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On the Divorce Survival Guide Podcast we have open and honest conversations about co-parenting, separation, divorce, and the hardest question of all, should you stay or should you go? Hosted by Kate Anthony, your Divorce Survival Guide.

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast Kate Anthony, CPCC

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On the Divorce Survival Guide Podcast we have open and honest conversations about co-parenting, separation, divorce, and the hardest question of all, should you stay or should you go? Hosted by Kate Anthony, your Divorce Survival Guide.

    Episode 268: Reinventing Yourself After Divorce: Nikki Spo on Self-Discovery and Empowerment

    Episode 268: Reinventing Yourself After Divorce: Nikki Spo on Self-Discovery and Empowerment

    Oftentimes, we wrap our identities in this one thing - like marriage. What happens when it's over? This week, Nikki Spoelstra (Nikki Spo) joins me to discuss the transformative power of self-discovery through life's most challenging moments.
    Nikki and I cover a range of important topics, including how self-esteem is built through self-knowledge, strategies for managing thoughts about divorce, emphasizing the importance of setting limits on dwelling on the past, and so much more. Nikki is a breath of fresh air for women going through hard times. 
    Join us as we discuss the intricate process of reinventing oneself after significant life changes, the importance of self-acceptance, and the journey to finding joy and worth within.
    Featured topics:

    Nikki answers, "How did you reinvent yourself?" TLDR: “You do so, even when you’re scared as shit.” (7:18)

    Self-esteem is built through self-knowledge. (22:02)

    Apologizing is not the same thing as making amends. (26:11)

    Romanticizing friendships with your ex/co-parent: Don’t compare your divorce or co-parenting relationship to others. It may evolve differently or stay the same forever. (29:59)

    Parallel parenting vs. co-parenting. (31:33)

    A reminder that you get to be the owner of your story, and people don’t have to know all the details about your relationships or divorce (38:19)


    Learn more about Nikki Spo:
    Nikki Spoelstra is the host of The Know with Nikki Spo - a globally top-ranked podcast that highlights the stories of individuals who are finding and celebrating their deepest sense of inner knowing in a space where it’s not about knowing everything, but about coming to know ourselves.
    Covering topics that range from motherhood and business to wellness and self-care, The Know with Nikki Spo has been nominated for the People’s Choice Podcast Award and is up for two coveted Gracie Awards, which honor exceptional women in podcasting and journalism.
    Nikki is a single mom of three, has overcome tough life experiences with ferocity and grace, and is a compelling speaker of truths.
    Resources & Links:
    Private Coaching with Kate
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Kate on Nikki’s Podcast The Know with Nikki Spo
    Nikki's website
    Nikki on Instagram @nikkisappspo
    Episode link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-268-reinventing-yourself-after-divorce-nikki-spo-on-self-discovery-and-empowerment/
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    • 50 min
    Episode 267: Is Therapy Dead? with Dawn Wiggins

    Episode 267: Is Therapy Dead? with Dawn Wiggins

    “Therapy is dead,” says this week’s podcast guest, Dawn Wiggins. In this episode, we get to the heart of why Dawn says therapy isn’t always the answer and, instead, how somatic and homeopathic techniques help individuals heal from various forms of trauma.  
    Dawn is a trauma-informed licensed marriage and family therapist and integrative healer who helps women turn the traumatic journey of divorce into a force for healing, self-love, and joy through a tailored blend of holistic and scientifically supported solutions.  
    Featured topics:

    Supported solutions for healing like EFT (6:45)

    Why Dawn says therapy is dead + explains the job of a therapist (16:25)

    Homeopathy: what it is and how Dawn weaves it into her practice (18:31)

    How we can use all of these techniques to heal the trauma of divorce and more (29:19)

