DO’S AND DON’TS OF DATING AFTER DIVORCE
Step out with your best foot forward! You’re a brand new woman and you should feel confident and excited about opening a new chapter… Read More…
What happens when worst-case-scenarios come true? Jackie Pilossoph offers real talk about some of the worst divorce moments ever, plus real-world advice about how to work your way through, perhaps even with grace and a smile on your face.
Dr. Gundle is on the podcast this week to discuss her therapy methods for helping couples breaking up create a story and help themselves heal.
Step out with your best foot forward! You’re a brand new woman and you should feel confident and excited about opening a new chapter… Read More…
It is really hard to think optimistically when things aren’t going your way. Especially when this happens for more than a day, a week, a few months or even a year… Read More…
Take a date for what it is – a chance to learn something about the individual you are with and, more importantly, yourself… Read More…
Jackie Pilossoph, founder, creator, and editor-in-chief of the blog Divorced Girl Smiling, which is dedicated to providing support, resources, and a much-needed dose of laughter to anyone separating, divorcing, or living a life after divorce. Jackie is also the author of two novels: Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift with Purchase. She writes a weekly dating and relationship advice column called Love Essentially.
Dr. Gundle is the clinical co-director of Octave, innovative behavioral health clinic. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, a masters in international affairs, and is highly dedicated to her work in trauma and international mental health.
Deborah Nason is a freelance business journalist who has covered the investment industry for InvestmentNews since 2005 and CNBC.com since 2013. She has been awarded the Investment Foundations™ certificate from the CFA Institute.
As a separated father of two young children, Michael Daniels found himself overwhelmed by the legal, financial and emotional costs of divorce on his family. After 20 years in the homebuilding industry, Michael hung up his hard hat to create a tool that would not just improve his family’s life, but would also help the other 55 million divorced co-parents in the US.
Rich Bracken is a national speaker, author, and the host of Enrich Your Soul podcast. He is dedicated to helping people and companies establish sustainable change and improvement in their approach to achieving their goals. He is most easily reached at his website.
Carey Davidson is the founder and CEO of Tournesol Wellness, the leading holistic health and education community in New York City. Carey established Tournesol to empower people and organizations with a groundbreaking system that builds self-knowledge, self-acceptance and mastery of our individual gifts.
Having concentrated in Family Law for what is now more than three decades, Larry Bloom has handled some of the most difficult matrimonial disputes at both the trial and appellate levels. He uses invaluable insight into human relationships to better understand and serve his clients; and his own recent divorce has allowed him to be even more empathetic to client’s rollercoaster of emotions.
Sarah Grace is the creator of the revolutionary Break Up Organizing method that supports individuals in reclaiming their physical space after any type of significant life loss, whether that be the ending of a romantic relationship, the loss of a loved one, or even a job transition. Sarah is also the founder of Embrace Your Space NYC, which specializes in residential organizing for individuals.
Tara Eisenhard is an ex-wife and the daughter of cooperatively divorced parents. From these life experiences came her belief that families can evolve, not dissolve, through the process. She has studied divorce and blended-family dynamics and is passionate about sharing her vision with others.
Kelly Collis was formally a host of the Tommy Morning Show on 94.7 Fresh FM for 7 years and currently in the process of reinventing her career (yet again). A native of Washington, D.C., Kelly graduated with a BA in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. She loves spending time with her 2 young children, following Washington sports teams especially the Washington Nationals, Capitals and is recently remarried and expanded her family with 2 daughters. She is a frequent writer and TV contributor on trends in fashion, shopping and dining around the DC area.
Andrea Vacca is certified as a mediator and collaborative lawyer. She is a leader and member in many professional organizations that reflect her interests in dispute resolution and family law issues. Andrea graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo with a B.A. in Journalism and from Albany Law School of Union University with a J.D. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1993 and to the Federal Bar, N.D.N.Y. in 1994. In 2013, she also received a Certificate in Positive Psychology.
Lili is the founder and president of Divorce and Money Matters, LLC, a fee only private financial planning and wealth amanagement firm. Launching her career over 30 years ago, Lili has worked to corrected perceived injustices in the legal system that have ultimately failed families in the long term. Lili is a nationally recognized expert in divorce financial planning as a practitioner, author, writer and speaker. She has received numerous prestigious awards for her pro bono services to individuals and nonprofits.
