Category divorce recovery

Autumn maple leaf in grass

Transitions Challenge Us to Take a Step Upward

Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.   – Tom Stoppard Looking at fall leaves in New England is a joy. Colors are vivid and varied and cover the hillsides. The underside of an autumn maple leaf is subtle, yet beautiful. I like the color, but I’ve never before looked at the flip […]

How to Live Courageously

Live Your Life Courageously This review of my book meant a lot to me because my personal life goal is to encourage and empower women. If my own experiences and life lessons can do that, I’m thrilled. This book is simple and an easy read. It is also loaded with lessons learned that can apply […]

Single mom with her son and daughter by her side

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 […]

Are You Heard?

Do You Speak so You are Heard? This poem in Janet Davis‘ book, My Own Worst Enemy, says so much to me. I hope it will touch you as well. Finding Her Here Jayne Relaford Brown I am becoming the woman I’ve wanted, grey at the temples, soft body, delighted, cracked up by life with a […]

Do You Feel Pain?

How do you feel your pain? We don’t all experience pain in the same way. Some carry a loss for years, while others seem to get over a loss or disappointment rather quickly. Related post: Brief video about grieving a loss I’ve experienced grief on many levels. Basically grief is the heartache of having to accept the […]

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How to Handle “Alone”

Spend Some Time Alone   Related post: Creativity in Solitude You may have noticed by now that I say a lot about being alone, solitude, or simply being by yourself. There is a good reason for this-no there are many good reasons for this. I’ve had forced time spend alone and I’ve learned the true […]

Female climbing rocks on mountain

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 […]

Who Are You?

Do You Remember Who You Are? Related posts: Journey to Self, Am I Strong or Weak?, Who Am I? We saw The Lion King last night at the Lyceum Theatre in London. Magnificent! I admit I’d forgotten so many of the meaningful lines in the story. The one that lingers in my mind for the […]

Book of Lessons of Insight & Encouragement

Living Learning Loving Lessons of Insight & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Amazon Review: Even though I am not a single mom at this time, I gained tremendous insight into my strengths and weaknesses, my relationships and my power to change for the better. Gail Showalter shares her own experiences, struggles and successes that […]

Are You True to Yourself?

The Real You Related posts: Find Your Strengths, Learn to be Self Aware, Know Yourself, Personalities Help the Family-a very brief audio “This above all – To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet I’ve enjoyed being […]