Tag Archives: stress

December 1, 2018

Holiday Presence

Who would ever ask for a two month supply of elevated cortisol and high anxiety in their Christmas stocking!  Yet for many, the holiday season adds to rather than relieves stress as parents feel obliged to layer Hallmark fantasies about Continue reading…

May 20, 2018

ASD, Lockdowns, and Valentine’s Day 2018 – Part 2

April is Autism Awareness Month, the two month anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, and the 19th anniversary of Columbine.  Why talk about ASD and school shootings in the same sentence?  And why a divorce blog?  I 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 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…

August 8, 2016

One Gray Day

In 1967 when I was starting my first career out of college, I ordered a charter subscription to a new magazine – Psychology Today. I read with fascination the multitude of articles on a variety of topics. One that caught Continue reading…

August 3, 2016

How to Fill Your New “Free Time”

Those married, and especially with children, might dream of having a quiet Saturday night to themselves, but for many divorcees, especially those newly divorced this new “free time” can be especially lonely. You might not be ready or wanting to Continue reading…

July 18, 2016

Divorce in the Public Eye

Nearly every celebrity seems to have a divorce under their belt, but what about our local public figures – our children’s teachers, our mayors, city councilmen – how does the pubic feel about “those” public figures when they are facing Continue reading…

April 27, 2016

Invest in Yourself

Categories: investingMental Health

Is money a little tight and it seems you’ll never get ahead in life? Perhaps it’s time for you to invest in yourself. In fact, investing in yourself can be the most profitable investment that you can make.  Three possible Continue reading…

March 2, 2016

Finding Happiness in Challenging TImes

Categories: Divorce

Finding Happiness in Challenging TimesIt is quite common to lose our moorings when we find ourselves engulfed in the despair of divorce. The range of emotions, especially in the early stages, can include such profound pain that it pushes out Continue reading…

February 18, 2016

Setting Realistic Expectations for the Year Ahead

Categories: DivorceFamily LawMental Health

2016 is well underway and many will look at the new year as a new beginning. While it’s important to have a positive outlook on the year ahead, sometimes the changing of the calendar year can create a false sense Continue reading…