Divorce: To File or Not To File

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If you are filing or thinking about filing for divorce, there is nothing wrong with proceeding. You don’t gain anything by staying in an unhappy marriage and remaining miserable. Worse still, subjecting your children to living in a household with unhappy parents. Lack of healthy communication between parents does not … Continued

Children’s Movies

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The other day, I was checking out what children’s movies are currently in theatres to take my 5 year old to see. I noticed Norm of the North. I read a few reviews and they were not  flattering. One review cut … Continued

Dealing with Life’s Challenges

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Every day we get up and deal with our routine without a second thought about whether we can change it to suit our heart’s desire. We kind of go through steps and life out of habit. We get up, go to work or school, drop off and pick … Continued

Nick Cannon Responds To Mariah Carey’s Engagement In The Best Way

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When your ex gets engaged, most of us try to respond maturely, which basically means hiding their Facebook posts from the news feed. It’s the adult thing to do. But not even Facebook has a setting that can ignore Mariah Carey’s new engagement ring. (Sorry, Nick Cannon, you’re on your own.)

Cannon’s ex-wife, Carey, and her boyfriend, billionaire James Packer, got engaged earlier this week. While many of us might go into an existential crisis when our ex starts wearing bling brighter than the sun, Cannon did something pretty fantastic.

The comedian took to Instagram and shared a meme showing him apparently being hospitalized because of the news:

In the caption, Cannon explained how the photo made him LOL (for real) and offered his congratulations to the couple.

“Congrats to @MariahCarey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union… #GreatPeople#GreatCouple,” wrote the comedian.

Despite Carey and Cannon’s split last year, the singer and the “America’s Got Talent” host have remained close. The pair even celebrated the holidays together with their twins last December.

Congratulations to the happy couple! And congrats to Nick Cannon for being about the coolest ex ever. Dude’s got talent.

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6 Ways to Guarantee a Date in Divorce Court

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If you haven’t noticed, I am quite the opinionista when it comes to love. Mix my smarty pants side with my penchant for Polyanna (the annoying eternal optimist who chooses to only see the good), and I earned a swift kick in the a$$ in divorce court.

Divorce has been one of my least favorite teachers about love, life, and, most importantly, myself. In retrospect, some of the decisions I made with the heart were… How can I properly phrase this? … beyond idiotic. Like I hemmorhaged IQ points and lost all five senses simultaneously stupid. But they are mine, and I own them.

HuffPost Divorce recently asked me this question: What’s one thing you wish someone had told you about marriage before you said “I do”?  Choosing a lesson was like choosing children. To turn my emotional and financial grief into good, I want to share all my failed wedding wisdom. Here are 6 ways to guarantee a date in divorce court:

1. If someone shows you who they really are, believe them. And believe them the first time. If I listened to my own logic, I would have never been married. Resist the temptation to ignore major character flaws, misdeeds, inconsistencies. Don’t justify, pacify, or nullify your partner’s actions, your feelings, or your intuition.

2. No one ever changes! See #1. Don’t fall for the psychobabble, the “I am so sorry” flowers, the relationship band-aids. If you’re a romantic, a “fixer,” or a do-gooder, you are a prime target for promises of change. The fundamental truths of a human being are not easily rectified. Find someone who doesn’t need you to don a cape to save him from himself.

3. Don’t be blinded by the relentless pursuit of life milestones (i.e., friends are getting married or you want to get pregnant). I ignored blaringly obvious signs before I got married because I had baby on the brain. I forgave my ex for things that were unforgivable. I will never do that again.

4. If a relationship is problematic before marriage, it will be problematic on steroids after marriage. You’re at your best when you’re dating–before real stressors like health issues, finances, kids, stepkids, and in-laws take hold. If your relationship is tenuous during the “honeymoon phase” it will implode shortly after saying “I do.”

5. Relationships shouldn’t constantly be the equivalent of a “before picture.” When two people are truly compatible, there should be a natural synergy; shared passion, values, and goals; a thorough understanding of the essence of your partner; and, above all, crazy, can’t-live-without-you love. It shouldn’t be forced. If you’re constantly fighting and/or breaking up, if you keep shushing doubts that surface in your mind, if you aren’t truly happy, you need to be honest with yourself and move on before you enter into a mistake marriage.

6. Be you! Don’t mold yourself to someone else’s ideals. Don’t compromise who you are or what you want when it comes to love. Be selfish. The right person will adore you for sticking to your convictions.

What would you add to this list?

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WHiP It! Dive Into Your Love Drop — A Meditation

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When we attend to ourself with the attention to our own self-honor, we can expand our inner healing with the tools I present here. Short, sweet and on time. These little awarenesses can move mountains, easily, accessible and authentically for you.

Taste A Love Drop of your own making as you are the self generating love machine with acts of kindness that appear as spaciousness and mindful moments gifted to your heart, mind and body.

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Fall in love with the breath between the breath and the creative space you allow to expand into and to be felt in your self-created space.

Always available. Always a decision.

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