29: Daniela Woerner: Navigating Divorce, Grief, Loss, & Motherhood

by neeta bhushan


Thanks for tuning into another episode of The Brave Table with today’s guest, Daniela Woerner. 

Daniela is the CEO of Addo Aesthetics, where she coaches spa owners and aestheticians on marketing tactics and retail sales strategy. She’s also the host of the Spa Marketing Made Easy podcast, a mama of 2, and a military wife to her husband, Kyle. 

In this conversation, Daniela bravely cracks open her heart to share the story of losing her dad suddenly, starting fresh in Hawaii, meeting her first husband, going through a divorce, and how she found love once again.

What you’ll get out of this episode…  

  • How to use grief as a way to reinvent yourself and how to hold space for others who might be grieving differently than you
  • Being brave in deeply listening to your intuition and surrendering to everything life brings your way
  • Having the bravery to honor and accept every season of life you enter
  • Finding the gifts in each person who enters your life, even when their presence is not meant to be forever
  • Reframing the concept of divorce as an accomplishment and a lesson, rather than a failure
  • How to take life one moment at a time and stay radically present
  • Learning how to trust divine timing and that you’ll always be in the right place, at the right time
  • Knowing yourself, being in tune with your needs, and why it’s crucial to be clear on what you want 
  • How to know when it’s time to leave a relationship

Daniela was a senior in high school when she got a spiritual gut instinct that her father would soon pass away, despite him being only 44 years old. Two days later, she came home from school and heard ambulance sirens in the distance and knew they were heading for her house. 

What followed was a time of deep grieving for Daniela and her family, who all processed her father’s passing differently. She was supposed to go away to college in the fall but had to abandon her plans to stay in town for a court case regarding the medical malpractice that resulted in her father’s death. 

Her family eventually came back together and decided they needed a fresh start. So, they left the mainland US for a new chapter in Hawaii, where they could focus on healing the pain they experienced from such a sudden loss. 

In Hawaii, Daniela met her first husband, Alessio, who provided her with just what she needed in that season: joy, fun, and laughter. After 9 years of marriage, they realized they wanted different things and parted ways with utmost love and admiration for one another. 

Daniela decided to leave Maui and felt she was supposed to be in either New York, Boston, or Washington DC (without ever having lived in any of these cities)! Another spiritual download, btw! In a serendipitous meeting, she found her now-husband Kyle, who had also lived in Hawaii and was now based in Boston (again, her intuition nailed it). 

Today, Daniela and Kyle have two kids, she has a thriving business, and she knows she is exactly where she’s meant to be. Daniela’s story is a lesson in how there are no mistakes in life; everything that happens to you is a part of your divine plan. The more you can ebb and flow with the challenges and lessons the universe offers and have unwavering trust, the more things will work out—and often better than you could have ever imagined. 

Whatever season you’re in right now, remember that it’s just that—a season. Every day is a new day, and something new and beautiful is waiting to unfold. 

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