Ep 095: Breaking Relationship Patterns with special guest Johanna Lynn, Founder of The Family Imprint Institute This week’s guest is Johanna Lynn, founder of The Family Imprint Institute. I found her to be one of the most informative guests on your show. Her approach is so smart and gets to the heart of dealing with your own family history and the patterns before you in your lifetime. The center of where your feelings and interactions begin. Family influences and past pain and how you dealt with it create patterns for years to come. While working through stress and broken relationships or marriage, take the time to grieve and get rid of your anger. You can’t move on without healing your own wounds. Set new goals and become clear on what you really want. With things resolved in your personal life, you’ll have time to laugh, intimacy, and fun. Prioritize time for your work. Stay embodied in yourself and always trust your gut instincts. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous.
Episode 092: Narcissist Relationships Part 2 of 2 Healing After Abuse with special guest Susan Ball Now I get it! Susan, this was the day you realized it was time to get help. In the heat of an argument, when he tried to strangle you, you ran out the front door and ran five blocks to the police station with your husband behind you. He got arrested and spent the night in jail. However…Surprise! Surprise! His girlfriend bailed him out. Susan did not know about the girlfriend until now. In conversations with her sister, Susan’s sister says, “Well I blame you. If you really want out, you need to move away and never see him again. You do not want your girls to see more of this.” Indeed, it was a time for smart decisions. This left Susan with raw emotions, guilt, shame, and confusion. Healing was needed and she had much to deal with. Susan hired a life coach who encouraged her to start a success journal. She was encouraged to write about each achievement, celebrate, and keep moving on. Have your rages and your weeping times. It helps to release your emotions. Susan has shared some of her healing with her daughters so
Episode 090: Divorcing a Narcissist with special guest Leanne Townsend Leanne Townsend is an attorney in Toronto, Canada. Her expertise is domestic and victim advocacy. She is also a life coach. She is especially good at guiding clients through divorce and knows the smart way to go about it. When you know it’s time to get out, one of the first things to do is get every single document, social security numbers, passport, bank statements (both checking and savings), investments, etc. out of reach or access to partner. Don’t escalate into confrontation and don’t tell partner you are leaving. Get your ducks in a row and get out when he is not home. In some cases, the only contact you should have with the narcissist is through your attorney. Most of the time it’s important that you cannot be reached by him. Protect yourself and get coaching to guide you all the way. Get the support that you need, and if you need a financial planner, get one. Do this in a smart and safe manner, get on with your life, and be happy. Great advice. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s
Episode 089: Reasons why relationships fail & how to avoid it with special guest Guy Finley Guy Finley is an author and has written 45 books. His recent book is the subject today and the title is “Relationship Magic, Waking up together”. Guy briefed us on its content – why relationships fail and how to avoid it. We all need self understanding on our own imperfections, especially in the heat of a disagreement. Lashing back inflicts anger and pain and goes back and forth. How do you make it better? Love is absent in the moment, and you are both in pain. You both need self-understanding and love is how to move past this. Love unites and brings you back together. . Harmony in nature already exists in you and it awakens in you. Your single most important resource is our truthful self. Your partner is a reflection of oneself. Harmony in a relationship is vital to move forward. I enjoyed his thoughts on this subject it does bring awareness in oneself. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would
Episode 086: When a divorced family is all you know with special guest Gianmarco Soresi I found a real insight to children of divorce with Gianmarco Soresi. His parents divorced when he was one week old. He endured years of going back and forth between them. His Dad has various girlfriends while Gianmarco was growing up. He’d be kinda nice as kids warm up. On holidays and birthdays Gianmarco always got extra presents. His Mom remarried right after the divorce. As a matter of fact, she married his Dad’s lawyer. His stepfather was strict compared to his Dad who.had the party house. His parents set up a schedule for him throughout the years. There was always a place to be. While attending college Gianmarco dated the same girl all four years with an an agreement that after graduation they would part ways. However they did still date and collaborated on writing a play together. The play was about relationships. Gianmarco wanted to perform it with her, but she moved on and married another guy. Gianmarco continues his dream and cast the play with someone else and his ex is having a baby. He’s performed the play and received rave reviews — and continues to do so. Today Gianmarco does comedy and dates. He’s
