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The Thriving In Chaos Project with Paulette Rigo

The Thriving In Chaos Project with Paulette Rigo

By Paulette Rigo
Created and Inspired by our courageous journies, love for connecting with others and having meaningful conversations that teach, impact and heal through sharing our stories.

In each episode, Paulette is joined by some of the most experienced and compelling experts in ALL Things Divorce and Transformation.

Listen to prepare and thrive through the toughest chapters as we reveal our hardships, celebrate our lessons learned and see the future clearly with encouragement, hope and joy.

Leave feeling empowered and prepared to approach life and maintain our dignity no matter what.






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Ep. 91 Torrey Commisso: The Art of Co-Parenting with a High Conflict Former Spouse

The Thriving In Chaos Project with Paulette Rigo

Ep. 91 Torrey Commisso: The Art of Co-Parenting with a High Conflict Former Spouse

The Thriving In Chaos Project with Paulette Rigo

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Ep. 111 Diana Gremillion: How She Healed From 9-11 "Unfathomable Crisis" and Going On An "Anniventure"
International Speaker, Author, and Master Coach; Diana Gremillion Diana Gremillion ("GREH-mee-yawn”) has advised billion-dollar deals for Fortune 500 companies and cooked Michelin-starred meals for former US President Obama. But when burnout forced her to give up her life as a chef, Diana transformed her health crisis into a new life adventure. As an international speaker, author, coach, and healer, Diana is now living her dream life in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has been featured on the "Inspire You & Me" TV show and shared the stage with Hugh Hilton, Mary Morrissey, Jillian Michaels, and Dr. Phil. Diana is passionate about helping business leaders transform their results by working smarter not harder, with the Law of Attraction and energy psychology. You can benefit from Diana's MANIFESTATION MAGNET Manifest money, dream partnerships, instant solutions to long-standing problems, ideal clients, life-changing business opportunities, holy grail resources, brilliant ideas, and more. 4 Step Manifestation Magnet Process Gratitude Visualization Meditation Action People all over the world have transformed their lives by turning on their Manifestation Magnet. Now, it's your turn. https://www.dianagremillion.com/ Paulette’s personal 8.5 years litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
50:33
October 10, 2021
Ep. 110 Jason Levoy: Divorces Are Like Snowflakes and How To Pivot When You Find Yourself Unhappy
Jason has the honor of being the first male guest on the podcast!! Woohoo. Thank you Jason for raising the standard and experience of working with an experienced divorce coach.  Jason Levoy a/k/a The Divorce Resource Guy is a former divorce attorney turned divorce coach who empowers people getting divorced with the information they need to know so they can make the best decisions for their post-divorce life. He is the host of The Divorce Resource Guy podcast, where he interviews experts on all phases of divorce to help you get through the process. Anything about divorce; preparing for divorce, dealing with difficult spouses, planning for post-divorce success. You're not alone! It can be better. You have to take action to make it happen. You can learn more about Jason on his website https://www.jasonlevoy.com/ Paulette’s personal 8.5 years litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
48:51
October 3, 2021
Ep. 109 Dr. Dawn Menge: She has come a long way from hiding in the bathroom! The magic of her award winning books inspires others to persevere and heal.
Dr. Dawn Menge has won thirty-one national awards as the author of the Queen Vernita educational series. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, a master’s degree and a Clear Credential in moderate/severe disabilities, and a bachelor’s degree in human development. Dr. Menge has been teaching severely handicapped students for nineteen years. She has three children and five beautiful grandchildren and lives in Southern California. Dawn was recently in Las Vegas Megafest attending Action On Film Film Festival and just found out she was nominated for best book! Seeing that 80% of marriages with SN children end in divorce her books help thousands of families.  Books are magic Books are empowerment Books are healing Books are adventure Books are also sharing a piece of yourself please find Dr. Dawn's book where ever books are sold. You will not be sorry you found them if you have a loved one with special needs.  Paulette’s personal 8.5 year litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
45:16
September 26, 2021
Ep. 108 Anja Vasquez: Relationship Coach, Motherhood and Aerial Yoga!
Join Paulette and Anja for this candid conversation that digs deep into how relationships can thrive even in the most difficult of times.  Anja is a mother of 2, in an intercultural relationship empowering other hardworking mothers (as a relationship coach) to live a happier and more fulfilling life, full of passion love and understanding- balancing energy, work & family by discovering their inner goddess. Here is a little of her story!  I got married when I was only 23 years old. I did not belong to a certain culture or cult that obligated me to do that so early or anything nearly close to that, I was just a person who LOVED TO LOVE and always LOVED TOO MUCH. So when I fell in love with my, now ex-husband, it didn’t take us long to get married. Neither did it take us long to get divorced :), but I have to say all these things we all so often call mistakes and wrongs, shaped me into the person I am today. Would not change a thing about my past. Right after the first year of studying Chinese studies at my local university, I decided to move FAR AWAY FROM SLOVENIA, and try out China. I went there with a one-way plane ticket, and that definitely was a ride of my life. Not the plane ride of course. I ended up living there for over 3 years, where of course, I met my ex-husband and the stories I have to tell you about that period of my life – not enough time in this post … But imagine the freedom; alone on the other side of the world, studying, working and mainly partying. I tested my skills and morals, fell many times, learned a lot about myself – especially about my stubbornness … ending up in the 4-year long relationship, I knew from the start was doomed, but being stubborn as I am, and mainly wanting to show the world how strong I am, lost 4 years of my life on a most devastating, self-destructive way I couldn’t get myself out of, until … It was with a help of newly made friends that I finally found the RIGHT STRENGTH and started saying NO to the wrong things. After a year of a sad and unhappy marriage, I decided to get divorced. OMG, that felt good! People around me freaked out completely, as I was going mad, but nobody stopped and asked me to explain the sudden change of heart. It did not mean, I did not love him, OH LORD I DID – but I just knew this love will take me to the grave unless I CHANGE. At 24, divorced. Only a kid was missing and that would have really been an upsetting story. But thanks to God, I was still being protected a bit, not to screw myself up completely. Nevertheless, who would love a 24-year-old girl with an ex-husband in her hands already?! Well, that was just one of the fears going through my mind at that time – but here I am, with the BEST HUBBY I could have imagined, who of course IS my best friend, with our newly born son KIAN, happily living in the CARIBBEAN. I am here to tell you YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL. It won’t be easy, it won’t be fast, but it’s possible. Step by step. Curious about how to achieve the desired things? My IG & CH handle: justahappymum Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
35:18
September 19, 2021
Ep. 107 Kim Feeney: Was it the chocolate pudding and other misconceptions children have about divorce
Meet Kim Feeney! - Play Therapist and founder of Butterfly Beginnings Counseling Kim is a licensed independent social worker and registered play therapist supervisor She has ten years of experience working with children and families helping them to lead healthier emotional lives. She owns a private practice, Butterfly Beginnings Counseling in Davenport, IA but works nationally as well... Paulette and Kim explore the misconceptions and pains children have about how they experience divorce. How did your experience as a child of divorce give you a greater advantage or insight into helping? What is co-parenting? Co-parenting refers to the act of two parents raising a child even though they are no longer romantically involved. Was it the chocolate pudding?  Learn to create I Love You Rituals. What are the benefits of co-parenting? Children benefit from consistency. 6 tips to effective co-parenting: 1. Set hurt and anger aside, 2. Be consistent, respectful, and kind, 3. Use a website or app to communicate more effectively, 4. Have a brief, monthly "parental team meeting", 5. Accept that the co-parent is still your child's parent, 6. Make transitions and visitation easier on the kids. It is possible to create a new relationship with your ex that focuses on and meets the needs of the child(ren). free guide 6 ways parents can help children cope with big emotions available at www.butterflybeginningscounseling.com/coping Kim can help! Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
30:34
September 12, 2021
Ep. 106 Gabrielle Hartley: Don't Let Your Divorce Story Be Your Life Story
Join Paulette and Gabrielle as they engage in a candid and fact filled, heartfelt conversation about all things divorce. Are you in need of direction and clarity on how to know if mediation is the right choice for you? Look no further.  Gabrielle Hartley is a nationally recognized divorce attorney, online mediator, divorce strategy coach and author of Better Apart; The Radically Positive Way to Separate.   She is committed to keeping the online divorce mediation process as simple and streamlined as possible. She trains divorce professionals to bring the highest level of conflict resolution into their practice.  She is a highly respected negotiator, author and an engaging, dynamic speaker Gabrielle is known for her unique, non-toxic approach to divorce that she has developed over twenty five years. She keeps 99% of her cases out of the courtroom and at the negotiating table, as she effectively supports her clients to create a healthy, uplifted post-divorce life for them. Her parents split when she and her brother were children in the 1980s. Even when the road was bumpy, they resolved their differences out of court and modeled positive co-parenting. When she clerked for Judge Sunshine in the divorce court in New York City both in private practice and clerking for a judge, she realized that her parents were onto something. Gabrielle created The Better Apart® Blitz Mediation to help people move through and beyond the divorce process with minimal stress and maximum ease. When Gabrielle was a baby lawyer mediation was not widely accepted or respected.  After working for years to create a streamlined effective practice model that is delivered across the country online. Today Gabrielle offers The Better Apart® Total Practice Makeover to help divorce professionals  to create their optimal divorce mediation practice. www.gabriellehartley.com  Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
29:47
September 5, 2021
Ep. 105 Dr. Holly Battey: How to Date After Divorce So Divorce Doesn't Happen Again!
