I don’t know how to describe my next guest, other than to say that she’s a divorce doula. Diana Mikas is someone whom I’ve known for a very long time and have so much admiration and respect for, in regards to her journey and passion for helping women.
Diana experienced divorced after nearly 20 years of marriage, 3 kids, and what she thought was a consistent and predictable path forward. Listening to her journey, insight, and the power with which she re-claimed her life is nothing short of inspirational. Her mission now is to reach all women who are going through divorce, separation, or breakups and help them recover from trauma and reclaim the life of their dreams.
Diana has a depth of knowledge to share through her experiences as a Reiki Master, Holistic Nutritional Consultant, and Life Coach. So, whether or not you’ve experienced divorce or heartbreak, you will inevitably know someone who has — and the work and insight Diana provides is a powerful resource to share with them to help them reclaim their power.
[1:50] An introduction to our guest for today, Diana Mikas
[4:10] Diana takes us through her journey that led her to the work that she’s doing now.
[8:50] The brave response and action Diana took after experiencing divorce. What compelled Diana to make these choices and where did she find the bravery?
[12:54] A piece of advice Diana wishes she’d received when she was entering into divorce.
[14:15] Does Diana believe in the notion of “conscious uncoupling”?
[15:00] The anatomy of a heartbreak.
[20:14] What to do when you get “stuck” in the heartbreak or divorce process?
[22:20] The key step to moving on: achieving forgiveness.
[25:00] The conversations Diana had with her children during the divorce.
[26:16] Resources Diana recommends for people transitioning through divorce.
[28:20] How do we get over heartbreak?
[30:57] Are there fundamental shifts in mindset that can protect us from trauma in future breakups?
[32:35] Do men and women divorce differently?
[34:20] A key question to ask yourself when you’re jumping back into dating.
[35:28] What Diana would like her legacy to be.
[36:26] How Diana defines health.
[37:22] Diana’s KPIs!
[43:12] Where to find Diana online.
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More About Diana Mikas
Diana’s mission is to reach all women who are going through a divorce, separation or break-up to recover from the trauma, recharge their bodies and reclaim the life of their dreams. As a Holistic Nutrition Professional, Reiki Master and Wellness Coach, Diana brings her life experience of being in a 20-year marriage with 3 kids and then having to endure a 5-year separation. Her journey through the grief, loss, sense of abandonment and fear have played a significant role in shaping her heart-centred coaching method. She’s helped hundreds of women recover from the trauma, repair their bodies, and reclaim their lives.
She is presently writing her first book – Crushing Life: How To Fall In Love With Your Life After Divorce. Diana is passionate about helping women find their inner resilience and fall in love with their lives again.
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“[My divorce] really was the beginning of this big shift in my reality.” — Diana Mikas
“[After the divorce was finalized] I felt like I had a clean slate. I had a clean slate to look at my life, where it was meant to go, what is this new path that I’m on — and I immediately just dropped everything.” — Diana Mikas
“Through that process, I decided that my personal experience through this traumatic period was one that I needed to share and educate women about, and how they can mitigate the long-term effects of the trauma that they’re going through.” — Diana Mikas
“Trust in yourself. [Don’t] surrender or submit — just acknowledge and accept that this is a period of your life that you have to go through in order to get out the other side.”
— Diana Mikas
“Love is as strong as addiction.” — Diana Mikas
“Don’t jump into another relationship too quickly [after heartbreak] because this is your opportunity to reflect; this is your opportunity to take the time to see what happened … and learn from what happened.” — Diana Mikas