Category Accepting change

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12 Steps for Single Moms

12 Steps Adapted for Single Moms Gail Cawley Showalter I admit that I do not have control over the difficult people in my life and I cannot manage all my responsibilities alone. My life has become crazy, out of control. I do believe that a Power greater than myself can and will bring clarity out […]

How to Cope with the Empty Nest

Coping with an Empty Nest Words from Ellen Neiley Ritter, Ph.D. Take care of yourself! You’ve taken care of everyone else and you now need and deserve to take care of yourself. Pamper yourself, listen to your body—if you’re tire, rest and recharge your energy; if you’re feeling stress, do something relaxing. Go with the […]

Change Can Be Good

Is Your Life Changing? I’ve heard it said that most people fear change more than just about anything. And yet we know that life is all about change. Life Coaching is one way to face life changes. I’ve lived a while now and am here to tell you that whatever is happening in your life […]

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4 Keys to Perseverance

Believe & Persevere my article in Single Matters online magazine Believe and persevere are two words that are loaded with promise for the fruitful future. Without believing, you won’t think you can persevere. And without persevering, you won’t have the fruit of what you believe. Read more. . . Gail raised three children as a single mother before she […]

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How to Get Through a Divorce and Move On

Living Learning Loving Lesson & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Review from Amazon reader: “You are not alone” isn’t enough unless you connect with the one who says it. From chapter 1, you will connect with Gail as she opens her heart in a way that will touch yours. Her words paint a picture […]

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Single Moms Shouldn’t Live with Regret

  Single Moms, I hope you are not living with regret. I believe that regret is an awful feeing that only brings us down, never up. If you’ve lived-you have regret. Be honest, we all do. Some may seem more significant than others. All regret, however, brings with it a sense of guilt or shame. […]

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Single Moms May Need a Life Coach

For contact information CLICK HERE A commitment is required for Life Coaching to succeed. That is why I ask that you commit to at least three months, with two session per month. We can have an actual meeting, a phone or Skype meeting. So it doesn’t matter where you live. My fees are extremely reasonable because […]

Do You Need Clarity of Vision?

A Clarity Of Vision From PARADE Magazine December 5, 1999 Just before the turn of the century Seven Sacred Virtues THE HUMILITY to know that we are not alone in the world. THE GENEROSITY to allow others to have what they deserve. THE RESTRAINT to control our most passionate impulses. THE KINDNESS to tolerate the mistakes […]

First Christmas Without my Kids

My Classic Christmas Story Published on Single Matters Magazine Today Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how […]

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10 Things You Should Do When You Become Separated

From my friend, Krista Smith