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Ellen Kellner
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Mindful thinker and author, Ellen Kellner, guides others through her intuition, discernment, and experience. In her book The Pro-Child Way®: Parenting with an Ex she guides parents through the question, "Is it possible to nurture your child's spirit even through divorce?" by providing pro-child solutions for typical divorced-parenting situations. She is faculty at Omega Institute's inaugural workshop on mindful divorce, a contributor to Cutting Edge Law, and an Expert with The National Association of Divorce for Women and Children.

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The Makings of a New Way: "Conscious Uncoupling"

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 4:53 PM

On March 25 Gwyneth Paltrow announced her separation with husband Chris Martin on her website Goop. The announcement generated so much traffic from users that it crashed the site "within a matter of minutes [...] sending out error notifications to thousands." The big news isn't that...

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Christmas: Getting Through it When Divorced Life Stinks

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 5:25 PM

Divorce can be an opportunity to create life anew. I know amazing people who, post divorce, have done this -- and their stories of Christmas creativity and joy demonstrate the inspiring possibilities. But I also know amazing people who, post divorce, are dealing with really awful things. This message is...

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Back-To-School Night With an Ex

(5) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 11:07 AM

When you're parenting with an ex, receiving that Back-To-School night announcement flier is such a buzz kill. You've just managed an amazing milestone: the start of school - which involves the incredible effort of school supplies, new outfits, lunch box creations, alarm clocks set, hair brushed, smiles on, and pictures...

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Defining the Powerful Business Woman

(66) Comments | Posted August 6, 2013 | 8:41 AM

A male colleague, upon hearing the news of a recent hire, predicted a show-down would be imminent as he observed that this would place two powerful women in the same department. This was his belief: Powerful women are inherent adversaries. In hearing this, I paused to think, "Is this true?"...

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The Power of Compassion: A Lesson at the Zoo

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 11:26 AM

I've been on a journey with compassion, discernment, and judgement as my drivers. As the miles and years have ticked by, I've noted how these three companions have influenced my life, my thinking, and my choices. Judgement has tried its best to be -- and often has been -- in...

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Giving Up the Story: A Journey to Mindful Divorced Parenting

(7) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 4:36 PM

Mindful divorced parenting requires you to start anew with yourself: dropping the pre-divorce story of 'what happened' and being open to the possibility of a new way. "Are you ready to create a new experience for your child --  one filled with love, compassion, and peace?" The process begins by...

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Deadbeat Parents? State-Mandated Child Support Hurts The Ones It's Supposed To Help

(148) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 12:09 PM

"No. 1 deadbeat parent pleads guilty to owing $1.2 million" reads the headline from the Associated Press. The article details a father fleeing first to Florida and then to Thailand, resulting in child-support arrears since 2002.

His name is Robert Sand and he sits in jail. Deported from...

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