    Learn more about Dawn Wiggins:
    Dawn Wiggins is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, EMDR specialist, and constitutional homeopath. She draws on decades of experience to help women navigate the emotional rollercoaster that comes after ending a marriage. Using a little bit of science, a few alternative remedies and emotional release techniques, a whole lot of love, and zero BS, we step out of the victim mindset and into building a new life after divorce.
    Resources & Links:
    Kate’s book “The D Word
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Dawn's website
    Dawn on Facebook
    Dawn on Instagram
    Post Divorce Roadmap - 21 Days of Guided Journaling
    Episode Link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-267-is-therapy-dead-with-dawn-wiggins/
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    • 49 min
    Episode 266: Putting the G-Word in the D-Word with Barri Leiner Grant

    Episode 266: Putting the G-Word in the D-Word with Barri Leiner Grant

    We are talking about a really important topic this week: grief. Grief is shocking in divorce. My guest Barri Leiner Grant, is a grief specialist and educator who joins me to help us understand how to process the grief we feel over an ended marriage. Barri divorced after a 17-year marriage and helps name grief and grieving for others who have experienced losing an imagined future. Putting the G-word in the D-word!  
    Featured topics:

    Why do we grieve a divorce? (2:16)

    Shame is a complicating factor in grief and divorce (8:49)

    The root cause of the shame and how to move through it (17:00)

    If we don’t look at our grief head-on, it will grow like a weed

    Grief tending: what it is and how you can tend to your grief (21:18)

    Exploring who you are now and who you want to be (28:35)


    Learn more about Barri Leiner Grant:
    Barri Leiner Grant is a grief specialist and educator and the founder of The Memory Circle -- a place and space she created for those who have experienced both death and non-death losses. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and Maria Shriver's Sunday paper, among many other media outlets. She is an author who shares her personal experiences of loss widely. She divorced after a 17-year marriage and helps name grief and grieving for others who have experienced losing a future imagined. Putting the G-word in the D-word!  
    Resources & Links:
    Kate’s book “The D Word
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Barri's website
    Barri on Instagram
    The Artist’s Way
    Episode link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-266-putting-the-g-word-in-the-d-word-with-barri-leiner-grant

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    • 45 min
    Episode 265: Divorced and Happy with Sadie Marie

    Episode 265: Divorced and Happy with Sadie Marie

    Sadie Marie of Divorced and Happy joins me for a conversation about why life after divorce is the BEST, and her path of personal growth, self-discovery, and relationships. Sadie Marie empowers divorced men and women globally to embrace the exciting, playful - and even spicy - life that awaits them after divorce. 
    Our conversation is multifaceted, from feeling disempowered in marriage to reclaiming empowerment. We also touch on navigating divorce within friendships and pursuing genuine happiness. Listen in to hear about Sadie Marie’s joy-filled journey post-divorce. Her journey is a true testament that finding happiness post-divorce is possible! 
    Featured topics:

    What it means to be divorced and happy. (4:56)

    The feeling of being disempowered in marriage to moving to a place of empowerment. (7:17)

    Sadie shares her journey through fun, play, dating, and sexual exploration. (13:10)

    Navigating divorce and friendships. (17:39)

    Becoming a happy person and what the work looks like to get there. (20:13)

    Vanilla, Strawberry, and Sprinkles! Yes, please. Sadie tells us about her “What’s your dating flavor?” quiz. (31:54)


    Learn more about Sadie Marie:
    Sadie Marie, host of Sadie’s Divorced and Happy podcast, empowers divorced men and women globally to embrace the exciting, playful - and even spicy - life that awaits them after divorce. Sadie also produces Divorced and Happy social events in cities across the country, including the Twin Cities, Denver, and Chicago. Learn more at DivorcedandHappy.net 
    Resources & Links:
    Kate’s book “The D Word” - audiobook available now!
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Divorced and Happy
    Sadie Marie on Instagram
    Episode link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-265-divorced-and-happy-with-sadie-marie/
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    • 38 min
    Episode 264: Big YES Energy with Susan Hyatt

