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Moving On

Ancient Wisdom For The Broken Hearted

Annabel Acton | Posted 02.26.2015 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

After a breakup, the doshas are all out of whack. But Aruveyda can help to get the balance back. The first step in an Aruveydic approach is to fully face what has happened.

What You Won't Find Me Sharing On My Blog

Aubrey Keefer | Posted 02.26.2015 | Divorce
Aubrey Keefer

I am an oversharer. There is no other way to say it. If I have your attention, I will tell you my life story in less than four minutes. I am known for sharing too much information, for giving the kinds of details that make others uncomfortable.

The Lessons of a First Love

Lexi Herrick | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

A first love is electrifying. It rushes through your veins like fire. It causes your heart to feel like it's on the brink of explosion at any time. It makes you crazy. You have no idea how to contain that craziness. You don't know how to function without it. You don't know how to function with it. There is either an incredible ending to the story, or a heartbreaking one.

Ready to Make a Change? 5 Signs It's Time to Move On

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Moving on is rarely easy, and the longer you've worked somewhere, or the longer you've been with someone, the harder it becomes.

You Should Fall For Someone Who Doesn't Love You

Wes Janisen | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Wes Janisen

Perhaps you think I'm crazy for suggesting anyone let themselves fall into this pit of despair, that I'm an emotional sadist of the worst variety. But darling reader, I assure you I'm not, because eventually something happens to every single person who loves someone who doesn't love them back: they manage to stop being in love.

Passages

Tricia McCallum | Posted 02.05.2015 | Books
Tricia McCallum

This story is included in Tricia McCallum's first book of poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay: A Mother and Father Remembered .

Feeling Stuck After the Big D?

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

If you believe and feel that you are stuck, then you are. Instead, believe and feel that what you desire is only around the next bend.

Let's Be Real 'Let It Go' Quotes

Chiara Cortese | Posted 01.29.2015 | Women
Chiara Cortese

The opposite of letting go is to hold on to and be attached to something. That means we love and desire it or are harping on the negative effects of what it has done to us. If you've reached the need to "let it go" stage, it means that your attachment has consumed you

What Happened When I Stopped Crying Over My Divorce

Divorced Moms | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

By Nancy Lay-King for DivorcedMoms.com I spent the first thee months after filing for divorce crying. I had no idea that much water existed in my bod...

Designing Your Way Out of a Breakup

Annabel Acton | Posted 03.02.2015 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

I sat down with the unstoppable Leura Spielman - a designer and brains behind the amazing operation Laurelandwolfe.com to get some inspiration on how to freshen up your space after a breakup, and why it's so important.

How I Brought Positive Balance to 2014, One of the Worst Years of My Life

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Do I dare say it was one of the worst years of my life? Actually, 2014 was one of the richer years of my life. Despite the pain, hardship and sorrow that I went through this year, I also found joy, freedom, completion and fulfillment.

A Legacy of Loss

Michelle Hanson | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Michelle Hanson

My father died when I was 16. I do not know what he would have thought of my prom gown, or if he would have handed me his handkerchief on my wedding day. I do not know if my mother would have approved of my college major or how I handled the stressors of my first job.

These Motivational Quotes Will Help You Move On From Whatever Has You Down

Posted 12.30.2014 | Good News

Even the most picture-perfect life can have a few smudges. If you’re going through one of those moments, here’s a little perspective: you can alwa...

Forgiveness

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

Before you forgive, you have to expand your perspective regarding the other person or situation. Whether or not you truly know the individual who harmed you, one thing is certain about the human condition: A person's external actions are a reflection of their mindset on the inside.

How a Cab Driver Changed My Whole Year

Janie Porter | Posted 02.07.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

In 67 blocks, that man had picked up the shattered pieces of my awful day and pieced them together in a way that made my life feel manageable again.

Thoughts on Running Into My Abusive Ex (And Feeling Nothing)

Akirah Robinson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Akirah Robinson

I realized why it felt weird. Because I felt nothing. At some point, my ex lost his control over me. Completely. That's why I'm grateful I ran into him. Our little run-in is proof of how far I've come.

One Year After Divorce: Celebrating the Anniversary of 'I Don't'

Heather Sweeney | Posted 01.18.2015 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

The first year after divorce will be the hardest year of your life. That's what everyone warned me. And while those warnings may have been accurate in some ways, it's also true what others promised me -- time heals the wounds, forgiveness is possible and happiness is worth the struggle.

Why I'll Never Stop Reaching Out to a Brother Who Doesn't Care

Oral Fixation | Posted 01.11.2015 | Arts
Oral Fixation

And I'll continue to provide these opportunities to connect. Because for this husband, father, son, and big brother, having my ducks in a row is all about letting go of the hurt and disappointment, and making sure my little brother knows I'm here if needs me.

Support After Suicide: How Making Connections With Other Survivors Can Breathe Life Into a Dying Heart

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Christy Heitger-Ewing

It's been 19 months since Mom died. As I reflect on the weeks and months following Mom's suicide, I realize how precariously my life hung in the balance. Back then I couldn't envision a day when the color, focus, or meaning would return to my world.

Take That, Breakup!

Annabel Acton | Posted 12.23.2014 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

This week I sat down with Laura Jack, a Transformational Life Coach and Grief Recovery Specialist to get her perspective on how to take action on a break-up. Her insight is as eye-opening as it is helpful.

10 Lessons I Learned From My Breakup with New York City

Stefanie Williams | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Stefanie Williams

It's great to love New York, but it's OK to leave it, too. It's OK to admit that despite offering you everything you think you could want only a block away 24/7, other places might have what you really want. Get out and experience those other places.

'Sitting Duck' -- The Poem and the Backstory

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

(This story appeared in a different version on Tricia's blog. The poem "Sitting Duck" appears in her new book of poetry, The Music of Leaving.) ...

Sometimes Your Happiness Depends On Walking Away

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Too often we focus so much on a door that has closed abruptly and unexpectedly in our faces that we don't realize that the world is full of other doors that are open to us. You won't find your happiness demanding that a certain closed and locked door reopen; all you will do is miss seeing alternate avenues of opportunities that are available to you.

How I'm Getting Over My Broken Heart, One Laser Treatment At A Time

Heather Sweeney | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
Heather Sweeney

Divorce allows people to hit the reset button and start their lives over again, reinventing themselves after learning from those failed relationships and harsh love lessons.

The Feng Shui of Breakups

Annabel Acton | Posted 11.08.2014 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

I can tell you a story about most objects in my house. Some are positive stories and reflections of who I am and where I am headed. Others are more binding, restricting and reflect a time in my life I'm happy to have moved on from. Yet they remain in my house. And therefore in my psyche.