I wanted to share with you all a piece I wrote for the Huffington Post on self-love.
I've joined with fellow author, Nora Ephron, who has created a link/tab on Huffington Post called DIVORCE.
Make sure to check out the piece, share the link with your friends, and please leave comments on the site.
Here is part of the piece I wrote:
OPEN YOUR HEART
Remember when you first fell in love with him -- your ex-husband? He made your heart go pitter-patter. The sight of him made you swoon. You would say and do silly things. You couldn't wait to see him and once he was around you couldn't wait to touch him, hold him, and wrap your arms around him with all your might. Yes, those were the days when you were happily married.
Now you're divorced. The love you thought would last forever is now a love lost. Your heart is broken. You now know what it is to experience the pain of someone leaving you, someone taking you for granted, or someone being emotionally unavailable. You're afraid to date because you fear another unhappy ending. You've grown tired and hopeless convincing yourself that Mr. Right is not going to show up, and quite frankly the pickings are getting slim.
Well, Ms. Diva, I am here to tell you that it's time to let go of that sad song and rhetoric. It doesn't serve you or empower you. Oh, trust me, I've heard many single, and divorced women say things like, "I am never going to find a good man." Or, "I am not going to let my guard down because someone will take advantage of me." And, the best line of all, "Men can't be trusted."
In order for you to move on, start anew, and fresh, honey, you've got to start with loving yourself, and that requires an open heart. No more putting yourself down. No more hating your ex because of what he didn't do, or did to you. Let it go, and let him go! You deserve greatness. You deserve to be your fabulous self, and you certainly deserve the ability to start anew, and trust me, there is an abundant amount of love available for you. Yes, girl, there is!
You can read the rest of the piece, HERE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terrance-dean/open-your-heart_b_778454.html