5 ways to avoid Easter Overwhelm!

Apr 18, 2019

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be feeling a little exhausted in the lead up to Easter. No doubt it’s been a bit of a juggle during the school holidays and now the Easter shuffle is nearly here and you’re feeling….well completely overwhelmed!

Easter, like Christmas, can be a difficult time for separated families as it’s one of those ‘special holidays’ where it’s important for the kids to spend time with both parents. However, it can be an anxious time for parents as there is a less structure and possibly more face to face changeovers to navigate, not to mention a whole lot of chocolate!

If you’re finding Easter a little overwhelming, or perhaps this is the first Easter after separation, here are 5 tips to help make sure it goes smoothly so you can enjoy some quality time with your beautiful kids.

  1. Have a plan! Conflict loves confusion, so get yourselves organised. Don’t fly by the seat of your pants for...
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The World is a Vampire: 7 ways to avoid being bitten by Christmas Overwhelm!

Dec 18, 2018

If you count the 1990’s as your formative years you may recognise this Smashing Pumpkins Lyric. I remember lapping all that poetic rage up about how the world is ‘sent to drain’.

However, fast forward to 2018 and the world is possibly sucking the life out of us like never before. Life moves at a frightening pace with digital overload, high expectations and an overwhelming sense that we need to try and be everything to everyone. None so more than at Christmas time.

Perhaps, like me, you have spent the last few weeks saying to yourself:

  • How did I let this happen?
  • Why am I going to this function, event or party? I don’t even want to go!
  • How did I spend so much on Christmas? Maybe I should buy more?
  • What will people think of me? I'm so tired I don't care.
  • I am so totally exhausted, run down and overwhelmed!
  • Why does Christmas time have to be so stressful?

After saying all of the above to myself (multiple times), I’ve come up with 7 idea’s on...

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Calming the conversation

Aug 21, 2018

Family conflict is absolutely debilitating to those experiencing it. Loss of sleep, anxiety and worry, stress and pressure of what will the future look like for your family unit. People experience most of these negative aspects because they leave their conflicts to fester, rather than address them sooner rather than later.

The good news is that so many families in Australia can work together to find a co-parenting arrangement. Now, I didn’t say you have to like each other! But you do have to work together to make sure those children of yours are happy, healthy and live the best life they can lead. And you are going to help them do that by eliminating the stress of family conflict from their lives.

Imagine if there was a tool that helped you decrease the conflict, come up with a plan that works for all family members live your life without the dark cloud that’s been hanging over you. Well there is! And its called mediation.

Here are the top 3 reasons why mediation...

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