Why Is Effective Conflict Resolution Vital in Divorce Mediation?

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Do you want to navigate your divorce with less stress and more success? Discover the power of effective conflict resolution in divorce mediation. By minimizing emotional turmoil, facilitating productive communication, and promoting fair and equitable solutions, you can achieve a peaceful resolution that preserves important relationships. With the right tools and guidance, you can enhance … Read more

5 Common Myths About Divorce Mediation Debunked

5 Common Myths About Divorce Mediation Debunked

You’ve heard the whispers about divorce mediation, but what’s fact and what’s fiction? From misconceptions about mediators to fears of unfair representation, it’s time to debunk these tall tales. Whether you’re in peaceful agreement or at war with your partner, whether you’re rich or just getting by, mediation could be the right path for you. … Read more

Apollo 13’s Problem-Solving: A Guide for Divorcing Couples

Apollo 13’s Problem-Solving: A Guide for Divorcing Couples

The gripping story of Apollo 13 showcases the remarkable problem-solving abilities of a team of astronauts facing a life-threatening crisis in space. Surprisingly, the techniques they employ resonate with the benefits of mediation for divorcing couples. In this blog, we delve into specific examples from Apollo 13 to illustrate how these problem-solving methods align with … Read more

Empowered LGBTQIA2+ Divorce in Canada

Fresh Start Mediation: Empowered LGBTQIA2+ Divorce in Canada

Divorce can be an emotionally challenging process for anyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In recent years, Canada has made significant strides in recognizing and protecting the rights of LGBTQIA2+ individuals. As a result, the legal landscape has evolved to provide more inclusive solutions for those seeking a divorce within the community. … Read more

The Power of Mediation: Embracing the Taoist Perspective

The Power of Mediation: Embracing the Taoist Perspective

According to an Taoist parable, an old farmer had a horse that ran away, prompting his neighbors to remark, “Oh, that’s bad news.” “Good news, bad news, who can say?” the farmer reportedly replied. Soon after, his horse returned with a second horse, which many labeled a stroke of luck. The farmer again withheld judgment … Read more

Intentional Parenting

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As a parent, a family mediator, observing others with their children and having family members tell me stories about my own child, I have learned how to appreciate my child, their individual character and I have been cognizant about cultivating their strengths and interests all the while acknowledging their needs and concerns. Over time, I … Read more

Is Breastfeeding Affecting My Relationship?

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Breastfeeding is a common and natural way for new mothers to nourish and bond with their babies. However, while breastfeeding can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for many women, it can also be a challenging and stressful one. In some cases, breastfeeding struggles can place intense strain on a marriage. In this blog post, … Read more

Green Needle or Brainstorm: Hearing What we Choose to Hear

Green Needle or Brainstorm: Hearing What we Choose to Hear

In May 2018, an audio clip went viral on social media, sparking a debate among listeners about whether they heard the word “Yanny” or “Laurel.” The clip was originally posted on Reddit by a user who asked fellow users to identify which word they heard. As the clip went viral, people were shocked to learn … Read more

Groundhog Day … Again

Groundhog Day … Again

I look forward to Groundhog Day every year. Not because I particularly believe in the mythos of a groundhog’s mystical ability to recognize its own shadow on an arbitrary date on a calendar thereby foreseeing future weather patterns, nor that a human can become a gopher-whisperer/translator and is able to decipher whether the rodent saw … Read more