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It is easy in a time of change, whether its a separation or a custody action, to withdraw from the things that keep you active. You may not feeling like going out, making new friends, or socializing. You may not even feel like changing out of your sweatpants! But one of the things that can help you the most during this emotional time is to get active. Whether its meditation, yoga and finding your inner peace, or running out your frustrations, committing to an active lifestyle can be one of the most healthy ways you can deal with change. Attorney Spidell realizes that getting yourself back to normal is important, for yourself and your children and recognizes that this process doesn't necessarily end just because their case does.

Here are some suggestions to get you started:

FINDING YOURSELF AFTER DIVORCE

Recommended Reading

RECOMMENDED READING LIST

"From We to Me" by Susan J. Zonnebelt-Smeenge and Robert C. De Vries

"I Know I'm In There Somewhere- A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner Voice and Living a Life of Authenticity" by Helene G. Brenner

"He's History, You're Not- Surviving Divorce After 40" by Erica Manfred

"Crazy Time- Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life" by Abigail Trafford

"Divorce & Men- A Man's Guide to Getting Through" by MR Ben Corry

"Divorced- Now What: A Practical Man-to-Man Guide to Getting Through Divorce" by Lynn A. Blackwood

"Surviving Divorce- Your Guide to Hope and Healing After An Unwanted Divorce" by G.D. Lengacher 

Find Your Inner Peace

In addition to improving flexibility and muscle strength, yoga and meditation also has benefits mentally and psychologically:

  • Helps manage and reduce Anxiety and Depression

  • Boosts memory and improves concentration

  • Reduces the effects of traumatic situations

  • Improves mood and psychological well-being ​

Here are a few of Attorney Spidell's favorite local yoga studios:

  • Pure Light Yoga (High Point)

  • Dancing Dogs Yoga (Greensboro)

  • Burlington Yoga (Burlington)

  • Altvara Hot Yoga (Kernersville)

Beach Run

Get Active

A friend once told me "If you harbor bitterness, happiness will find somewhere else to dock"- and this stuck with me. Getting the negative energy out is just as important as getting the positive energy in. So finding your outlet, letting go of your frustrations, pain and disappointment and re-channeling that to a healthy lifestyle is important. Below are a few of Attorney Spidell's favorite local activities:

  • Sign up for a local running club- Greensboro Running Club or Runner Dude's Fitness (Greensboro)

  • Take a boxing or kickboxing class- ILOVEKICKBOXING (High Point) or 9Rounds (Greensboro/ Winston-Salem)

  • Indoor Rock Climbing- The Ultimate Climbing Gym (Greensboro)

  • Golf