The Gift Inside the Wound


Divorce Memoir

Chapter One

Do Not Walk Outside This Area

What you are about to read is my life’s greatest wound.


The Sunday after Christmas 2012, my husband asked for a divorce so he could live the life of a celibate monk. Looking back, the scene seems like a contradiction—my scholarly, yogic-scripture-quoting, and meditation-driven husband pushed me over a dining room chair while screaming down at me in rage, shattering every emotional bone of my being.


And so, I fell into the abysmal space of the unknown. 

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The Wound

Homeless and heartbroken after her husband violently leaves her to become a celibate monk, TeriLeigh embarks on an unplanned six-month road trip. Welcomed into  guest bedrooms and to dining tables across the country, TeriLeigh stitches her broken heart with the nurturing wisdom of a breast cancer survivor, a Vietnam veteran, a therapy dog, a transgender man, a dominatrix, and more.

Divorce Mentoring

Divorce is particularly cruel because we feel our own pain and the pain of our separated partner.


TL has "been-there-done-that" and can help you get through the muck, find the gifts in your wounds,
and remind you to stay true to yourself.


I offer you a hand to hold from the initial "do I stay or do I go" to the final signing and beyond.