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Reflections on my last year as The Divorce Doula

The year is¬†quickly coming to a close so I thought it was high time I dusted off my keyboard and write what may well be my final post as The Divorce Doula. My blog post well has run dry as of late for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is that I […]

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Why did we divorce anyway? Hint: it wasn’t about sex, power or money

Today I am honoured to share a guest post from a truly amazing teacher, spirit and guide, therapist Michael Talbot-Kelly. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Michael (or MTK, as he’s known) at a retreat this Spring and his unique brand of wholistic psychotherapy, spiritual storytelling and compassion helped me through a […]

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Happy anti-versary to me: the 5 most important things I’ve learned since my divorce

A special man sent me a text this morning wishing me a happy 5th anniversary. It wasn’t OUR anniversary he was recognizing but the 5th anniversary of my divorce¬†. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since my marriage ended (not to mention that it was on this day 20 years ago that […]

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Dating after Divorce: The Good, the Bad and the Just Don’ts

Dating after divorce is one of the more daunting aspects of the After Wife (along with hanging up the Christmas lights by yourself and killing all of the spiders). Apart from the near crippling fear of having to get naked in front of new people there may be other issues that may be keeping you […]

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A slice of life: Remembering the “good stuff” after your divorce

According to my doctor, there are months well-known in medical circles as “transitional” periods or times of unrest & discomfort for their patients. September, for instance is a time for change and new beginnings for many people. The months of January & February (especially here in the Pacific Northwest) are when doctors and counsellors see […]

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