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Divorce Confidential: Children And The 'Best Interests' Standard

Caroline Choi | Posted 06.28.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Parents who work together and make the best decisions for their child are better off than when a court imposes an order on the family. With that goal in mind, look for a parenting expert or coach in your city. There are also many valuable resources available to you including co-parenting classes and co-parenting books. Finally, don't forget to talk to an attorney in your city for a resource list and tips on how to navigate this process!

Blogger's Revelation About The Blended Family Journey

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 06.21.2016 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

My blog has been quiet for a while. Partly because my professional life has been keeping me pretty busy, and partly because my mother always told me ...

The One Conversation I'm Petrified To Have

Melissa L. Smith | Posted 06.15.2016 | Divorce
Melissa L. Smith

Her mouth is moving but I'm not really hearing what she's saying. I notice phrases here and there like "Parenting Plan", "Split Custody" and "Marital ...

MediYAYtion: Why Your Upcoming Divorce Mediation is a Good Thing! (And Instructions on How to Rock It!)

Christina Pesoli | Posted 05.16.2016 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

In the context of a divorce, mediation is a good thing. It offers folks a real opportunity to settle their divorce without the acrimony or expense of ...

How To Kill It As A Modern Day Single Mama

Shelley Hopper | Posted 05.13.2016 | Divorce
Shelley Hopper

Most mamas have their personal Ken doll and second babies on the way, and I'm over here in my beach shack with Tanner, trying to eat clean(ish) and working on my abs to stay a babe, ya know, since I'm single now.

Healing With Love and Routines: Grateful After Breast Cancer

Anne Gro Gulla | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Gro Gulla

I tried and failed to exercise. I struggled with infection in the surgery wound and I re-started my vigorous fitness regime every other week before I understood that I needed something different.

The Nature of Perception

Petros Koublis | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

"Latona" Santorini, Greece | image by ● When we look in the mirror what we see is only a reflection. This is how our mind works...

Healing Rituals for Widows and Divorcees

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.28.2016 | Denver
Nancy Sharp

Audrey Boxwell is a Denver-based chaplain, pastoral counselor, and nationally recognized expert on the healing power of the mind, body, and spirit.

The Price Of Sleep At America's Most Expensive Private University

Aziza Kasumov | Posted 05.05.2016 | College
Aziza Kasumov

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post in the Facebook group of my graduation class, asking the members if any of them had ever experienced severe sleep deprivation, and if they were willing to share their story with me. Half an hour later, my inbox was full.

Elder Care: Conversations of Care

Elizabeth Esrey | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Elizabeth Esrey

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. 2015, roughly 40 million Americans provide unpaid elder care to a loved one. As loved ones age, their ne...

I Couldn't Disagree More With What David Brooks Said In His Article "How Covenants Make Us"

Mark Baer | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mark Baer

I typically agree with much of what David Brooks has to say. However, I'm afraid that he was way off the mark with his article "How Covenants Make Us." Demographic diversity in the United States is a good thing. The problem has to do with the lack of integration and assimilation of demographically diverse communities.

The Infinity Inside

Petros Koublis | Posted 04.13.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

Everything is a flow, a constant one, coherent, continuous, perfect. A stream that never remains the same, yet so complete that it never changes.

Above All: Divorce With Dignity

Amy Koko | Posted 03.28.2016 | Divorce
Amy Koko

The other day I was reading People Magazine about how great Jen and Ben Affleck are getting along these days after the whole gambling, alleged sex wit...

Bedtime Yoga: Three Postures to Help You Fall Asleep

Amanda Morgan | Posted 03.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Morgan

Hit reset on your nervous system by doing three simple yoga postures to calm you down and quiet the mind before bed time. These three approachable postures can be done in your own home without any props or even a mat.

Meditation Is My Super Power

Jan O'Brien | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Jan O'Brien

This is meditation to me: finding and experiencing that state of "no mind" and being fully now and here (NOWHERE). You can easily practice with focused breathing and mindfulness pauses throughout your day when you find yourself feeling stressed and not enjoying the moment.

8 Stylish Tubs Perfect For A Relaxing Soak

Architectural Digest | Posted 03.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Architectural Digest

By JULIE DANIELS for Architectural Digest. Finding the perfect tub for your bathroom renovation can be a challenge--style, shape, and comfort are a...

Mediation: The Real Weapon for Peace

Timo Soini | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
Timo Soini

Promoting peaceful and secure societies for all cannot be done with the participation of just a selected few. For peace agreements to be sustainable, more women must contribute to peace negotiations.

Holistic Organic Self-Care for Mothers

Dayna Colvin | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dayna Colvin

Self-care is exactly as it sounds.  It is a very important wonderful daily process of giving yourself the extra gentle tender loving care, love and respect you need. 

Mediation vs. Litigation

Karen Becker | Posted 12.15.2015 | Divorce
Karen Becker

A fraction of these couples see a different way of handling the battles. They see a way for both of them to actually be heard and a way for each of their thoughts to be considered when building a parenting plan. They see mediation.

What I Learned From Sir Bob Geldof

Claire Naidu | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce
Claire Naidu

You may remember him from The Boomtown Rats, he starred as "Pink" in Pink Floyd's film, Pink Floyd - The Wall, he co-founded the charity group Band Ai...

How Meditation Could Help Make People Less Racist

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you. T...

Erasing the Negative Narrative Through Mindfulness Practice

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Baldwin Panagore

The thing about mindfulness practice is that is not magic, or mysterious, or mystical; it is practical and applicable and easy; a ready tool for a more peaceful interior life and it only takes a few minutes a day.

The Absolute Worst Part Of Divorce Mediation

Amy Koko | Posted 11.05.2015 | Divorce
Amy Koko

The day had come for my final meeting with my beloved divorce attorney, Madison Pierce. This would be when we would sit down and go over my financial settlement, which, frankly, I was looking forward to because I had been thinking of investing in a new energy bar for dogs that I had heard about through some very hush-hush channels.

5 Myths About Divorce Mediation

The Good Men Project | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.29.2015 | Divorce

Divorce does not have to be a battle. The only reason that tends to be the case is that most people only know of one thing they can do when they decid...

How Meditation Can Improve Your Marriage

Jennie Lee | Posted 09.22.2015 | Weddings
Jennie Lee

Modern marriages face a lot of stress -- too little time and money, too much technology and temptation. In order to keep your love alive, it is essent...