Marielle is a CDFA and a CFP, works with all sorts of people, especially with women in a transition (early death or divorce). For many, this is the first time they need to understand their family finances. Women need to know where they stand and be involved in future financial planning.
Stacy Francis is a CFP, CDFA, CES and the founder and CEO of Francis Financial. She is a nationally recognized financial expert and is one of twenty of the nation’s leading wealth managers on CNBC’s Digital Financial Advisor Council. Stacey frequently appears in media outlets such as CNN, PBS, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. She also started Savvy Ladies, a non-profit organization teaching women to understand and take charge of their finances.
With mindfulness carefully curated into their divorce mediation practice, Susan Guthrie, Esq. and Rebecca Zung, Esq. have created a unique and thoughtful practice, and are leading a movement, building positive energy with their innovative podcast, “Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast”, which just recently hit 500,000 downloads!
A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, she worked in documentary film and later as a reporter/writer for magazines like New York and Gourmet, before launching UNtied in 2013. A student of all things divorce-related, her passion is to connect divorcing women to each other as well as to the most experienced and competent professionals in all fields related to their needs. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Butler is an MSW (Master of Social Work), certified love and relationship coach, and writer who is dedicated to helping people awaken their own internal power to create the love and freedom they desire in their lives. Beyond an extensive education, Jennifer has also gone through a powerful life transformation after overcoming obstacles and challenges in her own life. If you are ready to expand your own capacity to love and be loved, you can connect with Jennifer at JennJoyCoaching and on Instagram.
Audrey Cade is the author of “Divorce Matters: help for hurting hearts and why divorce is sometimes the best decision” and the matriarch of a blended family of eight. She is an experienced “divorce warrior” in the areas of co-parenting, step parenting, parental alienation, and re-marriage, and enjoys sharing these experiences with others who are also committed to raising happy and healthy kids.
Veronica Dagher is an award-winning senior wealth management reporter for the Wall Street Journal. She is the co-creator, host and co-producer of the top-rated podcast the Wall Street Journal’s Secrets of Wealthy Women where she interviews some of the most well-known women in the world including Gloria Steinem, Bobbi Brown and Rebecca Minkoff. She co-produces and hosts videos for WSJ.com and is a regular guest on the Fox Business Network and other national media where she speaks about women, personal finance, markets and the economy. She is a frequent panel moderator and MC across the U.S. and is working on her first book. She received her M.B.A. from Fordham University and is a volunteer anti-human trafficking educator for LifeWay Network.
Nicole Amaturo is a Personal Growth & Love Coach who helps women all over the world manifest love, heal after divorce, and step into their power. Nicole is a divorced mom of three on a mission to share her lessons in self-love and worth that she implemented herself in order to attract her dream love and life she has today. Writing is Nicole’s second love and is an active contributor to the Worthy blog. Nicole invites you to become part of her facebook community, “Manifest Love through Self-Love.” You can learn more about Nicole at nicoleamaturo.com.
Erin Levine is a Certified Family Law Specialist and the owner of Levine Family Law Group. She is the founder and CEO of Hello Divorce, and does an amazing job of explaining everything you need to know about the divorce process. She’s so compassionate and thoughtful, it feels like you’re getting expert advice from a girlfriend.
She literally wrote the book “The Kickass Single Mom!” Emma is determined to help you achieve what she already has: the perfect balance of single motherhood, a successful career, and an active love life. You can join her facebook group, Millionaire Single Mom, and find all of her social channels on her popular blog, Wealthy Single Mommy.
Lauren McKinley is the founder of Her Soul Repair, blogger, author, and teacher. In Stop Wrecking My Home, she shares her personal story of the destruction an affair brings to a marriage, family, and community.
Laurie Itkin is a financial advisor, certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA), and the author of the Amazon bestseller, Every Woman Should Know Her Options. For less than the cost of a one-hour meeting with an attorney, her online course, The Recently-Divorced Woman’s Guide to Financial Independence, teaches separated and divorced women essential financial concepts. You can request a free consultation or subscribe to Laurie’s newsletter by visiting TheOptionsLady.com.
Judy Herbst is an experienced executive brand leader who knows how to speak to her audience. As a passionate, charismatic, strategic thinker and doer, Judy has worked with iconic brands growing businesses across retail, e-commerce, direct channels with Tiffany & Co, American Girl, Madame Alexander and currently with Worthy.com, an online diamond jewelry selling C2B platform as Director Marketing & PR. A full-time working Mom, wife, sister, community organizer, Judy is a team and action leader, who designs and seeks out key resources, is change oriented, drives for results, leads by example, and fosters best practice sharing. “Listen to Learn” is her motto.
Ashley is the founder of Our Splendid Life, a website and community dedicated to providing resources and support to stepfamilies during all stages of the divorce and custody process. Ashley has developed curriculum for blended families that she presents in online courses, workshops, and with clients one on one as a Certified Stepfamily Life Coach. She’s become an advocate for initiating change within the family court system. She shares her journey as a blended family and speaks from her perspective as a mom who lost her daughter during a parental abduction and as a primary parent who has allowed her daughter to live with her other family in a long distance custody arrangement. While these struggles and challenges could have been devastating, she has chosen to find joy through the trials and is grateful for the opportunity to inspire other families to do the same.
Lesley Jane Seymour served as Editor-in-Chief of More Magazine, Marie Claire, YM, Beauty Director of Glamour, and copywriter and senior editor at Vogue. She is the author of two books: On the Edge, 100 Years of Vogue and I Wish My Parents Understood. And then with all her expertise and loyal followers, in 2017, Lesley started CoveyClub, a virtual and IRL (in real life) club platform built by — and for — members and has generosity and “welcomeness” at its heart.
Roy Albers is a jewelry professional with extensive experience in diamonds, gemstones, merchandising and fine jewelry manufacturing. He is the Executive Director of Labratory Valuations and chief gemologist at Worthy. Previously, Roy works as VP of Jewelry Creation & Logistics at Gemvara, Senior Vice President of Operations of Slane & Slane, and Chief Gemologist and Vice President of Gemstone Acquisitions of Tiffany & Co. Roy has traveled the world in search of the finest gemstones for Krementz Gemstones. He has served on the board of directors of the American Gem Trade Association and the American Gem Society.
Vikki Ziegler is known as an innovator of a unique and realistic approach to “divorce management.” She is a practicing attorney of matrimonial law and civil litigation and a well-known television personality. She has appeared on hundreds of TV shows, most notable her own, Untying the Knot, which aired on Bravo through 2016. She is one of the most recognized voices talking about divorce and empowering divorced women.
Cydney Hatch is the author of When Eternity is Not Forever: A Devotional for the LDS Divorced and the creativity behind the “When Eternity is Not Forever” social channels. She describes herself as polkadot wearing blogger, photographer & author, and we are thrilled to have her on the podcast!
One of our favorite regular writers on the Worthy blog! Laura is a single mom sharing her experiences as a single mom with compassion, wisdom and snark. From romance to money struggles we always can count on Laura to keep it real! You can find her at her blog, fromtvtomommy, on Twitter and Facebook.
Karen D. Sparks, CDFA, J.D. is the principal and owner of Divorce Financial Strategists. In her capacity as a CDFA, Ms. Sparks provides her clients with professional services as a trained and certified financial neutral expert with a unique blend of expertise in family law and the allocation of marital assets.
Karen Bigman, founder of The Divorcierge, is a Martha Beck Trained Life Coach and a CDC Certified Divorce Coach®. She holds a B.S.B.A. from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Karen has also completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program ‘A New Path: Setting New Directions’. She is the mother of 2 young adults. Karen is successfully navigating her way through single life.
Jennifer Giamo is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer with a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education, and the founder of Trainers in Transit LLC. Jenn has on-camera, television experience (Live with Kelly & Ryan and Rachael Ray) and currently teaches classes for the producers of ABC-TV. She has most recently created Fresh Start Fitness with Worthy.
Dena Landon is a single mom who eats raw cookie dough, passionately debates intersectional feminism and frequently tangles herself in yarn. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Narrative.ly, Salon, bust.com, and in Dance Teacher and Dance Spirit magazines. Her first novel was published by Dutton Children’s Publishing in 2005. She blogs at femmefeminism.com, and can be found on Instagram and Facebook.
Desirae Harper is a blogger from Southern California who focuses on topics that range from her life as a single mom to celebrity gossip to her own personal fitness journey. Read her blog Fierce and Flawless Life and connect with her on Facebook or Instagram.
Stacey Freeman is a writer, divorced, single mom, and the lifestyle editor at Worthy. A respected voice for divorce issues affecting both women and men, Stacey has been published in The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, and other well-known platforms worldwide. Stacey is frequently called upon for her expertise and insights on the divorce experience and has repeatedly been quoted in The Huffington Post’s divorce vertical.