Why Being (Almost) Broke Can be the Best Thing Ever
Welcome Home! Today I want to talk about why being broke, or almost broke can turn into happiness and human[...]
How To Help Put Divorce Lawyers Out of Work
Welcome Home! For those of you who know me, I was adopted. I was a foster child to the Hemminger[...]
Another Simple Way You Can Build Happiness
Welcome Home! If you’ve listened to much of my material before, you’ll know that what I talk about a lot[...]
Moving Forward with Life Anyways, Even when we forgot to get skinny, be financially successful, or become amazingly interesting
Welcome home! Today's episode is all about living life on the court. Too busy to read? Watch the video or[...]
One Very Simple Way to Make Yourself Happier – Being in Service
Welcome home! We often wonder about what can make us happier, or “What is the purpose of it all?” Some[...]
Why Dogs Grow Your Extended Family With Unconditional Love
Welcome home! I’ve been talking a lot about creating our own families, and about some of us having our extended[...]
How to Directly Touch Someone, Right in the Heart: Texting with Paper
Welcome home! You’ve heard me talk about the importance of building our relationships and creating our own modern families. It’s[...]
10 Easy Ways To Spend Time With Others When You’re Feeling Disconnected and Overwhelmed
Welcome home! Most of us want to spend more time with the people we care about. And a lot of[...]
How To Make A Dinner Party For Tired, Hungry, Busy People
Welcome home! The potluck dinner! This is how tired, hungry, lazy dinner parties are done nowadays, and it’s one of[...]
Getting Our Friends to Hang Out Longer – The Uber Comfy Whistler Bench
Welcome Home! Today I want to talk about how our physical environment can impact our behaviour and the behaviour of[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 5 ~ Forgiveness
Welcome home! I've been a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, and I have seen a lot of broken[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 4 ~ Finding Fulfillment
Welcome Home! As a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, I have watched client after client rebuild their lives[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 3 ~ Keeping Track Of What’s Important
Welcome home! As a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, I have watched client after client rebuild their lives[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 2 ~ Weaving Your Social Fabric
Welcome home! As a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, I have watched client after client rebuild their lives[...]
Antidote to Crushing Heartbreak: A 5-Part Series || Part 1 ~ Hope and Understanding
Welcome home! As a divorce lawyer for more than 20 years, I have watched client after client rebuild their lives[...]
How to Defend Against Crushing Stress – Building Your Moat of Safety and Well-Being
Welcome home! When we are really stressed out, and when there’s too much pressure on us, it’s hard to be[...]
How To Recreate Life After Divorce ~ Bloom Where You Are Planted
Welcome home! When I was in Europe recently I met a bunch of really interesting, vibrant, amazing women who are[...]
When Life Feels Hopeless – How you Can be A Cultural Ambassador to Help
Welcome home! Today I want to talk about how you can become a cultural ambassador. Or rather, how we are[...]
Embrace Relying Upon Others
Welcome home! In today’s episode I want to talk about our culture of independence and how it may not be[...]
When Your Life Unexpectedly Falls Apart – How One Single Parent Created Her Extended Family and Village
  Welcome home! This week we went on our annual firm ski trip and I took the opportunity to sit[...]
Gezelligheid: Creating Happy The European Way
Hello from Haarlem! This week’s blog comes to you from Netherlands, where I visited briefly. It seems so appropriate that I[...]
The Hygge Life: How To Create A Family
Welcome home! In last week’s podcast I talked about the Danish concept of hygge (‘hue-gah’), a set of guidelines for staying cozy[...]
Creating the Hygge Life: Guidelines for Living
Welcome home! Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) in essence is the Scandinavian concept of being cozy. It originated in Denmark generations ago, and[...]
The Importance of Family and Friends – It Is Worth It To Create Those Threads
Welcome home! I’ve been referencing Susan Pinker’s book called The Village Effect a lot recently because I really do believe in the science behind[...]
I Am Calling Out The Nuclear Family
Welcome home! When many people think of the definition of “family” they think of the basic nuclear family structure as[...]
Basketball
I hear that many people look back on their elementary school gym classes with fondness. Me. Not so much. My[...]
What We Can Do When We Find Ourselves in a Trumped up World
Given the culture of fear and being divided, lots of us have been fearful about what the world is coming[...]
That God-Damned Trudeau
Dad, always left-leaning politically, was probably progressive in a way that was ahead of his time. He and my uncles[...]
Watching Movies With Elma
Mom said she was diagnosed with Saint Vitus Dance (or Sydenham's Chorea) as a child. Saint Vitus Dance comes from[...]
Because Being Kind Grows:
I am embarrassed to say that I have not always been kind. I have been that person at the other[...]
Introduction to Growing Up Hemminger
So, um, I have been working on a memoir about how I grew up. Here is me taking a stab[...]
Because Family is About the Heart
As a divorce lawyer I deal with people all day long who are at an end of their spousal relationships.[...]
Wonder Oil
Elma held two absolute and incontrovertible beliefs. One of those beliefs was in the existence of God. The other was[...]
On Clearing The Kitchen Table
Never have I experienced home like I did on 11407-207 Street, in Hammond. Our house could be described as boisterous,[...]
A Day of Firsts
I have always hated the “c” word. Here is why. It was a summer day when I was about 7[...]

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