Winning While Losing
The Upside of Heartbreak
“As of right now, we are no longer married.” These were the words I heard from my husband when he came to pick me up at the Ottawa International Airport after a week away. He sat me in a corner and said, “I can’t live with you anymore. I took away your house key. I closed our joint accounts. Here is $500 for you to use. You can stay at a friend’s house or a hotel, but you are not coming home. You can see the kids tomorrow.” While this might sound like a scene from a novel or a movie, this actually happened to Jennifer Green on Valentine’s Day in 2015. In less than 5 minutes, she learned that her previous life was over. What followed was an almost two-year journey from betrayal, anger, and despair to peace, inner strength, and a new beginning. While often a painful process, Jennifer now celebrates the growth that allowed her to realize, “I was not falling apart; I was falling in to place.” Filled with honesty and insight, Winning While Losing: The Upside of Heartbreak is a must-read book for anyone going through the searing pain of separation, divorce, or betrayal. In it, Jennifer shares her own experiences through blogs she wrote during her journey, her knowledge as a life coach, and tips and exercises to move past the pain into self-appreciation, mindfulness, and gratitude.
Jennifer Green lives what she writes as a life coach and blogger, who is passionate about helping others. A registered nurse and “the luckiest mother alive” to two sons, Jennifer has always used writing as a creative outlet. However, Winning While Losing: The Upside of Heartbreak is her first book and stands as a symbol of her transformation from losing everything to winning her life back. Today, Jennifer lives and practices in Ottawa. To learn more about her work and follow her blog, go to: www.couragecoach.wordpress.com
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