Dr. Holly helps sincere, kindhearted, conscious single clients find the love of their dreams.   With a doctorate in clinical psychology and a successful career in executive search, she is uniquely qualified to find your perfect match.  She founded Find Love At Last in 2014 to help sincere women and men find lasting love and has been a matchmaker, coach, and image consultant for over 8 years. Working with sincere, commitment-minded single men and women who are ready for love, she introduces you to high-caliber matches to create the love you desire.   Dr. Holly is a dating expert and inspiring speaker who empowers, advises, and speaks on image, strategy, online dating, partner suitability, communication, and commitment.  Her office is in San Francisco, California.  Additionally, she brings more than 15 years of rich personal dating experience before finding the wonderful man with whom she is happily committed.  She created this boutique love life agency to expedite your path to love. Cultivating love one client at a time is her passion and she would love for you to be her next success story!                                  So let's get started.  Haven't you waited long enough? Paulette’s personal 8.5 years litigated and appellant experience and expertise make her strive to create clear efficient direction, move resiliently through extreme stress, and save precious time and money to create a satisfying solution and find purpose, means, pleasure and freedom. As Founder of Better Divorce Academy, she breaks down divorce from the earliest stages of contemplation to the necessary final steps of healing using practical tools, inspiration, and a proven mediation/negotiation model. Her specialty is working with high-achieving professional and entrepreneurial women in high-conflict narcissistic abuse divorce cases. Her community saves time, money, heartache and is changing the landscape and outcome of the divorce journey for every family member, particularly the children. Paulette is an E-RYT 500, Sacred Space Yoga School RYS teacher trainer, a certified birth doula, a coach, and a personal guide and facilitator in The Four Desires. She has additional training and experience in Pilates, Reiki, Thai bodywork, macrobiotic cooking, and counseling through The Kushi Institute. Drawing on her thirty-five years of experience, Paulette is a pioneer in the world of wellness and transformation and brings strength and breadth to her ability to help her clients heal. She’s an ex-Bostonian, ex-pat Belizean who now loves living in Atlanta. She is an avid traveler, obsessed plant-based foodie, passionate minimalist, wife to her remarkable husband Steven, and mom to 5 amazing kids, and the sweetest Chiweenie, Lulu. She loves Sade, Plant Based Cuisine, Sushi, SUP, Aerial yoga, and The band: America. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
46:52
August 29, 2021
Ep 104 Heather Denniston: How to Have a Happy Pillow Every Night!
Meet Heather!  A seasoned chiropractor with a specialized certification in Wellness Chiropractic (CCWP), Certified Personal Trainer, speaker and author, Dr. Heather brings decades of experience to the stage.  She has presented at conferences and global companies such as Microsoft.  She has been published in Medium, Paleo magazine, and Thrive Global and authored The Three Day Reset.  Her signature program, The Wellness Amplifier Performance Program, helps catalyze optimal wellness and catapult employee's productivity, effectiveness, and success. How do people connect with you after the show? Heather has a special free GIFT for you! LINK below.  https://www.wellnessamplifier.com/happy-pillow-optin In health and Potential, Heather Denniston DC CCWP NASM Author - The Three Day Reset Speaker - Keynote Media Kit Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
40:47
August 22, 2021
Ep. 103 Leila Parviz: How Does Being A Child Of Divorce Affect Your Future Calling?
Meet Leila! She spent a great deal of time recently thinking about why she does what she does. Listen here as she explains her story a bit. I guess it all started when I was very young, and my parents divorced. It was so painful. I was five (5), living in Iran at a time when divorce was still relatively rare. In Iran, children of divorce generally lived with their mother until they started school around age seven (7). Once they started school, primary custody transferred to the father and his family. In my case, for a variety of reasons, my father was granted primary custody of me and my younger sister well before either of us turned seven (7). This meant that we only saw our mom on weekends. During weekdays, we lived at our father’s home while our grandmother and aunt helped us with our education and daily well-being needs without any communication with our mom. I mostly remember this as a very difficult and sad time. I longed to see my mom but feared letting my family know how I felt. Speaking to my family about my pain and sadness was not an option. In hindsight, my parents no longer living together wasn’t nearly as bad as not being able to openly and freely love both of them. Visitation, phone calls, expressing joy about the other parent was stilted. Loyalties were always tested. Without a doubt, these tense times truly shaped me and my decision to want to help families in similar situations resolve and restructure their families in a better way. After attending college in Iran, I decided to move to the United States to pursue a legal career. I always knew my mission was to serve children and I knew a legal career in the U.S. would offer me the opportunity to use my dedication and commitment to help families. After a crash course in English (my native language is Farsi), I attended law school and passed the California State Bar in 2017. A few years into my legal career, the perfect career opportunity materialized at Family Peacemaker. I wake up every day joyfully knowing that I am a FAMILY PEACEMAKER! I help families peacefully transition and restructure for the benefit of generations to come. I personally know the pain of divorce and parental alienation and am committed to improving divorce outcomes. I look forward to using my life experience, skills, and heart to help your family experience a more hopeful and peaceful future. REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION REQUEST A FREE DIVORCE KIT Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
29:01
August 15, 2021
Ep. 102 Kim Korven: The Gentle Way is The Better Way: Be Curious Not Furious!
Want to be a divorce thriver?  It’s possible, even when you’re anxious and feel like a failure.  When Kim’s marriage wasn’t working, she was nearly overcome with anxiety. She did everything possible to avoid conflict with her spouse.  Like the good wife she was trying to be, she was staying married for the sake of her kids. And because she believed marriage was for life. It wasn’t working. She felt like a failure. For three years, she lived in limbo, with tension growing in her home. They hardly spoke. It was so bad that Kim thought a good solution would be if he died.  In other words: it was a nightmare, and Kim didn’t know what to do to make it better. Traditional divorce terrified her. She’d represented clients in family court, and knew all too well what divorce looked like through a lawyer’s eyes: high conflict, lots of drama, and big legal bills. She didn’t want her kids to suffer through traditional divorce. She didn’t want to fight for years, either. That would harm them.  Acting instinctively for the good of her kids, Kim created a healthier and more peaceful approach to divorce. Very soon after they separated, she stopped being angry all the time and felt relief. She began to experience joy. As they moved through the divorce process, there was no drama or big legal expenses. They communicated better and worked together to create fair results that continue to work for their family. Because of this approach to divorce, everyone in their family has thrived.  Even though she has two degrees in law (LLB & LLM), Kim’s no longer a practicing attorney. She dedicates herself to working with families as a mediator or consultant to help them communicate better, figure out what’s best for their family, and divorce peacefully. Kim lives in Regina, Saskatchewan with her two kids, second husband, retired rescue greyhounds and rescue cats.  Most recently, she and her former spouse have begun co-parenting a cat. What makes this remarkable is that he is allergic to cats. “Acting instinctively for the good of her kids, Kim created a healthier and more peaceful approach to divorce. Very soon after they separated, she stopped being angry all the time, and felt relief. She began to experience joy.”  Want to learn how to create these results for you and your kids? Scheduling a free 20-minute drama-free divorce consult with Kim is your first step. Book YOUR DRAMA-FREE DIVORCE CONSULT “As they moved through the divorce process, there was no drama or big legal expenses. They communicated better and worked together to create fair results that continue to work for their family.” Be Curious. Not Furious.  Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
23:40
August 8, 2021
Ep. 101 Lori Osmond: Be Not A Damsel in Distress. Be a Damsel In Defense!!
Meet Lori Osmond!!  Personal safety expert. She is passionate about educating, equipping and empowering with strategies and products to protect and defend. www.safetymomma.com. She offers many pain compliance tools to protect yourself and your family. Her mission is to educate, equip, and empower women and children! She is expanding across the USA and want YOU to join us. We need to change the horrific sexual assault and sexual abuse statistics now!  https://www.mydamselpro.net/loriosmond?fbclid=IwAR0ZKhvfqMqFhrsXX8WaBENHLJZg4XDGJDvNQuy2IEMA0Jc5K7BPtcVBmvk Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
41:51
August 1, 2021
Ep. 100 Michelle Mitchell: The Brilliant Art of Parallel Parenting in High Conflict Divorce
Coach Michelle is a high conflict resolution coach, an attorney, and a badass single mom. She helps parents disengage from high conflict relationships, getting them out of court, and stepping back into their lives. Her unique combination as a certified Martha Beck life coach, a lawyer for almost 20 years, her field of study in Psychology, and her own personal family law experience, makes Michelle a well-rounded coach, capable of helping parents learn how to disengage from a challenging and protracted co-parenting relationship. Topics Michelle and Paulette discuss in today's episode:  • The fastest way to get out of family court and step back into your life is to disengage from the conflict. • It only takes one parent to disengage. • Disengaging from the conflict does NOT mean letting go of your reasonable boundaries. • When you’re forced to go to court, it is vital that you prepare yourself to disengage from the conflict. • In family court, there’s really no such thing as “winning”. • You can’t move forward with living your best life if you’re stuck in the trenches in family court. Michelle was the first person in her family to go to college or graduate school, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy, as well as her Juris Doctorate. • She has always been passionate about helping people overcome life’s obstacles, and re-inventing themselves. • Michelle was raising her son as a single mom when she was 38, and she chose to have a second child on her own at 40. Parenting her two kids and raising them to appreciate the importance of social justice and equality is what she is most proud of. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
48:19
July 25, 2021
Ep. 99 Stephanie Tang: What is Collaborative Family Law and How to Manage the Video Conferencing of Court?
