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Divorcing Smoothly when children are involved

For most people, parents going through a divorce is one of the toughest things having to deal with. Whether the divorce took place years ago or is happening right now, many kids and teens tend to feel alone and unsure on how to cope with the divorce. Parents, on the other hand, are constantly looking for expert advice on how...[ read more ]

Survival Tool Kit for Maintaining Sobriety

From addiction to sobriety it is a challenging journey with various milestones along the way. It involves maintaining a state of no intoxication and needs your focus and investment of all your energy to succeed. It is easy to give in to temptation and therefore, you need to find a way to replace the bad habit. You will also need...[ read more ]

How Can Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Help My Teen

If your teen is struggling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills can help enhance self-awareness, manage fluctuating and overwhelming emotions, impulsive behaviors, and relationship issues. Teens are programmed to seek new information from others outside their familial nucleus and crave the interaction of their peers. During the teenage years learning changes from concrete to abstract thinking ability and the social emotional...[ read more ]

Talking About Infertility with Family and Friends

It happened - a family member, coworker, or friend announced that they were pregnant. You sincerely congratulated them but spent the next 24 hours crying. They did not know that you were trying to get pregnant. A family member asked you at a family gathering when you are going to have a baby. They did not know the emotional impact...[ read more ]

Understanding and Supporting Teens

Many parents struggle with finding ways to support their teens, engage their teens, or connect with their teens. As a teen specialist, the challenges are understandable to me, and especially now as a parent of a 9 and 12 year old (the teen years are around the corner and seemingly already here sometimes..lol). As a parent, you have spent their...[ read more ]

Facing Life Transitions

You can expect that life will throw you curveballs. Some you might expect or happily welcome, sometimes you might plan to bring changes upon yourself and sometimes we are hit with situations we had no preparation to deal with. (Like in divorce: there are those that have been ready for a while and initiate the process, and those that are...[ read more ]

Protecting ​Your​ Kids When Facing Divorce

Getting divorced is HARD. Although we would like to manage all things in life with stability and resilience there are many times through a divorce that even the most stable, positive, strong individuals are vulnerable and will experience the ups and downs of emotions. Divorce is a process of grieving and part of this grieving process includes sadness, fear, pain,...[ read more ]

Celebrating The Holidays This 2020

Holidays are associated with happy moments, socializing with family and friends, celebrations, and going on vacations. It is a time to take vacations and visit family. But this 2020 has brought the world new challenges and obstacles which have limited our ability to connect, visit or be with loved ones and share in the holiday spirit.   For some people...[ read more ]

Collaborative Divorce: Working As A Team

Clients want a divorce to be as efficient and effective as is possible. Of course we want this in most things we do. In Collaborative Divorce we are working as a team to help clients through. Some of the qualities that make a good team in my opinion is that first and foremost you need to be willing to work...[ read more ]

Why Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a “practice of focusing the mind in the present moment, on purpose, and in a nonjudgemental way.” (A definition taken from Jon Kabat Zinn). Another way to put it is to say mindfulness is becoming aware, paying attention to what is happening right here and now without judging your experience. But how do we remove judgement from our...[ read more ]



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