An Act of Peace

Peace ~ An Act, Not Simply a Practice “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~ Jimi Hendrix   While many of us remember 9/11 as the bombing of the World Trade Center, I'd like to offer a different … [Read more...]

There’s a Light at the End of the Tunnel ~ My Discovery of 6 Keys to Successful Co-Parenting

Over the next 6 months, February through July, I will be taking advantage of the “fresh start” of this New Year to blaze a new trail with my blogs. I invite you to join me on the journey and I hope it will be as helpful to you as it has been for me … [Read more...]

The Road Less Traveled – The High One!

As I mentioned in my last blog, over the next 6 months, February through July, I am going to unveil 6 different basic skills I believe are necessary for parents going through a divorce (or break-up with a partner with whom you co-parent) to master. I … [Read more...]

Self-Compassion and Self-Empathy ~ It Takes Two to Tango!

Another key challenge parents face in the arduous journey of parenting with your Ex is to embrace both self-compassion and self-empathy. While they are similar, they are also distinctly different. I believe that self-compassion is the ability to … [Read more...]

Tennis Lessons and Parenting with Your Ex

Down the long and winding road of divorce and co-parenting with your ex, I found any number of opportunities to judge myself and beat myself up. It happens, for sure, but I would like to suggest another, more healthy option – self-compassion. When … [Read more...]

Are Your Fears and Anxieties Getting the Best of You?

When your fears and anxieties get the best of you and you are unable to control them, they will control you, leaving you in tatters and wondering what the heck happened.   Learning how to manage your fears and anxieties gives you back your … [Read more...]

Collaborative Divorce and Mediation: Learning to Let Go

Collaborative Divorce and Mediation: Learning to Let Go Building Block #5 ~ Choice/Autonomy One of the greatest challenges in divorce is learning to let go and letting the other parent make decisions that affect your children’s lives without … [Read more...]

Divorce: Remain Present

Divorced and Children ~   Wanna Go Shopping . . . This Too Shall Pass! The other day I wanted to go shopping.  Now you have to understand I HATE shopping.  Seriously, I really hate shopping. You may wonder why I would want to go shopping.  Well, … [Read more...]

Collaborative Divorce ~ The Power of Appreciations

Building Block #3 - Appreciation and Acknowledgment In my previous blogs I spoke about the importance of establishing Connection and Listening when navigating life with your former after divorce.  If you create a quality of connection at the … [Read more...]

Co Parenting: Need a Megaphone to Be Heard?

Building Block #2 – LISTENING I touched briefly on the importance of LISTENING in my last blog on Building Block #1 – Connection.  I want to elaborate on it here. When I talk about listening, I mean REALLY listening.  Often when we listen, we hear … [Read more...]