Stephanie Tang is a family law attorney, mediator, and collaborative law professional at Kogut & Wilson, L.L.C. She strives to provide personalized attention to her clients by walking them through each step of the litigation or settlement process. Her effective communication and organizational skills help clients feel comfortable and prepared throughout their case. As a certified mediator and Fellow with the Collaborative Divorce Illinois, Stephanie offers clients alternative means to resolve their divorce outside of the courtroom. Stephanie was previously selected to receive the AVVO Clients' Choice Award in Divorce for outstanding client reviews from clients she represented through divorce proceedings and has been selected by her peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Family Law since 2018 Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
37:14
July 18, 2021
Ep. 98 Dr. Elizabeth Cohen: How To Regain Your Afterglow After Divorce
Dr. Cohen is a clinical psychologist. She is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course and membership Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce. Dr. Cohen is the CEO of the Center for CBT in NYC. Dr. Cohen’s online course teaches women how to heal, grow and thrive after divorce no matter how difficult the process has been. Dr. Cohen received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University. She was the recipient of the prestigious American Psychological Foundation Research Award for her research on the emotional effects of 9/11. She has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Women’s Health, Huff Post, Thrive Global, Daily Beast and Good Housekeeping. Dr. Cohen is a weekly contributor to Psychology Today with her “Divorce Course” column. Dr. Cohen hosts the Divorce Doctor podcast where she interviews people about their divorce experiences. Dr. Cohen’s book based on her Afterglow program entitled, Light at The Other Side of Divorce: Discovering the New You will be published in April 2021. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
35:29
July 11, 2021
Ep. 97 Erika Englund: Conflict Is Contagious. Let Support Pay Help!
Erika Anne Englund is also a happy co-parent (usually - she isn't perfect) of two young children. She spent 15 years as an attorney, professional mediator, law professor, and tech founder, before becoming Chief of Strategy at SupportPay - the nation's only platform for helping parents manage child support between themselves.  At SupportPay, Erika bridges the gaps between the worlds of family law, tech/legal startups, and single parenting. She loves it. Learn more about Erika at www.SupportPay.com, and at i promote peace, the organization co-founded with her children in June, 2020. How does Support Pay differ from other Co-parenting Apps??? How does the APP work? Base support and additional Own private little zenmo Legally admissible No conflict resolution Looking back at our own divorce journey we often have many aha moments about the mistakes we made. Why do you think that 70% of divorce is filed by women and not men?? Conflict is contagious Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
32:15
July 4, 2021
Ep.96 Magnolia Levy: Are Prenups Just Another Word for Divorce Insurance?
Prenup Curious? Need to get your P's and Q's in order? This is the episode for you.  Magnolia D. Levy is a partner at LoPreto + Levy, LLP, a boutique law firm in Manhattan with an emphasis on matrimonial and family law.  In an effort to bring dignity to the dissolution of a relationship, Ms. Levy endeavors from the outset to effectively and efficiently achieve the best results for her clients without the need for court intervention.  When a negotiated settlement is not possible, she draws on her background as a commercial litigator and is a tenacious and passionate advocate for her clients with experience handling complex financial and custody matters from inception to conclusion.  Ms. Levy’s practice also includes mediation and, with her training from The Center for Mediation & Training, she guides her mediation clients through all matters related to matrimonial and family law.  As part of her mediation practice, Ms. Levy regularly serves as a consulting attorney for clients involved in mediation with an outside mediator.   Ms. Levy is proud of her involvement with Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert and serves on the Board of Directors, the Membership Committee and the Advisory Board Committee.  Ms. Levy was a Chair of the Board of Directors of Purple Circle Early Childhood Development Center from 2013-2015.   In addition to serving as a Vice-President of the New York Women’s Bar Association, she also served as Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee for three years and has served as Co-Chair of the Judges Reception and Membership Reception since 2013.   A born and raised New Yorker, Ms. Levy graduated from The Dalton School and received her B.A. from Colgate University in 2000 and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2003.  She recently decamped to Westchester where she resides with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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June 27, 2021
Ep. 95 Karen McMahon: Every Upset is a Set up and The 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program
 Join Karen McMahon and Paulette  Every upset is a setup…Michael Brown 12 Step Divorce Recovery Program and Self Love Deficiency Couldn’t pinpoint where the anger was stemming from Imposter syndrome Once in a lifetime How did I get here? We don’t lick it off the grass Self-love deficiency Give and give and give and give Our happiness is dependent on the happiness of others Alanon The language of letting go Melody Ross Rosenberg Self Love Disorder I too can relate to that statement of taking care of our others  www.journeybeyonddivorce.com https://journeybeyonddivorce.libsyn.com/journey-beyond-divorce-show-intro-0
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June 20, 2021
Ep. 94 Vicki Vollweiller: How Divorce Effects Your Ability to Pay for College and Receiving Financial Aid
College Financial Prep was founded by Vicki Vollweiler, who holds her Master's Degree in Business Administration and has focused the bulk of her career on analysis, pricing, return on investment and business negotiations. Vicki's MBA degree comes from Syracuse University where she attended on a "Full Free Ride + Stipend!" So Why College Financial Prep?  It all started with Vicki's own personal story.  "I was a Divorce Coach who helped people attain goals, specifically with regards to their personal finances.  As clients started to ask me how they were going to afford the cost of college, my own son was approaching high school and I certainly wanted the best for my son!   As a divorced mom, I knew that I wanted to spend the least amount of money necessary to ensure, both, his success and happiness while allowing me to maintain my bank account and not go into debt. I know that we all want the absolute best for our children, especially, when preparing for college.  The key is to be informed, strategic and detail oriented so that you can maximize savings on the cost of college.  If you're unsure how to proceed, don't potentially lose thousands and thousands of dollars. College Financial Prep was created to guide families through the maze of college financial aid. " It is College Financial Prep's work with families of various sizes and means that has led Vicki to apply her analytical and coaching skills to  those with children planning for attendance at college, whether on a tight budget, or with a desire to acquire maximum scholarship dollars to reduce college costs.  As each child and their family has a different idea as to what their ideal college fit is, College Financial Prep works with clients to strategize and meet goals!  All discussions are private and confidential.   College Financial Prep: 1. Locates Need based and Merit based scholarship opportunities prior to submitting college applications. 2. Advises as to which schools children should apply to for strategic purposes in the hopes of maximizing scholarship dollars for college. 3. Understands the complexities of separation and divorce scenarios and finds the opportunities for saving money. 4. Aids in preparation and submission off all financial aid forms. 5. Files appeals due to extenuating circumstances.  6. Analyzes financial awards and negotiates as needed with individual colleges. 7. Advises on student loan acquisition to minimize debt incurred. 8. Works with parents to repair credit.
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June 13, 2021
EXTRA: Nikki DeBartolo & Benjamin Heldfond: Our HAPPY Divorce? Hell Yes!!
Nikki and Ben are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. This was one FUN conversation and a truly inspiring and empowering example Nikki knows firsthand how being supported by a strong, loving family can influence the way a person navigates life, love, marriage, and motherhood. Having grown up as a member of the iconic San Francisco 49ers football family, she was thrown into the limelight at a young age. The values her family instilled in her have helped shape who she is today, and she continues to live by them. As Vice President of the DeBartolo Family Foundation, Nikki has made it her mission to give back to her community in every way possible, from supporting local grassroots movements to national charities, all while being a strong, supportive wife and mother. Nikki resides in Tampa Bay, Florida, with her son Asher and her husband Chad Chronister, who also serves the Tampa community as Sheriff of Hillsborough County. Ben graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in African American History and Business Administration. He is the owner of Heldfond Holdings, LLC, a holding company that invests in a wide variety of companies, including private equities, restaurants, and a record label. He is also a member of the board for Swig Company, LLC. Ben is involved with many organizations supporting those who struggle with addiction and substance abuse. An avid golfer and sports enthusiast, he currently resides in South Tampa with his wife, Nadia; fifteen-year-old son, Asher; six-year-old daughter, Isabella; and three-year-old son, Jackson. You must GRAB this book! https://ourhappydivorce.com/
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June 6, 2021
Ep. 93 Sade Curry: Dating After Divorce and the 100% Responsibility Journey
Sade Curry is a Certified Life and Relationship Coach and the host of the Dating After Divorce podcast.  She went through a difficult divorce after a 17 year emotionally abusive marriage. The divorce triggered all of her childhood neglect and abandonment trauma which led her on a journey to true healing and rebuilding her life after divorce. Since then she has gone through her work of emotional recovery, found the love of her life and is now happily remarried. Sade now brings the same healing, rebuilding and relationship process to women through her work as a life coach. She helps women gain freedom from fear, trauma, toxic relationships and emotional blocks holding them back from success and helps them find a love relationship full of love, laughter, teamwork and joy.  You can listen to the Dating After Divorce podcast or download Sade’s free 8-video series on dating at www.sadecurry.com. You can also schedule a free coaching consultation call to talk to Sade about your dating journey.
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June 6, 2021
Extra Gabby Holly: When a Devastating Diagnosis Is The Moment Kindness Makes a Difference In Your Life?
Meet Gabby Holly! If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, faced with leaving an abusive marriage and learning how to fearlessly co-parent...this is the episode for you!  Gabby Holly is a Relationship & Love Coach focusing on improving communication post-divorce in Blended Families and Co-Parenting. She is the host of The Fearless Woman, a podcast-style series, featuring top experts discussing the most effective ways to have better communication with your partner, kids, and even the ex.  She is married and has a blended family including a boy and girl of her own, and her husband and his son. When she received her double-lung transplant her doctor mentioned to her parents that she may have the hiccups forever due to a complication and didn't tell her until she was discharged!  Her goal is to show women that they can absolutely bounce back from a bad break. It’s possible to create peace and happiness with your partner, kids, and even your ex(!) without anxiety or guilt attached. AND you must register for Gabby's FREE upcoming Event "The Fearless Woman" -  Her Relationship Rescue Private 1x1 Breakthrough Coaching Session - https://oi7u7emt.pages.infusionsoft.net/ or can go to gabbyholly.com and click Grab Your Free Gift!
