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The Thriving In Chaos Project

The Thriving In Chaos Project

By Paulette Rigo
Inspired by courageous journeys, love for connection through meaningful conversations that teach, impact and heal through sharing our stories.

Paulette is joined by some of the most experienced and compelling experts in ALL Things Divorce and Transformation.

Listen to prepare and thrive through the toughest chapters revealed through hardships, celebrate lessons learned to clearly see the future with encouragement, hope and joy.

Leave feeling empowered and prepared to approach life and maintain dignity no matter what.






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Ep. 69 Jody Bruns: Should I or Shouldn't I Keep The House?

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Ep. 131 Donna Bollinger: Break That Grip! Lessons From The Ocean Of Life.
Meet the vivacious Donna Bollinger!  Donna Bollinger is a mother of four, an athlete, a coach, an announcer, a Basic Life Support Instructor, an ocean safety expert, and a singer-songwriter. As she energizes and inspires people, she also teaches the importance of life- saving skills. Two-time national record holder for swimming. Swimmer at The University of North Carolina, ACC Champions. Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications. National level cyclist and triathlete. City Team Ministries youth outreach coordinator in San Jose, Ca. Ocean Rescue Lifeguard and Basic Life Support Instructor. Police Athletic League ocean safety and CPR support. Announcer and Emcee who also performs The National Anthem. Singer and Songwriter Author of the best-selling book Break That Grip... Lessons From the Ocean of Life Her Mission To develop future leaders with character, by helping individuals break the grip of anxiety, and practice being excellent responders. Comparing life to the ocean makes my presentation thrilling and memorable. They'll learn how to save themselves and others if caught in a rip current and also how to save a life if someone needs CPR. Donna Bollinger immediately captivates the attention of youth with her high-energy and mesmerizing stories. After her life and the lives of her loved ones were threatened by a rip current, Donna Bollinger went on a quest to learn how to manage the power of the ocean and teach others how to do the same. She became a lifeguard in order to train junior lifeguards and organized Ocean Safety Days to teach people of all ages and races how to escape these deadly currents. When Donna had to face challenging circumstances in her life, she began to realize that learning how to manage the ocean was similar to learning how to manage her mindset. Being a mother of four, an inspirational speaker, and a creative composer, she entertains students while instilling valuable life lessons. Donna loves to tell stories with happy endings and she encourages others to do the same. Testimonials “Thank you for coming into our 5th period Peer Remediation class to teach us CPR. I loved your enthusiasm when explaining and it kept my attention! I know what to do now when someone needs CPR! I know how much teaching this to kids meant to you and it showed. Keep doing what you do and thanks again!” —Abi J “Many thanks for your wonderful presentation. I especially admire how well you were able to keep the whole class engaged—between funny jokes and a powerful message. I hope you can visit us with another inspiring word soon!” —Cameron K "Donna Bollinger is a powerhouse speaker with a compelling and relevant message for our youth. As a former Ocean Rescue Lifeguard and Basic Life Support Instructor, she takes her real-life experiences on the beach and transforms them into dynamic life lessons. Her passion for equipping young people as they navigate the strong currents of life is unmatched. " - Clay Banks, CBSI, Burbank, California Empowerment Center for Creative Studies www.donnabollinger.com 
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June 26, 2022
Ep. 130 Cherie Morris: Owning Our Role In Any Conflict Is Crucial To Shifting It To A Satisfying Solution
Cherie Morris is a lawyer, mother, author and speaker who works with individuals and couples in any stage of conflict or divorce who need better tools to manage. Cherie is a conflict resolution expert who knows being attached to a particular outcome AND staying hooked to your ex will not serve to produce a successful resolution. She focuses upon conflict that interferes with a successful marriage, divorce or co-parenting relationship. AND just like Paulette…Cherie is a Yoga Teacher!! Her own divorce informed the work she does now and she's happily part of a blended family too. You can learn more about Cherie and her practice in the Washington DC Area:  www.DearDivorceCoach.com www.Recompose.Us
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June 05, 2022
Ep. 129 Lora Cheadle: Learn from Life Choreography and FLAUNT method creator as you Recover From Betrayal with attorney, TEDx speaker, author and betrayal recovery coach
Lora Cheadle, JD, CHt Biography An attorney, TEDx speaker, and betrayal recovery coach, Lora Cheadle helps women overcome the devastation of betrayal and confidently engage in life again. After being shattered by her husband’s fifteen years of infidelity, she uses her experience to help others reclaim their identity, self-worth, agency, and enthusiasm for life after betrayal, whether that betrayal is from their body, life, or someone that they love. Lora is the creator of the Life Choreography® betrayal-recovery process and leads both FLAUNT! and Step into Your Moxie® workshops and training that help participants reclaim their identity, own their worth, and speak up for what they want. She is the author of the bestselling book, "FLAUNT! Drop Your Cover and Reveal Your Smart, Sexy and Spiritual Self" and has written for Elephant Journal, Om Yoga Journal, Yoga Magazine, Thrive Global, Aspire Magazine, and The Girlfriend. Named an Exceptional Woman of Excellence by the Women Economic Forum in India in 2019, she was the plenary speaker on "Reclaiming Voice With Validation" as well as a breakout workshop leader and presenter. She has spoken at DisruptHR, for Alexia Vernon Empowerment, SecondAct Woman, American Association of Healers, Optimist and Rotary International. She is the host of the top-rated radio show and podcast, “FLAUNT! Find Your Sparkle and Create a Life You Love After Infidelity and Betrayal.” Download “The Sparkle After Betrayal Recovery Guide” at www.BetrayalRecoveryGuide.com
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May 29, 2022
Ep. 128 Jaimie Sherling: You Do You! Despite all that life throws at you. (Divorce and Cancer included)
Jaimie Sherling is a joy seeker, drag ambassador, and the founder/designer of YDY, Sweets—a clothing line created for her sister breast cancer survivors. She lives in Wisconsin with her two kids. When she’s not working at her day job or trying on piles of clothes at thrift stores, you can find her screaming YAASSSS surrounded by a bunch of queens. https://ydysweets.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jaimiesherling/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaimie-sherling/ https://www.facebook.com/jaimie.hollenback.9 https://twitter.com/JaimieSherling and you must get her book~ From Queens to Queens!  Reach for your tissues and prepare to belly laugh as Jaimie Sherling takes you on her wild adventure through breast cancer and divorce, love and triumph, dancing and falling, in her breakout memoir, From Queens to Queens: How the Madison Drag community saved my life. Meet the Queens who helped her keep it all together from the dark days to the sunshine. "Life is a roller coaster. The highs don't last forever, and you can't escape the lows. That's why it's important to learn to embrace the ride. Things will bottom out when you least expect it. Celebrate the heck out of the ups and lean on those who love you during the downs. You know-the people who hold your hair back when you puke." - Jaimie Sherling Buckle up, stock up on some chocolate, pour yourself a drink, as you dive into her story. If she didn't get thrown off the coaster, there's hope for all of us.
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May 22, 2022
Ep. 127 Dr. Anissa Reilly: The Wounded Healer: Turning Life's Messes into Messages of Hope- From Violence to Victory!
Dr. Anissa Reilly has been in education for over 30 years. For just under the last 15, she has been the principal of an elementary school in a large urban school district. She received her undergraduate degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, her master's degree from Bank Street College of Education, and her doctorate from The Sage Colleges of Albany. She is the president and owner of Giant Step 6 LLC. Her primary goal and passion as the senior consultant is to develop national and global leaders so they can effectively lead their perspective organization. She is the loving wife of Gordon Reilly Jr. and the mother of four amazing young people. She recently received proclamations from New York State Senator Jose Serrano and New York City Council Woman Vanessa Gibson for her assistance with improving the lives of the people in her community. The first book in her leadership series, “5 Buckets of Leadership: Speaking in the Moment” is soon to be released on Amazon. The date for the release of her children’s book series about an African-American female educational superhero named, Dr. Action, is soon to be scheduled. For more information, visit our website: GiantStep6LLC.com. and Anissa is also the Host of: The Ask Dr. Reilly Show is a 20-30 minutes, one-one-one session with young and mature women (and sometimes men) where we discuss the traumatic issues that are faced in the inner cities. This living room like discussion focuses on abuse, sexual issues like rape, domestic violence, and sexuality, that impact our community. The host, Dr. Anissa Reilly is a success story. She received her doctorate in spite of suffering from Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from issues like those she discusses on the show. She has embraced the “Wounded Healer” archetype as described by psychologist Carl Jung. As a result her soon to be released book, “The Wounded Healer: Turning Life’s Messes into Messages of Hope-From Violence to Victory” is bound to be a best seller. Movie ideas are also in the works. The Ask Dr. Reilly show is the first individual programming for the OSG Network scheduled to stream on Dame Dash Studios. For more information sign up at AskDrReilly.com or visit the YouTube channel at Youtube.com/AskDrReilly.
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May 15, 2022
Ep. 126 Michelle Dempsey: Mom's Moving On!
Michelle Dempsey-Multack MS, CDS, is a writer, mom, coach, certified divorce specialist (TM) (CDS), speaker, and genuine girl power enthusiast. She graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in journalism and communication and then earned a double masters degree in education from Adelphi University. She hosts the weekly podcast Moms Moving On, and writes regularly for Parents, Scary Mommy, and others. A former New Yorker, she now lives in Miami with her husband, daughter, and stepdaughter.
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April 03, 2022
Ep. 125 Roy Biancalana: Relationship Bootcamp Post Divorce: Hard-Core Training Life, Love and the Pursuit of Intimacy
Need to Relationship Fitness Check! Let Roy be your guide. #1 Best Selling Author Certified Relationship Coach Former Relationship Expert for Fox 35 TV/Orlando, Florida Roy's #1 Best Selling Book!: RELATIONSHIP BOOTCAMP: Hard-Core Training for Life, Love & the Pursuit of Intimacy www.coachingwithroy.com Facebook: RoyBiancalana Twitter: @coachingwithroy Roy's focus is helping single adults attract healthy, conscious relationships. He does that through his 3 books, private and group coaching sessions and also through professionally done, video-based eCourses found on his website. He offers a complimentary coaching session to anyone interested in how he can help you attract lasting love. ROY BIANCALANA is an author, speaker and certified relationship coach. For the past 10 years his mission has been supporting single people in the art of attraction, dating and creating conscious relationships.  His work centers on The Dating Manifesto, a group of 7 conscious commitments that he has created to guide single people in their efforts to attract lasting love.  Roy grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Louisiana State University on a golf scholarship. After graduating in 1983 with a degree in Marketing, he became a professional golfer and competed nationwide for over 20 years, including on the PGA Tour and in 6 major championships.  However, while Roy's professional life was successful, his personal life was not. After a divorce and then being dumped by his a fiancée 6 months before the wedding, he came apart at the seems.  Out of desperation he hired a relationship coach to help him understand why his love life was filled with so much drama and pain. That work so transformed his life that he engaged in an intense 2-year coach-training program so that could help others unwind their relationship issues and attract lasting love--as he has.  Roy now serves as the relationship expert for Fox 35 TV and News Channel 13 in Orlando, Fl. He has appeared on numerous other shows including, The Daily Buzz, Positive Living Radio Show, Golf Channel and ESPN radio.  His individual coaching practice is conducted by phone, Skype or in person and he offers a complimentary 30-minute coaching session to anyone who is interested in working with him. In addition to his two books, Roy also has group coaching programs and video-based eCourses that address the significant issues that impact single people's lives. Roy has a son in college and he lives with his wife in Orlando, Florida.  For more information, see his website www.coachingwithroy.com https://www.amazon.com/Attracting-Lasting-Love-Breaking-Barriers/dp/0578152312/ref=pd_bxgy_img_1/142-4495737-6282752?pd_rd_w=pLlUD&pf_rd_p=6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_r=BKFFRX5Y4VRPJXDBADEA&pd_rd_r=41955f9f-7382-43cd-a6a2-d25a17e5a5ab&pd_rd_wg=zqGm8&pd_rd_i=0578152312&psc=1
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April 03, 2022
Ep. 124 Tracy Malone: Divorcing Your Narcissist: You CAN'T make this shit up!
Perhaps you are stuck in the cycle of not being able to get over your difficult divorce from a Narcissist Ex?  Meet Tracy Malone! She is a survivor of narcissistic abuse on a new journey just like you. As soon as she learned what the heck all the crazy people in her life were doing she started teaching, sharing and bringing others to understanding.  She has been abused her whole life but only learned a short time ago her mother, her sisters, her x-husband, his crazy family and ultimately a boyfriend of 2.5 years that caused this transition in her life with his horrific discard. She has spoken and helped hundreds of survivors and she can help you with too!!  After a narcissist, education is the medicine of recovery.  To get Tracy's BOOK order here. Her book is brilliant! It is required reading for all Better Divorce Academy clients.  NarcissistAbuseSupport.com TracyAMalone.com TargetedHealingJournals.com https://www.amazon.com/Divorcing-Your-Narcissist-Cant-Make/dp/173650780X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1636575558&sr=1-3 YouTube/Podcasts: learn more
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March 20, 2022
Ep. 123 Donna Shin: There comes a time in your life when you finally get it! Surviving Narcissistic Abuse and Coming Out The Other Side
Meet Donna Shin: a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and holistic wellness coach specializing in helping women recover from grief, trauma, and loss caused by narcissistic emotional abuse. Join Paulette and Donna for this deep dive into Narcissistic Marriage awareness, survival and recovery. Donna has been there and knows her stuff. She can help and her story will shine the light for so many. My Story When my second marriage began to unravel after I thought God gave me the love of my life – I was afraid, confused, and utterly lost. After becoming physically ill and heartbroken with the stress of, what I later understood to be, emotional abuse I finally broke free after years of trying to help us and change him. It was time to save myself and save my girls from losing their capable and up until then peaceful mom.I often felt dismissed, was left alone a lot and started to feel taken for granted and that I didn’t have a real partner. Trying to share with him what I was concerned about or feeling, in an attempt to relate, was consistently taken as criticism.This would bring the shaming, blaming or gaslighting — a term I didn’t even understand at the time, but became very familiar with. I questioned was I the crazy one here, but my gut told me I was not. I was up against too much and I was desperate for answers.It was maddening and felt like I Join Donna's Breakthrough group NOW! https://donnashinwellness.com/basic-breakthrough-group/
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March 09, 2022
Ep. 122 Connie Jones: What IS the difference between Therapy and Coaching and how to know it's time to get one!
