26 Oct, 2015

Midwife Reminiscence

I used to walk through the charming streets of Brooklyn to local midwife offices, often on the ground floors of brownstones. It was my dream idea of a prenatal visit and I figured, why not get to know the midwives now, before I get pregnant (so I won't have to [...]

23 Sep, 2015

How To Save Your Marriage – Advice From A 6 Year Old

Have you seen this impassioned plea from a 6 year old girl for her parents to stay together? Oh my goodness! She gives some pretty good advice, and does it with such level-headed calmness and awareness, it's amazing! "Are you ready to be his friend?" "Just try your best." "I'm [...]

29 Jan, 2015

If Your Child or Sibling is Getting a Divorce…

Artwork by Sandy Welch Often times, Danny and I have been able to speak with dear families who have a son or daughter or a sibling who is going through a divorce. We know how painful and sad this time can be. My #1 advice to family members: Do not spew [...]

21 Aug, 2014

Our Interview on ‘Mormon Stories’

While in Brooklyn, Danny & I did a big 2 part interview with John Dehlin of the Mormon Stories podcast. We talked a little bit about our religious experience, infidelity, infertility, divorce, and ways we have healed. I often get a little teary eyed to think of sharing what I know with a large [...]

15 Apr, 2014

True Love

(by Danny) I've been reading a beautiful little book by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, called "True Love", because it was recommended to me by my 18 year old nephew.  He's been on a little journey of his own for the last few years and has been seeking healing and [...]

11 Sep, 2013

On Changing My Name

I cannot even tell you how mad I was about the hassle of changing my name after the divorce. It was not one of my best moments...haha.  I don't think I was pursuing very many virtues while I sat on the wooden benches for hours at the courthouse.  eeks.  I [...]

22 Mar, 2013

The Work I Did To Be Happy

Work has been such a huge part of my life - in every aspect of the word.  Work as in - at a job.  Work as in - working on goals, investments, endeavors and such.  Work as in - doing the work required to be happy.  Really happy. I [...]

16 Jan, 2013

In Case You Need a Boost

Being newly divorced or fresh from a break-up can often times be when you need a little boost.  Hopefully friends and family are there to support you.  I was so lucky to have that when my first husband left.  My friends and family were amazing.  Even now I can't believe [...]

28 Nov, 2012

One of the Worst Parts About Getting a Divorce: Telling Children

Telling people about the divorce was excruciating. Even after it was not 'new' news to me, it was still sad to tell people who were hearing it for the first time.  A year later, some people still hadn't heard the news.  Perhaps they were old friends returning to Brooklyn for [...]

22 Nov, 2012

In Case You’re Wishing You Were In Love For the Holidays…

To anyone feeling alone or wishing their lives were different, we are thinking of you today... It seems the holidays are a time when you just want to be in love...and be loved. Moms and Dads and siblings are wonderful. But as an adult, it seems nothing beats having your [...]