value of mediation

How to Change the World in 3 Simple Steps

How to Change the World in 3 Simple Steps

It’s easy to get overwhelmed and heavy-hearted in the current political, environmental, spiritual, and social climate.  Yet, conflict is one of the greatest methods of learning. Let’s also learn from the disruptive technology of mediation when we look for solutions to those conflicts. When it comes to expanding ourselves, connecting and healing, we need new strategies. Here are three of them.

What's the Story with Parental Alienation?

What's the Story with Parental Alienation?

Lately, parental alienation has been a hot topic in family law and the parenting coordination world. That term refers to one parent subtly or not so subtly alienating a child from the other parent.  

The Divorce Continuum

It surprises people to learn that filing for divorce is a relatively easy and inexpensive process in North Carolina.  Necessary paperwork can be obtained online or through the Clerk of Court’s office.  The $225 filing fee can be waived for those who can’t afford it.  But how often do you hear someone say that a divorce was cheap and easy? 

Right is Right (even when it's wrong)

I’m often surprised in mediations and in life how two people can recall a history or interpret facts so differently.  Apparently neutral bits of information result in one person seeing a giraffe and the other seeing a tornado.