Divorce sucks, but it doesn’t have to be all bad. I am Leanne Townsend, a family law lawyer, and I want to help you divorce well.
Divorcing Well aims to help provide listeners with the tools and knowledge they need to support themselves legally, financially, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
I want listeners to tune into Divorcing Well because they are looking for the knowledge and inspiration to get them through the rough days, and on the positive days, they will gain the tools that they need to heal and move through the various stages of grief that divorce can bring.
In this week’s episode of Divorcing Well I chat with Dr. Ohood Alharbi, a nutrigenomics expert and owner of Personalize My Diet, an online nutrition clinic focused on nutrition consultations tailored to each clients’ DNA. Divorce is a very stressful time in our lives and so it is important to take care of ourselves by eating properly and being mindful of our nutrition. Dr. Ohood discusses how stress affects our body and provides great advice on how to make sure you are getting the nutrition that you need during this challenging time.
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In this episode I interview mindset coach, Jennie Capati, about the important topic of rebuilding confidence after divorce. Most people take a hit to their self confidence after their marriage ends and find it challenging to feel confident and empowered in their new life as a single. Jennie discusses tips for rebuilding confidence along with the importance of self love and self care in the divorce recovery journey. Jennie also gives advice on how to find your post divorce identity and feel beautiful and sexy again.
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In today’s episode of Divorcing Well, we chat about the important topic of selfcare and divorce. I am joined by selfcare expert and separation coach Elisabeth Parsons and she provides great advice on tips for selfcare, types of selfcare, how to find time to care for yourself, why it is so important and much more. We also discuss the lack of support that is often out there for men going through divorce. If you are separated or in the throes of divorce, you won’t want to miss this episode.
In this episode, I interview certified life coach, Anita Volikis, who specializes in separation and divorce recovery. Prior to becoming a coach, Anita practiced family law for over 20 years . We discuss the role of a divorce coach, how it differs from a lawyer or therapist and why clients can benefit from the use of a coach.
In this episode, I interview Certified Divorce Coach, Heather Tannenbaum, about healing after divorce. We discuss the healing process, how long it takes, tips for getting through it and how to come out the other side and thrive. Heather discusses tools for healing, how she helps clients get through the process, how to parent when you are suffering yourself, and she provides inspiration for listeners that it is possible to reinvent your self after divorce and step into your full potential.
Heather Tannenbaum is the author of RECONSTRUCTING HAPPY; How to Use Your Divorce As An Opportunity To Create A Better You. Heather’s blogs and articles about co-parenting and not only surviving, but thriving after divorce have been featured in several paper and online magazine publications including Huffington Post. She has also generated content for several divorce and co-parenting websites.
Heather is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and runs her own practise where she helps her clients navigate through their divorce by helping them to make sound decisions for their future
In this episode, I interview Bruce Van Stone, a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Masters of Education in Psychological Counselling. We discuss tips and advice for managing the stress of being in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic while going through a divorce. Bruce provides some great strategies for keeping yourself from getting overwhelmed and being well positioned to make important decisions in your divorce without letting your stress level interfere with your judgment.
You can find Bruce:
Bruce Van Stone MEd CCC
Integrated Services Delivery-Counsellor
Fredericton Southside Cluster
In this episode I interview life coach, Jennifer Butler, about the importance of reconnecting with yourself after divorce. So many people, especially women, lose their identity in their marriages and when divorce happens they have no idea who they are outside of being a wife or mother. Jennifer discusses strategies and tips that people can use to reconnect with who they really are so that they can move forward and lead a happy, empowered life post divorce.
. Jennifer can be found co-hosting “Deep Chats Podcast” and her writing can be found on JennJoyCoaching, Worthy, ESME, LiveThroughTheHeart, Divorced Girl Smiling and Instagram. If you are ready to transform the patterns and begin living your own best life, email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org, to set up your free 30-minute session. Download your FREE Roadmap to Love E-Journal!!
In this episode I interview psychologist, Dr. Renee Mudrey about how parents can help children cope with divorce. We discuss the dos and don’ts of coparenting through divorce, the harmful effects of parental alienation, how to talk to your child about divorce and how divorce impacts different age groups. If you are going through divorce and have children, this episode will provide you with important information on helping your children through this challenging time.
In this episode I interview top performing real estate agent, Samantha Graff Benmor of the Graff Girls and we discuss real estate and divorce. Most couples who divorce end up having to sell their most valuable asset, the matrimonial home. Samantha discusses how to keep emotion our of decision making, how to find the right real estate agent, tips for high conflict couples to work together to sell their home and much more.
You can connect with Samantha:
Instagram: @sammygsgifts and @the_graff_girls
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samantha.graff.39 and https://www.facebook.com/thegrafffgirls/
In today’s episode of Divorcing Well, I am joined by dating strategist and relationship expert, Nisrien Pichler, to discuss the topic of dating after divorce. We discuss when to date, the challenges of dating after the end of a marriage, whether to introduce your children to someone you are dating, and much more. Dating is hard enough these days, but Nisrien provides some excellent advice to help the newly separated and divorced navigate their way back into the dating world.
