If you're like most people in the midst of a breakup, it can feel like your world has been turned upside down. It can feel like your guts have been ripped out of you. It can feel like you have no sense of control and like you're just spinning further and further out of control. Good news ... first, you're not alone. Second, none of that is true. The truth is that you do have power to change things, and you do have power to feel in ... Read more
No joke, does this idea seem like a pipe dream? Like chasing down a unicorn? How can it be, if you (and your ex) both want "what's best for the kids?" Holidays, graduations, weddings, funerals ... these are all times that you will most likely be around your ex again. And these are all times, that your kids and family will be embarrassed and feel awkward ... if you don't get COMMITTED to actually doing and being what's best for your... Read more
The legal system can seem unfair especially when you don't understand what's going on. Effective communication with your lawyer can make all the difference. This week Gina continues to explore communication with the other attorneys as well as your own, so you don't make the same mistakes that so many people do. And if you find yourself having to sit through mediation or co-parenting sessions with your ex, don't worry, Gina explores... Read more
If you're going through a divorce with kids or in court fighting for custody and other parental rights, then you don't want to miss this week's show. Learn the difference between a law guardian, an attorney for the child, a guardian ad litem and a custodial evaluator and discover what you should do when communicating with other players, and how to prepare your kids for what's to come. To stay in the loop: * join the Facebook Group-... Read more
Divorce is a life transformation. Your life is changing and will change no matter how you feel about the situation. It's inevitable. Before you can call in and create a better version of your life, of your family--after divorce, you have to make space for something new to appear and grow. In this episode, Gina explores some helpful detox and space clearing tips to help you wash away the old and make space for your new life. Also en... Read more
You've worked hard at crafting a parenting schedule, maybe you've even been following it for a while now and there haven't been any issues. And then it happens....your teen flexes their independance, and tells you that they don't have to go anymore...that they don't have to follow the schedule. What do you do? What do you do, if you are the parent being rejected? What shouldn't you do because it almost always makes it worse? Get an... Read more
Visions control everything. It's your vision that makes or breaks your future and your daily decisions that make or break your vision. Creating the right vision for the future can serve as a roadmap. It can provide context for how you live life, where you operate from, and how you make informed decisions and judge your success. In this episode, Gina guides you through the process of taking personal stock and creating a vision for y... Read more
Healing is a choice! A broken heart produces feelings of hurt, anger, frustration, sadness, stress, jealousy, resentment and a whole lot more. So, you a have choice. Do you let it be? Knowing it will only fester and get worse? Or do you choose to TAKE ACTION and HEAL!? Choosing to heal is choosing to envision a better self, a better life, and a better future for yourself. Choosing healing means you can create a healthier divorce ex... Read more
Are you feeling angry and frustrated with your ex's new significant other? Is it bringing out the worst in you? Don't worry, that's normal! But it's not healthy or beneficial for anyone involved! In this episode, Gina expands on the topic of Growing Through Gratitude, this time confronting the step parent issue! You won't want to miss this episode! Gina explores the frustration and anger directed at the new stepmom or "girlfriend,"... Read more
YOU JUST WANT PEACE & HAPPINESS! BUT YOU'RE SO ANGRY! In order to reach the point of peace & happiness, you need to forgive. BUT IT'S SO HARD!!! So how can you overcome those negative feelings and start down the path to forgiveness? GRATITUDE. Gratitude is essential to peace and happiness and future life. Your future depends on the choices you make today. Gratitude can help you heal the emotions that left unchecked cause you to say... Read more
Consumed with anxiety about telling your friends and family about your divorce? Confused about when and how to tell them? Worried about their reactions? It's normal. But it's not necessary. In this episode, Gina shares tips for knowing when the time is right, deciding what to say, how much information to divulge, and how to help others understand how they can best support you during this turbulent time of transition. Join Gina as s... Read more
You know what's at the bottom of irrational decisions, senseless illogical decisions!? IT'S FEAR! It’s got you so worried, that you can't think straight. You're out of your mind crazy. Unable to sleep. Unable to eat. Unable to relax. Even breathe.You feel nuts. Like life is spinning out of control and like you're about to lose it at every turn.That’s the feeling of fear. And when you feel like that, you don’t listen. You don’t hea... Read more
In this episode, divorcing parents can learn to untangle the emotions that keep them from reaching a fair agreement over the custody/parenting schedule.
Come on we've all seen them, the World's Greatest Mom, or the World's Greatest Dad awards. And yes, of course, we all think we are the greatest, right? Maybe we've even received a mug or two. But are we really? Are we really our child's greatest cheerleader? This week we explore more about what coaches wish you knew, and the interplay of your kids' activities and your co-parenting schedule.
Are you raising kids glued to Fortnite, Rocket League, Minecraft, Snapchat, Instagram? I think we all are. Girls don't put their phones down and boys are stuck on the PlayStation. Right? Now throw in the mix of co-parenting. ARGH. Today Gina is joined by licensed therapist and tween/teen specialist Cheryl A. Kosmerl for a frank talk on keeping your kids safe in this day and age and other tips for co-parenting technology zombies fro... Read more
The Answer Show. What's troubling you? Listen as Gina answers some listeners' questions and meet Joe Vegas, a featured Rock Star of Divorce. He has some really great tips and insight to share for all you dads out there going through divorce and wanting custody of your kids.
Who does he think he is? He hasn't been around in years and now all of sudden I'm supposed to wait on him? Be flexible and accommodating to his schedule? Encourage the kids to see him, when they're angry or just don't care ... and for good reason. Sorry gentlemen, but in my experience I have yet to have a case with a mother absenting her kids and then using the courts to enforce her rights. Why is that? Moms can be absent too, but ... Read more
Today Gina is joined by career coach Lorraine Rise of WorkSmart Career Counseling. They will discuss how to make a seamless transition from stay-at-home mom to career woman. They will share their stories and take callers live on air. GUEST NAME: Lorraine Rise GUEST BIO: Career coach and founder of WorkSmart Career Counseling GUEST URL: https://www.worksmartcounseling.com/
Ever wonder why your ex/soon-to-be-ex and past lovers seem so different but yet so similar? How interesting that you were promised the sun, the moon and stars, by both, only to be left empty and shattered with the realization that they all promised one thing, seemed to act one way, and then just ... poof ... flipped the switch and left. Or why is it that you find yourself attracted to people with substance or communication and inti... Read more
Nobody wants to screw up their kids by breaking up their marriage...but the reality is that it can happen and it does happen. Subtle gestures, hints, and comments made in front of kids are often to blame. Today we will explore some examples in perfect timing for the newness of Fall and back to school. So you can start this year off right.