Connie Jones is a heart warrior.  A freedom fighter. Master of Breakthrough. Coach. Therapist. Motivational Speaker. Best Selling Author of Warrior Arise! Live Bravely, Freely, and Authentically YOU. She is passionate about helping high achieving entrepreneurs break free from limiting mindsets and habits, so they can live in greater fulfillment and soar in next level success in life and business. She delivers high caliber group and one on one coaching programs that result in significant income increases, greater impact, abundant joy, and more free time for her clients. As an intuitive and dynamic motivator, Connie understands the barriers that prevent her clients from living in true freedom and fulfillment and she has a keen sense of getting to the root of what is keeping them stuck in struggling, striving, and surviving when they were meant to thrive. She inspires and empowers her clients to awaken to their true essence and uncage from everything that hinders them, so they can unlock their potential and unleash their greatness! A natural discerner, Connie recognizes her clients’ innate design and strengths, as well as their internal conflicts. She guides them to discover their passion and purpose, grow in wholeness, and demolish strongholds that keep them in bondage. Tapping into their inner wisdom and power, they experience deeper levels of meaning and fulfillment, rising to new heights in their personal and professional lives. As an avid Heart Sparks vlogger, host of the Warrior Arise! Podcast, and motivational speaker, Connie imparts hope and passion to her audience as she shares wisdom from her own personal struggles and victories. Her audiences benefit from her expertise as a highly sought after therapist and coach for almost two decades. Author of Warrior Arise! Live Bravely, Freely, and Authentically YOU, Connie invites the reader to close the gap between the reality of the life they’re living and the life they were created for. She shows them how to silence the voices of fear, shame, and self-doubt that keep them playing small so they can be fully, powerfully alive in their true identity so they can live their destiny! Connie holds a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Georgia, a M.A. in Sport Management from the University of Georgia, and a M.A. in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. Her professional experience spans from fitness professional, to sports performance coach, to sales and management executive. She is an innovative, natural leader who is an energetic, driven, and savvy entrepreneur. Connie lives a heart centered, growth minded life, fueled by passion and founded in purpose. Both a Warrior for people’s hearts and a free-spirited wildflower, her life purpose is to see the beauty of God’s heart and to reflect it to others. Connie loves people, animals and nature, and she invests in her health through CrossFit training and running. Family and community-focused, she enjoys nothing more than seeing people Thrive in a Life of Freedom and Fullness! Her BOOK Arise Warrior is available NOW!  https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578861992/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_8S58Y2E680MFMESBH1XP Learn more about Connie HERE  https://arisecounselingandcoaching.com/conniejones/
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March 09, 2022
Ep. 121 Joanne Johnson Interviews Paulette for a change on How Divorce Doesn't Have To Be Hell.
A few years ago Joanne and Paulette met in Maui of all places when both of their lives were shifting in 2016. Since then the work they do and the people they serve have clearly solidified. Joanne reached out to Paulette in awe of her transformation and asked if she could interview her. 
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February 03, 2022
Ep. 120 Amy Sanders: Toxic Relationship Expert Teaches Us How To Know You Are Happy and Create Your Joy List
Amy Sanders is a mother of 7 kids, a master-certified mindset and a life coach. For more than two decades she has taught and inspired thousands of women through weight loss, mindset, relationships and business. Amy works with women to uncover their purpose by exposing their strengths and slaying their demons that hold them back in life. This includes helping women heal from divorce, abuse, and other life-altering circumstances that cause trauma and keep them from reaching their true potential. Website Podcast Facebook Book a call
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January 31, 2022
Ep. 119 Tierra Womack: When You Know It's Time To Face Your Fears and Succeed In Every Aspect of Your Life.
Tierra Womack MBA, multiple best-selling author, host of the Mind Your Business Radio Show, speaker & founder of The Brave Way, is a serial, multi-platform mompreneur of 17 years whose businesses have generated over 7-figures. As a Business Growth Specialist, Confidence & Wealth Coach, Tierra helps female surTHRIVErs of narcissistic abuse rediscover themselves, find their purpose & achieve financial freedom by learning how to turn their expertise/passion into profitable, soul-based businesses.. Tierra believes that we are of this world to live abundant, prosperous lives full of healthy, loving relationships that allow us to thrive after narcissism and has successfully coached multitudes of women on how to create that for themselves…but she didn’t always think like this. After two long-term narcissistic abusive relationships, Tierra walked away from it all in order to take her power back and stop the crazy cycle of manipulation & abuse and was able to build an abundant, happy life she is now in love with! Tierra is passionate about helping women coming out of narcissistic abusive marriages because she knows how challenging it can be to rebuild after this high conflict relationship ends due to the co-dependency and attachment issues that led you to the narcissist in the first place. As an international speaker & transformational coach, Tierra loves to inspire women to overcome a lack of self-worth and elevate financially, spiritually, emotionally and mentally. She has dedicated herself to teaching women how to achieve greater success, freedom & happiness while breaking free of limiting beliefs holding them back. To learn more about Tierra and all the work she does click below.  https://www.thebravewaytribe.com/ https://linktr.ee/thebraveway?fbclid=IwAR0kFLGsjHofm9fpvalqiO0M5_cYVvzbnLbP41DdwdzdT7cyWc5C_dU62Cg
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January 23, 2022
Ep. 118 Laura Joseph: When Enduring and Surviving Abuse Becomes Your Superpower
Since 2006, Laura has been providing spiritually based integrative holistic health enrichment with a subspecialty in trauma healing & recovery through workshops, outreach, retreats, and private sessions. She’s an experienced healer, speaker, writer, seeker, social justice junkie, spiritual mentor, intuitive, Jikiden Reiki Shihan (teacher), medicine woman, & holistic health professional. Laura is also a survivor of child abuse, sexual assault, & domestic violence. Over the years, she's become a thought leader and recently launched a collaborative project “Triggers & Spiritual Medicine” on YouTube and co-authored "Feisty: Dangerously Amazing Women Using Their Voices to Make an Impact". Currently, Laura is completing an addiction counseling certification program at UMass Boston. Laura's Vision: To break the unrecognized epidemic of unresolved unhealed trauma & create sustainable systems for recovery, healing & empowerment. Mission: To help others rediscover the power that lies within and to find that treasure buried in the depths of the shadows. To help them become their own superhero.
