Reflections & Insight

Why I believe in Weight-Loss Surgery… for the right person!

The pre-surgical evaluation for anyone considering weight-lose surgery is a critical step in the process toward permanent weight loss. It is through this comprehensive Psychosocial Evaluation where it can be determined who “that right person is for weight-loss surgery”. And, believe it or not, many people are “that right person” for whom Bariatric Surgery is the best possible option for permanent weight-loss.

If you are considering weight-loss surgery, regardless of your surgical team, whether or not you are using insurance, ...

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Understanding Collaborative Divorce

About the Collaborative Family Law Institute and the Collaborative Divorce Process (taken from the Collaborative Family Law Institute website: www.collaborativefamlaw.com)

The Collaborative Family Law Institute is an association of skilled, like-minded attorneys, mental health professionals and financial professionals dedicated to helping resolve family disputes using the dignified and non-adversarial process of collaborative law. This process enables separating spouses to accomplish their divorce in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect in an environment in which both transparency and personal privacy are ...

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How Children React To Divorce

Believe it or not, you are going to survive your divorce! Divorce is a transition, a process of change. And although, for some it can feel traumatic, perhaps likely the greatest stress and challenge of your life, it can also prove to be very growth promoting. Divorce can ultimately lead to new knowledges and greater insights.
In the divorcing process, anger, conflict, and frustration may exist on many levels regardless of who initiated the divorce. What matters the most is ...

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4 Things Never To Say After a Divorce

(taken from the Huntington Post)

Most days, our inner critics tend to fill our heads with all the ways in which we are failing and falling short. Add the ending of a relationship, and it’s like your inner critic just got carte blanche access to an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord full of misery inducing opinions about you, your life and your former relationship.

If you don’t catch this nasty voice in time, it can keep you reeling for days — filling your head with ...

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Why Couples Getting Divorced Should Choose Collaborative

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<li>When couples make the decision to divorce, there are several layers of concern as they move forward with their lives. Read below to learn how Collaboratively trained Attorneys, Mental Health Professionals, and Financial Professionals, will guide you gently and respectfully through the turbulent waters of divorce. Children in the Collaborative process are protected from the crossfire of emotion by caring professionals trained in helping parents be the best parent they can be, even in the face of divorce.</li>
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10 Ways To Reduce Stress When Talking To Your Ex About The Kids

<em>by </em>BARTHOLOMEW &amp; WASZNICKY<em> on </em>JANUARY 4, 2013

Some couples co-parent with ease, while other couples can feel their blood pressures rise at the mere thought of their ex. When it comes to co-parenting and interacting with your former partner, here are 10 ways to lower stress when you have to talk to your ex about the kids:
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<li>Discuss and agree on how much contact you both want with and from each other when it comes to the children. If ...

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Mindfulness as a Tool for a Less Adversarial Divorce

Divorce can be an overwhelming experience. For most of us the days are full enough, yet divorcing couples are confronted with finding the time to fit in things they would not normally need to do, like meeting with attorneys and working on post-divorce budgets.

I recently discovered an author named Jon Kabat-Zinn whose book Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life can be useful to people going through a divorce – or any stressful event. Mindfulness is ...

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Helping Children Develop Resilience During Divorce

A mother recently told me about the time when she and her daughter were separated from one another for the first time after the divorce when the father was taking the child on vacation. Although she sensed her daughter’s apprehension and uncertainty about going on vacation without her mother, she turned this situation into an opportunity to teach her daughter resilience. This mother put aside her feelings of sadness and worry in order to support her daughter’s ...

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