Archive for Journey Beyond Divorce

May
19

How to Choose The Best Legal Approach During Divorce

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One of the most important decisions you make in the early stages of divorce is the legal approach that will be most effective for your circumstances.  You may find that each attorney you interview states that their approach is the right one for you.  It can be overwhelming and scary to sort out what the different legal avenues are and how to discern what is best for you and your spouse.

Attorney Bill Laufer

Today we talk with Bill Laufer, a 40 year veteran attorney in the matrimonial law arena whose firm specializes in family law and handles all 4 legal approaches: litigation, arbitration, mediation and collaboration.  Listen as Bill walks us through the pro’s and con’s of each and how to make the best choice given the personalities and circumstances you are facing.

For more on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com

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Apr
26

The Divorce Landscape

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Understanding the Divorce Landscape takes a big picture look at what you are facing as you enter the world of divorce.  We share tips that support you to effectively take control of your part of the divorce process, the one part of the process that you have direct control over.  You will hear what to educate yourself about in advance of making significant decisions, the importance of prioritizing your efforts, and how to maintain your sanity by focusing on those things you have the ability to influence.

This show and those that follow it are designed to dovetail with our 12 Step Divorce Recovery Podcast series by helping you understand the general territory of divorce, discern what aspects of it apply to your particular situation, and prepare for the many stages and phases so you will be able to effectively negotiate the bumps and bends ahead with grace and dignity.

For more on Journey Beyond Divorce, visit: JourneyBeyondDivorce.com

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Apr
14

Discovering Infidelity – Navigating Divorce

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In this episode of Navigating Divorce we are discussing the tender topic of discovering infidelity today and with us is C.J. Grace, author of “The Adulterer’s Wife: How to thrive whether you stay or not.” During today’s show we’ll support you to look at three aspects of confronting infidelity so you will understand how to give yourself the space to get clear before taking action about staying, leaving, or kicking your spouse out.  We will also share tools to help you heal from the hurt and design your path forward so that regardless of your eventual choice, you’ll emerge more confident and clear in yourself and capable of creating a future of your design

C.J. shares a few of the gems in her book which is a perfect resource to “tease apart the emotional knots you’re experiencing, step back to view your situation with some distance, and understand the what and why of your options – she provides all with the perfect amount of irreverent humor and wisdom.”

For more information on Karen McMahon and Journey Beyond Divorce visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com

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Mar
23

The Journey Beyond Divorce Toolbox

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In order to navigate any journey successfully we need to be well equipped.  The Divorce Toolbox prepares you to successfully traverse the emotional storm of divorce with resource that help you determine when you are off course, in danger zones or on the right track.

Our Toolbox addresses every style of learning whether you prefer to listen to a podcast, watch a video or read long articles or a ‘crib notes’ version of material.  We have poured our knowledge, experience into every tool that we provide with the intention of supporting you in maneuver through the emotional maze of divorce no matter what stage or struggle you are in.  Listen in and sign up today to receive, free of charge, The Divorce Toolbox.

For more on Journey Beyond Divorce visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.

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Mar
20

Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Navigating Divorce

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This is the first episode in Journey Beyond Divorce’s NEW SERIES Navigating Divorce.

While all decision during divorce are challenging, deciding whether to stay and mend your marriage or to divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally charged.  It is often drenched in judgement, shame, guilt, fear and uncertainty.

Today we help you to unweave your fears and limiting beliefs from the circumstances you are assessing so that you can become clear in determining your best next steps.  We also share the huge value in staying long enough to work on your shortcoming so that, regardless of your choice, you emerge healthier in all your relationships.

For more on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce or to book a private session, visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.

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Mar
10

Navigating Divorce Series Preview

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Today we take a big picture look at what is entailed when you enter the world of divorce.  This series is designed to dovetail our 12 Step Divorce Recovery Podcast series by helping listeners understand the divorce landscape, prepare for the many stages and phases and effectively negotiate the bumps and bends with grace and dignity.

While our 12 Step Recovery Podcast series guides you through the foundational work that is essential to navigating your divorce with greater ease, this series is designed to support you in being prepared and effective as you engage in each stage of your divorce. We discuss everything from the decision, Should I Stay or Go, to the many legal and financial choices and complexities, to processing reactions of spouse, children, friends and in-laws and we continue through to post divorce issues including where to live, how to re-enter the workforce and when and how to begin dating again.

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Dec
30

Now What? Blueprinting the Future you Desire – Step 12 Divorce Recovery

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(Listener Note: This is Episode #12 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order.)

