Custody of child We asked a couple of fathers if we could share their Facebook comments from our site about the importance of custody logs. Will Koplin I have mine its filed with the courts before my custody hearing, it helped alot. physical condition, emotional state, sleep patterns and the statements made. A few min a … Continue reading Testimonials: Custody Logs Work
How to Win a Custody Battle
Win your case by collecting the right evidence using an evidence journal. It is critical that you prepare documentation for the court demonstrating that you provide the child a safe, loving environment sheltered from the conflict between the parents. The court is trying to determine what is in the best interest of the child. Create … Continue reading How to Win a Custody Battle
Journal your way to Bright Lines
For years, I have followed Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson and Bright Line Eating. "Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a scientifically grounded program that teaches you a simple process for getting your brain on board so you can finally live Happy, Thin, and Free™. The core principles of BLE are Bright Lines—clear, unambiguous boundaries we don’t … Continue reading Journal your way to Bright Lines
It Hurts So Much: Managing the Stress of a Custody Battle
Every week, we get a text or email from someone using CaseKeepers to create custody logs. "I'm going through a divorce and custody battle and I have been really confused and hurt. How do I deal with everything?" Divorces are painful. Woman's Divorce.com, "They trigger all kinds of emotional pain and unsettling feelings. It totally … Continue reading It Hurts So Much: Managing the Stress of a Custody Battle
These days, there's a lot of talk about finding joy. Hah! you say. That is easier said than done, especially in the middle of a pandemic. How do you define joy? To me, joy is that peaceful, contentment that resides deep within us. Try some of these tried and true strategies to help you find … Continue reading Finding Joy
Not everyone is born organized, some people need help
Use a digital journal to get organized
Record Keeping for Special Needs and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
Good record keeping is an essential part of the special education process. Parents should save important records in an organized way to use for special education planning and to keep track of their child’s educational progress. Keeping records also helps when you think IEP goals are not evolving. If you can pull out an IEP … Continue reading Record Keeping for Special Needs and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
The Most Common Issues People Brought Up In Therapy In 2020
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Journal Your Way to a Better You
Try digital journaling to improve your organization, mental and physical health
What did you mean by that? Understanding your partner.
Communicating is sometimes difficult. People don't always say what they mean. This is a comical look at understanding your partner.
What does 3,700 years of Jewish Law Say About Marriage?
You might be surprised. Some believe that religion subjugates women and casts them as inferior. Far from it. Presented here are excerpts from laws and guidelines about marital relations, argued by Jewish legal scholars and sages for over 3,700 years. (Write to me if you want the actual text citations.) The laws and guidelines presented … Continue reading What does 3,700 years of Jewish Law Say About Marriage?
The Key to Understanding in Love and Politics
Learn to communicate more effectively in your marriage and in your political discussions.
Is Your Marital Communication Shut Down?
Are you saying things to your significant other that promote or kill communication?
Covid-20: Battling Weight Gain During the Pandemic
Many of us are struggling with weight gain during the Covid Pandemic. Follow these strategies to gain control.
Co-Parenting Conflicts: Test Your Conflict Resolution Skills
How would you solve these co-parenting conflicts?
Divorcing Women Gain Power by Letting Go of Childhood Fantasies
Steps to help divorcing women recover and move on with their lives.
Lessons on Co-Parenting Counseling
Lessons I give my patients on how to successfully co-parent after a divorce.
Digital Therapy using CaseKeepers
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Predicting the Coronavirus New Normal
The New Yorker, May 10, 2020 “When will all this be over and we return to normal”? The experts predict that life will return to normal only after a vaccine and antibody testing are readily available. The forecasts range from this fall to 18 months from now. Until then, as the world reopens we will … Continue reading Predicting the Coronavirus New Normal
Reopening from Lockdown, and Staying Calm
Please consider supporting Dry Bones: Donate In my previous blog, I described that many of us are experiencing a lot of feelings as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown. I suggested creating plans with contingencies to help manage the anxiety. Your mission in the next phase of the pandemic is to (a) … Continue reading Reopening from Lockdown, and Staying Calm
Why do I feel this way? I feel like an emotional pinball!
One of my clients shared the following story: “After two weeks without leaving my apartment, I decided to go out to buy some groceries. At first, I was wary and concerned about being exposed to the coronavirus. Then, at the store, I immediately became anxious. I was told I had to do all sorts of … Continue reading Why do I feel this way? I feel like an emotional pinball!
Protecting Your Marriage Relationship During the Stress of the Coronavirus
With the spread of coronavirus, many of our clients are spending 24-7 with their partner which can be challenging, or can bring new levels of intimacy. It is important, therefore, that we teach our clients to protect their relationship during this time of distress, and even to use the experience to improve their relationship. A … Continue reading Protecting Your Marriage Relationship During the Stress of the Coronavirus
Addressing Your Clients’ Anxiety During COVID-19: Using Technology
Tips for staying connected and teaching your clients' to manage their anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic using digital therapy.
Choosing to Be Stubbornly Happy: No One Makes You Angry
Is your client a victim of anger? Empower them to be stubbornly happy. “OMG! He makes me so angry! He pushes my buttons.” When you hear this, what thoughts come to mind? This person believes someone else causes her to be angry. She has adopted a “victim” role. If she rigidly holds on to the … Continue reading Choosing to Be Stubbornly Happy: No One Makes You Angry
CBT Backwards: An Example
As a follow-up to my last blog, Doing CBT Backwards: Using Journaling to Change Thinking, I present an example of an 85-year old, female client experiencing thoughts of anxiety. Through journaling between sessions, we are able to make changes to her thought patterns that help alleviate her anxiety. In session Therapist: How are you feeling today? … Continue reading CBT Backwards: An Example
How to Collect Evidence for Personal Injury Cases
Whether you have been injured in a traffic accident, workplace accident, product liability incident or medical malpractice, you can win your case by collecting the right evidence using an evidence journal. It is critical that you prepare documentation demonstrating your pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damage, loss of income, and emotional suffering to the court. Build your case. The right evidence is key and social … Continue reading How to Collect Evidence for Personal Injury Cases
What should I include in my Child Custody Logs?
Paint a picture with your logs Custody logs create a picture of the relationship you have with your children demonstrating that it is in the best interest of the children to spend time with you. Your goal is to provide a reliable, healthy and stable living environment. Include the following in your child custody logs: In … Continue reading What should I include in my Child Custody Logs?
What determines Child Custody?
How to Create a Custody Log? Custody logs can be completed using CaseKeepers on your desktop or mobile device as it makes everything much simpler, faster and more organized. If you choose to hire an attorney, your journal entries and attachments can all be shared with your attorney. If you are representing yourself, CaseKeepers will help you … Continue reading What determines Child Custody?
Simplify Evidence or Information Collection Using a Digital Journal
The key to winning any case or dispute is collecting the right evidence. Whether you are fighting a legal battle in the courts, trying to get services for your child with the school district or convincing your insurance company that they should pay your claim, having clear, concise organized data is essential.