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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