New Start after Divorce

3 Ideas to Help when You’re Ready for a New Start after Divorce

For the first time in a long time I was feeling more hopeful and less afraid of what was waiting for me as I emerged from my divorce hibernation. I was thinking of new possibilities, and feeling more comfortable with the thought of making choices for myself—without having to consider what someone else thought I should do, say or be. I realized I was getting ready for a new start after divorce.

As the day went on, I could breathe more freely and my neck and shoulders felt more relaxed. My energy was brighter, my heart felt lighter and I was certain something had shifted.

Although it took some time after the divorce, I now felt ready to put one foot in front of the other and take a chance on me. I felt inspired to do something to make myself feel better.

Looking back, it’s clear that I had to ride that emotional roller coaster until I found solid ground again. Only then could I move forward with a purpose that served me. I couldn’t force the process of loss, grief and loneliness. I had to go with the flow. And when I was ready, I knew it. I felt it.

When you’re ready, you’ll feel it too—that’s when investing in yourself will make sense. Give yourself a gift and incorporate these three things into your life.


3 Ideas to Help When You’re Ready for a New Start after Divorce

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From my heart to yours, when you’re ready …
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About The Author

María Tomás-Keegan

María is a certified Life Transitions Coach and Mentor for Women, specializing in Divorce Recovery. She brings her multi-faceted 20+ year corporate experience as a coach, mentor, consultant and marketing manager to bear in her coaching practice. Her specialty is working with professional women who put on a mask every day pretending they're okay, while deep inside they're not. María's programs and coaching techniques help women get back in touch with their true self so they can live their lives by design, rather than by default. María is founder and "Chief Inspiration Officer" at SafeHarbor Coaching, LLC.

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