I brought my friend Deb Cooperman on to talk about what she calls her blended, extended upended family.
When Deb met her ex husband, he had a one-year-old son, and in this episode she talks about the experience of co-parenting as a step-mom, and how her relationship with her ex, her step-son and his mom evolved over the course of their marriage, through their divorce, and beyond…
Deb’s story is one of what’s possible when three or more people really do some hard work on themselves in order to get through the harder feelings and into acceptance, and even love.
Deb Cooperman is something of a “writing evangelist” – as a workshop leader, and founder of The Writer Babes, she’s been inspiring and encouraging women to use the powerful but simple practice of writing for personal growth for over 15 years.
That’s because writing is the best tool she’s found to help women stop the all-too-common knee-jerk habit of apologizing for nearly everything in their lives; to bust through perceived imperfections and ‘not good enough’s; recognize the messages and expectations they’ve internalized; shine a light on blind-spots, and help them claim their wisdom, strength, power, and intuition, and live more mindfully, intentionally, and awesomely.
So if you’ve watched a boatload of TED talks and Super Soul Sunday episodes, read a ton of self-help books, followed a bunch of inspirational coaches on Instagram, and listened to podcast after podcast after podcast … but you’re still feeling like something’s missing – that the dots just aren’t connecting – Deb wants you to know that writing is an amazing tool to help you dig in to your experience, discover more of yourself on the page, and take a stand for a life you want to live.
For inspiration, tools, stories, pop culture references, poetry interludes, and all sorts of fabulosity to inspire and help you start your own writing practice or deepen your existing practice find Deb in these places: