The First Response, Not The Last Resort

It doesn’t always feel like it, but conflict can be a catalyst for needed change. It is the proverbial canary in the coal mine that lets us know when things aren’t working the way they should. Mediation provides individuals and organizations with a process for...

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...

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...

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...

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...