self-esteem

  • New Life After Divorce

    I left my marriage in 2007, but it’s safe to say that love had left the building years before. I had hoped that things might change before we decided to split—that my husband and I were simply going through a season of discontent. I didn’t want to be a divorcée: My marriage was bad, but I saw divorce as a lasting public and private admission of failure.

    Rediscovering self-worth when a marriage dissolves
    By Candace Walsh
  • Belly Rolls

    How did I ever talk myself into this?” I mumbled, pulling into the parking lot of the local high school. Earlier that day, I never would have found a place to park; but tonight, few were bold enough to go where I dared, and I found a spot right up front. With a sigh, I willed myself out of the car and made my way toward the gymnasium.

    It was time to set my repressed inner goddess free.
    By Ruth Karpinski