Divorce is an extremely stressful time in someone’s life, and can definitely result in major burnout. In today’s episode of Divorcing Well, I interviewed burnout expert and thought leader, Michael Levitt, the founder and CEO of Breakfast Leadership Inc. Michael and I discuss the symptoms of burnout, the importance of being mindful of its signs and how you can best protect yourself against it when you are going through the challenges of divorce. Michale provides some fantastic insight on the difference between burnout and depression, and he shares his own story of how burnout brought him to his knees.
Michael Levitt is the CEO and founder of Breakfast Leadership, Inc (BreakfastLeadership.com), who works with leaders to reduce stress and prevent burnout, so that they can focus on what REALLY matters Most. Michael is the host of the Breakfast Leadership Podcast, ranked in the top 200 Business and Marketing Podcasts on iTunes, and author of 369 Days: How To Survive A Year of Worst-Case Scenarios. Michael is also recognized as a top 20 Global Thought Leader on Culture, by Thinkers360, and is the co-founder of Pre-Emptive Strike Consulting (PreEmptiveStrikeConsulting.com), and co-author of Pre-Emptive Strike Leadership, which debuted # 1 in Canada on Amazon.ca under Financial Risk Management category.
Michael also has spent over 3 decades serving Fortune 500 companies, small business organizations and leading large medical organizations. Michael's career has spanned from public accounting, IT management, to leading multiple healthcare organizations. Michael has worked with multiple Government agencies, and is certified in Lean Healthcare, and Advanced Health Care System Planning.
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In today’s episode of Divorcing Well I interview Jennifer Barkin who is an accredited family mediator with the Ontario Association of Family Mediators and we discuss the topic of divorce and mediation. Many people going through divorce are unsure about whether mediation is a viable option for them and whether it is a cheaper alternative to lawyers. Jennifer and I discuss what mediation is, when it is used and why, the pros and cons, and answer your questions about whether mediation is a suitable route for your divorce.
Jennifer Barkin is an Accredited Family Mediator with the OAFM (Ontario Association of Family Mediators) . She is a trained Parenting Coordinator, holds a MSW in Social Work and is registered with the OCSWSSW (Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers), is a Certified Divorce Coach, and has completed Family Arbitration training . She is also one of the few family therapists in the GTA to have successfully completed the Voice of the Child training. After 13 years of running a private therapy practice, Jennifer recently launched her own Mediation and Counselling practice “ Family Matters Mediators and Counsellors” which has several locations across the GTA. Through her work, Jennifer provides her clients with comprehensive Family Mediation services, Parenting Coordination Services, Divorce Coaching services, and Counseling services in all areas pertaining to Separation and Divorce. For the past year, Jennifer has also enjoyed being a Mandatory Information Presenter within the Ontario Family courts.
Jennifer's substantive experience and training has given her the skills to help families move forward positively. Jennifer is compassionate and empathetic, and she knows from her own personal experience as a former single Mom, how overwhelming Separation and Divorce can be.
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In today’s episode of Divorcing Well, I interview Jason Eric Ross, a Licensed Psychotherapist (NY/FL/GA) and co-author of the parenting book entitled “You Can Say NO and Your Child Will Still Love You”. We discuss the most important divorce topic which is parenting through divorce and how to make the divorce process easier for your children. Jason addresses how to tell children of various ages that Mom and Dad are separating, how to deal with a spouse who badmouths you to your children, managing parental alienation, co-parenting with an abuser and much more. This episode provides a wealth of information to guide parents on helping their children cope with divorce.
Separation is challenging but when it involves separating from a narcissist the challenges are much greater. Join me and my guest, Julie McLachlan, as we discuss tips for leaving a narcissist and maintaining your mental and emotional health. Julie is a survivor of a relationship with a narcissist and shares her personal journey about the challenges of leaving, the healing she has done, and how those of you who feel trapped in the same situation can get out of it with grace and empowerment.
You can find Julie here:
Lifestyle Blog & Boutique
IG @julesbaskets – gift baskets
Rise with grace
@risewithgrace – abuse awareness account
Covid-19 is having a significant effect on our daily lives and how family law is being practiced right now. In the debut episode of Divorcing Well, I chat with fellow family law lawyer, Chantalle Sawision, about the effects of Covid-19 on family law clients. We discuss the court closures, how custody and access orders are being affected, the financial implications, and much more. We even point out the silver lining of Covid-19 for the way that family law is practiced. If you are separated or divorced, and have questions about the effects of recent events on your family law matter, you won’t want to miss this episode.
What does divorcing well mean?
I can tell you that It doesn’t mean taking your EX to the cleaners and seeking revenge.
It doesn’t mean “winning” in court.
It definitely doesn’t mean making sure your children think you are the better parent.
What it does mean is approaching your divorce from a holistic perspective where you learn tools and knowledge to support yourself legally, financially, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The Divorcing Well Podcast aims to help provide listeners with all of these tools. You will hear interviews with divorce experts including lawyers, therapists, mediators, coaches, matchmakers, and financial planners. You will also hear from non-divorce experts such as nutritionists, personal trainers, reiki practitioners, stylists and other people how can help empower and support you through this challenging time.