Some thoughts…from the perspective of a 15 year-old co-parented child

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A 15 year-old child of co-parents was asked to share her thoughts on what she experienced when her parents divorced amicably.  This is what she said:

When it comes to growing up with divorced parents, my younger brother and I definitely got lucky. Our parent’s divorce was civil, friendly, and, most importantly, it never required the involvement of courts.

My parents announced their separation when I was in third grade and my biggest priority was convincing them to get Disney ...

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Couples group counseling with Judi Laskodi – October 21 and 28 7-8:30PM

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LOVING WITH HEART

We are not born knowing how to be in relationship. Some of us did not have healthy role models, and what it takes to be a wonderful, loving partner may not come easily to many of us. 

Yet we all want and need certain basic things from our partners and relationships – to feel heard and to feel appreciated, for example. And most of us want to be good partners but may not ...

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Upcoming Event: “Everything you need to know and more about how to be an author!”

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Lisa Bien and Lisa Shiroff

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Join Lisa Bien and Lisa Shiroff for an introductory session on what it takes to write and publish a book!

Motivational speaker, TV host and author Lisa Bien will motivate and inspire you as she explains:

  • How to Find Your Voice
  • How to Believe in Your Story
  • How to Overcome Fear of Failure or of “not being good enough”
Author, editor and book coach Lisa Shiroff ...
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6/20/15 Workshop: “At Peace with Your Feelings-The Power of Emotional Choice”

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Emotions give richness and meaning to life as well as fuel misery and conflict…they provide the bitter and sweet of human existence. This workshop will offer you a different perspective on how and why you experience feelings. We will explore taking “actual” responsibility and ownership for what you feel, thus providing you a viable skill set to be at peace with your feelings. Turn your feelings from liabilities (“I’m a victim”) into assests (“I can manage!”). You can decide how ...

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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming events at the Center for Mediation & Balanced Living

April 18, 2015  Grand Opening with Plum Yoga & Shop  9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

  • 9:30 a.m. – FREE 90-minute Vinyasa Yoga with Christie in the yoga studio
  • 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. – “What Exactly is Mediation?” talk by Annmarie
  •  Introductions and talks by the Center’s varied practitioners, therapists, coaches, healers and providers throughout the afternoon;
  • PLUS: discounted retail, complimentary massages and energy sessions throughout the ...
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Sit in a courtroom and listen…

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…and you will inevitably hear the judge refer cases to mediation.

I was in a courtroom today and heard the proceedings in a case that was being heard before my client’s matter.  It involved a daughter who wanted to attend a certain college but who could not agree with her parents (and the parents were not in agreement either) about where she should attend and how it should be financed.  Three different people, three different ideas about what was best for ...

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