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January 16, 2022
EP. 117 Lisa Shippell: Being Approachable and Traveling Through Divorce, From Point A to Point ME!
Lisa Glauber Shippel is the managing attorney at Lisa Shippel Law, LLC. She has been practicing law in the Alpharetta area since 1994. Her practice concentrates in the areas of real estate; wills trusts and probate; and general business law. Lisa has assisted thousands of clients in real estate closings and the development of North Fulton and the surrounding counties. She received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland. Lisa is the Past Chairwoman of the Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce. She sits on the Advisory Board of North Fulton Community Charities, serves the City of ALpharetta on the Board of Zoning Appeals is an active member of Alpharetta Rotary.  She has also volunteered countless hours with other various religious, athletic and service organizations throughout her career. In 2019 she published her first book "Traveling Through Divorce; From Point A to point Me"  GET THE BOOK  https://www.amazon.com/Traveling-through-Divorce-Point-Me-ebook/dp/B07YSWTMLQ Lisa Glauber Shippel, Esq. 5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 213 Alpharetta, Georgia 30022 678.615.3349 phone 678.749.7062 direct 678.669.2272 fax lisa@lisashippellaw.com www.lisashippellaw.com
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January 09, 2022
Ep. 116 Amy Schadt: No More Feeling Alone and Inadequate When There Is a Community Waiting Just For YOU.
We end 2021 with a conversation with the fabulous Women's Empowerment Coach Amy Schadt.  Amy is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach and Speaker who reconnects women with their passions, helps them break free from the stories that keep them stuck, and awakens their inner genius and confidence so they can live an unstoppable life.   Amy began her career as a dance educator and artist, spending two decades performing professionally and educating dancers. (something Paulette can relate to)   But after the sudden and untimely death of her fiancé in 2011, she had to reach deep to rekindle her sense of meaning in life.   She set out to create a new professional identity and a new life for herself.  She returned to school in 2012 and received her Bachelor’s of Arts, got her coaching certification, and then started her journey as an entrepreneur.   She now has a coaching business and is the host and producer of The Unstoppable YOU monthly live stream that speaks directly to women.  Don't miss out on being able to work with Amy for FREE right here and now! Her FREE offering for TICP listeners is here now.  https://www.amyschadt.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5najIKfvkn7FXnor53o6-A Free downloadable: Become the Visionary of Your Life Mini-Course. http://pages.amyschadt.com/visionary
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January 03, 2022
Special Episode The Divorce Hour: After Divorce Are You Divorced or Single?
"The  Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz”  is a safe and comfortable place for listeners to put their feet up and  escape from the daily grind while we  offer you comfort and advice during  a challenging and often   isolating  time in your life. It is hard to turn to friends and  family who don’t understand what you are going through emotionally,  mentally, or economically but we  do   and there is nothing to feel ashamed  about! While the topics and guests will vary  every week – the messaging is    always the same: we are going to help you  get through this dark  period and despite how bleak you may think things  look. In each episode, our host and experts  will talk about and address issues you may be facing such as custody  issues, dividing financial accounts and other assets,  selling the  marital residence, dating, becoming a single parent, the psychological  impact from your situation, and how to talk to your children. The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz airs weekends on CRN Digital Talk   Radio as well as Spotify, Apple Podcast and Google Podcast.
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December 25, 2021
Special Episode The Divorce Hour: What Do I Wear To Court? (and other vital tips about appearing)
"The  Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz”  is a safe and comfortable place for    listeners to put their feet up and  escape from the daily grind while   we  offer you comfort and advice during  a challenging and often   isolating  time in your life. It is hard to turn to friends and  family who don’t understand what    you are going through emotionally,  mentally, or economically but we  do   and there is nothing to feel ashamed  about! While the topics and guests will vary  every week – the messaging is    always the same: we are going to help you  get through this dark  period   and despite how bleak you may think things  look. In each episode, our host and experts  will talk about and address    issues you may be facing such as custody  issues, dividing financial    accounts and other assets,  selling the  marital residence, dating,    becoming a single parent, the psychological  impact from your   situation,  and how to talk to your children. The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz airs weekends on CRN Digital Talk   Radio as well as Spotify, Apple Podcast and Google Podcast.
09:60
December 12, 2021
Special Episode: The Divorce Hour: The Horrible Realities of Domestic Violence in Divorce
“The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz”  is a safe and comfortable place for listeners to put their feet up and  escape from the daily grind while we offer you comfort and advice during  a challenging and often isolating time in your life. It is hard to turn to friends and  family who don’t understand what you are going through emotionally,  mentally, or economically but we do and there is nothing to feel ashamed  about! While the topics and guests will vary  every week – the messaging is always the same: we are going to help you  get through this dark period and despite how bleak you may think things  look. In each episode, our host and experts  will talk about and address issues you may be facing such as custody  issues, dividing financial accounts and other assets,  selling the  marital residence, dating, becoming a single parent, the psychological  impact from your situation, and how to talk to your children. The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz airs weekends on CRN Digital Talk Radio.
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December 05, 2021
Special Episode The Divorce Hour: Why Hiring a Divorce Coach is a Game Changer
"The  Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz”  is a safe and comfortable place for  listeners to put their feet up and  escape from the daily grind while we  offer you comfort and advice during  a challenging and often isolating  time in your life. It is hard to turn to friends and  family who don’t understand what  you are going through emotionally,  mentally, or economically but we do  and there is nothing to feel ashamed  about! While the topics and guests will vary  every week – the messaging is  always the same: we are going to help you  get through this dark period  and despite how bleak you may think things  look. In each episode, our host and experts  will talk about and address  issues you may be facing such as custody  issues, dividing financial  accounts and other assets,  selling the  marital residence, dating,  becoming a single parent, the psychological  impact from your situation,  and how to talk to your children. The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz airs weekends on CRN Digital Talk Radio as well as Spotify, Apple Podcast and Google Podcast.
12:60
November 28, 2021
Special Episode The Divorce Hour: 8 Steps to a Better Divorce Blueprint
"The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz”  is a safe and comfortable place for   listeners to put their feet up and  escape from the daily grind while  we  offer you comfort and advice during  a challenging and often  isolating  time in your life. It is hard to turn to friends and  family who don’t understand what   you are going through emotionally,  mentally, or economically but we do   and there is nothing to feel ashamed  about! While the topics and guests will vary  every week – the messaging is   always the same: we are going to help you  get through this dark period   and despite how bleak you may think things  look. In each episode, our host and experts  will talk about and address   issues you may be facing such as custody  issues, dividing financial   accounts and other assets,  selling the  marital residence, dating,   becoming a single parent, the psychological  impact from your  situation,  and how to talk to your children. The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz airs weekends on CRN Digital Talk  Radio as well as Spotify, Apple Podcast and Google Podcast.
