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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Intentional Parenting

how ready are you as a parent to provide an environment in order to nurture the growth and development of your child after separation

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 …

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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 …

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