Year: 2017 Articles

Age Differences: Emmanuel & Brigitte Macron

Age Differences: Emmanuel & Brigitte Macron

With France’s election of 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron as its new president, the light shone on relationships between younger men and much older women. President Macron is married to Brigitte, who is 64 and was his teacher when he was younger. (Check out the New York...

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Friends Caught in the Middle

Friends Caught in the Middle

A woman called the other day to ask if she handled a situation correctly. A couple she and her husband are friends with are divorcing, and the husband was lying to the wife about being out of town when really, he was hanging out at the bar with this woman’s husband....

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Nonattachment to Outcomes

Nonattachment to Outcomes

As attorneys in Collaborative practice, our outcome is the clients’. They are in control. Yes, we mind the process, facilitate negotiations, and provide information so clients can make informed decisions.In a court case, the aim is to win, emerge victorious. Not in...

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Pomp & Circumstance

Pomp & Circumstance

I read many things on a daily basis for inspiration – legal precedents and news, spiritual texts, daily emails with yogic wisdom. A recent email from OM Times about “Letting yourself be seen” inspired me to think about the ceremonies we engage in to mark times of...

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Neuroscience and Negotiation

Neuroscience and Negotiation

I attended a recent workshop for family law attorneys in collaborative practice about how our brains work as attorneys and how our clients’ brains are in divorce. It turns out, the science shows that when a person is going through a divorce, their brain goes into the...

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Diversity Is Our Strength

Diversity Is Our Strength

We are, always, stronger together. The other day, a friend’s teenage son remarked that gender and race are societal constructs. “Pigment is real; race is a classification we developed to categorize people,” he said. Out of the mouths of babes, right? The truth is,...

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