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June 1, 2021
Ep. 92 Michele Trainia: The Divorce Diaries Show and The Healing Power of Humor.
Michele and Paulette share their mutual love for dance, humor and knowing that you can't run away from yourself.  Learn more about Michele  https://micheletraina.com/divorce-diaries-show/
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May 30, 2021
Ep. 91 Torrey Commisso: The Art of Co-Parenting with a High Conflict Former Spouse
Meet Torrey! She is a powerhouse wealth of wisdom that you don't want to miss.  She is a California licensed therapist that recently released her new book “Surviving to Thriving” which quickly hit Amazon’s #1 Single Parenting New Release list.  She joins me to today to talk about the real struggles of co-parenting and family blending during a global pandemic. For details on how to get Torrey's new book and learn more about her: Surviving2Thriving.life   TorreytheTherapist.com Instagram.com/TorreytheTherapist —————————————————————————————————————
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May 23, 2021
Ep. 90 Karen Yankovich: When Clubhouse and Linkedin combine...expect magic
Karen teaches us to take control of your life and take control of your own destiny.  She is the Founder of UpLevel Media, a Linkedin Specialis and Podcast Host of Good Girls Get Rich.  She stands for Liberation!! Linkedin is a tool Create the brand of you on Linkedin Linkedin is not a resume!! What is your definition of Clubhouse? A place to have really cool conversation with really cool people Curate the people that you follow How does it differ from LinkedIn? Learn more about Karen here!! https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenyankovich/
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May 16, 2021
Ep. 89 Dr. Erin Gravelle: Whole Life Living at its Best Particularly In Times Of High Stress
Dr. Erin Gravelle Whole Life Coach & Doctor of Education About Me My coaching work is an extension of the work I’ve done with students, teachers, supervisors, and leaders over the past decade. To be honest, creating the life I love in such a short amount of time has been absolutely mind-blowing for me. I still can’t believe that the things that I thought were never possible for me in my life-were possible and then some! And it’s absolutely possible for YOU! The key for me was finding the right coach to work with as it is the first step in a life-changing journey. From there, all it takes is a mind shift and ongoing to support to help you get there. https://whole-life-living.com/
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May 9, 2021
Ep. 88 Vindy Teja: Qtip: Quit Taking It Personal and YOLO: Essential Life Hacks for Happiness
Vindy Teja Vindy Teja is no stranger to hacking her way back to happiness. She’s a proud single parent AND proud Canadian, TEDx Speaker & Coach, Professional Life & Divorce Coach, and Author of a self-development book called "YOLO: Essential Life Hacks for Happiness" and Co-Author of 2 books, one about motherhood and the other about COVID-19 Frontline Heroes. She’s is a law graduate from Western Law School and following her Call to the Bar, she entered the coaching profession...first as a Career Coach to law students and young lawyers, then as a fitness coach, and...following her divorce and divorce REHAB, as a Professional Life & Divorce Coach. Her TEDx is called "With This Prenup I Thee Wed: The Truth About Prenups". Vindy's passionate about helping people decrease their LIFE and BREAKUP STRESS and create HEALTHY futures for themselves AND their kids.
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May 2, 2021
Ep. 87 Liz Dederer: Selling With Service and NO Pity Sales!
Liz Dederer Founder & CEO A 20-year 5-time entrepreneur, Liz Dederer, CEO of Selling With Service, empowers women to use their voice to make money and create change! Her flagship business coaching program, the Sales School For Entrepreneurs, helps solo-entrepreneurs experience their first of forever 5-figure months, streamline their sales and marketing process and master the ability to create clients from conversations with ease! An advocate for women and social justice, Liz develops Women’s Empowerment Leadership Programs for the women and their male allies inside forward-thinking companies creating a clear pathway for gender-balanced retention and ascension. Always one to give back, Liz has been recognized as the eWomenNetwork’s chapter Femtor of the year and The Women’s Mentoring Network Mentor of the year. She currently serves as her chapter’s Director of Communications for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). An accomplished speaker, Liz brings wit and wisdom when she speaks about women’s empowerment, sales and money at regional and national conferences. In addition to Edward Jones, JP Morgan Chase, and the University of Hartford, Liz has been featured on the International Women and Money Summit, is the producer “Excuse Me, Ma’am, Your Wage Gap is Showing™,” and creator of The Four Currencies of Conversations™, a ground-breaking approach so you can speak your value and own your worth!
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April 23, 2021
Ep. 86 Nancy Burger: Facing Fear For What It Is
Nancy R. Burger is an author, speaker, and coach who teaches actionable strategies and skills to shift fear-based thought patterns. Drawing on personal life experience and research in the areas of cognitive behavior, behavioral finance and neuroscience, Nancy offers provocative and engaging talks, workshops and private sessions that elevate the conversation around how fear affects our personal and professional lives and how we can change our relationship with this complex emotion. For more information, visit Nancy’s website at: https://www.nancyrburger.com.
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April 20, 2021
Ep. 85 Shreya Mehta: How to Sell Your Jewelry and Have No Regrets!
Divorced and not sure what to do with your ring???  Born in Belgium and now living in New York, Shreya Mehta, a fourth-generation diamond business family, knows the ins and outs of the diamond industry.  With Selling.NYC, she strives to disrupt the secondary fine jewelry market by cutting out the middleman.   By leveraging the global distribution of about 6000 retailers from their parent company, Amipi Inc., Selling. NYC can offer competitive pricing for customers.   Mehta understands the emotions that come with selling and or buying jewelry and has created a safe and trustworthy environment for every customer on this journey.
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April 16, 2021
Ep. Extra: Danusia Malina-Derben: Schooled in Motherhood, Kicking Ass in Boardrooms and Waking Up the World
Danusia Malina-Derben is a mother of ten children, and still her own woman. From teen mother to tenured Organisational Behavior and Development academic, and onto award-winning, internationally published leadership expert. Danusia traded academia to head a global firm that fixes corporate boardrooms and develops top talent. She also hosts two critically acclaimed companion podcasts; School for Mothers and School for Fathers. Danusia has received praise and recognition from The Sunday Times to Metro, Psychologies to Good Housekeeping. She lives in the South Downs, UK with her family, and their mini-dachshund, Dickie. Visit her online at danusiamalinaderben.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/school.for.mothers.podcast/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danusiamalinaderben/ Twitter:https://www.facebook.com/SchoolForMothers Clubhouse: https://clubber.one/@danusiamd schoolformothers.com danusiamalinaderben.com  NOISE: A Manifesto Modernising Motherhood - 30 March 2021 https://www.amazon.com/NOISE-A-Manifesto-Modernising-Motherhood/dp/1838209808/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=9781838209803&qid=1618323797&sr=8-1 THE BOOK THAT ANSWERS: HOW CAN I BE A MOTHER AND STILL BE ME?  Part manifesto, part memoir, part guide; this book unflinchingly flips conventional thinking surrounding motherhood on its head. From Danusia Malina-Derben, mother of 10, entrepreneur, thought leader, and critically acclaimed podcast host - this is a long-awaited, no-holds-barred book on why our current thinking about modern motherhood is overdue a radical overhaul.  On the one hand, this book is about being a mother, but it's also about how, once we become mothers, we're not allowed to be ourselves. NOISE is a powerful dismantling of the barriers and central tenets that hold women back.  This manifesto was built to start a conversation; it's a call-to-arms to get ideas flowing through our communities, and an invitation to think differently about what we're repeatedly told about motherhood. An intimate, bold blend of memoir, thought-leadership and research, Danusia provocatively reframes the NOISE around motherhood and repositions mothers as the social change agents our world desperately needs. “A debrief on motherhood for today” The Telegraph "Danusia makes motherhood political - giving tangible steps to help shift our societal views on motherhood and make a change.” Eve Rodsky, author of NYT Bestseller Fair Play “It is a beautiful thing when a book about motherhood is about people; about remembering that mothers are people in their own right. I think we so often forget that. This is a soothing slap in the face reminder.” Hollie McNish, author of Nobody Told Me & Slug Triumph Press: https://www.triumphpress.co/books/p/noise Available for purchase at (amongst others): Amazon UK — Foyles
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April 14, 2021
Ep. 84 Jen Shultz: The NON 9 to 5...Are you longing for it?
In 2010 Jen Shultz, Founder of The Non-Nine-to-Five™ found herself battling anxiety and depression. During this dark time, she received a consistent and persistent message that urged her to create and generate an income on her own terms. In December of that year, Jen went against all "safe norms", followed the call, and quit her full-time job to become an entrepreneur. For over 7.5 years Jen has been educating and coaching Non-Nine-to-Fivers exactly how to leave your 9-5 despite any personal difficulties you may be facing, find your Non-Nine-to-Five purpose, and become successfully self-employed. Jen is a highly intuitive educator and coach as well as a national speaker on a mission to empower as many people as she can to stop feeling stuck in the 9-5 grind and strongly step into successfully self-employed work. Jen holds a BA in Communication (University at Albany), MA in Special & General Education (New York University) and is a certified professional coach through iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching). Connect with Jen for a 1-Hour Private Clarity Call where Jen will listen deeply to what’s not working for you, support you with your potential next best steps, and see which of The Non-Nine-to-Five™ Programs are a match for you.  A $300 value and Jen’s GIFT TO YOU!  Yes, it’s FREE! Link to Fill out the Clarity Call Application: https://form.jotform.com/92534722532152 Connect with Jen Email: jen@thenonninetofive.com Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenonninetofive Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenonninetofive/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenshultz/
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April 13, 2021
Ep. 83 Susan Korb Bernstein: When your divorce makes makes TV news with special needs children.
