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Finding a Therapist

Finding a Therapist

The good news about therapy is how largely accepted it is as an effective way of handling stressed emotions or difficulty in improving a particular …

Mental Health and Trusts

Mental Health and Trusts

People set up Revocable Living Trusts for a wide variety of reasons. Some want to travel extensively and need someone to handle things while they are …

6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Through Divorce

6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Through Divorce

Divorce is the second most stressful life event according to the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory.  As a result, it is important to have a regular …

How I Reconnected with My Wife and Children

How I Reconnected with My Wife and Children

I recently had the opportunity to take a week vacation with my family to the town of Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. This was …

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Divorce,The Emotional Toll of Two Households

Divorce,The Emotional Toll of Two Households

“What’s a reasonable settlement for me?” a wife said, repeating the question we’d asked her in divorce mediation:  “Marry rich.” “Well we can’t put that in a separation agreement!” her husband …

Divorce: Traumatic or Transformative?

Divorce: Traumatic or Transformative?

A life event as stressful as divorce has the power to be many things.  In most cases, it is a roller coaster that seems to embrace the entire spectrum of human emotion.  In the midst of divorce, you never know whether …

Father’s Day: Not Just for Fathers

Father’s Day: Not Just for Fathers

In divorce mediation, couples typically decide together how to handle the basics of Father’s Day. What time does the day start? Do the children spend the night with dad? Does mom or dad pick up or drop off the …

Divorce: Traumatic or Transformative?

Divorce: Traumatic or Transformative?

A life event as stressful as divorce has the power to be many things. In most cases, it is a roller coaster that seems to embrace the entire spectrum of human emotion. In the midst of divorce, you never know whether the …

Housing Changes During Life Transitions

Housing Changes During Life Transitions

Some life transitions, like a stroke, come upon us with no warning. Others, like a divorce, may be years in the planning. Either way, often life transitions involve the sale and/or purchase of real estate. These are …

Verbal Abuse and Divorce

Verbal Abuse and Divorce

"You are such an idiot!" she screams across the dinner table as a green bean slides off his plate. The kids stare into their laps and quietly drop their forks, wondering, yet again, what battle is about to …

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How I Reconnected with My Wife and Children

How I Reconnected with My Wife and Children

I recently had the opportunity to take a week vacation with my family to the town of Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. This was the first family vacation since my wife and I separated 18 months …

The Paradox of Affairs

The Paradox of Affairs

“Love is a many splendored thing,” or not.  Often after the honeymoon and couples settle into “reality,” some let-down or depression kicks in.  Life is no longer the romance you were experiencing before you …

The Difference Between Partnered Moms and Single Moms

The Difference Between Partnered Moms and Single Moms

When Maria Shriver’s report about American moms came out, my initial reaction was, “this is fantastic!” The study brought to light many all-too-familiar concerns such as: finances, education, work-life-balance, …

Angels and Stones When Caregiving – Who is Really Helping You?

Angels and Stones When Caregiving – Who is Really Helping You?

I keep a small poster in my office.  It reads, “We are all just angels with one wing.  We fly by holding onto each other.”  It has made me think about angels and stones. I am coming through a period of intense …

How Empathy Helps

How Empathy Helps

It might be easy to 'poo poo' empathy, as in 'Empathy plus ninety-nine cents, what'll that get me? A donut?' But honestly, out of all my therapy skills, I think it's what my clients hunger for the most. Heck, I think …

Toasting a Stress Free Summer!

Toasting a Stress Free Summer!

I heard on the radio recently that there’s a new study out about champagne—apparently, a couple glasses of champagne each week have as much health benefits as red wine because of the anti-oxidants, and they also …

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