Distractions can be Incredibly Welcome

      The distractions that come with a gentle responsibility can be incredibly welcome when all your mind can focus on is the dreaded divorce. Have a look around your immediate vicinity to see if there’s anything you can get involved in that is gentle on your mind. Consider doing a minimal amount of volunteering in a charitable organization, or think about joining a reading group perhaps. These  distractions should be something that fits into a regular slot but isn’t Read more [...]

Quick Breakfast Smoothie: Maple Almond Crush

  1 cup vanilla yogurt 1 cup crushed ice 1/2 tsp. almond extract 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. maple extract Optional (1-4 TBL of water, depending on how thin you like your smoothies.   Blend well!   Recipe originally posted on Super Healthy Kids. The experts in making fruits & vegetables simply, fun, & delicious! The blogs are a must read. Please sign up for the weekly newsletter at Super Healthy Kids Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter   // < ![CDATA[ // Read more [...]

Divorce Source Radio “Getting Over Your Ex”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Originally aired Feb 25, 2013             In this episode of Single Again! Now What? Joanie and Steve take on topics like:     Joanie’s surviving snow storm in Massachusetts How so many people brag way too much about their children Is this “new age”  technology affecting relationship It is time to start getting over your ex Healing and the importance of loving yourself   Joanie Read more [...]

Super Duper Oatmeal Pancakes

    Super Duper Oatmeal Pancakes Serves 4-6 Preparation Time: 30 Minutes   Ingredients: ¼ cup whole-wheat flour ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup rolled oats ? cup chopped dried cranberries and apricots 1 tsp. baking powder ¾ tsp. salt 1 egg ½ cup 1% milk 1½ cups cooked oatmeal 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil, for frying 2 cups chopped fresh nectarines and plums, as topping Honey (1 Tbsp. per serving) Directions: 1. Heat oven to 200° F. Combine flours, oats, dried cranberries Read more [...]

Talk and Get to Know Who You’re Dating

    Take time and talk get to know who you’re dating.  Make sure you’re getting to know important details of each other’s lives and date intentionally. Here are things to ask and or discuss with them. Finding out someone is not a good match for you is better earlier than later. 1.Discuss your beliefs, both those from childhood and any current beliefs. 2.Talking about upbringing can reveal a lot about how your date sees the world and what he/she believes a healthy relationship Read more [...]

Book or Movie can Have a Strong Impact

    It’s funny how a book or movie can have such a strong impact on you when you are feeling emotionally vulnerable. I remember being on my lead up to leaving and watching ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ based on the memoir written by Elizabeth Gilbert. I’d spend a day drifting in and out of my own thoughts and ended up at the cinema desperately seeking something to lift my spirits. I’d never heard of the book or the author come to that, but it was either this or a mad shoot ‘em up flick; Read more [...]

A Stranger is a Future Friend that I haven’t Learned Their Name Yet!

  I am happy that in my life and here is an example why. The woman I viewed as my “best friend” for over three decades told her cousin I had gotten divorced and gave him my number. I lived on one side of the country, and he lived on the other. We texted, emailed, and talked on the phone for about three months. I asked him if he was involved with anyone and he always reassured me that there was no one in his life. He then asked me to come and visit him since I had not been anywhere in Read more [...]

“U” Come before Your “X”

"Why do we all want a great relationship? Because we get love, affection, attention, a sense of belonging, feelings of safety etc. from it. When relationships end, we still have this need within us. Since not fulfilling this need is very painful, our mind makes us feel like we did have love, attention, affection, a sense of belonging, feelings of safety etc. in our relationship. Moreover, now we miss that so much. Your mind tends to push all of the dirt under the carpet. Take some mental energy Read more [...]

Are We Still Prejudiced?

  Are we still prejudiced? Yes? No? Really?...Let's see, from our XM radio show.         Hi, I am David Essel, M.S. the Author 7 books and counting, National Radio and Television Host, Master Life and Business Coach, Adjunct Professor, All Faiths Minister, Addiction Recovery Coach and International Speaker. My mission is to inspire others to reach their own exceptional potential in their business and personal life. My book, The Power of Focus is my FREE gift for Read more [...]

Most Important Component of a Love Relationship?

    Okay, when it comes to a love relationship, a lot of people think that it's chemistry that rules... And others would say it's compatibility... This video will tell you the truth.     Hi, I am David Essel, M.S. the Author 7 books and counting, National Radio and Television Host, Master Life and Business Coach, Adjunct Professor, All Faiths Minister, Addiction Recovery Coach and International Speaker. My mission is to inspire others to reach their own exceptional potential Read more [...]