Happening This Week in the Detroit Area – July 30, 2015

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Going through a divorce can be one of the biggest changes in a person’s life. Becoming a single woman and/or a single mother is a big change in your life. Getting active, venturing out into the community and surrounding yourself and your children with other families is a great way to make the best of the situation you’re in now.

Below are some events going on in the Detroit area this week…. Read More >

Financial Health: Five Strategies

It may seem stressful to be practical and careful with your money. But you can be financially responsible and actually feel more sane and more in control. Being aware and disciplined about your budget can actually reduce stress and improve self-confidence…. Read More >

Five Ways Yoga Helps You Through a Divorce

The stress of divorce can cause illness, missed work days, insomnia, upset stomach and weight gain. I can certainly relate because I went through a divorce after 15 years of marriage. Although I’m happily remarried now, I would never had found the strength to get through that turbulent time in my life if it weren’t for the practice of yoga. Here’s five ways yoga helps you cope through a divorce…… Read More >

5 Summer Sanity Savers

Summer schedules can get hectic and overbearing. Between vacations, parties, sports, work and life in general, it is difficult to manage it all and still enjoy yourself.

Our expert guest blogger, Michelle Monroe Morton, provides us with the following 5 scheduling tips that will keep the summer months running smoothly and allow us to experience a bit of enjoyment…. Read More >

Let Go and Embrace Change

How many times have you been thrown a curve ball when you least expected it? Losing your job, divorce an unexpected health emergency, death of a loved one, family estrangements and more — all these can be devastating, scary and unexpected. There is an enormous adjustment to make, mainly because things are different and you are in a new situation you never experienced before. How can you find your peace so you can deal with the complexities of your new challenge?… Read More >

There is only ONE of me! Life as a single mom

Parenting is no easy role! Not only is it not easy, but it is 24/7- without a retirement plan. How do you roll in this full time job with just you on duty? My suggestions come from what I now know, but wish I had known when my home was “a two parent household minus one”. These are tips learned from my experience…. Read More >

Exercise and Divorce: How it Can Help You

Divorce is one of the most traumatic experiences that a person can go through since it drains them emotionally, mentally and physically. Dealing with a divorce effectively therefore requires engaging in activities that provide healing on all these levels…. Read More >

Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage Nationwide

Rainbow gay FlagIn a landmark opinion, the United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26th that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, making the U.S. the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage. Married same-sex couples will now enjoy the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples.  Here is an article from Huffington Post with the details about this ground breaking ruling for Americans…. Read More >

Are YOU Your Own Top Priority During Divorce? You Should Be!

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When I fly and hear the safety instruction “fix your own oxygen mask to your face, start breathing normally, THEN AND ONLY THEN can you turn your attention to helping others”, I always think about much more than flight safety. The concept that you need to look after yourself first in times of crisis is critical for your own health and well-being. If you do not prioritize looking after yourself, you may quickly become a liability to those around you…. Read More >

Dealing with Summer when Divorcing

"Summer" ; written in the sand on the beach blue waves in the baSummer can be a particularly stressful period for parents who are going through a divorce or have just finalized theirs. These months can also be traumatic for their children as they try to adjust physically and emotionally to living in different households…. Read More >