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024 - Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak: Part 3 ~ Keeping Track Of What’s Important

Posted on May 1st, 2018

Many of us have been through a devastating breakup. Whether it was a long-term relationship or a marriage, there is nothing more painful than the loneliness of crushing heartbreak. But, in my 20 years working as a divorce lawyer, I've witnessed some incredible transformations; clients who not too long ago wandered into my office in a daze of devastation now live vibrant, happy lives.


This five-part series, called The Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak, captures the wisdom of my clients and puts it into a strategic guide for anyone struggling to overcome the aching loneliness of divorce or separation.


Part 3: Keeping Track Of What’s Important shares two key tools - a Gratitude Journal and a Connections Journal. Your Gratitude Journal, if you write in it every day, can create a feedback loop of positivity in your life! Your Connections Journal is your own daily inspiration to weave the rich social fabric that I talked about in Part 2.



Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 1: Hope & Understanding

Antidote To Crushing Heartbreak ~ Part 2: Weaving Your Social Fabric

The Journey Is Too Painful To Go Alone: Why I Recommend Counselling To My Divorce Clients

The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor



Val Hemminger is a mother, lawyer, and person who loves to connect with other humans. For a daily dose of Your Family Village you can follow her on and on the Your Family Village Facebook page. 

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