How The Right Kind of Boundaries Can Save You During Divorce

I recently consulted with a lovely, successful and highly capable woman who had become so worn down by her partner in their separation process, that she was actually considering going onto anti-depressants so that she could better cope. As we delved into what was going on for her, I started to feel deep compassion for […]

How To Avoid Feeling Powerless After Betrayal and Rejection

There are few things in life that can leave us feeling as powerless as living through the experience of Divorce or Separation, especially where betrayal or rejection are involved.   In a heartbeat, it feels like you’ve been stripped of your identity.  Stripped of the life that has defined you.  Stripped of feeling any sense […]

How To Stay In Your Lane, Even When Others Are Criticizing You!

It happens to the best of us!  We’re headed in a new direction, feeling good about a new decision it’s taken some real courage for us to get to, when suddenly, we’re again de-railed. Well meaning family, friends, colleagues and mentors step in with their persuasive perspectives of how things should be done because that’s […]

How Rejection Can Lead You to a Radiant Life

Rejection can hit us really hard, swallowing us whole and depositing us on the barren inner wasteland of our deepest insecurities. Rising divorce and separation rates.  A stressed global economy.  Families scattered around the world to maximize on career opportunities.  Overly competitive work environments that favor youth and assertion. Men confused about their role in […]

What Are You Saying About Yourself Now That You’re Divorced?

Crisis! It forces change. It causes us to question everything. It breaks our hearts and burns our souls. It demands that we find courage. And that we re-define ourselves completely. But most challenging of all, it puts our minds into such a spin that we feel paralyzed to do anything constructive. When everything changes we […]

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Nobody can really hurt you. They’re only giving you their observation and you are giving it meaning. But you get to decide what that meaning is.

Desiree Marie Leedo

Feeling afraid or unworthy? Allow that emotion to help you extract useful information that can guide you instead of turning it inward and terrorizing yourself.

Desiree Marie Leedo

Change is always fearful to the separated because they cannot conceive of it as a move towards healing. They always perceive it as a move toward further separation because separation was their first experience of change.

A Course in Miracles

Comparing yourself to others only stunts your creative potential. Instead, follow your dreams for they are the hope of the future.

Desiree Marie Leedo

If you’re waiting for permission from someone else to be empowered, you’re never going to get there.

Desiree Marie Leedo