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Divorce Survival

Speaking Our Truth

Dec 06, 2023

During this past week, I was explaining to an acquaintance what I do for individuals who are going through divorce here at the Divorce Recovery Center. I mentioned that I act as a support person, facilitating group meetings and following … Read More

Committing Yourself to Gratitude

Nov 28, 2023

It’s not always easy to stay in gratitude when you’re going through difficult life events such as a severe illness, the death of a loved one, or a challenging divorce. When you add the stress of the holidays to the … Read More

Coping with the Holidays

Nov 21, 2023

These last weeks from Thanksgiving to Christmas and then the New Year can be extremely difficult when you are separated or divorced. With the entire world singing It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, it can be a real … Read More

The Teen Mosaic Group is a Healing Choice

Nov 08, 2023

In the last Weekly Dose, I discussed the mental health issues facing teens in our community today. Teens suffer addiction challenges and mental health concerns at a significantly higher rate than the general public. Here, at the Divorce Recovery Center, … Read More

Divorce and Teens

Nov 02, 2023

How Teens Struggle When Parents Divorce I don’t think there’s anyone who would argue with the fact that teens are struggling and finding life difficult at this time. Most would also agree that teens know that they are not entirely … Read More

Building Your Own Community

Sep 26, 2023

One of the major struggles, during and after the divorce process, involves the feelings of isolation and loneliness we experience. In fact, these emotions are affecting many people in our community right now, even if we are living in a … Read More

Acceptance

Sep 20, 2023

The final stage of the grieving process according to Elisabeth Kubler Ross, is Acceptance. This can be seen as the crowning moment when going through pain and loss. Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, the ending of … Read More

Divorce and Depression

Sep 12, 2023

In this blog we’ll discuss and uncover some of the truths of Depression, the Fourth Stage of Grief. These stages, as defined by Elisabeth Kubler Ross, do not occur in a strictly linear fashion.   The stage of Depression can come as a dark cloud, bringing the realization that your once-held dream of “happily ever after” and the idea of an intact family, must now be laid to rest.   Many people shy away … Read More

Bargaining, the Next Stage

Sep 05, 2023

This Weekly Dose explores the next stage of grief as defined by Elizabeth Kubler Ross. Bargaining is often called the third stage of grief and bargaining, like anger, creates a much-needed sense of distance between us and the reality of … Read More

Gratitude

Aug 15, 2023

  I speak a great deal about gratitude in our support group. When we feel gratitude for the good things in our life, we can encourage greater harmony, peace, and happiness. Learning to pivot our naturally negative thoughts away from … Read More

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