Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 25, 2014

The Voice of The Child: The Most Important Voice of All

In my meetings with kids, I ask them to share perspectives on family, including hopes and wishes for how family might work best when parents are living in separate homes. I recently had the privilege to meet with four amazing Continue reading…

February 14, 2014

Divorcing After Valentine’s Day? You’re Not Alone

Categories: DivorceSeparation

It’s Valentine’s Day on Friday. This year I’m thinking about the many couples who have lost that loving feeling. Ads everywhere for jewelry, flowers and chocolates must serve as painful reminders of the exciting, early stages of their relationship. Whether Continue reading…

February 12, 2014

The Collaborative Team Process – Renewal After Loss

Watching the Winter Olympics, a commercial captured my attention.  The ad included footage of Olympic athletes who fell while competing, thus failing to reach a goal for which they had trained intensely and prepared for years.   Although elite athletes Continue reading…

February 11, 2014

A Different Way to Divorce

I’m sharing this post with my readers because of the simple message of opportunity it carries for anyone facing divorce. If you know of someone about to face divorce, you would be doing him or her a great favor by Continue reading…

February 10, 2014

The Fine Art of Communication

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

John Dewey once said, “There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community and communication.” Try the experiment of communicating with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will Continue reading…

February 6, 2014

Surviving Valentine’s Day

Categories: DivorceParents

For me, February brings to mind two things: cold weather (especially for us mid-westerners) and Valentine’s Day. If you are a divorced woman, the latter might make you cringe. So how can we get through this month on a positive, Continue reading…

February 4, 2014

Love and Forgiveness in Divorce

As a Collaborative Attorney, this sort of thing makes me proud to be a Member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Minnesota (CLI). I’m really excited to share that this May, CLI is hosting a four-day, international symposium to explore Continue reading…