Barb Greenberg: Rediscovering U – Part 1
Take 25 minutes over lunch to nourish your soul!
After 33 years of marriage, Barb Greenberg found herself struggling through a heartbreaking divorce. Her experience led her to write two books: Hope Grew Round Me and After the Ball: A Woman’s Tale of Reclaiming Happily Ever After.
Barb then created workshops for other women who realized that their marriages were also ending. The workshops became the foundation for Rediscovering U, the company she founded in 2013 to provide education, support, and resources for women who are approaching, experiencing or moving forward from divorce.
When her business was just 15 months old, the Minnesota Women’s Press named Barb as one of their Changemakers of the Year, for helping “to create greater equality, justice, and self-determination for women and girls.”
Barb recently published her third book, The Seasons of Divorce: Insights for Women in Transition. Readers have said, it’s “filled with hope,” “full of deep wisdom,” “encouraging, comforting,” “applies deeply to EVERY woman,” and is “a must-read for anyone who has been through transitions and desires to heal, become whole, and realize her full potential.”
Barb believes that when women heal, families heal; when families heal, communities heal; and when communities heal, the possibilities are endless.
In Part 1 of their two-part conversation, Nada and Barb discuss:
- How Barb felt she was disappearing in her marriage
- The traumatic event that was the catalyst for her to initiate her divorce
- Why affirmations didn’t work for Barb, and what she did differently
- Allowing our emotions to be acknowledged and have a voice
- Realizing how toxic her marriage was once she had moved out
- Using anger as a tool
- When there are no distractions, you have to face your thoughts
- Major changes in our lives are not easy transitions, but they happen
- Staying busy is an acceptable form of addiction
- Faking it ’til you make it doesn’t always work
- There is power in listening to ourselves
- The challenge only looks big