One of the steps in surviving divorce it to get all those emotions out, especially the toxic ones. Here, Deepak Chopra, one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine” as described by Time magazine, gives us 7 steps to releasing emotional toxicity.
Those who divorce often experience hateful feelings towards their ex at some point, especially if their partners cheated. Obsessing about what happened as it all unraveled, replaying the disappointments, wounding and shocking betrayals–all leading to horrendous feelings of loss and loneliness. They…
As a parent, I have been judged so many times I have lost count. It starts in the grocery story line or in an airplane. As the kids kick the back of your seat or scream through the entire flight, your anger and frustration is not necessarily focused on the child, but at the parents.
As a parent of a child with reactive attachment disorder (RAD), the parental judgment reaches higher levels. Now the judgment doesn’t come from strangers, but from friends and family. “Why can’t…
Divorcing and single parents that are dealing with trials during this holiday season, ponder this...
Wake up every morning and know for a fact that it was going to be a beautiful day. Happiness is a choice and when it is chosen, it is infectious to all of those around you. It is helpful to write yourself a few affirmations and sit it next to the bed so that it is the first thing you see when you wake up. Below, I have listed a few of my personal affirmations:
I am a child of divorce. I wasn’t little when my parents divorced, so there was no custody fight, parenting plan, or alternating weekends. I was 40 years old. I can’t remember how I found out...whether it was by phone or in person...and I can’t remember which parent told me. The details aren’t important.…
Sadly, my husband and I have separated and are on our way to getting divorce. I'm staying at my moms for now, and of course my son is with me. He thinks we've been on vacation this whole time, it seems. When he says "home", he's talking about daddy's house. His bed is still there, etc. He and I share a room at my moms and there wasn't room for all his things to come with us. I also didn't want to freak him out if we were going to go back at some point. As it stands, this seems to be a permanent… Continue
Added by Kali Capps on August 27, 2010 at 12:11pm —
Did you know that the #1 cause of divorce is money? You've probably heard that statistic before but have you really spent time thinking about it? Maybe you have, you are married, and you fight over money most of the time. Bills owed can be a stressful thing. Then again maybe you haven't spent much time dwelling on it, you push it aside and don't deal…Continue
Some say we don't have anymore heroes but I say we do. Let's take a look at what a hero is and decide if you are one.
A hero travels the hero's journey. That's when regular people such as you or me are asked to leave our routine life because something serious has occurred and we are asked to do something about it. We are "called to help." We are called to save our king, our country, our friend, or ourself. And because the task is arduous, we really don't want to accept it.… Continue
Hey Bro, I am hurting for what you are going through right now. It
begs the universal question of, "why do bad things happen to good
people?" I am sorry for the pain that runs deep and the future that is
unknown. But I am writing to let you know that…Continue
Added by LeadHership on March 1, 2010 at 8:35pm —
I went to a bridal party once. If there were any bridal parties after that that I was invited to, I probably avoided them. A woman right out of high school, whom I’d met at the Bun n’ Cone (don’t laugh, that’s the real name), invited me to come to the party at her house that evening after work, and to the wedding the following day.
I felt a little uncomfortable going to her wedding. I didn’t know anyone, including her, really, but I went to her house that night because of the look on… Continue
Added by Amy Musing on December 9, 2009 at 6:38am —
This is a follow up to my previous Tiger Woods blog. Forgiveness is something we all need. Is that not true? I mean think about your worst transgression, now think about if everybody in America knew it. Know think about the person you are, and how you truly are not that worst trangression. You would not want anyone judging your entire life on your worst transgression. You are more than that. You are better than your worst flaw, your worst mistake. I think this needs to be said… Continue
As far as Tiger Woods goes: We all make mistakes. We all have skeletons in our closets. I say this because I am not perfect and I have no right to throw stones. The troubles Tiger is having just brings to light a larger issue that no one talks enough about. When you cheat on your spouse, you cheat on your children. he pain in this world felt by so many children of divorce or conflict over infidelity is immeasurable and so damaging. Most people will still love Tiger, and most people will still… Continue
It's that time of the month again! Only this time, I'm looking forward to it.... BUT I NEED YOUR HELP! If you're following our Marriage Experiment, you know it's the end of the month, and therefore time for us to embark on a new adventure together. Anything, as long as it's new, and we can do it together. Dinner at a DIFFERENT restaurant, or perhaps a walk in a beautiful "new to us" setting. When you're stuck-in-a-rut, it's hard to come up with new ideas! Help! Do you have a favorite…Continue
Added by AverageJosey on November 28, 2009 at 3:33pm —
Yesterday was a great day. (Not really, but for purposes of this post, it was fantastic) I finally had a meeting with the director of the organization, Friends of Seniors, where I'll be volunteering to drive senior citizens to their doctor appointments, or grocery shopping or wherever. Plus, I got my first "assignment" which was pretty exciting. (Omg...when I re-read that sentence, as noble as it may sound....dude...I'm a freaking loser) Anyway, the other thing that made it fantabulous was the… Continue
Every Tuesday I do something shocking, scandalous and highly unorthodox by modern standards. When I tell people about this dirty little thing I do I usually get a weird glazed over look, followed by a slight head tilt, awkward pause and then a response of… “really?”.
I am sure you’re wondering what my dark and dirty little secret is. Cue the ominous music and steady yourself for this ladies… every Tuesday I sit down and have dinner with my former in-laws. Yes, that’s right, the… Continue
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Brittany is a director of the Toxic Free Foundation and created the first ever Toxic Free Certification Program. Weekly, Brittany publishes the Toxic Free Blog and provides coaching to over 10,000 families in the United States alone. She is the author of a Toxic Free educational series and co-author of several Toxic Free learning programs. Brittany is also an award winning author.