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Transition with Grace — On and Off the Mat

Colleen Saidman by Colleen Saidman | November 23rd, 2012 | 12 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: being in a hurry, breath, change, child's pose, chronic issue, coffee, colleen saidman, dark, divorce, grace, headstand, holiday season, Iyengar, light, maha transitions, marriage, menopause, mindful, morning, nature, pranayama, retirement, Richard Freeman, road rage, rodney yee, Roshi Joan Halifax, savasana, seizure disorder, Supta Virasana, thanksgiving, transition

Yoga at summit

In 2006, Rodney and I had the privilege of taking a few classes with Mr. Iyengar. When it came time for Headstand, I informed the yoga master that I didn’t do them — I have a seizure disorder that I always felt was aggravated by Headstands. He told me, in no uncertain terms, to stand on my head now! And I did. I stayed up, and only came down when he said it was time.

By then, the rest of the class had moved on to Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose), and, trying to be a good student, I came down from Headstand and sat right up to join the rest of the class. That’s the point at which he slapped my back and said, “That is your problem, not Headstand: You transition too quickly and mindlessly. I am sure that you do this in your life as well. You never let anything settle in.” Wow, what an acute teaching for a chronic issue!

Find the Freedom in Forgiveness

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | December 19th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Relationships | tags: Arielle Ford, betrayal, Big Love, divorce, forgiveness, happiness, how to attract your soulmate, love, Relationships, single, soulmate, spirituality, The Soulmate Secret

EnvelopeDear Arielle and Brian,

I was married for 30 years and it was always a difficult relationship. I learned many important life lessons throughout it all — even how to forgive betrayal, though we eventually divorced. For the past seven years I have been enjoying my single life, meeting lots of new friends, traveling, redecorating my home, growing spiritually … but this past summer I found out that my ex, now 59, had been living with a woman 20 years younger than him, and she is having his child. (We have two children together, now ages 27 and 29.) The idea that he had started over with a new family hit me hard and brought up much anger, resentment and feelings that he doesn’t deserve happiness. I know this is selfish and un-Christian of me but this is how I am feeling right now. I am in therapy and I have spiritual direction as well, but how do I get to forgiveness? I really want to manifest a new soulmate!

God bless you!

Abigail

Can I Find True Love if I Still Love My Ex?

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | June 16th, 2011 | 3 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: advice column, age, alone, Arielle Ford, boyfriend, Brian Hilliard, dating, divine timing, divorce, ex, forgive, forgiveness, girlfriend, heartache, heartbreak, husband, law of attraction, let go, letting go, lonely, love, manifest, marriage, Relationships, retirement, SAD, saddness, soulmate, too old to find someone, wife

Older couple hugging

Dear Arielle and Brian,

Nearly 35 years ago my husband walked out on me and our two small children. I was devastated, as I believed he was my soulmate — my one and only. I never remarried because I could never stop loving him and hoping that we would someday reunite (even though he remarried and currently is with wife #3).

Now, as I near my retirement, I am suddenly aware of how little time I have left on the planet and I want to finally let go of the past and find new love. Is it too late for me?

Should I Go Back to My Ex?

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | May 16th, 2011 | 3 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Arielle Ford, break up, breakup, Brian Hilliard, conflict, dating, divorce, emotional baggage, ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, exes, fighting, fights, get back together with an ex, healing, law of attraction, love, manifesting love, marriage, relationship advice, soulmate

Woman with her ex-boyfriend

Dear Arielle and Brian,

I am pretty sure that one of my ex-boyfriends is truly the one for me. We broke up about a year ago after many heated, and sometimes ugly, disagreements about how to spend our time together. Should I now try to attract him back or should I let go of any emotional baggage and try to meet someone new?

Beginner’s Mind: One of the Secrets to Manifesting a Soulmate

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | February 3rd, 2011 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: advice column, age, Beginner's Mind, boyfriend, Buddhist, dating, destiny, Diving Timing, divorce, friends, girlfriend, happiness, heart, heartbreak, HOPE, husband, intentions, love, manifest, meditation, negativity, online dating, positive thinking, Relationships, romance, self, signs, single, soul mate, soulmate, the-secret, universe, vision, visualization, wife

Woman relaxing in the sun

What does it take to manifest the love of your life?

I’ve heard from first-time brides (at 49 and older!), from busy entrepreneurs whose 80-hour-a-week work schedules left little time for romance, and from divorcees and widowers who were convinced that the opportunity for true love had long passed them by. Whether these soulmate success stories come from Russia, Ireland, Spain, South Korea, Nova Scotia, Poland, Iran, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Norway or the good ’ole U.S. of A., I can always spot the common theme woven throughout them: Those who have successfully manifested their soulmates did so by finding a healthy balance between intending and allowing; between doing and being.

The “Ex” Factor: Shift Your Perspective

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | May 14th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: affirmation, change, divorce, intention, starting over, transformation

I was talking to someone recently who did not want an “ex” to be involved in an event where their child was participating.

When asked what I thought of this, I responded that I thought it was an old way of thinking.