As a mother who has been through a long, financially and emotionally draining divorce, I know firsthand the overwhelm, isolation, unknowns and pain that divorce can bring.
While my divorce was the toughest thing I have ever gone through, the upside is it gave me a strength I never knew I had . Through my experience, I was able to create a new and wonderful life for myself and my children.
The most empowering and transforming thing I have ever done is use the difficult lessons I learned through my divorce to create supportive events and retreats to help others turn this challenging life transition into opportunities for personal growth.
I am grateful every day that I am now able to live the life of my dreams by making a difference for others whose testimonials reflect how powerful our programs are.
Two of the things I’ve heard most often from the attendees of our events are:
- I finally feel as if I’m not alone.
- I finally feel as if I’m talking to someone who understands exactly what I’m going through.
Attendees of Vesta’s events have gone through incredible transformations… and I know you can, too!
Here are 5 reasons to attend as told by some of the wonderful people who have attended our events and retreats.
Reason #1: It’s an opportunity for growth
Here’s what I believe is the real key to happiness: Instead of seeing problems as roadblocks, view them as stepping stones. They can be the building blocks to a better life and a stronger you.
Know that there IS light at the end of the tunnel.
While it can be challenging and even devastating while you’re going through it, divorce can be the stepping stone to the next chapter in your life. With the right resources and trusted support, you have the opportunity to reinvent yourself and create a life that you love.
“You bring such an inspirational and empowering spirit to tackle such an overwhelming life event. You are helping people to realize that pushing through the trials of divorce can actually be an opportunity for growth and harmony. – Kerrie I.
Reason #2: You get a support group of people who truly “get it”
We hear all the time that there is nothing else out there quite like Vesta. Vesta is so much more than a group of professionals and series of events.
We are a genuine, caring, one-of-a-kind community providing an instant support network. Through our full calendar of educational and social events and retreats, we provide valuable, personalized information and education, as well as connection with others in welcoming settings.
“I wish I had the support of Vesta as I was going through my divorce 5 years ago. When I first heard of this organization, I thought, ‘Why would I need a divorce support group if I am already divorced?’
Vesta has given me knowledge, comfort, listening ears, and wonderful new friends who ‘get it.’ When children are involved, coparenting with an ex-spouse is something you will always need to do.
As I enter my second round of arbitration and the dreaded financial statements, I know I now have a group of people that have my back. Never did I think I would laugh, get a hug, and plow through the work of the financial statements that made me cry years ago. Previously, I found completing those one of the most difficult parts of my divorce process and I had to do them 7 times before my divorce was final.
I am blessed to now know of the caring crew of professionals that compose Vesta, who look out for you and assure you that you are not alone.” – Jenn P.
Reason #3: Your spouse and children also benefit
Many of Vesta’s attendees have children. As a divorcée with children and as a child of divorce myself, I know firsthand how important it is to co-parent successfully with your spouse/ex-spouse, and to be focused on the impact your decisions have on your children.
Co-parenting really IS possible!
That is why we provide parenting workshops and events led by experienced and caring professionals who can provide the invaluable guidance and support that is needed during this challenging life transition.
One of Vesta’s wonderful participants attended 2 of our Divorce Retreats after her husband attended a retreat. Her reasons for attending 2 retreats?
“Vesta is a hidden gem. There are many reasons to attend: In my case the wealth of very valuable information I didn’t even know was necessary for a divorce; The connection with the professionals that will be needed in the process of a successful divorce; Having the connection with other people going through similar situations, thus taking away the feeling of isolation; And validating and understanding the complex feeling of this — at times — very painful, difficult, and extremely complicated process. Attending Vesta, not only greatly benefited me, but also my children and my spouse.“ – O.P.
Reason #4: It gives you confidence
Taking care of yourself and getting the support you need has numerous benefits, not the least of which is improved confidence and self-esteem. Vesta’s retreats are known to provide peace and direction for those in all stages of divorce and post-divorce, so they are able to develop a foundation for a self-loving and confident life.
“This retreat was exactly what I needed to get some peace and to get direction and guidance. To push me to ‘I can do this’ instead of ‘how can I do this’? I took it all in and the best part was that I was not overwhelmed with the information.
The retreat was very informative and caring and loving. Your group is full of love and care and I just can’t say more great things about it.
I came to your group lost in pain and overwhelmed and quickly felt at ease full of aha moments and came out a little stronger physically, mentally and believe it or not emotionally and for sure a lot more knowledgeable.” – Mina
Reason #5: You receive advice about every aspect concerning divorce
Nobody going through divorce knows what to expect, and they often need advice in a multitude of areas.
One of the benefits of Vesta is its “one stop shopping”, where you can get everything you need to support you in your journey.
Vesta is “All Things Divorce”.
Think of Vesta as your personal divorce resource. From finding excellent legal resources, understanding your financial options and selling or refinancing your home, to learning effective coping strategies, co-parenting and other areas of health and wellness, we connect you with compassionate professionals, invaluable tools and a supportive and caring community.
Our attendees are often surprised when they discover just how in-depth our programs are when it comes to covering the ins and outs of divorce. Whatever aspect you may think of, we have thought of it, too!
“I felt numb and resigned about how to move forward in my divorce process. What was keeping me from moving forward?
When I walked in, I felt so welcome and at home. As we started to share and get to know each other I was struck by how the divorce process is really a journey — a unique and personal journey that we were all on.
Each of the professionals covered an area of life that we were dealing with whether finances, law, relationships, self esteem, or parenting.
I’ll never forget one of the speakers, David, talk about it being like riding a bike up a mountain. ‘You must respect the mountain!’
I realized that I was indeed riding my bike up that mountain. It had been years of tough climbing, never seeming to make progress, lots of winding roads.
The only difference now was that I had a whole team rallying behind me, and with me, to get up to the summit victoriously. The summit of completing my marriage powerfully and with dignity for myself and my spouse. The summit where I could begin to boldly create my life and what I really wanted.
Somewhere during the weekend, I really got that I didn’t have to do it alone anymore!
Don’t climb up the mountain alone!” – Sam L.
The most powerful thing about our community is you are truly never alone, and our events ensure that you have the information, advice, and support you need to take that next step. This process involves always putting that next foot forward… but when you have a whole group of people cheering you on every step of the way, you WILL come out stronger, clearer, and happier !
Deanna Coyle is the Founder of Vesta: Redefining Divorce, which provides informative and social events & retreats that educate, empower and connect people to help them navigate life before, during and after divorce with confidence. You may contact Deanna at (508) 744-6014 or Team@VestaDivorce.com.