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November 24, 2021
Ep. 115 Leslie Montenile: Divorce Attorney Speaks Out About The Cult Of The Black Card
Meet Lesley, the Lawyer! She tells it like it is. Raw, honest and radiant, she created a boutique family law practice, authored a book, and shared her personal and professional wisdom with us.  Through the lens of a 30-year career in matrimonial law and her decades-long marriage, attorney, and relationship coach, Leslie Montanile offers timely insight on love and law and realizing a life partnership for a balanced, fulfilling life.  Never one to quite fit the mold of the conventional divorce lawyer, Leslie brings a modern outlook to relationships by challenging norms, affirming meaningful truths, and providing a framework for modern courtships and couples of all stages. You can find advice from Leslie on WSJ, Romper, Hello Giggles, Bustle, and more. https://asklesliethelawyer.com/ has it ALL for you!  and get her book The Cult of the Black Card
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November 14, 2021
Ep. 114 Mr Jay: Intrapersonal Relationship Coach and How To Heal Betrayal Trauma
ABOUT MR. JAY Have you ever felt lost, confused, unlovable, out-of-touch, angry, or on the verge of losing it all or yourself? Changing all this is as simple as picking up your phone.It is said that the definition of insanity is doing something repeatedly the same way but expecting a different outcome. Is there an area in life you are unhappy with? Are there things in your life that you know you want and need to change but are not sure where to start? Are you struggling in your relationship(s), your marriage, or your single life? Lord knows I’ve been there. All my life I saw all my friends thrive while I struggled every day just to survive. I was the product of divorce, raised in poverty (on some pretty rough streets), and thrown into special-ed for a minor speech impediment. At fourteen I moved out on my own and after years of therapy, tapping into my faith, self-examination, endless podcasts, books, hard work, and determination found the true me and gained a whole new perspective on life. https://mrjayrelationshipcoach.com/ Paulette’s personal 8.5 year litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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November 07, 2021
Ep. 113 Alysia Lyons: You Can't Jump From Self Loathing To Self Love and How to Manage Mom Guilt and Find PEACE.
Join Paulette and Alysia for this meaningful conversation on all things motherhood.  Alysia Lyons is a professional Mom Support Coach.  Mother, Business Owner, Author, Life Coach https://alysialyons.com/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DXYWXXL/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=good+moms+don%27t&qid=1630377458&sr=8-2 Paulette’s personal 8.5 year litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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October 31, 2021
Ep. 112 Bernadette Pannier: When Healing from Divorce at 25 Leads You To A Life Of Priorities, Self-Love and Fulfillment
Also known as the Media Maven Sales leader, speaker, and social media expert. She has secured millions of dollars in revenue for fortune 500 companies over her almost 20-year career. She has been a winner of the Presidents Club award 3 years in a row. She is certified as a SalesForce and HubSpot administrator and an expert with social media platforms such as Instagram and LinkedIn. She is a believer that with the proper use of social media platforms clients can and will build a new pipeline of new clients quickly. Her years of experience and education provide clients with new processes and procedures that increase revenue and build baseline recurring income. Bernadette believes in true lead generation to build new revenue in your business. You can find everything you want to know all about Bernadette on her website:  http://bernadettebpannier.com/ and her pages:  linkedin.com/in/bernadettepannier https://www.instagram.com/bernadettepannier.co/ Paulette’s personal 8.5 year litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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October 24, 2021
Ep. 111 Diana Gremillion: How She Healed From 9-11 "Unfathomable Crisis" and Going On An "Anniventure"
International Speaker, Author, and Master Coach; Diana Gremillion Diana Gremillion ("GREH-mee-yawn”) has advised billion-dollar deals for Fortune 500 companies and cooked Michelin-starred meals for former US President Obama. But when burnout forced her to give up her life as a chef, Diana transformed her health crisis into a new life adventure. As an international speaker, author, coach, and healer, Diana is now living her dream life in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has been featured on the "Inspire You & Me" TV show and shared the stage with Hugh Hilton, Mary Morrissey, Jillian Michaels, and Dr. Phil. Diana is passionate about helping business leaders transform their results by working smarter not harder, with the Law of Attraction and energy psychology. You can benefit from Diana's MANIFESTATION MAGNET Manifest money, dream partnerships, instant solutions to long-standing problems, ideal clients, life-changing business opportunities, holy grail resources, brilliant ideas, and more. 4 Step Manifestation Magnet Process Gratitude Visualization Meditation Action People all over the world have transformed their lives by turning on their Manifestation Magnet. Now, it's your turn. https://www.dianagremillion.com/ Paulette’s personal 8.5 years litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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October 10, 2021
Ep. 110 Jason Levoy: Divorces Are Like Snowflakes and How To Pivot When You Find Yourself Unhappy
Jason has the honor of being the first male guest on the podcast!! Woohoo. Thank you Jason for raising the standard and experience of working with an experienced divorce coach.  Jason Levoy a/k/a The Divorce Resource Guy is a former divorce attorney turned divorce coach who empowers people getting divorced with the information they need to know so they can make the best decisions for their post-divorce life. He is the host of The Divorce Resource Guy podcast, where he interviews experts on all phases of divorce to help you get through the process. Anything about divorce; preparing for divorce, dealing with difficult spouses, planning for post-divorce success. You're not alone! It can be better. You have to take action to make it happen. You can learn more about Jason on his website https://www.jasonlevoy.com/ Paulette’s personal 8.5 years litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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October 03, 2021
Ep. 109 Dr. Dawn Menge: She has come a long way from hiding in the bathroom! The magic of her award winning books inspires others to persevere and heal.
Dr. Dawn Menge has won thirty-one national awards as the author of the Queen Vernita educational series. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, a master’s degree and a Clear Credential in moderate/severe disabilities, and a bachelor’s degree in human development. Dr. Menge has been teaching severely handicapped students for nineteen years. She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren and lives in Southern California. Dawn was recently in Las Vegas Megafest attending Action On Film Film Festival and just found out she was nominated for best book! Seeing that 80% of marriages with SN children end in divorce her books help thousands of families.  Books are magic Books are empowerment Books are healing Books are adventure Books are also sharing a piece of yourself please find Dr. Dawn's book where ever books are sold. You will not be sorry you found them if you have a loved one with special needs.  Paulette’s personal 8.5 year litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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September 26, 2021
Ep. 108 Anja Vasquez: Relationship Coach, Motherhood and Aerial Yoga!