Dr. Susan Korb Bernstein is an experienced Certified Divorce Coach helping individuals pre, during and post-divorce save time, money and headaches. Susan earned her bachelor's, master's and a doctorate in Education, Leadership and Child Development and was a school teacher, administrator and college professor until she had her first child in 2004. At that point, Susan became an educational consultant until  2014 when she filed for divorce and transitioned to divorce consultant as her divorce story made 3 National Television shows. She then became a Certified Divorce Coach and Divorce transition and recovery coach as well as Certified Divorce Specialist to best assist her client's long-term needs. Coaching specialties include high conflict difficult/narc ex and divorce with special needs children. Susan speaks at numerous local and national events and guest podcasts for national and international groups. She leads a mastermind course to teach other coaches and is the Director of the Rockland NY chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP). She was also chosen to be Vesta Divorces first New York State divorce coach as well as A Divorcify Coach and has helped hundreds of individuals all over the US and world focus forward and get unstuck from toxic relationships. When Dr. Bernstein is not coaching, networking, spending quality time with her three beautiful children or exercising she runs a multimillion-dollar real estate holding company, on the board of trustees for her synagogue, and loves time with friends at her monthly cooking, book and mahjon clubs.
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April 9, 2021
Ep. 82 Keli Hazel: CPA and Author of Unforeseen Exit
Keli and Paulette share together the fears women have when they are about to embark on the process and journey of divorce. Here is a bit of Keli's background and why she is so well equipped to be the one to educate and empower women in all stages of financial needs. I am a Financial Planner and CPA with an entrepreneurial background and a passion for helping people achieve their financial objectives. As a licensed Registered Representative and CPA, I bring a tax-efficient approach to my clients’ financial circumstances. And as a small business owner, I recognize the value of innovative approaches to financial freedom. My decades of accounting experience and my entrepreneurial spirit have formed my philosophy - providing my clients with smart choices that will help them create a secure future. Background I obtained my BS Degree in Accounting from Florida State University in 1988. I then worked for Arthur Andersen until I took a position as a financial analyst at McDonald’s Corporation’s Regional Accounting Center in Clearwater, Florida. I ultimately became Regional Accounting Supervisor and was then promoted to Assistant Controller in the Atlanta office. When my three boys were young, I spent a few years at home to devote my time and energy to their early development. When those initial demands settled, I was looking for a way to fulfill my passions and return to the workforce. I wanted an opportunity that would allow me to help people and make a difference in their lives. In working with my own financial professional at the time, I realized financial planning would allow me to expand on my strengths and qualifications to meet the challenge of a new career. In 2011, I formed Keli Hazel and Associates, LLC, and joined Money Concepts because of their broad range of nonproprietary financial products. As my company grew, so did my desire to pursue the best ways to serve my clients. In 2019, I became affiliated with U.S. Planning Group in order to continue to move my company forward. I remain independent, with no proprietary products or services to promote and no quotas to fill. USPG’s technology and additional support will improve the efficiency and security of our operations, increasing the time that I can spend working for and with clients. My ultimate goal is to create a personal financial strategy specific to your unique needs. I look forward to working with you soon! Education Florida State University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, 1988 Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation, 1995 Life and Variable Annuities license, 2007 General Securities Representative license, 2011 Licenses Series 7 – Full Registration / General Securities Representative Series 66 – Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination Life and Variable Annuities license (FL and GA) Certified Public Accountant Interests and Activities I currently serve on the Advisory Board of the Haven House, a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence. I am also an active member of Southern Crescent BNI Networking Group. I am involved in various groups within my church, where I taught a single mom's life group for five years and regularly conduct financial education seminars. I love to travel and am always looking to explore different parts of the world. I also enjoy dancing and spending time with my three sons, family, and friends. Contact Office: (470) 878-1247 18 Atlanta Street Suite 500 McDonough, GA 30253 keli@kelihazelfinance.com Retirement Investment Estate Insurance Tax
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April 6, 2021
Ep. 81 MD Sue Cornbluth: You can become the solution to any conflict in your life
MD Sue Cornbluth Leading Expert In High Conflict Divorce Situations Dr. Sue Cornbluth is a certified parenting expert and coach with international recognition, specializing in high conflict situations. She is a regular contributor as a mental health expert for network television stations including NBC, Fox and CBS.  She has contributed to several national publications and has written a best-selling book, “Building Self Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered”. Dr. Sue currently hosts a weekly radio broadcast, The Dr. Sue Show. The Dr. Sue Show focuses on parenting topics. It was recently honored as one of the Top 100 podcasts in the world by the Huffington Post. Tune in to Stream City Radio on http://www.streamcity.org/dr-sue-show to listen. In 2013 Dr. Sue established Parenting Beyond Trauma, LLC, a consulting firm working with parents to help them successfully move through their high conflict divorce situation. Her passion and goal is to help children succeed in life. She accomplishes this through her work educating and guiding parents and professionals. Dr. Sue has served as a child abuse and victims’ rights expert. The exposure she gained as a lead expert during the Jerry Sandusky trial directly contributed to the growing demand for her expert opinion. She has gained global recognition and is contracted for speaking engagements around the world. The Women’s Distinctive Business Magazine recognized Dr. Sue as One of the Country’s Most Distinctive Women. Dr. Sue resides in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children. She holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and has worked as a Psychology Professor at Temple University. For more information, or to contact Dr. Sue directly, visit her website www.drsueandyou.com or contact her agent, David Brunner at (484) 695-5187.
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April 2, 2021
Ep. 80 Ellen Tyler: Why the Past Does Not Determine Your Future.
Ellen Tyler joins Paulette for this much-needed conversation on making conscious decisions.  Ellen Tyler is a Business, Mindset & Life Coach who has been helping her clients create the life they want and making their (BIG) goals a reality. Ellen excelled in the corporate financial world for close to 30 years.  As a former financial service professional, she has been recognized for her ability to build businesses.  She then turned her attention to broadening her capability to help expand ALL areas of a client’s life.   Ellen understands that your life is not a dress rehearsal, that fear, anxiety, and bad habits can derail you.  She understands that everything you truly want is closer than you think. She loves helping people have anything they really want and wants you to dream BIG! ELLEN TYLER Business & Mindset Coach I was often referred to as "shy". How did I get from a science and math geek - to SALES?! I don't know why I said "YES" when I was asked to change to the sales department. Saying "Yes" early, and not wanting to fail has influenced my career - heck my whole life. I didn't decide to become a business & mindset coach. I was the one who hired the coaches along my career. But, I experienced exponential growth in my life and income when I worked with coaches and mentors. There was my AHA! moment - if I could experience a quantum leap, I know others can. That is HOW I went from a shy, introverted, hardworking, overworked girl, to helping anyone struggling who wants to create a major breakthrough. I get to help people experience the life of their dreams. That was why I said YES to everything! wwww.ellentylercoaching.com  Go to her website for FREE offerings 
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March 30, 2021
Ep. 79 Andrea Javor: 4 Mindset Shifts When Things Don't Go As Planned
Andrea after surviving two divorces founded Happily Better After.  Andrea spent 20 years climbing to the top of the corporate ladder as a marketing professional.  During her successful career, she also got married twice, and subsequently divorced twice and was faced with how to continue being successful at work while saying goodbye to the fairy tale life she had planned.  And after her second marriage, she had to somehow transition my loving relationship with three stepchildren. Leveraging two decades of creative problem-solving skills and strategic thinking, Andrea left corporate America behind to get certified as a divorce coach. Through a commitment to flipping my idea of happily ever after into a personal mantra of living happily better after my own divorce, I bring my powerful skills forward to help women get through divorce. Now, she helps professional women who feel stuck in their work and story of divorce to move on so they can intentionally create a happily better after … a beautiful future at work and at home. Andrea helps women find that fairy tale happiness comes from within.
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March 26, 2021
Ep. 78 Tracy Ann Moore-Grant: Lower Cost, Lower Conflict and Personalized Process Curios?
Making a change-one DIVORCE at a time. Paulette and Tracy go amicable Tracy Ann Moore-Grant began practicing law in 2002 and always worked in the area of family law. Over the years, she began to see a problem-attorneys were increasing the conflict in cases for reasons that could only lead to their financial gain and were not in the best interest of the client. As a mediator, she saw reasonable and well-intentioned couples who had been dragged into expensive and contentious litigation because their chosen counsel had led them to believe this was normal. This level of conflict, and the corresponding cost, is emotionally and financially devastating to a family. Tracy Ann knew it was completely unnecessary in a majority of Georgia divorce cases. “I often had a client come to me and ask, ‘how long will this take’ and ‘how expensive will it be?’. I couldn’t properly answer because so much depended on who the other spouse would hire for their attorney.”  Tracy Ann wanted to find a way to identify attorneys who were easy to work with, known for charging a reasonable fee and had a reputation for being good advocates for their clients. It was necessary to communicate this message to the public so they could make more informed choices when hiring a divorce attorney. In 2019, the Amicable Divorce Network™ was born. The organization started in Forsyth County, Georgia to help divorce clients, who sought a low conflict process.  The Network quickly grew to include all professionals who assist divorcing families including mental health professionals, mediators, real estate agents and mortgage brokers, insurance agents, financial professionals and more. Members are required to possess  a minimum level of education, licensure, and experience in their field. Members must also undergo training on the process and low conflict techniques, and particularly the attorneys are vetted for being resolution oriented and not overbilling clients. The organization holds monthly networking and educational events for members and membership is limited by industry and geography. In addition to bringing together professionals, Tracy Ann also developed a legal process whereby couples go through an informed and negotiated divorce process and reach a settlement all before the divorce case is even filed with the court system. “Having our own flexible process allows us to cater the speed of the case to the family. We can accelerate it or slow it down. We can use other professionals to assist us if needed, but they are not mandatory. The professionals work together to provide a personalized process that is exactly what the family needs.”  Parties may need financial advice, insurance help, family or individual therapy, assistance with selling a home or buying a new one. The network provides parties access to all the professional guidance they need through the entire divorce process. The Amicable Divorce Process was developed before Covid-19 was even anticipated, however, due the pandemic, the contactless and court-free divorce process became more popular in 2020 as parties seeking a divorce needed a way to complete the process with a court system that was shut down. “The Amicable Divorce Process can be completed from your home. You can meet with your attorney, attend mediation, and meet with any other professionals via Zoom if you choose. Once we finalize your case, we present all documents to the court at the same time leaving no reason for anyone to appear in court in person.” Tracy Ann’s work in developing The Amicable Divorce Network ™ was recognized in 2020 when she was awarded a Georgia Legal Award for Distinguished Leadership for developing the network. She practices as an attorney, mediator and Guardian ad Litem at the firm of Patterson Moore Butler in Cumming, Georgia and can be reached at tamoore@pattersonmoorebutler.com.
