113 Wanting vs Needing, Interview with Rosetta Magdalen
Rosetta Magdalen thought she had made a good choice in her selection of a husband. She discovered her husband led a secret life, in a long term relationship with another woman. This led her to question her choices, and how she missed the signs. Along the way, she discovered the importance of recognizing the difference between wanting someone and needing someone. After years of struggle after her divorce, she discovered some methods and techniques that helped her deal with the emotional trauma. Discovering that it worked for her, Rosetta reached out to other women to see if her method would work for them.
Q & A
What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?
I feel that the one thing holding me back was something I carried with me from my childhood. It was the message that I was never good enough. That I was never perfect enough to be worthy of love.
Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?
That would have to be my grandmother. Because she was the heart of our family, and she was the person who believed in me. She gave me permission to make mistakes.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
The four questions to use when something is upsetting you: number one, is what I am thinking true? Two, can I absolutely know it’s true? Three, how do I react or feel when I believe the upsetting thoughts that I am afraid might be true? Four, who would I be without that thought?
What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?
I stay in bed for 30 minutes, and I do a meditation which is not traditional. I mentally and silently repeat an affirmation in my mind for 30 minutes. The words I am saying remind me that the universe is loving and supports me and is on my side in everything I do.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“What other people think of me is none of my business.”
What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?
Predictively, what I am most passionate about is my coaching practice. It is just because, for me, the divorce seemed such a failure and such a drop off the cliff. And what it ended up being was the greatest blessing of my life.
Rosetta Magdalen coaches divorcing women to feel powerful, lovable, and become the women they always meant to be. She created The Dynamic Divorcee Method™ (a breakthrough system for quick post-divorce emotional healing) when she found it unacceptable that the healing process following divorce was so long and painful. Rosetta is a contributor to The Huffington Post, as well as a prolific creator of free content which can be found at TheDynamicDivorcee.com.