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Divorce, Adult Kids, and Deep Self Discovery (S2 | E91)
with Dan Sivils
(Season 2 | Episode 91)
[Tessa] I met Dan at the Calling in Love retreat in Columbia this summer. We talk about Dan’s divorce, his status as an Open Nester, and his work as a divorce coach. A year post-divorce, Dan has a cool new life in St. Louis. He is building a new life socially and romantically… early days for certain.
Meet Dan Sivils
My professional story began in 1992 with earning my law degree and becoming an attorney in Missouri. I enjoyed my work and excelled at what I did because of my ability to listen, understand, communicate, and formulate solutions. As a lawyer I balanced seeing the big picture and understanding the nuance of complex factors and moving pieces while being able to zero in on specific pieces of information that can make or break a case.
While managing my law career, I was introduced to the world of personal development work. Everything I learned and practiced in this arena complemented my work as a lawyer and allowed me to grow into my strengths, while getting to know myself more deeply. Because this work was so life changing for me, I decided to pursue coaching and teaching others in addition to my legal practice. Having the opportunity to coach others on that journey is an honor and a gift for which I am grateful.
I love what I do as a coach. Law will always be invigorating, but personal development work fulfills me in a unique way. For decades, I have remained committed to continual learning for my life with my own emotional, mental, and spiritual intelligence.
While my coaching work is often done via Zoom, I also lead outdoor retreats. I love being in nature for the beauty and for the presence, connection, peace, and clarity it provides. I have been trained in leading vision quests, personal development retreats and spiritually seeking wilderness trips. I bring added experience from my training as a wilderness first responder, and wilderness guide received from the world renowned National Outdoor Leadership School and Wilderness Medical Institute.
When I’m not working, I am creating fun, making people laugh, having adventure, or being totally introverted, alone, and loving it.
Below are snippets and links to our most recent Soulful & Spiritual episodes.
Men Take Down Your Armor with guest Carl Honoré. Let's honor our emotions and be all the better for it. The Open Nesters Podcast.
Spiritual Soulful Connections with three special guests: Lynnea Brinkerhoff, Esther Russell and Sara Levine. The Friendship Series.
We talk about Dan's divorce, his status as an Open Nester, and his work as a divorce coach. Deep self-discovery with Dan Sivils on The Open Nesters Podcast.
Dr. Ellen: psychologist, registered dietician, National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and Reiki master. The Midlife Whisperer.
The Universe is Waiting for Your Order with Esther Jones-Alley (Season 2 | Episode 88). The Open Nesters Podcast.
Rituals, Adventure and Relationships with Sue Jaye Johnson and Joe Richman. The Pleasure Report on The Open Nesters Podcast.
Resources for You
We want to provide you with support and many resources for your own Open Nesting Journey. Our resource page has so much to offer as does our private discussion group on Facebook about queerness and other topics of interest:
Tessa Krone is the engine behind and the face of The Open Nesters.
Tessa holds an MA in Consciousness Studies and is a speaker, coach, program and journey facilitator & leader, author and, of course, Podcaster.
Her offerings are based in her mission to help people open to their most self-expressed, loving selves. Tessa’s specialties include embodiment from all the senses and elements of our inner and outer lives, ranging from mindfulness, dance, play, and sensory exploration in nature. If she had one superpower, it would be to help people, especially as they age, to live more open hearted lives.
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What do you need to OPEN your NEST? In your LIFE. In your BODY. In your SPIRIT. Do you need MORE…
- Freedom of Expression
- Exploration and Fun
- Body Movement
- New circles of friends
- Deep love relationships