Rediscovering U Articles

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

Rush Hour and Finding the Right Roads

When we run into roadblocks or heavy traffic, could the universe be trying to tell us something? Maybe it’s simply that no matter how carefully we chose the roads we take in our lives, there will always be obstacles and life should not be measured by how fast or how efficiently we move through it.

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The Artist in You

Image copyright: 123rf/Natallia Khlapushyna Monday night I was invited to an event that showcased eight artists, each sharing not only the work they created, but why they created it. I was truly inspired and only teared up twice! Though each person’s story was unique,...

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Forgiveness & Fishing

I believe there is a difference between wanting to forgive and being ready to forgive. I also believe forgiveness come unbidden when we are committed to healing, which brings me back to the quote about forgiveness meaning we’ve let someone off the hook.

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Ouch, My Back!

One sign of character is the willingness to respect and care for myself as well as others. This willingness to respect and care for myself is also a reflection of self-worth, and I was disheartened that after all these years I’m still struggling with this issue.

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Open the Windows

After a divorce, it can take tremendous effort and courage to “open up.” But in choosing to open up our hearts, we can celebrate the experiences that make us bloom and hear the music of our lives.

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Untangling Truth from Fear

In some cultures, rabbits are a reminder to be discerning about what to fear and what not to fear. Continuing on my walk, I acknowledged that I had a very, very long list of fears. If being afraid was an Olympic sport, I would be a champion. And now I didn’t just see one rabbit, I saw two!

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Taking off the Training Wheels

As adults it often seems we’re more likely to hear the voices that insist, “Why do you think you can do this? You’re not coordinated. You’ll never stay upright.” Maybe this is we don’t want to take the training wheels off our life.

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Waking Up Sleeping Beauty

When we become disconnected from any of our gifts it’s easy to feel as if, like Sleeping Beauty, we have been asleep for 100 years. For certainly they are waiting within each us to be discovered, to be examined, to be celebrated.

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Divorce and Time Travel

I’ve read books and listened to talks about the power of staying in the present. It’s wonderful advice, which I’m not very good at following! How did I ever make it thought my divorce getting so far ahead myself and worrying about things that might or might not happen?

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Why resetting passwords is vital if you’re divorcing

How secure is your personal smartphone, computer or other electronic devices? Do you have any information on them—things such as text, contacts, personal e-mails, financial information, social media and web browsing history—that you would be comfortable sharing with your spouse as your marriage winds down?

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The Emotional Roller Coaster!

Whether you love riding roller coasters or want to stay as far away from them as possible, the emotional roller coaster of divorce can take your breath away. You fly from grief to rage to confidence to depress to determination with such force that if makes your stomach flip.

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The Good China

Life doesn’t always go the way we planned, hoped or imagined it would be. But we can’t keep looking out of a glass cabinet door or stay tucked away, waiting for just the right moment to arrive.

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What Does Healing Really Look Like?

My friend said that she assumed once she healed, she would simply move on. But our bodies have long memories, and sometimes it takes more time than we realize. It turns out that healing isn’t a package with a bow that you receive as a reward for the hard work you have done.

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Raising Healthy Kids

Raising a child in today’s world takes a lot of attention as a parent. There are many new dangers that the previous generations never had to worry about. But what about the less obvious hidden dangers lurking everywhere?

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The Prisoners’ Dilemma

A respectful divorce is possible. If you find yourself in this situation, take the time to explore how divorce is conducted by those with whom you are consulting. You are entitled to a dignified process– know that it is possible.

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It’s Not Failure!

Why would anyone judge this as if it were a grade on a report card? This is a situation where human beings are struggling to find their way. It is not a failure. It’s life and life is filled with choices and change, with loss and grace.

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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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