Heartbreak as a Catalyst for New Beginnings

Here is a story about throbbing heartbreak, dissolution, and self-empowerment through blogging and running. Today, Lisa  from joins Creative-Guru as a guest writer. She shares her heartbreak and her recovery along the way. Destruction is a word associated with misfortune, but from the ruin a strong new foundation can be built in its place.

Not So Trivial Pursuits

by: Lisa Latebloom

The thing that nearly destroyed me wound up setting me free and allowing me to rebuild my life the way I want it to be. If you’ve ever read my blog posts (latebloomlisa.com) you will learn that in my last relationship my former fiancee broke my heart through betrayal, emotional manipulation and mental cruelty. Needless to say, when someone you love so much hurts you, it’s devastating.

For months following the break up I stewed. I’d given all of myself to this person and he treated me so horribly. To top it off, he moved on super quickly-we’re talking barely three weeks after a 2.5 year relationship before he started seeing his current girlfriend. I felt broken, unwanted, incredibly angry, betrayed, ugly, stupid, thrown away. I moped for a good long while, then I decided to get up and do something.

I started running and found so much strength within myself. I made new friends, saw new places and pushed myself physically in ways I never had before. I gained back a feeling of confidence and being a little more in love with my physique. But the anger I felt towards my ex was threatening my health.

The stress and anger was causing my autoimmune disorder to flare. I couldn’t eat very well and wound up getting stress fractures from pushing too hard in my running. After far too long, I finally decided to focus on me, on making myself feel better mentally and emotionally. I started my blog, and wrote out my feelings, exposed every ugly emotion and thought.

That helped!

I made friends through blogging and was connected to some truly amazing people who aided me in changing the way I was thinking about myself and the way I was treating myself. I found my inner strength, nurtured my tender little self. I began discovering new ways to take care of myself emotionally, new ways to eat to fuel my body. I began to find new ways to nurture my soul.

Was blogging a miracle cure that solved all of my problems? No, I’m still working on getting to where I want to be. But I’ve made amazing friends, rediscovered my love of writing, found new paths to travel in my life.

For more on healthy living visit Lisa at 

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My name is Raimy, I’m a creative writer and a student of philosophy. Creative-guru.com is a by-product of a deep creative passion for personal and spiritual growth. Ever since I can remember I’ve been trying to find myself, who am I and what is my purpose. Self-knowledge was fleeting at best, I’d catch glimpses every now and then while fidgeting in my best lotus seating position. Eventually I discovered that though long and silent periods of meditation can do wonders for the soul, there are other fun and creative means for self-discovery. Today some of my favorite mediums include abstract painting, dancing, color meditation, and poetry. The goal is to be able to answer with certain honesty what is your passion, what truly gives you pleasure, how can you make a difference, and how will you be remembered?

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8 Comments on “Heartbreak as a Catalyst for New Beginnings”

  1. May 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    thanks so much for the opportunity to share my story with you and your fabulous readers!

    • May 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      You’re very welcome, anytime! I’m happy you did, I know many people will benefit from reading your words. :-)

  2. Ian Gudger
    May 2, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Thanks latebloomlisa and raimyd. Great post. I loved thinking about your statement about how thoughts impact our health. I have found that to be so true. Good for you for rising up and finding your freedom step by step. I cherish stories like yours.

    • May 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Hi Ian! I’m very happy to hear you valued this story. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts :-)

  3. May 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks Ian! It’s still certainly a struggle, but knowing how far I’ve come keeps me going!

  4. May 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    I love my blogging friends! Thanks to Raimy for the opportunity!

  5. May 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    My last relationship was similar to yours in that it caused me devastating pain, both mental & physical…I allowed it to go on for 5 years and it ended in the worst possible way…It’s been 3 years and i’m still recovering, but in the last year blogging has helped me regain some of my self respect…I have hopes for a brighter future

    • May 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      You know, I think it’s really awesome how so many people have gotten so much out of blogging. It’s like the writing/blogging becomes therapeutic. I’ve experienced the same thing while blogging, I’ve gotten many, many new insights and I’m just so happy that there are people who stop by and share theirs with me as well. Thanks for leaving your thoughts here. :-)

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