Join Paulette and Anja for this candid conversation that digs deep into how relationships can thrive even in the most difficult of times.  Anja is a mother of 2, in an intercultural relationship empowering other hardworking mothers (as a relationship coach) to live a happier and more fulfilling life, full of passion love and understanding- balancing energy, work & family by discovering their inner goddess. Here is a little of her story!  I got married when I was only 23 years old. I did not belong to a certain culture or cult that obligated me to do that so early or anything nearly close to that, I was just a person who LOVED TO LOVE and always LOVED TOO MUCH. So when I fell in love with my, now ex-husband, it didn’t take us long to get married. Neither did it take us long to get divorced :), but I have to say all these things we all so often call mistakes and wrongs, shaped me into the person I am today. Would not change a thing about my past. Right after the first year of studying Chinese studies at my local university, I decided to move FAR AWAY FROM SLOVENIA, and try out China. I went there with a one-way plane ticket, and that definitely was a ride of my life. Not the plane ride of course. I ended up living there for over 3 years, where of course, I met my ex-husband and the stories I have to tell you about that period of my life – not enough time in this post … But imagine the freedom; alone on the other side of the world, studying, working and mainly partying. I tested my skills and morals, fell many times, learned a lot about myself – especially about my stubbornness … ending up in the 4-year long relationship, I knew from the start was doomed, but being stubborn as I am, and mainly wanting to show the world how strong I am, lost 4 years of my life on a most devastating, self-destructive way I couldn’t get myself out of, until … It was with a help of newly made friends that I finally found the RIGHT STRENGTH and started saying NO to the wrong things. After a year of a sad and unhappy marriage, I decided to get divorced. OMG, that felt good! People around me freaked out completely, as I was going mad, but nobody stopped and asked me to explain the sudden change of heart. It did not mean, I did not love him, OH LORD I DID – but I just knew this love will take me to the grave unless I CHANGE. At 24, divorced. Only a kid was missing and that would have really been an upsetting story. But thanks to God, I was still being protected a bit, not to screw myself up completely. Nevertheless, who would love a 24-year-old girl with an ex-husband in her hands already?! Well, that was just one of the fears going through my mind at that time – but here I am, with the BEST HUBBY I could have imagined, who of course IS my best friend, with our newly born son KIAN, happily living in the CARIBBEAN. I am here to tell you YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL. It won’t be easy, it won’t be fast, but it’s possible. Step by step. Curious about how to achieve the desired things? My IG & CH handle: justahappymum Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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September 19, 2021
Ep. 107 Kim Feeney: Was it the chocolate pudding and other misconceptions children have about divorce
Meet Kim Feeney! - Play Therapist and founder of Butterfly Beginnings Counseling Kim is a licensed independent social worker and registered play therapist supervisor She has ten years of experience working with children and families helping them to lead healthier emotional lives. She owns a private practice, Butterfly Beginnings Counseling in Davenport, IA but works nationally as well... Paulette and Kim explore the misconceptions and pains children have about how they experience divorce. How did your experience as a child of divorce give you a greater advantage or insight into helping? What is co-parenting? Co-parenting refers to the act of two parents raising a child even though they are no longer romantically involved. Was it the chocolate pudding?  Learn to create I Love You Rituals. What are the benefits of co-parenting? Children benefit from consistency. 6 tips to effective co-parenting: 1. Set hurt and anger aside, 2. Be consistent, respectful, and kind, 3. Use a website or app to communicate more effectively, 4. Have a brief, monthly "parental team meeting", 5. Accept that the co-parent is still your child's parent, 6. Make transitions and visitation easier on the kids. It is possible to create a new relationship with your ex that focuses on and meets the needs of the child(ren). free guide 6 ways parents can help children cope with big emotions available at www.butterflybeginningscounseling.com/coping Kim can help! Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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September 12, 2021
Ep. 106 Gabrielle Hartley: Don't Let Your Divorce Story Be Your Life Story
Join Paulette and Gabrielle as they engage in a candid and fact filled, heartfelt conversation about all things divorce. Are you in need of direction and clarity on how to know if mediation is the right choice for you? Look no further.  Gabrielle Hartley is a nationally recognized divorce attorney, online mediator, divorce strategy coach and author of Better Apart; The Radically Positive Way to Separate.   She is committed to keeping the online divorce mediation process as simple and streamlined as possible. She trains divorce professionals to bring the highest level of conflict resolution into their practice.  She is a highly respected negotiator, author and an engaging, dynamic speaker Gabrielle is known for her unique, non-toxic approach to divorce that she has developed over twenty five years. She keeps 99% of her cases out of the courtroom and at the negotiating table, as she effectively supports her clients to create a healthy, uplifted post-divorce life for them. Her parents split when she and her brother were children in the 1980s. Even when the road was bumpy, they resolved their differences out of court and modeled positive co-parenting. When she clerked for Judge Sunshine in the divorce court in New York City both in private practice and clerking for a judge, she realized that her parents were onto something. Gabrielle created The Better Apart® Blitz Mediation to help people move through and beyond the divorce process with minimal stress and maximum ease. When Gabrielle was a baby lawyer mediation was not widely accepted or respected.  After working for years to create a streamlined effective practice model that is delivered across the country online. Today Gabrielle offers The Better Apart® Total Practice Makeover to help divorce professionals  to create their optimal divorce mediation practice. www.gabriellehartley.com  Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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September 05, 2021
Ep. 105 Dr. Holly Battey: How to Date After Divorce So Divorce Doesn't Happen Again!
Dr. Holly helps sincere, kindhearted, conscious single clients find the love of their dreams.   With a doctorate in clinical psychology and a successful career in executive search, she is uniquely qualified to find your perfect match.  She founded Find Love At Last in 2014 to help sincere women and men find lasting love and has been a matchmaker, coach, and image consultant for over 8 years. Working with sincere, commitment-minded single men and women who are ready for love, she introduces you to high-caliber matches to create the love you desire.   Dr. Holly is a dating expert and inspiring speaker who empowers, advises, and speaks on image, strategy, online dating, partner suitability, communication, and commitment.  Her office is in San Francisco, California.  Additionally, she brings more than 15 years of rich personal dating experience before finding the wonderful man with whom she is happily committed.  She created this boutique love life agency to expedite your path to love. Cultivating love one client at a time is her passion and she would love for you to be her next success story!                                  So let's get started.  Haven't you waited long enough? Paulette’s personal 8.5 years litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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August 29, 2021
Ep 104 Heather Denniston: How to Have a Happy Pillow Every Night!
Meet Heather!  A seasoned chiropractor with a specialized certification in Wellness Chiropractic (CCWP), Certified Personal Trainer, speaker and author, Dr. Heather brings decades of experience to the stage.  She has presented at conferences and global companies such as Microsoft.  She has been published in Medium, Paleo magazine, and Thrive Global and authored The Three Day Reset.  Her signature program, The Wellness Amplifier Performance Program, helps catalyze optimal wellness and catapult employee's productivity, effectiveness, and success. How do people connect with you after the show? Heather has a special free GIFT for you! LINK below.  https://www.wellnessamplifier.com/happy-pillow-optin In health and Potential, Heather Denniston DC CCWP NASM Author - The Three Day Reset Speaker - Keynote Media Kit Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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August 22, 2021
Ep. 103 Leila Parviz: How Does Being A Child Of Divorce Affect Your Future Calling?
