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New Year UN Resolution

New Year UN Resolution

Did you come up for air yet? Have you just taken what seems like your first breath since the day before Thanksgiving? Or are you still going at …

Finding Peace After Christmas and Facing the New Year Empowered

Finding Peace After Christmas and Facing the New Year Empowered

As the holidays pass, not everyone experienced the “Merry” of Christmas nor is everyone looking to a “Happy” New Year. ~Some of us ate …

The Holidays Brings an Opportunity to Discuss Family Matters

The Holidays Brings an Opportunity to Discuss Family Matters

Discussing financial and estate planning with Mom and Dad during the Holidays might sound cold. Yet, I have read article after article that …

Holiday Hype

Holiday Hype

It’s December and the holidays are on the horizon. An abundance of activity including decorating, family gatherings, never ending to-do lists, …

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New Year UN Resolution

New Year UN Resolution

Did you come up for air yet? Have you just taken what seems like your first breath since the day before Thanksgiving? Or are you still going at warp speed from the holiday rush? Still in hyper mode from all the …

Finding Peace After Christmas and Facing the New Year Empowered

Finding Peace After Christmas and Facing the New Year Empowered

As the holidays pass, not everyone experienced the “Merry” of Christmas nor is everyone looking to a “Happy” New Year. ~Some of us ate alone on Christmas. ~Some were missing people at their table. ~Some …

Holiday Hype

Holiday Hype

It’s December and the holidays are on the horizon. An abundance of activity including decorating, family gatherings, never ending to-do lists, parties and shopping – lots of shopping – define the season. The …

Helping Those in Need During the Holiday Season

Helping Those in Need During the Holiday Season

“Oh there’s no place like home for the holidays….” an opening line from a well-known song resonates in my head. As much as holidays are about family, home, and making memories, sadly many this year no longer …

Holidays Are Not Supposed To Hurt

Holidays Are Not Supposed To Hurt

Have you ever heard the phrase, “love is not supposed to hurt”? Organizations which help people recognize whether a relationship is doing them more harm than good, tell this to their participants as a plain and …

The Gift of Yourself for the Holidays

The Gift of Yourself for the Holidays

The holiday conflicts we often experience have to do with people and things that don’t fit in with our way of thinking or being. Yet we all want to belong and feel accepted. I recently began reading Brene Brown’s …

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Personal Growth through Divorce

Personal Growth through Divorce

Toughest Climb Ever! I’ve walked in those shoes. Trudged actually! Although there was a lit runway of signs highlighting impending abandonment, I felt blindsided. I gave new meaning to the phrase, “the woman is …

Maybe You Shouldn’t Divorce Your Ex’s Relatives

Maybe You Shouldn’t Divorce Your Ex’s Relatives

Holidays are hard for divorced parents – even when they’ve mediated a parenting plan they both agree on and believe is in the best interests of their children. A typical custody arrangement might mean that dad sees …

Holiday Shopping for Those Recently Divorced or Separated

Holiday Shopping for Those Recently Divorced or Separated

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…unless you’re separated or divorced. November and December are tough weeks even if you’ve been divorced for years. Maybe that’s why the 1st Sunday in January is the …

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 …

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