The Official Me
I am a certified Divorce Coach, Marriage Educator, and Legal Investigator. Before starting my own company, 13 years ago, helping folks navigate the emotional and legal aspects of the divorce process or, build stronger marriages, I was a stay-at-home mom for 14 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Florida.
Currently, I am a freelance writer and cover all aspects of the divorce process for the Divorce Support site at About.com, a part of the New York Times Company. I have recently launched, with partners, DivorcedMoms.com. Divorced Moms is the leading online community for divorced moms to connect, communicate, express their passion and thoughts, share experiences and find expert information and advice. I can also be found on divorce section of The Huffington Post.
I continue to work one on one with divorcing clients as a coach and mentor and, as a Marriage Educator working with couples and presenting workshops and seminars based on The Marriage Breakthrough Seminar, How to Keep Love Alive developed by Michele Weiner-Davis. A program developed to assist couples build relationships that are more loving and lasting.
I specialize in helping clients in the following areas:
- Getting Unstuck,
- Fulfilling Untapped Potential,
- Navigating The Emotional and Legal Land field of Divorce,
- Work/Life/Relationship Balance Issues,
- Removing Fears Surrounding Rebuilding and Moving on With Their Life,
- Setting Realistic Expectations,
- Clarify Thoughts, Needs, and Concerns,
- Getting in Touch With Personal Strengths,
- Provide Support, Motivation, and Encouragement
Now, I’ll tell you who I really am.
I am a woman who, like many of you, had to face divorce and rebuilding my life in spite of the loss I felt and the adversity that comes along with being tied up in the Family Court System and dealing with an angry ex. One day a light bulb came on and I realized that I was creating most of my problems, the ones that were holding me back from claiming the life I wanted to live.
With that epiphany, I put down my weapons, gave up the struggle and began to create the life I’m living now which includes a rewarding career I’m passionate about, two sons I’m always proud of, too many kind and generous friends to count and three four legged friends who show me every day what true unconditional love is all about.
When not working I dabble in graphic and web design. I’m at one with the world when painting, I love working with most mediums but acrylics and watercolors are my favorite. I love being out in nature, I now understand why my grandmother and mother found such pleasure through working in their gardens.
I love listening to the music my father listened to when I was a child. Patsy Cline and Marty Robbins bring back such sweet childhood memories. Of course there is also Lady Gaga who makes me happy I was “Born This Way,” and if you haven’t, you must listen to Rascal Flatt’s, “I’m Moving On.”
Because it is, after all about moving on, dealing with ghosts, facing demons and finally getting the most you can out of life.
I’m seriously addicted to my morning Pepsi, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and the sound of boys in and out of the house…all times of the day and night.
I think the female spirit is the most beautiful, complex thing God has ever created. I believe that we can do anything we put our minds too. If you don’t believe me, watch Man on Wire.
I believe our small daily habits create the biggest results. I am a huge believer that our thoughts create our reality. I love coaching women and men who are struggling with adversity to achieve extraordinary lives.
Some of my best life lessons were taught by those without a college degree. Knowledge is found through experience and I’ve been lucky enough to come into contact with many willing to share the knowledge they learned via experience.
I look back at my life in amazement at how far I’ve come, and how much more there is to do and be. Won’t you come along for the ride?
Happy to have you here!