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Divorce with a Santa Claus Clause

Divorce with a Santa Claus Clause

Growing up in New York, I couldn’t wait for the holiday season. The city draped in lights; Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree towering, more …

A “PERFECT” HOLIDAY???

A “PERFECT” HOLIDAY???

It’s hard to believe that I will be celebrating my 60th Christmas season.  I think back on all the Christmas celebrations of years gone by.  I …

Things to Consider In Selecting Hospice Care for a Loved One

Things to Consider In Selecting Hospice Care for a Loved One

Helping loved ones talk about, and consider hospice are difficult conversations, to put it lightly. The decision to think about hospice, means that …

How Living in Gratitude Saved My Life

How Living in Gratitude Saved My Life

Raised by a single mother who constantly told us to be grateful for what we had, I internalized that message; and, to this day, it is a mantra that …

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Divorce with a Santa Claus Clause

Divorce with a Santa Claus Clause

Growing up in New York, I couldn’t wait for the holiday season. The city draped in lights; Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree towering, more beautiful and glistening then any skyscraper; the Macy’s window - a …

17 Steps to Take after Divorce

17 Steps to Take after Divorce

Divorce can be a long process and a huge upheaval. Sometimes it can be difficult to focus on practical matters during an emotionally trying time. After the divorce comes through, it is time to take stock and establish …

Divorce Doesn’t Always Mean Divided Holidays

Divorce Doesn’t Always Mean Divided Holidays

The wife of the couple we were mediating with sat weeping in a session. She and her husband had amicably worked out the difficult terms of their divorce.  Their finances were split evenly. The couple lived just two …

What Is Collaborative Law?

What Is Collaborative Law?

Going through a divorce can be a challenging, trying process. The media often portray divorce with ex-spouses lawyered up as courtroom adversaries -- the same folks who once pledged to hold each other through better or …

Divorce Court, It’s a Crap Shoot!

Divorce Court, It’s a Crap Shoot!

There’s nothing like Divorce Court to make you realize that entering into the court system is purely a crapshoot. A client recently sent a text informing me that she received an email from her attorney to let her …

Divorce: Help Your Child By Helping Yourself

Divorce: Help Your Child By Helping Yourself

“There’s nothing wrong with my son,” the father in mediation shouted. “And now strangers are telling me to get him tested. I’m not getting him tested!” “See what I have to put up with! The man won’t …

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Living With A Partner Suffering From PTSD – How To Be Helpful?

Living With A Partner Suffering From PTSD – How To Be Helpful?

A person who suffers from PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder has a hard time trusting others, opening up about the incident and their feelings and even communicating. They usually struggle with a constant sense of …

Tips For Living With Hearing Loss

Tips For Living With Hearing Loss

Whether you’re the person with diminished hearing or the family member of, you may have established some default habits that work against both of you . In April 2016 my article “Why Is There a Stigma About Using …

Tai Chi: Preventive Medicine for Any Age

Tai Chi: Preventive Medicine for Any Age

"Traditional Chinese Medicine" in general leaves quite a bit to be desired in terms of Western scientific backing, making it generally inappropriate for our aging loved ones. However, there is mounting evidence …

3 Tips Breast Cancer Prevention

3 Tips Breast Cancer Prevention

Most of us know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Yet despite all the campaigns, fund raisers for research for diagnostics, earlier detection, and treatments, breast cancer and other hormone driven …

Post-Stroke Recovery and Depression: A Difficult Puzzle

Post-Stroke Recovery and Depression: A Difficult Puzzle

Many amazing children out there taking faithful care of their honored elders are able to keep up with a myriad of evolving physical conditions, even difficult ones such the one-handed life that a stroke can inflict. …

Illness is Three Fold

Illness is Three Fold

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt There are physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of any illness. Research reveals …

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