Meet Leila! She spent a great deal of time recently thinking about why she does what she does. Listen here as she explains her story a bit. I guess it all started when I was very young, and my parents divorced. It was so painful. I was five (5), living in Iran at a time when divorce was still relatively rare. In Iran, children of divorce generally lived with their mother until they started school around age seven (7). Once they started school, primary custody transferred to the father and his family. In my case, for a variety of reasons, my father was granted primary custody of me and my younger sister well before either of us turned seven (7). This meant that we only saw our mom on weekends. During weekdays, we lived at our father’s home while our grandmother and aunt helped us with our education and daily well-being needs without any communication with our mom. I mostly remember this as a very difficult and sad time. I longed to see my mom but feared letting my family know how I felt. Speaking to my family about my pain and sadness was not an option. In hindsight, my parents no longer living together wasn’t nearly as bad as not being able to openly and freely love both of them. Visitation, phone calls, expressing joy about the other parent was stilted. Loyalties were always tested. Without a doubt, these tense times truly shaped me and my decision to want to help families in similar situations resolve and restructure their families in a better way. After attending college in Iran, I decided to move to the United States to pursue a legal career. I always knew my mission was to serve children and I knew a legal career in the U.S. would offer me the opportunity to use my dedication and commitment to help families. After a crash course in English (my native language is Farsi), I attended law school and passed the California State Bar in 2017. A few years into my legal career, the perfect career opportunity materialized at Family Peacemaker. I wake up every day joyfully knowing that I am a FAMILY PEACEMAKER! I help families peacefully transition and restructure for the benefit of generations to come. I personally know the pain of divorce and parental alienation and am committed to improving divorce outcomes. I look forward to using my life experience, skills, and heart to help your family experience a more hopeful and peaceful future. REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION REQUEST A FREE DIVORCE KIT Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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August 15, 2021
Ep. 102 Kim Korven: The Gentle Way is The Better Way: Be Curious Not Furious!
Want to be a divorce thriver?  It’s possible, even when you’re anxious and feel like a failure.  When Kim’s marriage wasn’t working, she was nearly overcome with anxiety. She did everything possible to avoid conflict with her spouse.  Like the good wife she was trying to be, she was staying married for the sake of her kids. And because she believed marriage was for life. It wasn’t working. She felt like a failure. For three years, she lived in limbo, with tension growing in her home. They hardly spoke. It was so bad that Kim thought a good solution would be if he died.  In other words: it was a nightmare, and Kim didn’t know what to do to make it better. Traditional divorce terrified her. She’d represented clients in family court, and knew all too well what divorce looked like through a lawyer’s eyes: high conflict, lots of drama, and big legal bills. She didn’t want her kids to suffer through traditional divorce. She didn’t want to fight for years, either. That would harm them.  Acting instinctively for the good of her kids, Kim created a healthier and more peaceful approach to divorce. Very soon after they separated, she stopped being angry all the time and felt relief. She began to experience joy. As they moved through the divorce process, there was no drama or big legal expenses. They communicated better and worked together to create fair results that continue to work for their family. Because of this approach to divorce, everyone in their family has thrived.  Even though she has two degrees in law (LLB & LLM), Kim’s no longer a practicing attorney. She dedicates herself to working with families as a mediator or consultant to help them communicate better, figure out what’s best for their family, and divorce peacefully. Kim lives in Regina, Saskatchewan with her two kids, second husband, retired rescue greyhounds and rescue cats.  Most recently, she and her former spouse have begun co-parenting a cat. What makes this remarkable is that he is allergic to cats. “Acting instinctively for the good of her kids, Kim created a healthier and more peaceful approach to divorce. Very soon after they separated, she stopped being angry all the time, and felt relief. She began to experience joy.”  Want to learn how to create these results for you and your kids? Scheduling a free 20-minute drama-free divorce consult with Kim is your first step. Book YOUR DRAMA-FREE DIVORCE CONSULT “As they moved through the divorce process, there was no drama or big legal expenses. They communicated better and worked together to create fair results that continue to work for their family.” Be Curious. Not Furious.  Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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August 08, 2021
Ep. 101 Lori Osmond: Be Not A Damsel in Distress. Be a Damsel In Defense!!
Meet Lori Osmond!!  Personal safety expert. She is passionate about educating, equipping and empowering with strategies and products to protect and defend. www.safetymomma.com. She offers many pain compliance tools to protect yourself and your family. Her mission is to educate, equip, and empower women and children! She is expanding across the USA and want YOU to join us. We need to change the horrific sexual assault and sexual abuse statistics now!  https://www.mydamselpro.net/loriosmond?fbclid=IwAR0ZKhvfqMqFhrsXX8WaBENHLJZg4XDGJDvNQuy2IEMA0Jc5K7BPtcVBmvk Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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August 01, 2021
Ep. 100 Michelle Mitchell: The Brilliant Art of Parallel Parenting in High Conflict Divorce
Coach Michelle is a high conflict resolution coach, an attorney, and a badass single mom. She helps parents disengage from high conflict relationships, getting them out of court, and stepping back into their lives. Her unique combination as a certified Martha Beck life coach, a lawyer for almost 20 years, her field of study in Psychology, and her own personal family law experience, makes Michelle a well-rounded coach, capable of helping parents learn how to disengage from a challenging and protracted co-parenting relationship. Topics Michelle and Paulette discuss in today's episode:  • The fastest way to get out of family court and step back into your life is to disengage from the conflict. • It only takes one parent to disengage. • Disengaging from the conflict does NOT mean letting go of your reasonable boundaries. • When you’re forced to go to court, it is vital that you prepare yourself to disengage from the conflict. • In family court, there’s really no such thing as “winning”. • You can’t move forward with living your best life if you’re stuck in the trenches in family court. Michelle was the first person in her family to go to college or graduate school, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy, as well as her Juris Doctorate. • She has always been passionate about helping people overcome life’s obstacles, and re-inventing themselves. • Michelle was raising her son as a single mom when she was 38, and she chose to have a second child on her own at 40. Parenting her two kids and raising them to appreciate the importance of social justice and equality is what she is most proud of. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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July 25, 2021
Ep. 99 Stephanie Tang: What is Collaborative Family Law and How to Manage the Video Conferencing of Court?
Stephanie Tang is a family law attorney, mediator, and collaborative law professional at Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C. She strives to provide personalized attention to her clients by walking them through each step of the litigation or settlement process. Her effective communication and organizational skills help clients feel comfortable and prepared throughout their case. As a certified mediator and Fellow with the Collaborative Divorce Illinois, Stephanie offers clients alternative means to resolve their divorce outside of the courtroom. Stephanie was previously selected to receive the AVVO Clients' Choice Award in Divorce for outstanding client reviews from clients she represented through divorce proceedings and has been selected by her peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Family Law since 2018 Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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July 18, 2021
Ep. 98 Dr. Elizabeth Cohen: How To Regain Your Afterglow After Divorce
Dr. Cohen is a clinical psychologist. She is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course and membership Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce. Dr. Cohen is the CEO of the Center for CBT in NYC. Dr. Cohen’s online course teaches women how to heal, grow and thrive after divorce no matter how difficult the process has been. Dr. Cohen received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. She was the recipient of the prestigious American Psychological Foundation Research Award for her research on the emotional effects of 9/11. She has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Women’s Health, Huff Post, Thrive Global, Daily Beast and Good Housekeeping. Dr. Cohen is a weekly contributor to Psychology Today with her “Divorce Course” column. Dr. Cohen hosts the Divorce Doctor podcast where she interviews people about their divorce experiences. Dr. Cohen’s book based on her Afterglow program entitled, Light at The Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You will be published in April 2021. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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July 11, 2021
Ep. 97 Erika Englund: Conflict Is Contagious. Let Support Pay Help!
