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Is Technology Worsening Our Basic Restlessness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We need to stay fiercely aware of its power to steer us away from our true needs. We must remain mindful of our own minds and careful not to be seduced into the unconsciousness that technology makes possible.

The Right Result

Margaret Klaw | Posted 05.11.2014 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

I have a bone to pick with my fellow family lawyers. Some of my brethren and sistren have a tendency to conflate what the law dictates should happen and what is right.

Attention Men: How to Put an End to Your Alimony Obligation if Your Ex Is Living With Someone Else

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Paying spousal support is often considered the price many men must pay to extricate themselves from a bad marriage. It's cynically considered the cost of doing business.

10 Things to Remember When You are Getting a Divorce

Jim Halfens | Posted 04.27.2014 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

If you do decide to divorce, it is very normal that you need time to digest and process what has just happened. Some take longer to do this than others, but in general, after a healthy grieving time, it is time to move on.

Divorce Confidential: Coping With an Impossible Spouse During and After Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is already a traumatic experience for most individuals and their families. Dealing with a toxic spouse who has it out for you makes the divorce process even worse by dragging out issues that could easily be resolved with compromise and agreements outside of the courtroom.

'Happy Valentine's Day. I Want a Divorce.'

Michelle Crosby | Posted 04.07.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

There are no legal answers to emotional issues such as anger, betrayal, sadness and fear. No law has been written that magically determines who should get the kids when or who cares more about that crystal vase in your living room.

Today's Buddha Doodle: NOW

Molly Hahn | Posted 03.29.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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An Essay on Divorce Corp., The Movie

Diana Mercer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Divorce
Diana Mercer

I finally saw Divorce Corp. Finally. After much banter on Facebook, a barrage of emails, a New York Times article, and the Huffington Post's own Paul Raeburn's review of the film, I finally saw what all the fuss is about.

Lessons Learned From Failed Divorce Mediation

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

As the new year begins, I reflect on a failed mediation, wondering what I could have done differently to prevent the unfortunate impasse. Was there so...

From Fearful People-Pleasing to Loving Presence

New Harbinger | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

To me, loving presence means being connected to our inner nature of love and allowing it to radiate out to others. Knowing and experiencing our loving presence is one important outcome of mindfulness practice that can help us gain freedom from fearful people pleasing.

Co-Parenting: Signs That You Are on a Collision-Course

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

It goes without saying that we all want what's best for our children. Unfortunately, trouble arises when what's best for our children has multiple meanings.

4 Questions To Ask When Going Through Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In a divorce there are a million concerns that are swirling around in your head as you embark on this daunting and overwhelming process. One of the ways to ease your concerns is to be educated about the divorce process.

5 Ways to Protect Children During Divorce

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Anderson Bialis

Wondering what is best for your kids and navigating the optimal way to get them through the transition might feel like a constant struggle.

Mediator as Truthsayer

Laurie Israel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

The most important factor in mediation success and not allowing the mediator's "truth" derail the process is that the mediator has respect for both clients. This respect should be evident and actual -- demonstrated by words, listening, comments, and structure -- or else the moment of "truth" might be too dangerous.

8 Ways To Prepare For Your First Mediation Session

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Michelle Rozen

So, you have scheduled your first mediation session and from what I hear from my clients, I am sure you must be nervous. How will it go? How will the other party behave? What will they say or do? How to prepare and what to expect?

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make In Divorce

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

Divorce is no walk in the park but there are things that you can do to make getting through this time easier and less painful, such as being aware of these five most common mistakes.

Congress: Get Mediation!

Jerry Clay | Posted 12.07.2013 | Hawaii
Jerry Clay

A naïve hope? Some might think so. But what does the country have to lose at this point when it has already lost so much through the unfolding spectacle of dysfunction?

Parties' Positions and the Mediation Process

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Evaluating the "strengths and weaknesses of the parties' positions" is often more perception than reality.

Sabbaticals for Nonprofit Leaders Benefit the Executive, the Organization and the Communities It Serves

Beth Sirull | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Beth Sirull

Burnout is indeed the, 'disease of our civilization,' as Arianna Huffington aptly put it in her August 2013 post. And nowhere is there more risk of the disease, at greater cost to organizations and collective society, than in the nonprofit sector.

Should You Negotiate Or Litigate Your Divorce? Read This.

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.25.2013 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Recently, a client reminisced about her excruciating decision to divorce her husband. The couple had been married for almost 20 years and the thought of separating after years of marriage terrified her.

5 Ways To Teach Children Mindfulness

Posted 09.12.2013 | Parents

This is the final post of Stress-Less Parenting Club's workshop on mindful parenting. This week, our leader Carla Naumburg explains how we can teach ...

Win, Lose ... or Mediate

Jerry Clay | Posted 11.06.2013 | Hawaii
Jerry Clay

In practical terms, the parties to relationship disputes tire, die or go bankrupt before the judge or jury decides who is more right than the other person. It should be sobering to realize that 97 percent of all relationship disputes do not make it all the way through the system to arrive at a clear determination of a winner or loser. This alone should make us ready to try something else -- to reach for a better way.

Who's Got the Power? We Do?

Khalid Hanifi | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Khalid Hanifi

For years now, video games have been entertainment staples that typically extrapolate from reality, or simply disengage from reality. Only in the last decade, however, has reality begun to take cues from video games.

The 20-Minute Activity All Parents Should Try

Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's latest workshop. Our leader Carla Naumburg is showing us how we can make our family life calmer and...

5 Easy Ways To Begin Moving Forward After Divorce

Amy Koko | Posted 11.04.2013 | Divorce
Amy Koko

I know it sounds trite, but now you have the freedom to be you and to let it reflect in your home, surroundings and daily activities. Embrace it, run with it and most of all enjoy it.