Motivational Monday

Get Motivated – “When moving on, it’s okay to take a glimpse back when taking a big step forward.”  Thom You can do this. Keep breathing and keep moving on.

Mindfulness and “Self-in-Presence”: A Tool for Divorce Mediation?

How do we get present? Practice, practice, practice! And, softly, softly, softly. One suggestion: set an alarm on your smartphone to sound a gentle tone several times during the day. When you hear it, simply bring your awareness back to yourself and your body, perhaps offering yourself the gentle prompt: “How am I right

The Promise of Pirate’s Booty

Nope. This is not a post-Halloween/divorce dating story. It is much much scarier than that. It does involve the promise of treasure and short-term pleasure, but most of all the pitfalls of long-term debt. Scene Setting - A few weeks turn into months at sea. No sight of land. The

What to Do When Politics Affect Divorce

Welcome to my regular column, Discourse on Divorce. In this edition, I look at divorces that are affected by opposing political views and how attorneys can handle divorces under these

Your Social Media Posts Can Be Used Against You in Custody Decisions

As reported in the tabloids, Madonna is apparently involved in a nasty child custody dispute with her ex-husband, director Guy Ritchie. The Material Girl is involving the world in her dispute, posting details about it social media and seeking the attention of her estranged son as well as support from fans. I

What To Do if you are Facing a False Accusation

When a couple divorces, there are bound to be hurt feelings. Hurt feelings can lead to individuals lashing out at each other, sometimes making threats and accusations. When you are going through the legal processes of a divorce, such as the determination of an appropriate parenting time agreement or the

10 Powerful Discovery Questions to Help You Move on to a New Self and Identity

10 Powerful Discovery Questions to Help Me Move on to a New Self and Identity I’ve moved on?  Really?  Moved on to what?  Moved on to where?  How have you

5 Steps To A Brighter Future After Divorce

Accepting the reality and finality of divorce can be a tough challenge. We need to be able to let go of the life we knew and prepare to face an unknown future. That can be intimidating. Here are 5 key steps to accepting your new reality with grace, peace and

6 Big DON’TS When Discussing Divorce With Your Children!

Preparing to break the news to your kids that you’re divorcing their other parent?  Feeling insecure about how to broach the subject? Wondering how much to share before, during and after the divorce? Concerned about how your children will react? How to handle their questions? How to deal with your special