Erika Anne Englund is also a happy co-parent (usually - she isn't perfect) of two young children. She spent 15 years as an attorney, professional mediator, law professor, and tech founder, before becoming Chief of Strategy at SupportPay - the nation's only platform for helping parents manage child support between themselves.  At SupportPay, Erika bridges the gaps between the worlds of family law, tech/legal startups, and single parenting. She loves it. Learn more about Erika at www.SupportPay.com, and at i promote peace, the organization co-founded with her children in June, 2020. How does Support Pay differ from other Co-parenting Apps??? How does the APP work? Base support and additional Own private little zenmo Legally admissible No conflict resolution Looking back at our own divorce journey we often have many aha moments about the mistakes we made. Why do you think that 70% of divorce is filed by women and not men?? Conflict is contagious Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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July 04, 2021
Ep.96 Magnolia Levy: Are Prenups Just Another Word for Divorce Insurance?
Prenup Curious? Need to get your P's and Q's in order? This is the episode for you.  Magnolia D. Levy is a partner at LoPreto + Levy, LLP, a boutique law firm in Manhattan with an emphasis on matrimonial and family law.  In an effort to bring dignity to the dissolution of a relationship, Ms. Levy endeavors from the outset to effectively and efficiently achieve the best results for her clients without the need for court intervention.  When a negotiated settlement is not possible, she draws on her background as a commercial litigator and is a tenacious and passionate advocate for her clients with experience handling complex financial and custody matters from inception to conclusion.  Ms. Levy’s practice also includes mediation and, with her training from The Center for Mediation & Training, she guides her mediation clients through all matters related to matrimonial and family law.  As part of her mediation practice, Ms. Levy regularly serves as a consulting attorney for clients involved in mediation with an outside mediator.   Ms. Levy is proud of her involvement with Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert and serves on the Board of Directors, the Membership Committee and the Advisory Board Committee.  Ms. Levy was a Chair of the Board of Directors of Purple Circle Early Childhood Development Center from 2013-2015.   In addition to serving as a Vice-President of the New York Women’s Bar Association, she also served as Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee for three years and has served as Co-Chair of the Judges Reception and Membership Reception since 2013.   A born and raised New Yorker, Ms. Levy graduated from The Dalton School and received her B.A. from Colgate University in 2000 and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2003.  She recently decamped to Westchester where she resides with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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June 27, 2021
Ep. 95 Karen McMahon: Every Upset is a Set up and The 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program
 Join Karen McMahon and Paulette  Every upset is a setup…Michael Brown 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program and Self Love Deficiency Couldn’t pinpoint where the anger was stemming from Imposter syndrome Once in a lifetime How did I get here? We don’t lick it off the grass Self-love deficiency Give and give and give and give Our happiness is dependent on the happiness of others Alanon The language of letting go Melody Ross Rosenberg Self Love Disorder I too can relate to that statement of taking care of our others  www.journeybeyonddivorce.com https://journeybeyonddivorce.libsyn.com/journey-beyond-divorce-show-intro-0
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June 20, 2021
Ep. 94 Vicki Vollweiller: How Divorce Effects Your Ability to Pay for College and Receiving Financial Aid
College Financial Prep was founded by Vicki Vollweiler, who holds her Master's Degree in Business Administration and has focused the bulk of her career on analysis, pricing, return on investment and business negotiations. Vicki's MBA degree comes from Syracuse University where she attended on a "Full Free Ride + Stipend!" So Why College Financial Prep?  It all started with Vicki's own personal story.  "I was a Divorce Coach who helped people attain goals, specifically with regards to their personal finances.  As clients started to ask me how they were going to afford the cost of college, my own son was approaching high school and I certainly wanted the best for my son!   As a divorced mom, I knew that I wanted to spend the least amount of money necessary to ensure, both, his success and happiness while allowing me to maintain my bank account and not go into debt. I know that we all want the absolute best for our children, especially, when preparing for college.  The key is to be informed, strategic and detail oriented so that you can maximize savings on the cost of college.  If you're unsure how to proceed, don't potentially lose thousands and thousands of dollars. College Financial Prep was created to guide families through the maze of college financial aid. " It is College Financial Prep's work with families of various sizes and means that has led Vicki to apply her analytical and coaching skills to  those with children planning for attendance at college, whether on a tight budget, or with a desire to acquire maximum scholarship dollars to reduce college costs.  As each child and their family has a different idea as to what their ideal college fit is, College Financial Prep works with clients to strategize and meet goals!  All discussions are private and confidential.   College Financial Prep: 1. Locates Need based and Merit based scholarship opportunities prior to submitting college applications. 2. Advises as to which schools children should apply to for strategic purposes in the hopes of maximizing scholarship dollars for college. 3. Understands the complexities of separation and divorce scenarios and finds the opportunities for saving money. 4. Aids in preparation and submission off all financial aid forms. 5. Files appeals due to extenuating circumstances.  6. Analyzes financial awards and negotiates as needed with individual colleges. 7. Advises on student loan acquisition to minimize debt incurred. 8. Works with parents to repair credit.
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June 13, 2021
EXTRA: Nikki DeBartolo & Benjamin Heldfond: Our HAPPY Divorce? Hell Yes!!
Nikki and Ben are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. This was one FUN conversation and a truly inspiring and empowering example Nikki knows firsthand how being supported by a strong, loving family can influence the way a person navigates life, love, marriage, and motherhood. Having grown up as a member of the iconic San Francisco 49ers football family, she was thrown into the limelight at a young age. The values her family instilled in her have helped shape who she is today, and she continues to live by them. As Vice President of the DeBartolo Family Foundation, Nikki has made it her mission to give back to her community in every way possible, from supporting local grassroots movements to national charities, all while being a strong, supportive wife and mother. Nikki resides in Tampa Bay, Florida, with her son Asher and her husband Chad Chronister, who also serves the Tampa community as Sheriff of Hillsborough County. Ben graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in African American History and Business Administration. He is the owner of Heldfond Holdings, LLC, a holding company that invests in a wide variety of companies, including private equities, restaurants, and a record label. He is also a member of the board for Swig Company, LLC. Ben is involved with many organizations supporting those who struggle with addiction and substance abuse. An avid golfer and sports enthusiast, he currently resides in South Tampa with his wife, Nadia; fifteen-year-old son, Asher; six-year-old daughter, Isabella; and three-year-old son, Jackson. You must GRAB this book! https://ourhappydivorce.com/
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June 06, 2021
Ep. 93 Sade Curry: Dating After Divorce and the 100% Responsibility Journey
Sade Curry is a Certified Life and Relationship Coach and the host of the Dating After Divorce podcast.  She went through a difficult divorce after a 17 year emotionally abusive marriage. The divorce triggered all of her childhood neglect and abandonment trauma which led her on a journey to true healing