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How to Know If You Are Isolating

It’s easier than I’d imagined for life to get out of balance. As much as I value solitude I must admit too much solitude can lead to social isolation.

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True Love Needs Space

Even when I first married I had a sense that I would lose myself in marriage, especially that marriage. And I did. That happens when a Popular Sanguine people pleaser marries a Powerful Choleric with a strong and condescending nature.

Healthy emotional individuals are comfortable with their separateness. They don’t lose themselves in a relationship. They allow the other person to be a separate individual. There is no jealousy or possessiveness.

Have You Spent Time Alone Lately?

When did you last spend time alone? You may think that I say too much about this topic. Well – here I go again. Because as a mature (a-hm) woman I know that in order to have inner peace one must spend some time alone. It is that time that will bring peace. Bob Kull, […]

How Do You Start and End Your Day?

Begin and End Your Day with Quiet   In our world where there is a serious shortage of silence we would do well to schedule some quiet into our day.  I cherish time alone and quiet. That’s why the first chapter of my book, Living Learning Loving stresses the value of solitude. Gail raised three children […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day Can be Tough for Single Moms

Mother’s Day Gift for Single Moms Can be ordered on Amazon Prime When I was a single mother of three (for sixteen years) I often didn’t feel honored on Mother’s Day. My children and my mother did what they could, but I missed the father of our children sharing this day with us or even […]

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Amazing Grace of Aloneness

Being Alone Can be Amazing When I was born, my siblings were eight, twelve, and sixteen—much too old to want to play with me. I spent my early years entertaining myself. I spent many hours in solitude. Later in life after a divorce, with three young children, I craved that time alone. And then I […]

12 Chapters with Stories for Men as well as Mothers

Living Learning Loving Lessons & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter An Amazon review from a male reader: As a middle-aged male engineer fond of biography and military history, I picked up this little gem when my wife bought it for a single mom friend of ours. In truth, I was […]

Tips for Single Moms with Stories from a Tough Old Bird Who has Been There

Living Learning Loving Insights & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood by Gail Cawley Showalter What one mom had to say about this book: I can see how you would not want to put this book down and keep reading ahead. The first chapter was amazing and had many good points to it. When it […]