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Happy New Year! I’m wishing you a loving, prosperous, progressive, and light 2019!

In honor of one year ending, and another beginning, there seems no better time than now to discuss grabbing our light. What does grabbing our light even mean? Why did I name this blog that? What am I even talking about?

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

The holidays can bring a lot of family, love, and laughter. But if you’re grieving a lost loved one, it can also bring a lot of loneliness, rejection, and sorrow. I sincerely hope this Christmas that you’re experiencing the former. But if you’re not, I want you to read this post and take heart that this is only for a season; next holiday season will be better.

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There were all kinds of questions asked whenever I told people I was separated or divorced. Younger women (meaning women my age because, you know, I’m young) would usually ask “did you see it coming” and “why?”

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I cried the day my ex left, of course. It was a huge shock to my mind and my world. But crying for that reason is expected. The crying I want to talk about is the crying that comes days and weeks after.

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My therapist encouraged me to identify myself on this blog. In doing so, my authenticity can only increase and my connection with my readers can only be stronger. A fun way of kicking this off, and celebrating one month, would be to share some fun and random information about myself.

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The first holidays after a break-up, separation, or divorce are incredibly difficult. There is the usual stress of holidays, made even more stressful by breakups. Essentially, you have to start anew. Maybe not in all areas, but definitely in some. Here’s some tips to help with that!

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We’ve all heard someone say “give it to God.” People say it to you confidently, with a gentle hand on the shoulder, and easy confidence as if that simple phrase immediately solves all your problems. Ultimately though, it does.

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Certainly, tell your parents, if you’re able. I did not immediately tell my parents. I told my friends first. Why? Especially when I just told you to tell your parents? Well…