Friday, April 25, 2014

Forgiveness - A Trait We All Can Work On

As the title already points out, forgiveness is one trait that is a continual work in progress. An act warranting forgiveness ranges from the trivial act (taking a cookie without asking), to the moderate act (telling a lie to avoid being punished or hurting someone's feelings), to the severe act which could be punishable by law.  Regardless of the act, the root of all forgiveness is the same - putting aside your own feelings as the victim and absolving the offender of the act. Research studies have shows that people who forgive are happier and healthier than those who hold grudges and resentments.  We all can work a little harder at forgiving those that have hurt us. Whether it's your child who called you a negative name or your ex-spouse who has made your life miserable after the marriage, forgiveness is in order.

An outrageous example of forgiveness was recently debuted in Iran. I have posted a link to the story below......Now that's forgiveness!

Friday, April 11, 2014


In the Words of Queen Elsa - "Let It Go!" - Although Disney's meaning for the saying is not as deep as mine, the quote is still poignant. Basically, don't sweat the small stuff. Save your arguments, opinions and judgments for the major things in life and let the simple things go.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Family Mediators Do More Than Just Divorce

As our society becomes more familiar with family mediation, we are learning of new ways to use this alternative dispute process. Family mediation is just one large umbrella that incorporates ALL family issues - divorce, children, extended family, health issues, etc. 
The below article gives some insight into how a family mediator can assist a family at odds about caring for an elderly relative. A family mediator is the perfect professional to guide a family in finding solutions and making decisions for the future.