Published Date: October 30, 2018
By: Rebecca Donovan
About the Book:
Scorned, Torn and Reborn is written for women who are undergoing a divorce that was initiated by their husbands. It is empathy, but not sympathy; understanding, but not enabling. It is looking back, only to learn to move forward with integrity and confidence.
The book is based on the author’s own experiences and insights coupled with hundreds of hours of conversations with friends, interviews with professionals, and other research. The book’s purpose is to help women in this group find dignity and grace as they work through the changes that are occurring in their lives. The goal is to come out on the other side of the transition whole and ready to embrace life and happiness.
Scorned, Torn, and Reborn is divided into three distinct sections. In the first section, the author begins with guidance and support for the raw emotions the reader may be experiencing after having learned that her marriage is ending. She discusses the five stages of grief as they pertain to the loss of a marriage.
The various aspects of betrayal are examined, and how to work through them. The author uses her life coaching skills to advise the reader on ways to start rebuilding lost self-esteem. She addresses the negative aspects that chip away at one’s self-image and offers tips on how to recognize and combat them.
Rebecca Donovan encourages the reader to incorporate gratitude and acknowledgment of her achievements and abilities into her daily life. The need for self-care, for protecting physical health, is discussed in detail – through adequate sleep, proper nutrition, regular exercise, mental health maintenance, staying connected with people, journaling, laughing, and improving spiritual health through avenues such as yoga and meditation.
Rebecca Donovan has a multifaceted life-past, present, and future. She grew up in New Mexico and, after many twists and turns in Texas, has finally returned to her roots. Ms. Donovan spent years in finance positions in corporate America before starting a business with her former husband, and later starting one on her own. She has a thirst for new information and new experiences, which led her to become a certified life coach. She is happily single and currently lives in the mountains with her beloved dog, Schatzie.