Bonus Episode: Valentine's Day When Things Aren't Perfect

Bonus Episode: Valentine’s Day When Things Aren’t Perfect

Thanks so much for coming by to check out this special Valentine’s Day episode of The New Family Podcast!

I decided to fire up the mic for this extra episode—with my friend, life coach Sharon Stokes—because Valentine’s Day is coming up. Sometimes our relationship to this holiday is a little complicated, particularly if things aren’t exactly ideal in your personal life.

Maybe you’re going through a divorce or separation. Maybe you’re a single parent by choice who embarked on this journey alone but nevertheless, sometimes feel the absence of a romantic relationship. Perhaps you’re with someone but you’re so snowed under with childcare that there hasn’t been much time for romantic connection and you’re not exactly feeling spectacular about your relationship. Maybe you’re proudly single and enjoying dating casually but find yourself changing the radio station when those ads come on urging people to pop the question this Valentine’s Day (I’m looking at you, Spence Diamonds).

Sharon’s here to chat with me about some strategies for how to deal. We talk about how to reframe Valentine’s Day by celebrating it in ways that aren’t restricted to a romantic partnership, and maybe even by using it as a launching pad for a period of good self-care and new adventure. One of Sharon’s areas of specialty is break-up recovery. She has worked on Matthew Hussey’s well-known five-day Lifestyle Retreats, where she’s had the opportunity to help transform the lives of countless women. And she’s got a great #theyearofme program that we talk about, too.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Sharon.

Sharon’s website

Sharon’s free 4-Step Life Map

Sharon’s Course #TheYearofMe

Sharon’s Blog and Video “I’m Reinventing Valentine’s Day!”

Sharon’s Blog and Video “The Key to Surviving Heartbreak”

Sharon’s Blog

Sharon’s YouTube Channel

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


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