I am going through a divorce right now and, in spite of having successfully gotten through the trauma of the death of both my parents to cancer in the 1990s and the death of my younger brother in a motorcar accident in 2000, nothing prepared me for the enormity of upheaval that divorce is. The break-up comes after 18 years with my husband; the fact that Iâ€™m the one who initiated it and that my divorce isnâ€™t acrimonious or nasty doesnâ€™t make it any easier.
Adeleâ€™s book is a godsend and an absolute must for anyone navigating the range of emotions that accompany a trauma of this nature. And if youâ€™re a self-employed businesswoman, like I am, or a high-powered corporate businesswoman or a mother raising precious people, then this book is a must.
After reading it and completing Adeleâ€™s 21-day-programme I experienced a state change in both my experience of myself, and my ability to perform at work. I went from wandering aimlessly through my day to being focussed, clear and confident as I build my business – given the financial vulnerability that comes with divorce this is critical. I continue to practise healing ethically through the full experience and expression of my emotions and am a calmer, more compassionate and gentler woman as a result. I am no longer terrified that the statistics (of meeting another man in Cape Town) are against me and Iâ€™ll never experience love and happiness again. Instead Iâ€™m loving learning about what it takes to have a successful relationship.
I appreciated the incredible structure of the process and how Adele has thought of everything; from food, to pampering, to supplements, to fun and although it took courage and determination to do all the exercises and healing work, the end result was exponentially greater than I could have imagined.
Iâ€™m sure all of us know a woman who either is divorced and stuck (and youâ€™ll know if they donâ€™t look fabulous and in their power) or is going through a divorce. Be the best friend you can be and get them this book – stand by them healing powerfully from their divorce.
About the author
Adele Theron has been working since 2000 with some of the worldâ€™s largest corporations, as a change management specialist, helping people adapt to new situations and experiences created by mergers, acquisitions and large software implementations through her company Luminous Limited. Following the separation from her husband in March 2009, AdÃ¨le researched to find that there was no structured process to heal from divorce and that many professional women and men wound up in years of counseling or experiencing long-term illness and depression as a result of divorce. You can find out more here – www.nakeddivorce.com
About the reviewer
Mandy Campbell-Miller is experienced in optimizing the operational components of business; working with business owners on process development to operationalize strategy, freeing them up to maximize their strengths whilst leaving both structures in place and skills transfer with the teams she works with. Mandy combines experience in customer service and financial management as well as facilitating training and development programmes that expand performance and quality of life. You can find out more about Mandy here – www.freshhorizons.co.za
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