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A Vote For The Movies

Category : Healing


The weekend is here and I was just thinking about going to the movies.  It’s such a great suspension of reality.  Maybe it’s because I grew up in LA, but when I get really stressed or sad, I immediately want to go to the movies.  One time, a doctor thought I had some nasty disease.  They took blood tests and, of course, I had to wait until the next day to find out the results.  I was talking to my daughter and she said, “Mom, turn off your computer, come on over and let’s go to the movies.”  Thank God for the movies! I realized that going to the movies is almost like taking a deep breath.  Maybe even meditating!  Anything that you can do to give yourself a chance to absorb what is going on and get prepared to handle things is a great outlet. 

When you are going through a divorce, there are so many moments when you just need to step back and regroup while you get prepared to move forward.  My suggestion…if you can find the time go to the movies.  Pick something light and enjoy. Those two hours of suspension of reality can help you start again with a clear head.

For more ideas on how to suspend reality during a divorce and my list of must-see divorce movies, check out my new book The Divorce Ritual.

Kids Acting Out

Category : Celebrity

There have been a lot of reports that Suri, the lovely daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, has been acting out in the wake of their divorce.  It’s hard enough for a child to go through a divorce let alone one who is the offspring of one of the most famous couples in the world.   

 A friend of Holmes recently told US Weekly, “She said the divorce has been hard on Suri and she’s acting out.”  Even though Suri has been acting out, Holmes tried hard to stay strong and doesn’t give in to her daughter’s demands. “Katie says no to some things, but gives a little leeway. She knows Tom is going to spoil her.”

A quick divorce helps children as oppossed to a long drawn out one.  Katie and Tom did do a divorce in record time under Hollywood standards.  But it’s also really important to help create new memories for your child once the divorce hits. By keeping the mind occupied and stimulated with lots of positive things, you will move time forward more quickly for the child and they will get used to their new family dynamic more quickly.  For some tips on how to create new memories for your child, check out my latest article in the Huffington Post by clicking here.

Keeping Things Positive For The Kids

Category : Children, Favorite Articles, Huffington Post

My latest article for The Huffington Post entitled, “Memories Light The Corners of Your Child’s Mind,” is up! It’s so important to keep things positive for your kids after a divorce. This article will offer you some helpful tips. Check it out by clicking here.

“The Divorce Ritual” Vegas Style

Category : Divorce Party, Divorce Ritual, Favorite Articles

Robin Leach wrote a great mention about my book The Divorce Ritual in the Las Vegas Sun. Check it out by clicking here.