep?  Our subconscious thoughts get mixed up with our events of the day to culminate in some pretty strange dreams.  During divorce, our daytime events are often full of stress and conflict.  What we would like to forget at the end of the day can come back to haunt us in our Continue reading “Dream Interpretation”

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Be The Bad Girl

Be The Bad Girl
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One of the most startling changes during my divorce, was my perception of myself. That sounds strange but when I was married I was a good girl.  I was a good wife.  I understood my role and made the best of my marital life.  I played by the rules.  I fulfilled expectations as a soccer mom, school volunteer and as a friend and business wife.  I wouldn’t call myself a trophy wife as that would suggest I spent many hours primping and looking Continue reading “Be The Bad Girl”

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