Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Holidays and Marriage Breakdown

Damian Penny refers to a Chicago lawyer‘s reasons for why the holidays seem to lead to divorce, and finds them wanting: 1.       Family time. Holiday celebrations can be good, or bad, depending on the family. What is meant to be enjoyable … Continue reading

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The Five Regrets of the Dying

Below is a list excerpted from the post, The 5 Regrets Of The Dying: 1. I wish I['d] had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. [...] 2. I wish I … Continue reading

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Mindful Parenting Bibliography

From Stephanie West Allen’s idealawg of November 11, 2010: Psychologist Jonathan Kaplan has compiled a list titled “Mindful Parenting Resources” [pdf]. From the introduction: There are many guides for mindful parenting. However, there seems to be little consensus about what … Continue reading

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Mediation for Families in Ottawa

Please have a look at my new Facebook page, Mediation for Families in Ottawa and let me know what you think.

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Apologies and Healing after Marriage Breakdown

  From a November 2010 article by Dina Haddad: During the divorce, you process a variety of thoughts and emotions in attempt to understand what lead to the dissolution of your marriage. You conclude that some of these failures … Continue reading

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