New Beginnings

Recently I launched a new website and logo. I wanted something that would reflect the different type of practice that I have developed. I am a fixer not a fighter. Clients come to me in times of stress as they are preparing to make a major life change. My first job is...

Collaborative Innovation

What image comes to mind when you think of an attorney? Perry Mason? Jack McCoy? Denny Crane? In the traditional paradigm of law lawyers are trained to fight. To be gladiators for their clients and for justice. Sounds noble, doesn’t it? It can be noble. Our history...

Finding Our New Normal

No one expects to get divorced. Marriages are built on hopes and dreams. We make plans for a home and kids and growing old with our partner. Unfortunately, life can often take us down another path. Studies have found that couples going through divorce often experience...

Naming Elephants

We’ve all been there. Those awkward situations. Maybe at work, a big family gathering or with a group of friends. There is an undercurrent. Something that everyone knows, everyone feels…and everyone ignores. Elephants. They hunker down in the middle of a situation and...

The Talk

Death is a funny thing. We are taught at a fairly young age that “death is a part of life.” We are comfortable dealing with death in abstract, philosophical terms. Depending on our background we may talk about going to a better place, or back to the earth or we may...

Meeting People Where They Are

Whenever I go into a mediation I make a conscious effort to meet people where they are. What does this mean? The principle of meeting people where they are Recognizes that everyone has come into the situation from their own experiences and with their own values and...

Four Ounces

When you approach a situation, or the proverbial glass of water, what do you see? Is it half full, focused on opportunities waiting to be seized? Or is it half empty, focused on preserving what is left? Regardless or our natural inclination to view the glass as half...