    Episode 264: Big YES Energy with Susan Hyatt

    I am thrilled to welcome Susan Hyatt, a Master Certified Life Coach, Bestselling Author, and TEDx Speaker. Susan is on a mission to disrupt the age and wage gaps—all the gaps that hold women back. Her work (and this conversation) empowers women, particularly those in midlife, to embrace their prime with fervor and enthusiasm.
    Together, we discuss female empowerment, self-discovery, and the journey towards embracing one's prime, including our sexuality (and I tell you guys something I haven’t told anyone else). We'll also explore the transformative potential of personal and financial growth, including opportunities in commercial real estate investment for women. Prepare for an episode filled with wisdom, inspiration, and actionable steps to redefine aging and self-worth.
    Featured topics:

    Embracing what it means to be in our prime (3:27)

    Disrupting age and beauty norms, including the notion that “thin is better” (9:57)

    Body acceptance, women and pleasure (20:26)

    Big YES Energy and how to tap into it (29:00)

    Women and building wealth (37:09)


    Learn more about Susan Hyatt:
    Susan Hyatt is a veteran Master Certified Life Coach, Bestselling Author, and TEDx Speaker. She helps women claim Big Yes Energy, getting more of whatever they want—from money to confidence, energy to joy.
    She is also the creator of BARE - a groundbreaking process that’s inspired women all over the world to stop shrinking their bodies and start expanding their lives.
    Susan has been featured on national TV and in magazines like O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Woman’s World and was a finalist for the Athena Award, recognizing leadership in the field of women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship.
    When Susan is not hyping up her clients, leading epic retreats, or making a scene, you can find her lifting heavy weights, traveling the world, enjoying her hygge corner, and ditching the “invisible workload” so she can earn more and play more.
    Resources & Links:
    Kate’s book “The D Word” - audiobook available now!
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Susan’s website
    Women Invested 
    Susan on Instagram
    Susan on Facebook
    Show link:
    https://kateanthony.com/podcast/episode-264-big-yes-energy-with-susan-hyatt/
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    • 55 min
    Episode 263: The Power of Laughter in Divorce with Andrea Rappaport

    Episode 263: The Power of Laughter in Divorce with Andrea Rappaport

    Discover how laughter can lighten the weight of divorce in this week’s episode. When your whole world feels on fire, bringing levity to divorce can be like a breath of fresh air. My guest this week, Andrea Rappaport, knows a thing or two about imparting humor in one's life while navigating difficult situations. Andrea is a recovering comedian who is the co-host of the top-ranked Apple podcast, How Not to Suck at Divorce. 
    Andrea and I look at the delicate balance between humor and seriousness in this episode when discussing divorce. Plus, we talk about why finding the right attorney is essential and the need for having a supportive squad by your side. 
    Featured topics:

    Why humor is so important when we're struggling (3:30)

    Some of the mistakes Andrea made in her divorce and what she learned (10:30)

    Checking expectations: “If you have an unhealthy marriage, you will likely not have a healthy divorce.” (11:53)

    Hiring the RIGHT attorney for your divorce (14:15)

    Why you need and DESERVE a team of support as you go through this process (44:20)


    Learn more about Andrea Rappaport:
    Andrea Rappaport is the co-host of the top-ranked Apple podcast, How Not to Suck at Divorce. As a recovering comedian, she STRONGLY values the need for humor in our lives while navigating difficult situations. Andrea is proudly divorced and a mom to two little boys whom she loves almost as much as a shopping trip to TJMAXX. She has recently been engaged to a man who makes her laugh and loves her deeply. When she’s not shopping or podcasting, Andrea co-runs a Chicago-based marketing and messaging firm, Rappaport & Schaer.
    Resources & Links:
    Kate’s book “The D Word” - audiobook available now!
    Phoenix Rising: A Divorce Empowerment Collective
    Andrea’s website
    Andrea on Instagram
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
464 Ratings

464 Ratings

Copronymous ,

Very good, VERY useful

It’s presented from a woman’s viewpoint because, as she points out, she’s a woman.
But it’s useful for male perspective as well.

Sq310 ,

Relatable

I felt like she was describing my situation trying to get through the family court’s lack of recognition of narcissistic abuse being a huge factor!

Laurieejames ,

Relevant and relatable

I love Kate’s frank approach. She understands the divorce process and shares great advice on how to navigate divorce with less drama and trauma. Thank you!

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