Today’s show is the final and most exciting as we explore the unlimited possibility life offers when we intentionally create each step of our journey with a willingness and desire to engage fully utilizing all our gifts, talents, skills and passion.  With each completed effort we joyfully surrender the outcome, having faith that whatever it is, it is the perfect and only next step for us.  Upon that outcome being either in-line with our desired goal or different, we assess, integrate what we have learned, recalibrate our plans and re-engage.

This is the practice of SESI.  SET your intention, ENGAGE 100%, SURRENDER the outcome, INTEGRATE your experience and lessons and begin again.  We expect the unexpected.  We are comfortable with change.  We embrace all learning opportunities.  We are fully alive, fully engaged and fully responsible. No worries.  No regrets.  Only the present moment and the belief in ourselves and in unlimited possibility.

For more information on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce’s 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.

Stay tuned for more shows from Journey Beyond Divorce!

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Dec
21

Living Free, Empowered, Excited, and Enrolled in Life – Step 11

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(Listener Note: This is Episode #11 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order.)

Today’s show is about utilizing all you have learned in the previous ten steps to design and move towards your ideal post -divorce life now, regardless of if you are pre, in the midst of, or post divorce. See how to put it together to create a more encompassing perspective and begin to experience life as an unpredictable adventure that you have the power to influence profoundly.  Hear how,  by assuming full responsibility for your life, you can engage with a creative freedom and use your power to direct yourself towards the life you desire.

Receive a powerful navigation tool,  the MIFR, which is both a broom and a life compass.  It allows you to sweep your mind clean of old ways of reacting using Mindfulness to analyze any reaction before you take action. Using Inquiry to correct your course of action through Focus, and finally navigate to destinations of your choosing by Reframing your perspective.  The MIFR allows you to take action in ways supportive of your goals, sweeping away perspectives and actions that have undermined your success in the past.

For more information on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce’s 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com

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Dec
12

Regaining Trust In Yourself And Others – Tuning Into Your Inner Wisdom

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(Listener Note: This is Episode #10 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order).

Today’s subject is about trust and tuning inward to access one of the  greatest resources we have – our own inner, intuitive guidance and wisdom. There are people in our lives that we turn to for guidance and wisdom when we are faced with uncertainty and important decisions. This is very valuable. AND there are so many times when we hear another’s advice and know it’s just not right for us. There’s no one who knows more about you, your situation, your values, your strengths and vulnerabilities than YOU. Wouldn’t it be great to know that you have inside you all the resources and wisdom you need to come up with the best course of action to take in any situation? The key lies in accessing more of your discernment process than the logical mind or gathering more and more data points.

In today’s podcast, we will talk about intuition, what it is, how it shows up, what gets in the way of our accepting it as an important part of our thinking and decision making process, what is possible when we pay attention to it, and the consequences of ignoring the intuitive messages we receive. There is a lot of literature written about how to distinguish the voice of your inner guidance or intuition from the voice of fear, contraction, or your inner critic. We will discuss some ways you can distinguish the source of that voice in your head saying “Yes, let’s do it!”…or “NO!!!!!!”  Also, we will give you some steps for cultivating your intuition so that it becomes a strength that you can learn to trust and rely upon.

For more information on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce’s 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.

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Nov
14

Breaking Free of the Past: Stepping into Possibility During Divorce

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(Listener Note: This is Episode #9 of this twelve-part series. To take full advantage of this please visit our show archive and listen to the episodes in their proper order).

Large Album CoverIt is normal to feel hurt, anger, blame and resentment while going through divorce.  It is a devastating and traumatic transition, one that we all resist and that no one escapes without experiencing these painful feelings at some point in the process.  In today’s show, Karen McMahon and Karen Basmagy discuss the pitfalls of living in resistance and the benefits of learning to accept what is.

When we feel stuck and overwhelmed, it is a red flag that we are resisting what is happening to our lives.  It sounds something like, “This isn’t happening!”, “I can’t believe s/he is doing this!”, “It wasn’t supposed to be this way!”, “This is all my/his/her fault”.  When we are in resistance, we remain stuck in blame and disbelief and unable to move forward.  We unable to see our part in our dissolving marriage and unwilling to consider the possibility in life after divorce.  Resistance adds more stress and tension into an already difficult situation.

The key to stepping into the possibility that your future holds is to learn to accept: accept the choices you made, accept the way your spouse behaves, accept that you marriage is dissolving and the divorce is happening.  By resisting, nothing changes except that it is harder and more stressful.  By accepting, we begin to move through the hard time.  Acceptance opens up choices and we can see more possibility with each decision we make. Acceptance enables us to channel our energy into what we do have control over.  Listen in and follow the suggested action steps to help you move through your divorce.

For more information on Karen and Journey Beyond Divorce’s 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program visit: www.JourneyBeyondDivorce.com.

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