- Communication in Conflict
- High Conflict Personality Types
- Apology, Forgiveness, Reconciliation
- Cross Cultural Conflicts
The G&G ADR Blog
By Lisa Matas
Divorce is one of the most painful and unsettling periods of time you will ever
experience. In fact, it is regarded as being in the top 3 most stressful events a person
faces during their lifetime. While it may be difficult to thrive in such negative
circumstances, there are proactive …
PICK UP THE PHONE!
This blog is dedicated to one of the best professional communicators I have known: Dad.
Dave Herbst, the man I am proud to have called “Dad,” spent 30-years as a publicist,
writer, and editor for Walt Disney World. He recently and unexpectedly left this earthly
plane for one, which …
Bloom Where You are Planted
When my family moved from Pittsburgh to Orlando 30 years ago, I was out-of-my-mind
anxious. I feared what my new life held in store for me. My mom routinely told me that
we all have to “bloom where we are planted.” Being a kid, I didn’t have a …
I was sitting at my computer one day when my blue-tooth mouse suddenly stopped working. A
picture of a computer mouse appeared on my screen to tell me what I already knew.
Underneath the image, the words read “connection lost.”
I couldn’t move forward with my work. I was frustrated and stuck. The …Read more →
SOMETHING TOUGH TO GET OUT?
How do we speak our truth without making a problem worse?
Perhaps we have a hard truth to reveal. Perhaps there is something we’ve been longing to
say for years but for fear of “rocking the boat,” we have refrained and stifled that
A …Read more →
Tips for Successful Co-Parenting
Divorce is an emotionally charged event in anyoneís life but the stakes are much higher
when there are children involved. While it can be difficult to put aside raw and painful
emotions and act in the best interest of the children, you can and must do just that.…
Pathologizing the “good divorce”
I have always been a fan of the ideas in Constance Ahrons book, The Good Divorce.1
On the second page of the book she writes, “The good divorce is not an oxymoron. A good
divorce is one in which both the adults and children emerge at least as …
Orlando Divorce Lawyers – Collaborative Divorce
Collaboration Can Save Lives. That’s what the billboard read. Our Orlando Health Heart
Institute is celebrating Heart Health Awareness Month and this is one of its slogans.
This catch-phrase is referring to the power of collaboration between medical professionals
and doctors and patients – a life-saving dynamic.…
Have you experienced a mediation that left you feeling as if you failed to make any progress toward
resolving your dispute? Did you leave with a feeling that your mediator could have done more to
help you communicate with the other side? Maybe you thought if you had a better mediator, you could…
The Oxygen Mask and Cultural Sensitivity
Two experiences this week inspired my blog today.
My dear friend and I meet weekly for a private yoga lesson. Class is in the morning
during a time she can carve out for herself. She has two little ones who are in school,
so you can …