For anyone who’s ever experienced divorce as a time of upset, uncertainty, despair and confusion, you’ll recall the many ways we’ve been told to adjust or cope. For my healing, I deeply craved a complete overhaul; more extreme than changing one suburb for another, or just moving on.
I needed true freedom.
I longed to discover aspects of myself and my life that had led me to that moment in time whenI signed the divorce papers. I needed to contemplate and discover what my purpose within my family structure and the greater world was all about.
I chose to move to a remote town, 3,000 miles away on the other side of the country. I sold my suburban New York home and moved with part of my family. I built a beautiful home, overlooking Mt. Rainier, on 5 acres of land and became sovereign. I discovered what alternative living and sustainability was all about. I lived there for 8 years. During this time, I wrote books, reinvented myself and became deeply and spiritually connected to the earth. Those years in chosen isolation taught me mental and spiritual fortitude. I am deeply grateful for these experiences and my life has been so much richer for them.