Divorce Conversations for Women
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EP11: Resilience & Resourcefulness with Judy Hahn
The health component takes such a big impact in divorce. However, the mind component is just as significant. When women go through divorce, they are physically and mentally drained. How can women take care of themselves when it’s the mind they have to nurse? What can women do when they feel overwhelmed? Should they run away from it? Should they stay in place or move forward? How would they deal with the drama and challenges that linger? Who can they rely on? How will they become...
EP9: Strategy is in the Numbers with Michelle Gabor, MBA, CPA, CDFA
One of the most overwhelming and intimidating aspects of a divorce is its financial aspect. Most women going through it find it difficult to manage their finances, along with all the other things to think about. How can they exactly prepare for it when they are in this situation? Today’s guest, Michelle Gabor, MBA, CPA, CDFA walks us through the process of taking charge of our assets. Talking finance does not need to be baffling. If women are properly guided by the right people and they...
EP8: Mental Health & Wellness with Shelly Smith, LMFT
For someone who is going through divorce, it is not a cake walk. It’s more like riding on a never-ending emotional rollercoaster. Emotions are all over the place and it may feel like you are in a pit. Women going through divorce are constantly seeking guidance and directions on how to manage their feelings, and on how to improve their self-compassion. Shelly Smith, a Licensed Therapist on Marriage and Family Therapy, shares her insights on how women can be empowered during these tough...
EP7: Tips for Better Sleep with Elise Miller
We have always been told that people need 7-8 hours of sleep. However, forty percent of Americans are sleep-deprived. We understand the importance of sleep, but add stress with divorce? Then you get sleep deprivation. People would most likely just overlook this by thinking that they are just tired, but the effects of not having enough sleep should not just be shrugged off. A higher risk of experiencing anxiety and depression, mental capabilities hindered and the immune system weakening...
EP6: Significance & Style with Rebecca Sheperd
For a divorced woman experiencing loss, and perhaps on her way to losing the confidence she once had, enlightenment is necessary. Throughout my conversation with Rebecca, I learned that we have our own identity, and that we are powerful. I was reminded that we are all significant and that our style matters. Our inner and outer beauty, indeed, needs an investment, and for it to grow, we need to take action by opening ourselves to new styles and embracing it. In this episode, Rebecca and I...
EP5: Empowering Yourself to Navigate Finances With Gaylene Stingl, MST, CPA, CVA
Empowering yourself to make wise and informed choices regarding finances as you are going through divorce is one of the key factors as you are stepping into independence. Gaylene Stingl has over 25 years experience in providing business management, tax and financial consulting to individuals and small businesses. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst, and has a Masters of Science in Taxation. In this episode, we talk about empowering yourself, gaining...
EP4: Managing your Self-Talk
There is a quote by Beverly Ingall that I want to share with you. “Turn down the volume of your negative inner voice and create a nurturing inner voice to take its place.” Why is it that when we are already down in the dumps, we become our biggest critic? Why is it that when we make a mistake, instead of learning from it, we obsess over it? To help us go through a divorce, we must all be aware of our self-talk. Our biggest pep talk comes from within us. I would like to share five tips...
EP3: Seeking Financial Knowledge
One thing is for sure. Going through a divorce is overwhelming. It is a heavy, arduous thing to go through. And the question that floods our mind is, “What do I do now?” The first step I always tell my clients is to identify your strengths. When you do, you can use your strengths as leverage and tackle this situation in a more logical and empowered way. There are two key factors when seeking financial knowledge. Get acquainted with the facts of your specific situationBecome familiar...
EP2: 10 Questions to Ask When Interviewing an Attorney
Let’s be real. Contacting a divorce attorney may be hard enough, but asking the real questions may be harder. When a woman goes through a divorce, it’s hard to stay focused on what to ask and what not to. To help our listeners, I have listed some essential questions to ask your attorney. What is your hourly rate?How much is the upfront retainer?How much do you bill?Do you exclusively practice family law?What is exactly the process?What is your philosophy?What is your post-divorce...
EP1: Introduction to Divorce Conversations for Women
I have worked with a lot of clients throughout the years. But working with women has always been special for me. And women who are going through divorce need more support, especially when it comes to finances. Which is why I have given birth to this podcast. It is to be the go-to resource for increasing financial clarity for women going through divorce. With this podcast, I want to cover everything from the practical side, such as financial wellness, questions to ask lawyers, increasing...