201710.09
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FAQ: How Do I Know If a Case is Right for Mediation?

First, consider the parties. Is there more than one? How are they getting along? Are they generally reasonable, yet stuck on one or more issue? What result are they seeking, win-lose or resolution and closure? Mediation is often used in situations where: The parties to the conflict or dispute are having difficulty expressing their wants…

201710.02
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FAQ: What Does It Mean to Be a “Neutral”?

Neutrals are third-parties. They aren’t part of the dispute to be arbitrated or mediated, and they aren’t likely to be significantly impacted by any resolution the primary parties create. Unlike your mom, who benefited from a quiet home when you and your sibling stopped fighting, the neutral typically receives no direct benefit from the resolution…

201709.04
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FAQ: How Do I Conquer My Money Fears?

I have been there, and I revisit these fears on occasion–probably even more often than I care to admit. I still have student loan debt that I hope to pay off before I retire. I haven’t found health insurance that is worth the exorbitant costs, and I only recently paid off an emergency room bill from when I had catastrophic…

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This Moment

This moment. I am debating whether to go back to work or add to the workout I cut short this morning. This moment. I am enjoying the solitude of my space, the city, and my corner of the sofa. This moment. I am loving all of you, my mom, my partner, my friends throughout my…