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Unfounded Criminal Charges

Unfounded Criminal Charges

.  7 Reasons Why Using Unfounded Criminal Charges and Baseless Orders of Protection as A Tool in Your Divorce is a REALLY BAD idea. . . Doing this escalates the conflict in your case one thousand fold. You might as well throw gasoline on a fire. After you have your spouse arrested and/or thrown out of […]

23rd March 2015 | By More
10 Superfoods for Stress Relief

10 Superfoods for Stress Relief

Learning to control our stress by employing stress management techniques and adopting foods in our diet for optimal stress and anxiety reduction, can improve our overall health and wellness.  These small lifestyle adjustments can make a big difference. Asparagus This green veggie is high in folic acid, which can help stabilize your mood. When you’re […]

20th March 2015 | By More
Divorce can be toxic to childhood

Divorce can be toxic to childhood

British writer and education consultant, Sue Palmer, writes in her book Toxic Childhood, that children with divorced parents perform significantly worse than others, on academic tests. They display more conduct problems, poorer psychological adjustment, lower self-esteem and weaker social relationships. This is reflected in tears and tantrums, regression to immature behaviour and “the all-too familiar […]

20th March 2015 | By More
How does Mediation differ from Collaborative Law?

How does Mediation differ from Collaborative Law?

In mediation, an impartial third party, who acts as the mediator, assists the parties with their negotiations and tries to help them settle their dispute. The mediator does not have to be an attorney and cannot act as an advocate for either side or give either party legal advice. In other words, if an agreement […]

19th March 2015 | By More
3 Major Perks Of My Parents’ Divorce

3 Major Perks Of My Parents’ Divorce

I was recently at a dinner party among people I didn’t know very well (note to self: stop doing that), when the topic somehow turned to grown children of divorce. One of the guests made a comment along the lines of how she thought it made total sense that children of divorce would grow up […]

19th March 2015 | By More
Effects of stress on your body

Effects of stress on your body

The physical effects of stress can be bad for your health, if you are not aware of the symptoms and manage it properly. Brain: In response to perceived danger, the hypothalamus places an order for stress hormones. Stress triggers the “fight or flight” response that can save you from danger. Prolonged stress can interfere with […]

18th March 2015 | By More
How do you Handle Stress?

How do you Handle Stress?

Avoidance The first defense against negative emotions is avoidance. We all want to avoid difficult or painful emotions. As a result, we tend to avoid any situation that could lead to the emotions we fear, or worse, try not to feel any emotions at all. While avoiding negative situations may protect us in the short […]

17th March 2015 | By More
7 Steps to Forgiveness

7 Steps to Forgiveness

BURYING THE PAST ONCE AND FOR ALL Only recently have I been able to truly forgive myself and my former spouse for our divorce. Honestly, my journey was stalled for many years because I was unable to let go of resentment and to emancipate myself from the hurt and pain that we caused our children. […]

17th March 2015 | By More
What to do about the Marital Home?

What to do about the Marital Home?

A big issue in divorce proceedings is what to do about the marital home. Is it to be sold or does a spouse buy out the other one? Would one spouse be able to handle the upkeep, taxes and bond payments? A factor to consider is if the bond is already paid or will be […]

12th March 2015 | By More
8 Ways to Grow Your Happiness by Letting Go

8 Ways to Grow Your Happiness by Letting Go

Happiness in all walks of life is often more about stopping than starting.  More about subtracting than adding.  More about letting go than holding on. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop, subtract or let go of… Criticizing everyone and everything Life isn’t perfect.  People make mistakes.  Let go of unfair expectations.  Stop criticizing […]

10th March 2015 | By More