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How to Practice Gratitude During Divorce

How to Practice Gratitude During Divorce

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

Robert Emmons, Ph.D., a leading scientific expert on gratitude, exerts that during times of crisis gratefulness is not only helpful, but essential. He states that, “It is precisely under crisis conditions when we have the most to gain by a grateful perspective on life. In the face of demoralization, gratitude has the power to energize. In the face of brokenness, gratitude has the power to heal. In the face of despair, gratitude has the power to bring hope. In other words, gratitude can help us cope with hard times.” Here are three reflections about gratitude: Continue reading →

Make A “Giving Back” Date

Woman Gives Gifts at a Food Drive

I’m pleased to share my thoughts on how to best support your friend who is dealing with divorce or a transition in her marriage. Each month, I plan to share one easy and empowering tip that you can suggest to your friend as a way to help. This month, it seemed natural to focus on the benefit of volunteering as a simple way to help overcome and avoid the blahs.

Winter can be stressful for everyone, not just for those in a period of change. Your friend may be facing unique challenges, including new family rituals, more time alone or economic shortfalls. Suggesting that your friend help others is a great way for her to help herself. Giving back improves one’s self-esteem and creates a sense of community. Clemens Pietzner, President, Triskeles Foundation sums it up nicely when he says, “For someone looking for meaning, involvement and possibly change, Continue reading →