Category living with solitude

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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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Keeping the Bad Guys Away

Keep the Bad Guys Away Related posts: From a Man’s Perspective, Dating Do’s, Your Emotional Equal Many girls and women seem to be programmed to attract the bad guys, the wrong guys. By wrong guys I mean men who aren’t good for them. They know the situation isn’t good, but they keep trying to make […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lonely or Just Alone?

Are You Lonely or Just Alone? From Single Matters online magazine “Instead of viewing aloneness as a shameful condition to cure, think of it as one of freedom and opportunity.”  – Lauren Mackler, Soulmate Being alone is not the same as being lonely. Though some resist being alone, it doesn’t have to be that way. Solitude […]

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 […]

Chained No More – Robyn Interviews Gail

My Interview on “Chained No More” with Robyn Besemann I was the guest on Robyn’s radio show and was able to share about SMORE for Women, our history, as well as, my book, Living Learning Loving.  You may listen to the podcast HERE Scan the list of Recent Shows located in the right margin for “Help! […]

New Small Group Study for Women

Small Group Study for Women Living Learning Loving, Lessons and Insights on the Path of Motherhood Videos with Gail introducing each chapter now available on her website 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 […]