Socks Divorce Detox

Finding Gratitude and Appreciation

Pablo Neruda’s Ode to My Socks teaches us to appreciate the little things in life. Harvard Medical School’s Newsletter in 2011 stated “In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” […]

DD Esalen Postcard

Spring Cleanse

There are still a few of spots left for a Relationship Cleanse at the most beautiful place on earth, Esalen, 3/28-30. Shoots are beginning to sprout from the earth and buds are beginning to burst. The earth is changing position, drawing us closer to spring. Let nature act as inspiration this year as you take an […]

Divorce presents the opportunity to save yourself and become your own hero.

5 Common Divorce Mistakes

Trying to Be Friends. You need to spend time on yourself, not redefining your relationship. Set boundaries and stick with them. Going It Alone. You use a professional to fix your car; you should use one for your health as well. Get professional help during your divorce. Lawyers for the business side, Mental Health Professionals […]


Ten Tips for Breakup Success

“Change is one of life’s greatest gifts.” – Allison Pescosolido M.A. Ten Tips for Breakup Success 1. Set Boundaries. Make a set of rules or behaviors for yourself. This will help you separate with integrity. 2. Break the Isolation. Get out into the world and start doing things on your own. You’ll feel better for it. 3. […]

Weekend Bootcamp

Fear vs. Reality

As you move through the relationships in your life, you will need to decipher the difference between fear and reality. Fears are simply false expectations appearing real. It is OK to have them – just don’t let them paralyze you. When it comes down to it, there really are only two main emotions: love and […]


Co Parenting Strategies

Co Parenting Strategies 1. MaintainConsistency. Set boundaries and routines for daily practice. Choose quality time of quantity. 2. Share Parenting. Set routines for visitation and exchange. Even when you can’t look at your ex, be sure to send an email with important family issues. Be a role model for good behavior. Act the way you […]