Volunteer Day with Knights of Heroes
Working together with non-profits within our Colorado community is important to our Divorce Matters team. One of the charities that our firm is involved with is Knights of Heroes, a group that hosts families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. They provide spring and summer camps where their volunteers mentor the children of these families.

A group of us spent a day up in the mountains at the Knights of Heroes camp helping them prepare for their spring session. We had a blast helping them get ready and are proud to support Knights of Heroes. To learn more about this amazing organization visit them here.
Spring Cleaning After Divorce
Finally, spring has officially arrived! This is the time of year where you begin to uncover your patio furniture and open up the shutters and let the fresh air in. Spring cleaning is a great way to shake off the cobwebs of winter and make room for newness in your life. This can be particularly cathartic when you are dealing with divorce.

Divorce inevitably changes your financial situation. This is a great time to assess your finances as a whole and create a budget for the rest of the year. Take a look at your savings account and create a plan for adding money to this account as an emergency fund for a rainy day. Check your credit, clean up anything that is reported incorrectly, and create an action plan for improving your score. If you haven't changed anything with your retirement plan recently it may be time to take another look and see if you want to change your investment strategy. Taking control of your finances is a great way to empower yourself and to gain control of your future.

Another area of your life you can try and improve is your physical and mental health. It's important to make sure you are taking care of yourself and sometimes this can fall by the wayside, especially when you are going through divorce. Now that the weather is turning warmer, get outside and get some physical activity in! This can be incredibly beneficial for you physically but it also offers other important mental health benefits. Studies show that physical activity can relieve stress, boost your overall mood, and help you sleep better.

And finally, take some time to clean your home in traditional spring cleaning fashion. Make use of this time to get rid of things you no longer need so you can make way for new things. Deep clean everything and open up your windows to the fresh air. Just the act of cleaning is often stress-reducing and when you're done you'll have knocked spring cleaning off of your to-do list.
5 Ways To Find Your Joy
1) Play with your kids. If you have children, one of the best ways to find your joy is to spend time playing with them. And while you're at it, try and play like you're a kid too!

2) Cuddle with your pets. Our furry friends are often a great source of stress relief and happiness. Spend some quality time with them on the couch giving them those scratches they love. If your pet is more active, take them outside and play with them.

3) Find a book you've been meaning to read. Everybody has a book or two they've been meaning to get to or perhaps that they started and haven't found the time to finish. Make some time and curl up with your book for a few hours! Reading a book can be extremely relaxing and can transport you to a different world while doing it.

4) Volunteer. Find an organization that you want to support and then find out how you can help. Donating money is a great start but try and find ways you can donate your time as well. Volunteering is a great way to put things in perspective and the work you do will give back to your community.

5) Cook yourself a decadent dinner. Do you have a meal that you absolutely knock out of the park every time you cook it for a special dinner or holiday? Take the time to spend in the kitchen and cook this meal up for yourself. If you have kids, get them involved! The meal doesn't have to be for any special occasion, the occasion is that you are treating yourself! Once you've eaten put the leftovers in the fridge for a great lunch option later on in the week.