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...

January 16, 2017

You know the story. Two people (usually told as a man and a woman) meet, fall in love, get married, and have two kids. The stress of parenting becomes overwhelming. The love they felt for each other fades, and they fight all the time. They e...

July 25, 2016

A couple years ago, the garden in front of the building where I live had to be dug up.  The rock wall was crumbling, and was no longer safe.  The construction destroyed flowering bushes that had been there for years, and wildflowers that attracte...