June 12, 2018

I have never met anyone who likes hearing that they did something wrong, made a mistake, or unintentionally did something hurtful.  It feels awful, and most of us would rather crawl into a hole and disappear than have to face up to someone tellin...

April 20, 2018

We’ve all been on the receiving end of negative feedback. It’s not a pleasant experience, is it? Hearing what we’ve done wrong or how we let someone down is very difficult. And we know the experience is even worse when the feedback is delivered i...

March 6, 2018

If you’re a human being, then you probably have disagreements with the people that you live with, be it a spouse, a sibling, a parent, or a roommate. And like most humans, you probably don’t always see eye to eye with everyone that you work with,...

February 9, 2018

Over the last few months many high profile people in leadership have been accused by people under them of bullying, harassment, and particularly sexual harassment.  It’s easy to treat these cases as if they are about bad people misusing their pow...

January 17, 2018

In December 2016 the Ontario Government passed Bill 28, the All Families are Equal Act (AFEA). This Act dramatically changes the definition of a family, in order to ensure that all families are treated equally by recognizing and clarifying the le...

December 8, 2017

This interview was conducted by Faria Marlatt, who is an associate at Martha McCarthy and Company LLP. It was originally published in Volume 31 Release 6 of the Ontario Family Law Reporter © LexisNexis Canada Inc.

Brook Thorndycraft is an accredit...

November 18, 2017

The end of a long term relationship is one of the most destabilizing experiences people go through.  It’s disorienting and exhausting.  The emotional rollercoaster alone is enough to make things confusing, but on top of that, there are all of the...

November 1, 2017

Check out this podcast of my interview about LGBTQ families dealing with separation and divorce.  The interview aired originally on Mediation Station, CHHA 1610AM Radio, on September 24, 2017.  The interview starts 12 minutes and 30 seconds into...

October 18, 2017

“I can’t stand my co-workers, and I hate coming to work every day.”  I had just sat down to do a one-on-one interview with a staff member to prepare for an upcoming group mediation, and this was the first sentence out of her mouth.  I felt my sto...

September 20, 2017

What do you think of when you hear the word “habit?”  For many of us, the first examples that come to mind are the obvious ones: either the “bad habits” that we would like to change, or the “good habits” that we wish we could develop.  Maybe you...

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