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March 23, 2021
Ep. 77 Laila Ali: How Going Through Divorce 6 Months Pregnant Helped Her Co-Create Split.FYI
MEET Laila Aitken Ali, also known as The Split Coach. She is a divorce doula to many, and I support people reset, reclaim and rebirth before, during and after divorce. I am a fellow divorcée and the co-founder of Split.fyi. Split.fyi is a virtual kindred community for people to turn to when they find themselves facing a very difficult time in their lives. Split.fyi is the new place to start a new chapter. I speak from experience. After my husband asked for a divorce while expecting our first child, I felt ashamed and blamed myself. I felt like I didn’t belong. It took strength and courage to look past my beliefs around marriage and for me to start believing in myself again. It was through that pain that realized who I was. I was greater than the situation in my life and that I was more important than the stigmas around divorce. After spending a decade, trapped inside the family law system, I emerged with my masters in divorce!  Trust me, there were times when I thought the experience would break me, but I came out stronger than ever and with a newfound purpose to help others who are going through the same thing.
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March 19, 2021
Ep. 76 Patricia Stallworth: If You Don't Mind Your Money Someone Else Will.
Patricia Stallworth, MBA, CFP® Founder & CEO PS WORTH Patricia Stallworth is a Certified Financial Planner™ and the CEO of PS Worth, a financial planning and education firm. She focuses on retirement planning – helping professionals and entrepreneurs create retirements and life/work plans so they can live the lifestyle they desire. She uses a combination of practical money strategies, collaboration and action plans along with accountability to help clients get and stay on track to achieve their goals. And, she is the host of the PS, When Can I Retire? Podcast. She engages clients and audiences through shared experiences, humor, and sometimes tears, challenging them to move, act, and overcome on their way to building a secure future. Her desire is to elevate their confidence around money – to think about possibilities, abundance and who they can become rather than dwelling on past mistakes, a lack mentality or leaving their future to chance. She holds a B.S. in Education, an M.B.A. in Finance. Patricia is the author of several books including: Minding Your Money, How to Get Divorced Without Losing Your Blouse and The Profit Handbook. Check out Patricia's podcast: PS, When Can I Retire Podcast. It’s available on a number of platforms, including Apple Podcasts. Click here to listen to some of the latest episodes. She’s been quoted or featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence, NPR, NerdWallet, the Little Pink Book, the Atlanta Tribune and other platforms. Early in her career, Patricia left her money management to someone else and they lost it all. That became a FLASHPOINT causing her to shift careers from a management consultant to a financial consultant. So, she understands the temptation to pass money management tasks on to others or to not stay engaged. AND, she also understands the consequences of those actions so she offers programs with auto-pilot features to minimize the time needed to work on your goals as well as education so clients always understand the why of decisions and where they stand. Patricia is living out her calling to change lives through strategic planning and education. Her journey continues, and while she says it hasn’t always been easy, she feels that it has certainly been worth it.
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March 14, 2021
Ep. 75 Tierra Womack: The Brave Way is the ONLY way when dealing with a Narcissist
Tierra Womack MBA, the founder of The Brave Way, is a multi-platform, serial mompreneur of 15 years whose businesses have generated over 7 figures.  As a Confidence & Wealth coach, Tierra helps female surTHRIVErs of narcissistic abuse rediscover themselves, find their purpose & achieve financial freedom by learning how to turn their expertise/passion into profitable, soul-based businesses.  Author of the NEW release Live Life Goddess Powered I Am Enough Series: Embrace Change, Regain Your Confidence & Learn What It Takes To Move Forward From Where You Are To the Future That You Want  * Learn the top 3 ways to find courage & inspiration within yourself  * The #1 way to break through the wall of self-doubt  * How to release the past to take your life back  * The most common limiting beliefs that block you from achieving true happiness  Tierra is all over Clubhouse, Facebook, Instagram and her website.  www.thebravewaytribe.com
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March 7, 2021
Ep. 74 Dani Paige: Lifeisms and Never Average Only Awesome!!
Dani is a Launch Copywriter for online and digital-based entrepreneurs. She writes high-converting sales pages, email sequences, and launch campaigns - helping entrepreneurs create the sales, impact, and freedom they vision for their business and their lives.   As a previous professional athlete - her competitive side brings in big wins and shiny results for her clients. She’s lifted business owners past $100K launches, and knows that connecting with readers through the words you write is what can truly bring your business to new heights. Grab Dani's Free Sales Email Templates at www.danipaige.com/salesemailtemplates 
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February 28, 2021
Ep. 73 Whitney McDuff: Signature Stories, Shiny Pennies and Where Do The Lollies go?
Whitney McDuff Joins Paulette for this funny, compelling and truthful chat. Whitney is the CEO of Whitney McDuff Consulting She is a Speaking Engagement Coach, Speaker and Author.  With clients showcased in Forbes, Newsweek, USA Today, and The Huffington Post, Whitney works with purpose-driven leaders to build visible, credible, and profitable brands through public speaking and PR. As a speaker, coach, author, and strategist, she helps launch and builds the public speaking brands of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and change-agents in the community.  She is the author of two bestselling children’s books, The Lollie Tree and Where The Lollies Go.  Whitney, her husband Jimmy, and two children Holbrook and Heston live in Charleston SC with their obese pug.
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February 21, 2021
Ep. 72 Lisa Decker: Divorce Money Matters and so does beating cancer and adversity!!
Meet Lisa: Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Cancer Surthriver!!  Lisa C. Decker wants to live in a world where conflicts are handled with respect and dignity as divorcing couples work together to consciously create their new realities.  A nationally recognized expert in the financial matters of divorce as a CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) and RCS-D, (Real Estate Collaboration Specialist in Divorce), Ms. Decker is the author of How to “Divorce Your Spouse, Not Your Money®” (available on Amazon Kindle). Seeking creative solutions to modern problems, she is also the CEO and innovative mastermind behind several helpful, divorce-related sites including Divorce Money Matters and www.DivorceTownUSA.com.  Ms. Decker is a sought out national speaker, frequent radio show guest and featured expert on CNN, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates nationally, along with many publications like MONEY and OPRAH magazines, the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal and others, speaking on topics that help people to be smart from the start and have saner, savvier, money-saving divorces. A discreet problem-solver, Lisa offers flat-fee divorce financial planning services to her clients across the country with coaching, consulting and full analysis options.  In her practice working with clients and colleagues, she has seen the good, the bad, and the unfortunate ugly, in divorce situations. These experiences have led her to create innovative ways for people who have been impacted by divorce to find better, less bitter, ways to get through and past the process. By facilitating events online and offline, she connects those who seek with those who serve, empowering people to move from just “surviving” to “Thriving!”  Her endeavors are designed to inform, empower and inspire people to live their best life possible now and in the future. Lisa is currently focusing more attention on developing and speaking at seminars and workshops both for individuals dealing with the divorce process and divorce professionals looking to build thriving practices.  Lisa’s programs have been sold out in Atlanta and she looks forward to expanding in the years to come as she continues to spread messages of help and hope with others. In addition, her online community, DivorceTownUSA®, aims to deliver help and hope for those impacted by divorce and the professionals who serve them through a variety of signature events including Divorce Help and Hope™ seminars, workshops, and retreats. This provides attendees quick access in one place and time to a wide variety of specialists, so individuals can walk away with a depth of understanding of the important aspects that will impact their divorce.  She also hosts professional mixers and an online directory for those in search of divorce advice. The DivorceTown USA® mission is about “Improving the way America divorces, one family at a time™.”  Ms. Decker is also proud to partner with the new Amicable Divorce Network founded by Tracy Ann Moore-Grant, a Georgia family law attorney, to be able to offer divorcing couples more ways to divorce without breaking the bank or destroying their family.  When she is not working with private clients or colleagues, Lisa enjoys traveling, hiking, and boating at Lake Allatoona in Acworth, GA where she resides and is an active volunteer in lake clean-up efforts. A 20+ year breast cancer survivor and recent widow, Lisa understands the challenges that life sometimes presents, and she deeply appreciates moments spent with friends and family including her mom, three grown daughters, two granddaughters, and two dogs, Rocky and Rascal, who works hard to live up to his name.  Click here for Media Inquiries. Click here to See Lisa in the News.
