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Giving Thanks for Our Honored Elders

Giving Thanks for Our Honored Elders

What is the single most important thing you can do to live a long, healthy life? You might think it has something to do with exercise, or eating …

Asperger’s Syndrome & Autism, What Can be Changed & What Can Not

Asperger’s Syndrome & Autism, What Can be Changed & What Can Not

I have struggled with accepting my son’s disability and my powerlessness to fix him. I came to the realization that in the process of trying to …

Under One Roof: Working and Caregiving from Home

Under One Roof: Working and Caregiving from Home

Working from home was a pipe dream a decade ago; something that many corporate types daydreamed of as they tried to decide whether they wanted to …

A Handling a Divorce When You’re Sick

A Handling a Divorce When You’re Sick

“Think Pink!”  During October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, men and women all across this county will get together to march against breast …

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Giving Thanks for Our Honored Elders

Giving Thanks for Our Honored Elders

What is the single most important thing you can do to live a long, healthy life? You might think it has something to do with exercise, or eating right, or daily prayer. The last one, prayer, may be the closest to …

Under One Roof: Working and Caregiving from Home

Under One Roof: Working and Caregiving from Home

Working from home was a pipe dream a decade ago; something that many corporate types daydreamed of as they tried to decide whether they wanted to learn Tumblr or Weebly, Zoho or Google Docs. Today, according to Gallup, …

What I Have Learned from Living My Life

What I Have Learned from Living My Life

One of the major things I learned from my life thus far is, that every day, every moment is precious. It is another opportunity for you to be the best of yourself. I've learned that each person we meet has the right …

Deepening the Relationship with Our Adult Children

Deepening the Relationship with Our Adult Children

A Year of Movies with My Older Son Parents, educators, and counselors are always looking for ways to help children and teens open up and have meaningful conversations. We all learn “tricks of the trade”: for …

Under One Roof: Working and Caregiving from Home

Under One Roof: Working and Caregiving from Home

Working from home was a pipe dream a decade ago; something that many corporate types daydreamed of as they tried to decide whether they wanted to learn Tumblr or Weebly, Zoho or Google Docs. Today, according to Gallup, …

An Indecisive Retirement: A Story of the Struggle of Heart versus Mind

An Indecisive Retirement: A Story of the Struggle of Heart versus Mind

 “May your choices reflect you hopes, not your fears.” ~Nelson Mandela I have come to appreciate this quotation sitting in my condo overlooking the Coal Harbour marina, the bay and the mountains in Vancouver, …

Divorce

10 Reminders When You Break the News of Divorce to Your Kids

10 Reminders When You Break the News of Divorce to Your Kids

How do you tell the kids about the upcoming divorce? The answer to this question is unique in every family. Ideally, it’s been written, that both parents sit down with the kids and tell them that they will no longer …

Divorce, Moving Forward & Letting Go

Divorce, Moving Forward & Letting Go

Roseann Vanella, FamilyAffaire.com Founder & Professional Mediator, helps many couples through the process of divorce through mediation. Whether couples are amicable or adversarial through the process she finds a …

Divorce, Custody and King David

Divorce, Custody and King David

Divorce mediators know what the Bible’s King David knew – a judge should not be the person who decides how a child is divided between his or her parents. But parents going through a contentious divorce are …

Graduation: Divorce Shouldn’t Disrupt the Day

Graduation: Divorce Shouldn’t Disrupt the Day

June is a time of transitions and traditions. The flowers bloom and your children blossom – they go to proms, graduate high school or begin their new lives as adults by graduating college. The pleasure of watching …

Divorce: How Did I Get Here?

Divorce: How Did I Get Here?

At age 45, I find myself living in a small apartment with my two teenage boys and walking dogs for a living. It’s not what I expected when I graduated cum laude over twenty years ago from an Ivy League institution. …

You’ve Been Having Sex All Weekend!

You’ve Been Having Sex All Weekend!

This is only one of the accusations hurled at me by my teenage daughter in the early years of dating – my dating, that is. I “came out” and introduced someone to my kids after being separated from their father for …

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