👉🏼 Tune in to the new episode of the Divorced Woman’s Guide —Mindfulness Tips And Tricks And How To Be More Present In Your Life with Jessica Gershman.
✔️ We’re not coming up with new problems that others haven’t encountered. Jessica emphasizes that it is important to find comfort that many others have already experienced everything you’ve experienced. Whatever you’re going through in yourself and your relationships, it is wise to learn and ask for help from others. As much as it can be very isolating — in reality, we are all in this together.
✔️ We give others care and compassion — but how about ourselves? Many of us going through a divorce live in the land of bitterness, resentment, guilt and sadness. We prevent ourselves from entering the world of joy, peace and love because we’re just so focused on the past. Don’t let the valuable time you have now get wasted, and let life pass you by.
✔️ Mindfulness is the tool to bridge our head and our heart. Yoga and meditation are a big part of getting more present to what is here in the now. I would say that these are a great first step for anyone, especially as moms, to make ourselves a priority.
✔️ Yoga and meditation are called “practices” and not competition. The tight, confining, stringent expectations of women keep us from achieving our wellness goals. “Give yourself the grace to go through the human experience and take baby steps. Commit to creating a better life for yourself to recover from divorce, death and any suffering in some way.”
✔️ When you are honest about your experience, your suffering or what you’re going through — you permit someone else to show up just as they are imperfectly perfect.
Connect with Jessica Gershman
Jessica Gershman is the founder of The Zen Mommy and the voice behind the Mom, Slow Down! podcast as well as a passionate believer in the power of self-care.
Through her work as a certified yoga instructor, an accomplished home chef, and a dedicated mindfulness practitioner she has created a holistic program that supports women, especially moms, in giving them the tools to create a satisfying life.
Jessica has experienced juggling the demands of a career, as a successful commercial real estate developer, with the life-changing role of “mom.”
Through the work of The Zen Mommy, she shares her personal story of overcoming disordered eating, redefining her sense of self as a new mother, and finding ways to feed herself first as a foundation for a more joyful and less stressful life.
Jessica’s mission is to reframe the idea of what a “good mom” looks like – and give moms the permission to show up just as they are.
Know more about Jessica and visit https://thezenmommy.com/
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Going through an immense betrayal can be the most difficult thing to get over. In fact, it makes it hard for us to trust others again. Believe me. I know how it feels. My ex-husband cheated on me, and he was the last person I’d have ever thought to be capable of hurting me. It took me some time to realize that trust has to start within ourselves.
After her son was born, Kristy Carruthers had to sell off their clothing, jewelry, and belongings. She started interviewing for jobs at four weeks postpartum. After living on credit cards for a few months, she just hit the end of the rope and ended up having to sell the house to pay the credit card bills. That’s when the mind shift happened. I said to myself, ‘You know what? This can never happen again. This is not acceptable.'”
When I was married, divorce was never on my mind.
It never occurred to me that it had to be something I should learn about.
Fast forward to today, it continues to be that gift that keeps on giving. It has taught me about myself more than I ever knew.
Even though I’ve undergone therapy, I still believe that what I’ve endured and experienced post-divorce unraveled five lessons that I never would’ve discovered on my own.