Rediscovering U Articles

Informative and Inspirational Articles Written for Women Approaching - Experiencing or Moving Forward from Divorce

Honor Your Story

I’ve heard people say we need to give up the stories of our past so that we can write a new one. I believe we should not give up these stories. They are a part of our history, and we need to honor them, for they have impacted who we have become.

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The Gift of Community

Research shows that being part of a community helps us stay healthy and live longer, but often during divorce friends feel they have to choose sides and may drift away from us. How do you find a new community?

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Does Worry Limit You?

I understand that sometimes I jump into things not fully prepared. I understand that when I get scared, I’m good at looking for excuses not to jump.

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Are You Listening?

Many of us have good reasons to be angry, resentful, miserable and it’s important to honor these feelings. When the time is right, it’s also important to honor the voice that lets us know it’s time to move forward.

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How to Protect Our New Self

We understand that being silent is no longer an option. To protect the precious new life we have created, we need to wrap it, swaddle it, in a blanket of truth, honesty, love, compassion and light.

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Sweeping Away the Eggshells

In my everyday life, I would speak up if I didn’t agree with something or walk away from things that didn’t seem right. However, this wasn’t true when it came to relationships. In many interactions, I had trouble finding my voice.

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A Most Powerful Resolution

How much of our life do we take for granted simply because it’s familiar? When we look in the mirror every day. But how often do we ever stop and look into our eyes, smile and blow ourselves a kiss?

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Home for the Holidays

Going home for the holidays can be quite an adventure. There is also another home we are always invited to visit, within ourselves. It is our core, the essence of who we are. Traveling to this place takes courage, patience, trust and love.

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Season of Hugs

The holidays are in full swing and there’s a whole lot of hugging going on! But how do you get through to family members who don’t respect your space? How do you set boundaries?

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Becoming at Ease in Your Own Life

When I started cleaning my oven, I began to worry. I couldn’t even remember the last time I’d done this and wondered what in the world had come over me? Was there something deeper, more vital, that I was really trying to clean?

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Shine Your Light

As the brightness in my home had slowly faded, I had adjusted. Dim light and shadows now become normal. It never occurred to me that I had spent years living in the shadows of my own life.

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Self-blame vs. Self-responsibility

Although I decided years ago to stop indulging in self-blame and fear, judgmental and critical thoughts still arise. So, you can imagine my pleasant surprise to discover a gentler part of me speaking up and responding to the various complaints with tenderness.

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Toot My Horn

Over the years, I had been careless with my trumpet. Dented and tarnished, yet I was still able to breathe through it and the music came out. My trumpet had been through a lot and so had I.

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Celebrating How I’ve Grown After Divorce

As much as I don’t want to admit it, my ex-husband was one of the most important teachers in my life.  During my divorce, I felt the foundation of my life crumbling beneath my feet and my dreams for the future being destroyed.

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Stories Carved in Stone

I wondered which of my stories I had etched in stone. Stories about my self-worth, my history and my place in this world. Do these stories still serve me? Are they true?

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Facing Fear and Finding Treasure

I’ve been in dark caves and understood this is a place I must enter myself. Friends can encourage and support me, but it’s up to me to step into the unknown and face my fears.

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