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Co-parenting

Increasingly, families are recognizing that children need to have both parents involved in their lives. More so than ever before, parenting time and responsibilities are shared, often equally, between parents. Professionals who routinely work with families regarding these issues will often promote “the best interest of the child.” Parents are advised to have a plan well in advance of any major transition such as separation/divorce, moving to a new home or changing schools. In order to find an optimal situation that is child-centered, parents need to get clear about...

 
 

Divorce

DivorceDivorce. The very word itself conjures up a plethora of other interesting words, one of which, near the top of the list for me, was Hiroshima…as in “I wish that skank was there when it happened.” Another one is napalm. You get the idea. But alas, time heals all wounds, even though you may be left with a horribly disfiguring scar. I kid I kid. But seriously, my divorce went smoother than most, and for that I feel blessed. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely had my laying in the floor wondering “how this could get any worse” moments, but I...

 
 

Attitude

AttitudeYou really do get to pick how you feel about anything. Your attitude dictates what happens around you...whether you’re at the coffee shop, a blind date, a black tie extravaganza, if you go in with a bad attitude you’re going to have a crappy experience. Suck it up, put on a smile, say please and thank you, ask about others - and you will genuinely change your day. Fact.

 
   

Wellness

WellnessFitness is state or condition of being fit. It is being able to deal with and handle the daily stresses of life, health and physical being. This can be accomplished by maintaining a proper diet and exercise.

Wellness is defined as our overall good health, and the condition sustained by healthy eating and fitness habits.

People of all ages should participate in 30 minutes of physical activity daily. In addition, cardio endurance activity should be done with strength training exercises at least twice per week for adults, in order to improve and maintain muscle development and good health.

 
 

EX Etiquette

Ex EtiquetteChances are, you’re going to hate your ex for a while...but there will come a day when you’re over it, and can have a somewhat pleasant experience or conversation with them (while thanking your lucky stars that their problems are not your problems anymore!) Never lose sight of the fact that you chose this person for a reason, and now that their role in your life has changed, you’re in a better place. Or you’ll get to one. And ALWAYS take the high road, at least in public. Because most likely, even your closest friends are tired of hearing about it. That’s what your therapist is for ;).

 
   

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Daily Motivator

"Control your destiny or somebody else will."

Jack Welsh