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Raising kids is hard

Mediation is utilized for many differing types of conflicts. Mediation can be helpful in elder disputes, neighbor issues, landlord and tenant issues, divorce, separations and post divorce decree. I often work with parties after the divorce has been finalized. Mediation sessions can fine-tune parenting issues that may arise after the divorce. As children age their …

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Driving Miss Daisy

Shame, as defined by Merriam-Webster: 1 – a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong, 2 – the ability to feel guilt, regret, or embarrassment 3 – dishonor or disgrace. We all have experienced a feeling of shame. We shame ourselves and others “graciously” shame …

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year appears in the shadows of winter, nudging us along, motivating our gluttonous souls forward into the growing light of future months.Resolutions are made with intention and yet our resolutions often fall away, leaving behind a dimming glimmer of our hopes and dreams for ourselves, unmet and abandoned. Many resolutions are familiar to us …

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53 paper bags

In early January I received a call from a mediation client. She is an elderly woman who had been a participant in an elder care issue with her children. She left me a voicemail asking me to send her a copy of her mediation receipt as she could not locate it or had misplaced the …

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The benefits of mediation

Why choose mediation? I believe we have all had a similar experience, either with a friend or acquaintance or perhaps ourselves. If you were to ask a recently divorced individual the following questions, the answers are likely universal and firm. Did you feel honored and respected throughout the legal process? Do you believe the legal …

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A scene from the food shelf

My younger daughter and I volunteer at a food shelf as shoppers. We meet the clients and guide them through the shelves of the food shelf helping them make their selections and making certain they do not miss any categories. The broad spectrum of clients always amazes me; from young single mothers, to singles adults, …

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65 is the new 45

I have been noticing a trend with divorce mediation clients I have been working with that directly parallels a national trend. Many clients are seeking to separate and divorce after 30 or even 40 years of marriage. The term for this phenomenon is “Gray Divorce.” I recently worked with a couple who were 60 and …

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