relationships

The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown

If every couple I mediated with for divorce or post-divorce modifications understood these principles, healing would begin to change the dynamic between them and flow through to their children and communities.  Mediation is often the format where such conversations begin.  Call Judy Larkins to discuss your situation.  Whether you are trying to make agreements to repair your marriage, needing to begin the process to divorce in a respectful manner, or addressing parenting or changes in child support after a divorce decree has b

Respect & Pity

Self Respect

Conflict makes us chose a response. Our choices begin at a very young age, and behaviors take on many forms in interpersonal relationships: patterns emerge and develop over time; with a lifelong curriculum involving experience and discipline (or lack of discipline) that results in our core character. The earliest lessons often begin at the most tender ages of early childhood as we perceive low or high levels of personal power.

Friends are the Family We Create for Ourselves

Friends are family we create for ourselves

About ten years ago, a friend sent a greeting card to me that said, “Friends are the family we create for ourselves.” I had never thought about creating a new family - one of my choosing - although I had built strong and deep friendships over the years. This new identification of my inner circle of friends as “family” changed the way I viewed their role in my life.