Episode 085: Overcoming the Pain of Infidelity with special guest Teri Lynnn Wilkins Teri Lynn is a life coach specializing in cheating, betrayal, and infidelity. Teri Lynn’s story begins with her living the dream, married with two kids, and living in a nice home on a golf course. She had a large social circle and was active in charitable causes. She also cheated on her hubby, and found him unattractive. One Christmas day she shared that she wanted out. He asked if maybe they could work it out. She chose to leave it all behind. Cheating with someone can make you feel good about yourself regardless of the cost. But on the other hand, you become the bitch. Teri Lynn has experienced both cheating and being cheated on.Betrayal leaves open wounds and scars forever. She was a broken woman looking for intimacy and a way to feel good about herself. Her boyfriend was going through divorce but couldn’t just walk out. He had kids, too. After Teri Lynn’s divorce, the boyfriend and his wife were off and on again. Teri Lynn was not doing well financially and neither was her boyfriend. Teri Lynn was feeling the turmoil and guilt of what this was doing, not only
Episode 084: Brazil, Missing Husband, Ohio, Cops, Rajneesh, & Geddy Lee with special guest Kathleen Parsons Kathleen Parsons was a very free spirited young girl when she left her Ohio home at the age of 14 to live in Hawaii for awhile. It was just the beginning of her travels and free lifestyle and adventures. While living the good times in San Francisco, she enjoyed the company of many friends from different countries. The subject of “green cards” came up often in conversation and she was wondering if she would need one also.That was the Haight and Ashbury scene, and most of her new friends went by different names. It was a place of ongoing party life. One night she went to a male strip joint and really liked the looks of a handsome guy. So she put $20s in his g-string and told him you can’t keep it so you will have to give it all back to me because I really need it. And he did. The following evening she went to a house party and their he was, dancing naked. Katheen and the naked guy became a couple and lived together for a year, broke up for a year, got back together, and got married in
Episode 083: Single Mom Finds Her Love Has No Limits with special guest Maleka Long Chris Maleka Long Chris, founder of Love Beyond Limits, told her story of her upbringing, failed marriage, and her happy 2nd marriage today. It had been an ongoing struggle for years. She has seen family members incarcerated, has had children before marriage, had little help or good advice, and to say the least, no role models. She and her first husband even had a child born with sickle cell anemia. There were lots of hospital bills and yet he thought they should have another child. They eventually split up but then went back together for a short time. Maleka filed for divorce in 2008. In 2009, Maleka’s Grandmother, Dad, and Mom all passed away. Maleka had created a secure home open to friends and neighbors and family. It was a place of acceptance and belonging for her friends and community. It motivated her desire to create a non-profit. Maleka read a book called “Non-Profit for Dummies” to figure it out. That was just the beginning Maleka’s successes. She has since wrote a book and her program “LOVE BEYOND LIMITS” is ongoing in Long Beach and other cities in Southern California. She has created on-going
Episode 082: Body Confidence – What’s your body worth? with special guest Meg Sullivan Our guest was Meg Sullivan, a woman with an extensive background on obtaining “Body Confidence”. Meg and her sister Shannon also have a clothing line called Bold Body Mantra. Meg is a pilates instructor and a certified fitness trainer. “Love the skin you’re in” it is the vehicle for all that you do. Sometimes losing weight will build your confidence. You don’t have to seek validation. Shop by yourself and buy that outfit that you have always wanted. Take care of what you value and make it your priority. Keep the confidence going and it will show in every way. Continue to celebrate your strengths. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like to remain anonymous.
Episode 081: e’d Rather Be In Ihe Ring Than Wear It with special guest Frankie “Mr. Top Notch” Estrella Vacation is over! Now I’m back to reviewing Life lafter Divorce podcast week 81. Quite the colorful character this week, none other than Frankie “Top Notch” Estrella. Wow! He gave us such insight into the life of a professional wrestler. I was so unaware of that lifestyle. I do get the whole going to the gym in the middle of the night and it’s just a huge part of your personal hours and the need to work out. Frankie mentioned his Mom’s thoughts on not being with one woman and he found out that she was right. Serious girlfriends did not fit in with your lifestyle. However, married wrestlers doing their threesomes is news to me. The very thought of it never crossed my mind. But hey, I now have a new way to view wrestlers. Frankie certainly had his experience with relationships. They were all somewhat different but he learned a lot about women and himself over the years. He has also grown and got clean. He is now having fun in the comedy world and enjoying a little karaoke. It’s perfect for him. All Frankie needs