I Was Married to My Husband For 37 Years. Then I Fell in Love With My Best Friend.

At 64 years old, I took a very deep breath, divorced my husband of 37 years, fell in love with a woman and began reconstructing my life authentically with a new

purpose. Ending a marriage that had been on life support for far too long time freed me from the constraints of fear and societal norms, which I had allowed to hold me

hostage in the search for honesty and self. To paraphrase former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, I did the thing I must not do, which in turn became my ticket to freedom — not only

freedom from a stale marriage, but freedom to sound my own horn, to explore my passion and sexuality and to finally become the person I was hesitant and afraid to become. To

become powerful. I had been playing small for far too long, living in the shadow of others’ expectations and my own limited self-worth while preaching to my business clients

about finding their own power, accepting it and moving forward into living their truth. I even wrote a book called “Be Powerful: Find Your Strength at Any Age,” which became an

Amazon bestseller thanks to clients and others who wanted to know my secrets to looking and feeling good in my 60s. But in writing that book, I began to feel an expansion ― a

feeling I had yet to verbalize even to myself. As I wrote my story of vulnerability and strength, which was genuine, I began to realize deep down that I was writing the

story I wanted to hear — but not in its entirety.