Seven Simple Steps to Single

  By Gretchen Schiller “Sooo…when do I update my Facebook relationship status to ‘Single’?” She asked me while walking down the sidewalk. My friend and her husband are in the process of getting divorced. “Uhm, I’m not sure really, maybe not just yet, maybe when you move out, ya know, have your own apartment…?” Drawing out the word apartment, emphasizing my answer is really a question. “Yeah. Probably. OK. That sounds right. OK.” She looked down at the pavement, focused, Read more [...]

S.O.S. Chili – Failproof Spring Cleaning in Less Than 20 Minutes!

  By Gretchen Schiller “This chili is fantastic!” The Trader Joe’s employee eagerly agrees and gets his spiel underway, “And it’s low-fat, cheap and has lots of protein!” He had me at low-fat. The six cans of chili for only $5 dollars didn’t hurt his pitch either. I enthusiastically pile six cans into my cart. Well, stamp “SUCKER!” on my forehead and call it a day. Can’t wait to get home and enjoy my new favorite Turkey Chili for dinner! An hour later. Dinnertime. Huh. 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 [...]

Think you’re too old to start over? Think again!

  It comes as a shock, doesn't it, the end of a marriage or long-term relationship? Whatever happened, whichever one of you decided to call it quits or whether it was an amicable, mutual decision, the gargantuan life changes that ensue can feel quite overwhelming. There are probably questions swimming around and around... What happened? Why me? What next?!  Think you're too old to start over? Think again! Time will help with these questions but meditation will give you peace of mind in the Read more [...]

Small Packages

  By Gretchen Schiller “I tired, Mommy.” Three-year-old Ana Lu leaned into me and wrapped her arms around my leg. “I know, Sweetie, me too,” I replied. This was the sixth apartment we’d looked at today. Ana Lu had hit her limit two apartments ago. I hit mine six apartments ago. The landlord jostled the key and opened the door. Ana Lu froze. I knew what she was thinking. Ick. I agreed. Ick. I gently nudged Ana Lu through the threshold of the door. We had to do the obligatory walk Read more [...]

Let US Learn from Peter

      Let's take a moment and think about Peter, when he got out of the boat because Jesus asked him. He put his faith in Jesus when he became afraid he started to sink. At that point, he called out for Jesus to help him even though he was afraid and sinking. The other disciples sat safely in the boat they did not take the risk to try. They leaned on the boat, and Peter leaned on Jesus. Faith let's go of the ordinary for a little while so God can do something better. Why are you Read more [...]

So Much Free Time! What Now?

After your divorce, you are probably finding yourself with a lot more free time on your hands, and nothing to fill it with. Hours spent with your spouse doing things, going places, and socializing with common friends are now yours to do what you want with them. Periods where you used to take care of conjugal affairs and obligations is now all yours. The issue is that you used to spend part of your day just being with your ex, and another part of the day doing things together, going out, and so Read more [...]

To Marry or Not to Marry- the Dilemma of Love and Marriage After Divorce

Many people who undergo a divorce take a significant amount of time to come out of the trauma. The question of dating and love does not feature on their list of priorities at all. However, with work time is a great healer and you can overcome the shock and trauma of the divorce. Then be able to embrace the happiness that love and romance can bring into a life. However, if infidelity was the cause of the divorce, it may take a little longer for a person to be able to trust a person and fall in Read more [...]

IT’s ALL GOOD? A Phrase That Destroys Motivation.

      This is one of the most over used phrases in society today. Watch as we describe the ways this one simple phrase, holds us back in life.       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 Read more [...]

A Little Motivation for 2014

    My, my it’s 2014. A New Year. Another opportunity to start again. It’s funny, because I distinctly remember a discussion with my ex after a horribly bad patch in our relationship. It centered on trying to start again, because we both knew it was impossible to start over. I think about that discussion almost every New Year because now that I am divorced, I think of this time of year as MY personal opportunity to start again. I have a fresh canvas and new colors in my life’s Read more [...]