Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 30, 2016

We Are More Alike, Than We Are Unalike – Maya Angelou

My family is going through Olympic withdrawal.  Well, O.K., not really.  But we watched the events we were interested in and rooted for Team U.S.A.  Of course, Michael Phelps stole the show, and Ryan Lochte stole the…well, let’s not go Continue reading…

September 29, 2016

A Few Thoughts On Death and Divorce

Categories: Divorce

I have been fortunate enough to make it into my later in life years before experiencing the death of family and friends close to me. My parents were the first losses from my immediate family, followed by an older sister. Continue reading…

September 26, 2016

Estate Plan Must Haves! – Lessons Learned Post-Prince

A will is the cornerstone of your estate plan. It allows for an organized distribution of your assets after you pass. Not only does it make sure that your assets end up with your chosen loved ones, it also reduces Continue reading…

September 21, 2016

Divorce Trends over the Year

Categories: Divorce

Like many things in life, people tend to divorce at certain times of the year.  My professional experience corresponds with a recent study out of University of Washington.  The study looked at the time of year that divorces are most often Continue reading…

September 20, 2016

Cooking for One

You may find cooking a daunting enough task as it is, but cooking for just one can be downright grueling, and can often lead to unhealthy eating. If you find yourself undereating, forgetting to eat, going through the drive thru, Continue reading…

September 15, 2016

A Divorce Closing Ceremony

Categories: Divorce

Some Things Are Especially Worth Doing Among the things that park themselves in that huge receptacle called What I Don’t Know That I Don’t Know are things that would be hugely beneficial were we only aware of them. My purpose Continue reading…

September 12, 2016

How to Avoid the Divortex – Part 1

Categories: Collaborative LawDivorce

Vortex: 1) a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it towards its center; or 2) a place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that it surrounds, and hence, being inescapable or destructible Sound Continue reading…

September 7, 2016

Five Simple Rules for Happiness, In Honor of Happiness Month (August)

Categories: Mental Health

Although happiness can sometimes seem elusive, keeping in mind the 5 Simple Rules for Happiness below will help: Free your mind from hatred Free your mind from worries Live simply Give more Expect Less It struck me one day that Continue reading…

September 6, 2016

A Reluctant Spouse

As many know, because Minnesota is a no fault divorce state, one spouse not being ready does not need to stop the process from moving forward. The ready spouse can file for divorce and the process moves on in court Continue reading…