Here is the final portion of the interview that I did with Julie McLindon, a life coach specializing in Transitioning and Healing Within or After a Relationship. This portion of the interview focuses on divorced women.
If you haven’t read Part I and Part II, then take a moment to get caught up on the conversation by clicking on the links below.
Part III: Relationships and Clutter: Divorced Relationships
Melody: Let’s talk about divorced women. How does the divorced woman learn to let go of physical, mental, and emotional clutter she may be experiencing after “the loss” of her marriage? Is there one piece of advice you can give her so she can begin to move forward?
Julie: This is tough because divorce is such a huge life event, and I don’t want to minimize that by suggesting that there is a quick fix for the pain and grief that accompany it.
I can say that it all begins with acceptance. In my coaching we say that we are in acceptance when we can acknowledge our circumstances and the past just as they are, with no wish or desire for anything to be different. One technique that often helps lead people into acceptance is to guide them to look for the “gift” of the experience. Maybe they’ve become stronger than they ever thought they could be, or made wonderful new friends, or been able to pursue an exciting career opportunity. It’s different for everyone of course and I don’t want to make it sound simple. It takes commitment and a true desire to move forward to reach that place of full acceptance.
Melody: Thank you, Julie. My intentions for this interview is to help women move forward with healthy realtionships with themselves and others that they care about. I appreciate you shedding some light on the subject.
Regardless if you have clutter or disorganization problems, Julie McLindon is a beautiful person inside and out that helps you create a life you love. But don’t take my word for it, take her up on her 30 minute complimentary session.
More About Julie
Julie’s coaching work is done by phone, so she has had the privilege of supporting clients across the country as they create new and exciting possibilities for their lives. Her areas of specialty include Life Transitions and Healing Within or After a Relationship. Julie has a master’s degree in counseling and is certified as a life coach by the Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching.