Changing Perspectives

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer About 10 years ago I participated in a Myers Briggs workshop. If you aren’t familiar with Myers Briggs, it is a personality assessment that helps us understand our strengths and...

Conscious Contracts® and Prenups

Bring up the word “prenup” and most people tend to cringe bit. That’s because traditional prenups, written as traditional contracts, feel like they are based on mistrust. By their very nature they presume the worst-case scenario. They are written in cold, legal...

Solving Problems with Dignity

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of joining a video conference with Donna Hicks, Ph.D, author of Dignity: Its Essential Role in Conflict Resolution. There were 15 integrative attorneys and mediators on the call from across the country, all there to learn how to...

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...

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...

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...

We’re Divorced. Now What?

Going through a divorce is a major life transition. It necessitates a whole host of huge decisions from the who/when/where of parenting time to deciding where each spouse will live and how assets and debts can be divided in an equitable manner. Once the final papers...