How a Life Coach Can Help You Thrive after Divorce

I used to present myself to the world very differently. I built a façade that I wanted the world to see, that I was happy, in a wonderful marriage and very successful. But then I went through a divorce that shook me to my core, and I was forced to admit that my life wasn’t so perfect. I lost my marriage, my home, and because my ex and I had worked together, also my career. I began to question my…

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5 Ways to Reclaim Your (Whole) Self After Divorce

“I went to war for what we had; you never even laced up your boots.” – N.R. Shepherd You spent years trying to turn your relationship into the type of partnership that you had hoped for – one where you (always) had each other’s backs, celebrated one another’s “whole” selves, enjoyed moments of playfulness and shared intimacy. You wholeheartedly invested your time, money, energy, and other resources to make it work. You were selfless. You were hopeful. You trusted the…

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Break Up, Break Through, Break Out: Our Promise to Help Users Claim the Highest Version of Themselves Amidst Struggle

I founded Hello Divorce as a result of my own adversity. When I think about it now, I am convinced that all that we have in life is the capacity to turn obstacles into opportunities—breakups into breakthroughs. My desire to become a lawyer was birthed out of a disempowering and lonely experience I had with the legal system as a late teen. I was both a witness in a criminal action case and a plaintiff in a civil case. As…

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You Got This: A Spotify Playlist

Sometimes, the right playlist is everything. If you’ve decided that 2018 is the year you are going to pursue divorce and start the next chapter of your life, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist to lift your spirits and keep you feeling positive, motivated and ready to go the distance.

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I’m a Divorce Lawyer, and This is the #1 Thing I Tell My Clients to Do

(This post originally appeared on Worthy.com.) As a seasoned divorce lawyer, I see far too many of my clients putting off the one thing they absolutely need to be doing throughout this emotionally complex process: making time for self-care. You are being pulled in so many different directions and are experiencing a sea of transitions – it is so easy to get swept up in the stress of it all that physical and mental health take a back seat. But…

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6 Sanity-Saving Tips for Surviving the Holidays, from People Who’ve Been There

The holidays are hard. And not just Aunt Ethel’s stale fruitcake hard. Navigating this time of year alone for the first time post separation or divorce can stir emotions or wreak havoc on the progress you’ve already made in getting through to the next chapter of your life. So, we tapped the experts – people who have been in your shoes – for their advice on holiday survival: 1. Give Yourself a Special Gift “Invest in yourself. You might not…

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4 Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Divorce

It’s easy to get swept up in negative feelings during divorce. You’re separating in half a life you may have lived for many, many years. In addition to division of tangible assets, you’re likely also dividing precious memories and perhaps even friendships. But, remember: you got this. You’re on your way toward new memories, new experiences and a new version of you. And there are other benefits to your divorce that you may not have realized: A Chance to Realize…

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Self-Care

Worksheet: Designing a Self-Care Plan (That You’ll Actually Follow)

One of my favorite quotes about self-care comes from my friend and colleague Annie Wright, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who runs Annie Wright Psychotherapy, based in Berkeley. “Self-care doesn’t always look like sleep, yoga or green juice,” she often says. And she is SO right. But sometimes self-care becomes this thing that you have to plan and make time for and commit to. Maybe it starts to feel like a chore because so many people keep telling you…

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Guest Blog: Laura Aiello, The Divorce Strategist, on Self-Care During Divorce

Guest post by Laura Aiello, The Divorce Strategist “Put your own oxygen mask on first” “You can’t pour from an empty pitcher” “There’s nothing selfish about taking care of YOU” By now, you have heard all these self-care mantras and more. And what’s more, you probably agree with them – wholeheartedly! But then…   LIFE. DIVORCE. KIDS. JOB. PAPERWORK! It’s not unusual to feel like it’s all you can do to keep your head above water, let alone pile on…

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Pushing the “Reset” Button After Divorce: Finding Yourself Again

Divorce is difficult – mentally, financially and emotionally. By the time your divorce judgment has been finalized, you will have likely found your way through some very turbulent times. And after you’ve come out on the other side, it’s time to look inward to focus on you and your next chapter. I’ve compiled some expert advice to help you do just that. But before we go there, I want to share a few words I love about what not to…

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