Healing After Divorce

I’m NOT In 1st Grade Any More. I’m NOT Exactly Married Any More. Why Should I Send A Valentine?

By Dr. Karen Finn / February 11, 2013

When was the last time you read Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s sonnet “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”? I can’t tell you the last time I read it, but when I started thinking about what to write about with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the first line of this work came…

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Step 1 For Finding Me-Time In Your Busy Day: Set Timer For 5 Minutes

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 14, 2013

Isn’t it easy to get caught up in everything that’s going on and demanding our attention? There’s work, our family and friends, our community activities, our health, chores, TV and the internet. PLUS the divorce! It’s all clamoring for attention RIGHT NOW! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to stop the world for a…

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A Divorce Party?

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 7, 2013

We do a lot of celebrating to commemorate important milestones in life. We celebrate births with birthdays. We celebrate completion of educational milestones with graduations. We celebrate marriages with weddings and showers and engagement parties. We even celebrate a person’s life after their gone with funerals and memorial services. We have these celebrations to acknowledge…

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The Rust Of Life And Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 21, 2012

Last week, one of my dear friends sent me a message. He sends messages just about every day to his friends to inspire and comfort. Jon’s one of those guys with a really big heart who knows how to make sure his friends really feel how much he cares for them. This one message he…

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Small, Simple Things Can Make A BIG Difference

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 10, 2012

On Wednesday last week, I had a busy day planned. I had a breakfast meeting in one part of town immediately followed by a one-on-one meeting and a luncheon in a completely different part of town. Then I needed to head back to my office for a call with my coach and to get some…

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How To Stop Negative Thoughts

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 2, 2012

Last week, I had a song stuck in my head for the whole week! Just about every time I tuned into my background thoughts, there it was taunting me. After a couple days, I’d finally had enough and I got serious about changing the radio station my subconscious was listening to. I decided to start…

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My Beliefs Get In The Way

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 26, 2012

One of the ways I market my business is to attend networking events. In early spring 2011, I attended an event where the featured speaker was a woman named Cricket Lee. Cricket spoke about how she had spent years researching and testing to perfect pant fit for women. She had a great story about her…

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books about dealing with divorce

Stop Scaring Yourself!

By Dr. Karen Finn / October 28, 2012

Here’s how to stop letting your imagination make things seem so much worse than they really are. Since it’s the season for scary stuff, I thought I’d tell you a couple of horror stories I told myself when I was getting divorced. The first story is the everyday story. The second is the special event…

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Finding Your True Power

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 1, 2012

I love the Beatles. OK, it’s more accurate to say I love the Beatles album 1. I consider it “happy music” and often put it on when I’ve got a long drive ahead of me or when I just need a pick-me-up. One of the songs on the album is Help! If you’re not familiar…

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Your Thoughts Matter!

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 17, 2012

We all have hundreds of thousands of thoughts every day. Time to get up. I’m hungry. Who’s calling? Why haven’t they sent that email yet? I have so much to do. Do I look fat? How am I going to solve this problem? Why isn’t my attorney returning my call? If s/he would just reconsider,…

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4 Steps To Overcoming Overwhelm

By Dr. Karen Finn / April 26, 2012

Overwhelm is an expected consequence of divorce. I say that because WITHOUT EXCEPTION it’s something I work on with every single one of my clients. It’s also something I had to learn how to overcome when I went through my own divorce. What I’m going to share with you today is EXACTLY what I share…

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Three Steps To Making Your Divorce Easier

By Dr. Karen Finn / April 9, 2012

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.” -Shakespeare As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 139-143 Divorce is one of those times when we notice that people…

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