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February 14, 2021
Ep. 71 Adrianne Bernadette: The Mental Detector Who Practices The Art of Recreational Anger on IG
Hello, My name is Adrianne Bernadette, a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the Hypnotherapist's Union Local 472 and a member of the American Hypnosis Association. I utilize Hypnosis, Prayer, Meditation as well as other Holistic healing modalities to recreate emotional balance for a fulfilled life. I believe the natural healing properties of your mind, body and spirit, create emotional wellness, a form of healing that considers the whole person-body, mind, spirit ,and emotions for optimal health and wellness. Whether it is the achievement of a personal improvement goal or the urgent need to find a healthy more fulfilling life path, the therapeutic use of hypnosis, imagery and mindfulness is the most powerful resource known to comfortably and efficiently assist you in achieving your goals. In 2017 I received my B.A. in Psychology from the Union University & Institute, at the same time I was studying and training at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute located in Tarzana, California, a Nationally Accredited Hypnosis training College and Clinic for Hypnotherapy. During my clinical hypnotherapy internship, I worked with the Director and key Senior staff members who lead me in combining everything I had learned on my own path in combination with the clinical hypnotherapy skills and certifications I had acquired. In 2013 MBUSD and Community Matters introduced The Safe School Ambassadors® Program, the nation’s most effective student-led bullying prevention program where I became a trained family facilitator representative for two years. In 2016 I was humbled by the bravery of young children who experienced death, as a volunteer for The Gathering Place, an extension of Little Company Mary Hospital in Torrance,  California. Staffed by licensed professionals, graduate-level mental health interns and trained volunteers, I will never forget the focus support groups that specialized in bereavement services for adults, teens and children. The mission to encourage healing, health, strength and confidence in those who have experienced death. It was the hypnotherapy that helped me discover and more importantly access the powers of the subconscious mind, One by one, from personal goals and habits to deeper issues of self-love and prosperity vs scarcity beliefs, hypnotherapy delivered what felt to me, an organic, rapid, yet comfortable path to the life goals and purpose I was seeking.
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February 7, 2021
Ep. 70 Kim Preveza: The Great Adapter, Childhood Cancer Kids and Masters of Divinity from Harvard.
Kim is the founder of Life Full Yoga. Kim is a Yoga and Pilates Instructor as well as a Wellness Coach.  She works with people who are seeking to transform their lives by feeling more focused and energized, more peaceful and calm, and grounded and strong mentally and well as physically.  She has Masters of Divinity from Harvard in 1996 and soon after became certified to teach Yoga and Pilates. She combines the elements of the body, mind, and spirit.  Kim grew up with scoliosis with a back brace and struggled with her body but was also introduced to combining some Yoga with her Physical Therapy. She also struggled with low blood sugar which impacted her in school as well as multiple moves due to her parent's divorces.  Through changing her diet and believing in herself she was able to finally excel in school and even go on to Harvard. Clients appreciate her down to earth style that incorporates the body, mind, and spirit.  Kim is inspired by the teachings of the Viniyoga style, and her past teachers who taught Iyengar and Kripalu style yoga. Kim is also inspired by yoga philosophy and the ancient sacred texts of yoga.  Her ability to adapt and commitment to working with the body, mind, and spirit helped her and her family through their home being destroyed by a fire and the daughter's cancer diagnosis, treatment and survival.  She is also the co-founder of Childhood Cancer Kids which brings Yoga to children with cancer which has been nationally recognized such as on the Today Show. www.lifefullyyoga.com/courses  use code word for FREE gift THRIVE  www.childhoodcancerkids.org
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January 31, 2021
Ep. 69 Jody Bruns: Should I or Shouldn't I Keep The House?
Paulette and Jody join forces in this episode to share their years of experience and wisdom about just how important it is to consider "keeping the house" as 70% of divorces involve selling, refinancing, cash buyouts or purchase of Real Estate.  A Message from Jody Bruns "I believe divorcing homeowners deserve to be better served than the status quo. I believe the divorcing borrower is being underserved by the real estate and mortgage industry as a whole. The intersection between divorce law, tax law, real estate and mortgage financing is real and we can’t ignore it. I challenge every real estate and mortgage professional to become part of the solution and raise their level of service when working with divorcing homeowners because you can’t think traditionally when working with divorce. The Divorce Lending Association and CDLP Certification offers the required knowledge, training and resources for the mortgage professional who has that higher calling to better serve the divorcing community." The Divorce Lending Association can save you and your future.  Founded in 2014, the Divorce Lending Association provides education and training to mortgage professionals working in the divorce market through a very comprehensive certification program, educational webinars, and a business building platform. Our mission is to ensure that divorcing homeowners are provided with expert advice with their mortgage financing and real estate options in an effort to avoid hurdles or identify opportunities as they relate to family and real estate law, tax rules, mortgage financing and real estate during divorce. The ultimate goal is to always best meet the needs of the divorcing homeowners. In over 70% of all divorces in the United States, real estate is involved and most often, so is the need for mortgage financing. The role of the CDLP  is to help not only the divorcing client but the attorney and financial planner understand the opportunities available, as well as the challenges divorce, can bring to mortgage financing during and after the divorce. When the CDLP is involved during the divorce process and not after the fact, many potential financing struggles can be avoided with valuable and educated input from the Certified Divorce Lending Professional. The CDLP understands their role is not to provide legal or tax advice. Their role on the professional divorce team is to help by providing insight on mortgage financing opportunities and recognize potential legal or tax concerns that may arise in any given circumstance while bringing these concerns or opportunities to the attention of other team members. Collaborating with industry experts in family and/or real estate law, financial planning and tax law, mortgage financing and real estate, the Divorce Lending Association was formed as it was very apparent there was a disconnect between all parties involved in the divorce process. Creating the Certified Divorce Lending Professional certification program was one huge step in connecting the pieces of the divorce puzzle making sure there is an educational opportunity for the mortgage and real estate professionals with a desire to further their career in the divorce market. The Divorce Lending Association was founded by professionals who actively practice in the divorce lending and real estate market and who have a strong desire to train and mentor other professionals practicing in the divorce market.
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January 24, 2021
Ep. 68 Tracy Galloway: Marriage Is A Party Of Three!!
Tracy D. Galloway has been a litigator in child and family law since 1992. She most enjoys consulting with pro se litigants to help them navigate the divorce process without paying huge retainers to attorneys. In addition to running a thriving law practice freeing clients from soured, crippling marriages, she has earned a Master’s Degree in Psychoanalysis, started competitive ballroom dancing, and most recently began training as a Certified Coach in the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-galloway-324aa73b/
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December 27, 2020
Ep. 67 Lindsey Ellison: MAGIC Words: How to Get What You Want from a Narcissist (and how to understand them too!)
Lindsey Ellison is a relationship coach and founder of Start Over Coaching, Inc., a coaching practice dedicated to helping people wake up from their break up. She is also the author of the best selling book, MAGIC Words: How to Get What You Want from a Narcissist. You can find Lindsey on her popular podcast, Unbreakable You: Breakup Without Being Broken, or on her website lindseyellison.com.
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December 20, 2020
Ep. 66 Leigh Aslanis: Money Out Loud! The time has come to raise the volume on the conversation.
Leigh Aslanis is a Money Habits Expert who empowers women to have financial confidence by teaching them healthy money habits.  A straight talker who gives practical, no fluff advice with easy to implement tools that help women gain control of their money.  She knows what it’s like to be a divorced, single parent with no idea how to handle money and made tons of financial mistakes, lost thousands of dollars in the process.  She’s on a mission to make sure no woman is ever left struggling with managing their finances ever again. www.moneyoutloud.com 
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December 14, 2020
Ep. 65 Ilyssa Panitz's 20 years of exceptional journalism takes divorce to a new center stage
Ilyssa Panitz is an accomplished journalist, editor and field reporter/producer. For over 20-years Ilyssa has dedicated her career to covering pivotal news and entertainment events including The Tony Awards, The MTV Movie Awards, the Television Network Upfronts, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and The September 11th attacks on America. Given Ilyssa's love and fascination for people, lead her on this path which, has included stints at CNN, MSNBC, Closer Weekly, Star Magazine, Westwood One Radio, Newsmax Television and in September 2020, Ilyssa created and launched a new daily column called, "5 Things You Need To Know to Survive and Thrive After A Divorce," for Authority Magazine on Medium. Some of the famous faces Ilyssa has interviewed and produced "At Home" photoshoots for include: Justin Bieber; Justin Timberlake; Amy Robach; Tom Hanks; Oprah Winfrey; Tom Cruise; Jane Fonda; Bradley Cooper; Angelina Jolie; John Travolta; Ryan Seacrest; Barbara Walters; Jennifer Hudson; Clint Eastwood; Alicia Keys; Olivia Newton-John; Eli Manning; Donny & Marie Osmond; Kelly Ripa; Dr. Jennifer Ashton; Emmy Rossum; Al Roker; Boomer Esiason; Lesley Stahl; Kourtney Kardashian; Meryl Steep; Keith Richards; Usher, Kiefer Sutherland; Dolly Parton; Norah O’Donnell; Christian Slater and countless others.
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November 18, 2020
Ep. 64: The Art of Divorcing With Grace and Learning To Stand Tall
Join Paulette, Sonia and special guest Jenny.  Jenny, only 2 months out recently divorced single mom shares her story of lessons learned, coping techniques, smart strategies and tips and the importance of having a divorce theme song to get you through it.  You don't to miss this fun, heartfelt and HONEST conversation. 
