Butterflies and the Art of Embracing a Difficult Transition

  Have you ever given birth? Recovered from a broken bone? Learned a foreign language? Started a new exercise program or trained to become a long-distance runner? We go through transformation in many ways, but often that transformation involves messiness and discomfort or even pain. During your transforming time, how did you address the discomfort?[…]

Navigating Pain

Pain is ubiquitous and absolutely necessary. Why? It pushes us — beyond all the places in which we are either comfortable or stuck. Without experiencing pain we might stay in an unhealthy relationship, remain in a place which underutilizes our talents, or accept mediocrity when extraordinary is within reach. The very existence of pain in our[…]

Control, Confidence and Closure | 2016 Divorcing Divas Conference

Control, Confidence and Closure | 2016 Divorcing Divas Conference Divorcing Divas provides encouragement, inspiration, and empowerment to women who are considering divorce, getting divorced, or are divorced. Join us for our 8th annual conference! 8:00  –  Registration and Vendor Booths 9:00  –  Continental Breakfast and Opening Remarks 10:00  –  Breakout 1 11:00  –  Breakout 2 12:15  –  Lunch 1:45  –  Breakout 3 2:45  –[…]

Booze and Divorce: A Cautionary Tale

A couple years ago, the Washington Post published a chart that depicts how much alcohol U.S. adults consume.  About a third of all Americans don’t drink at all.  Roughly another third of Americans drink only occasionally – at most, once every two weeks.  And a third of Americans drink moderately to heavily.  (Washington Post/Workblog, “Paying[…]

Until Debt Do Us Part

Financial issues in a marriage definitely create conflict, which, if left unchecked and unresolved, can lead to divorce.  Specifically, the use (or misuse) of credit by one spouse is probably one of the top reasons my clients initially come to me for advice or representation. In most states, all liabilities acquired during the marriage are[…]

To Spank or Not to Spank

TO SPANK or NOT TO SPANK Research and Thoughts About Corporal Punishment as Discipline As a kid, were you ever spanked, slapped or swatted as a form of discipline?  Did you get the belt when Dad came home?  Was your mouth ever washed out with soap?  Were you whipped with a switch?  If you were,[…]

The Holidays – Gifts and Parenting Time Schedules

The holidays are here! For many, this means celebrating with family and friends, good food, time off from work and maybe a present or two!  But, for those who are either separated or divorced (with or without children), the holidays can add a heaping measure of anxiety, frustration and sometimes even dread. If you have[…]