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November 4, 2020
Ep. 63 Aja Nepenthe: Learn How To Date Safely In A Modern World And Find The Love You Deserve
Rebecca White is Aja Nepenthe.  An expert online dating coach and creator of Aja Nepenthe, the cutting edge way to date safely in a modern world. Her commitment to creating an optimal and safe dating experience is her life’s work. It is Rebecca’s personal experience and expertise that makes her strive to ensure each of her clients receives the customized and personal attention they need to be successful and safe in finding the love they deserve and desire. Rebecca is a lover of Asian studies and travel, hosting pool parties for friends and fussing over her gorgeous daughter and Alaskan Malamute.  From Confusion to Confidence as Rebecca shares her story.  So there I was, after 18 years of a committed relationship, alone and wondering how to date again. Everything had changed since my 20s. Hell, I don’t think I even had a Facebook account back then. Much less a smartphone with apps. Going out with my girlfriends wasn’t productive at all. Nor, as a single mom, did I have the time. So how DO people meet each other now? At the suggestion of single friends, I tried all the dating apps. The responses I got were overwhelming and some were disturbing. Some turned out to be fakes/scams.  It was a jungle out there. After MANY mistakes, rejections and just plain creepy interactions, I got frustrated and gave up. I took some time to go over my approach, my mistakes and most importantly applied what I’d learned in my background with cybersecurity and domestic violence advocacy and came up with a better, safer approach. I chose one app that felt right for me, applied my new approach in structuring my profile to attract the right people and help me weed out the wrong ones.  Most importantly, I applied safety measures to maintain control over my privacy and keep me safe when meeting people for first dates. And it worked. I had control over my inbox, which, while it had fewer messages, they were from people of quality who shared common interests and goals. If they didn’t respect my boundaries, they were out. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, I felt in control and most importantly, that I was keeping myself and my family safe.  I finally met a man who respected all my boundaries, went at my pace and treated me as I deserved to be treated. I was finally getting my needs fulfilled after decades of feeling neglected. It was a revelation. I decided I needed to share these methods with other women who also were finding themselves thrust into a totally new dating world after years of a committed relationship. I wanted to help them avoid all the mistakes I made. And most of all, I wanted to help keep them and their families safe!  With the help of some friends and a great mentor, I developed a program to lead women from that first moment of confusion to a place of confidence and control without having to go through what I did. In just a few weeks, we can get there together. Just consider me that sassy friend that tells you “Oh girl, no. Don’t do that. Do this instead”.  I’ll help you pick the apps that suit you, set up a profile that gets the results you want, learn to navigate chatting online, get to and through that first date safely and confidently. And I am available after the first step for help navigating new relationships to get your needs fulfilled or help you decide if you need to move on. I am here to help you get what you want and need with me to expertly guide you every step of the way.  You can learn more about Aja and how you can work with her to get on your way to finding the love you deserve,  www.ajanepenthe.com aja@ajanepenthe.com
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October 28, 2020
Ep. 62 Jennifer Lawrence: CDFA Designs Divorce For Your Financial Success
Jen Lawrence: Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional, I partner with my clients to help them navigate a complex and emotional process.  I help my clients gain the stability to begin to rebuild their lives. Why I became a CDFA On a winter morning, one January, I received the call no wife wants to receive. My husband had been thinking about our relationship while traveling on business and had called me from the airport to say he was not coming home.  I know the feelings that accompany the end of a marriage: shock, sadness, worry, disbelief. I know how isolating this time can be. I know how terrifying it can be to face the prospect of being on your own after a long-term marriage, particularly if you’ve not worked outside the home in some time. I also know that divorce, while never easy, does not have to be as hard as it often is.  My first divorce, more than a decade ago when my children were young, was very difficult. While it was relatively amicable, I had no idea what to expect. I had no idea what my options were when it came to the legal system, our kids, and our assets. And I knew nobody who had been through the process. I got through it but it was more expensive and stressful than it needed to be.  While my second divorce - the divorce involving the airport call - was not easy, it was not nearly as difficult as the first. There were no co-parenting issues, which makes things so much more straightforward. And, I knew exactly what to do. I was able to make decisions about the type of legal team I wanted, knowing all of the options on the table.  I knew what questions to ask potential mediators and attorneys. I knew the language of divorce. My goals were clear so it was easy to formulate a strategy. Someone pointed out that I had acted as my own Divorce Coach. I  decided that I wanted to help other women get through the process and let them know they don’t have to go through it alone. I’m a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and former banker and not afraid to dive into the numbers with you so you can talk confidently with your attorney and money managers.  I can also help in cases of financial abuse; if your spouse does not give you access to money. As the co-author of Engage the Fox, I am an expert in critical thinking and can help you make good decisions throughout the divorce process. I’m also certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and other assessment tools that can help you in your journey forward, particularly if you think you might be looking to find a job.  I’ve written about overcoming money problems, high conflict people, happiness, and mental health. I’ve ben featured in HuffPost, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, and many other publications.  I have appeared on The Mom Show, Report on Business TV, See Hear Love, and TVO Parents. Why Designed Divorce? I’ve always loved watching fashion designers work as they create art from raw-edged pieces of fabric. I believe divorce is a similar process, as you stitch together what feels like scraps to create a life of beauty.  I’ve created Designed Divorce to serve as a divorce atelier, where women can come to design a beautiful new life after divorce. I’d love to work with you. Click the button below to arrange your Free Consultation Call and begin to design your new life.  
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October 21, 2020
Ep. 61 Liz Becker: CDS- A Career That Is Making a Difference!
For the past 22 years, unbeknownst to her, Liz Becker has actually been rehearsing in various plays in order to finally find the script that fits her the best. Whether she was corporately executing events along the East Coast for MAC Cosmetics, or independently running her own production company, she realized early on that effective communication was a key aspect of success both in her personal and professional life. When her son was three years old, she successfully navigated through a divorce and realized shortly thereafter what her true calling was. By combining her diverse life experience and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Training, she established a private practice as a communication skills coach and trainer, specializing in divorce and parenting. As a result, she now finds great reward in educating people on how to best cope with their own situations and provide them with unique tools and techniques to achieve positive change in their lives. Having a strong personal commitment to teaching parents and children to have better communication skills and higher emotional intelligence, she created the ‘Parenting with Results’ program. Liz has had the pleasure of speaking at various conferences such as the Women’s Success Summit, the Divorce Expo, The Annual Dispute Resolution Center Conference, Children First Expo, and has also been a repeat expert panelist on Huffington Post Live. After working in the Divorce Industry for the past eight years, Liz realized the absence of an association that unites and supports all of the professionals who serve the divorce clientele. She and her partner, Vicky, have successfully figured out how to fill that gaping hole and are thrilled to launch the National Association of Divorce Professionals. www.cdstraining.com www.thenadp.com
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October 14, 2020
Ep. 60 Jaclyn Rodriquez- Family Law Attorney: Time Blinding, Psychological Abuse and The Art of Extreme Perseverance.
Jaclyn Rodriguez is an English-Spanish bilingual Attorney at the Urbina Law Firm, LLC, focusing on family law and immigration. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but soon after moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico where she was raised with her paternal Cuban family until she was 16. In 1999, she returned to Atlanta, with her mother and stepfather, completed high school, and went on to college. In May 2006 she graduated from The University of Georgia with a B.A. in Spanish and in May 2012 she received her J.D. from John Marshall Law School. Ms. Rodriguez has worked in the legal field as a Paralegal/Law Clerk since 2013 focusing mainly in the areas of Immigration, Family and Juvenile Law. In 2012 she completed an externship at the Truancy Intervention Project, a dropout prevention program serving children in the Atlanta and Fulton County Public School System who are chronically absent from school. She is an advocate for families and children who provides representation in all immigration and family law matters, including divorce, custody, and child support issues. She works closely with our clients providing legal advice and assists clients with daily needs, to prepare for trials and mediations. During her time off, Mrs. Rodriguez enjoys spending her free time with her husband, and their two pups, James & Diego. Jaclyn is expecting her first baby in 16 weeks. I love black cats and have owned/rescued 3 so far. I co-founded with my husband and served on the board of FureverMatch Inc., a non-profit animal rescue in 2019. I taught English in Peru at a Cultural Institute for 3 months after graduating from UGA in 2006. My parents were divorced twice when I was 3 and 7, and my mom had to take my dad back to court when I was 14/15. It took me 8 years to pass the bar exam, 3 of those years due to the fact that I was blindly in a very toxic relationship with a narcissist. Breaking free and rebuilding my life was the best decision I could have made. My husband and I met online and were engaged in less than 6 mos. and got married in under a year. It's ok to be single and start over. Your life can start at any age even if you have never been married. I got married at 35 for the first time and at 37 finally passed the bar and am expecting my first child. It is never too late to find happiness. You can find Jaclyn at Family Law Attorney at The Urbina Law Firm www.urbinalawfirm.com 
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October 7, 2020
Ep. 59 Beth: Divorce Art Therapy - Yes! Creating Art to Help Heal From Divorce is Effective Therapy.
This is Beth, an Art Therapist by profession.  Beth started her own Instagram page @ divorce.art.heal documenting her divorce by sharing her mixed media art journaling pages.  Through Beth’s divorce, art was created as an outlet to express the rollercoaster of emotions. The goal is to let others who are experiencing a separation and/or divorce to know that you are not alone. Beth hopes her personal artwork resonated with others and can help the healing process. We cover: -What is Art Therapy and art journaling? -Why did you decide to choose art journaling to document your divorce? -Would art journaling be helpful to others? - How has your artwork been helpful in your own divorce journey? -How can someone else get started if they wanted to do this too? -Do you have a process that helps you decide what to create? -What are your goals in sharing your art pages? Beth also loves to crochet and am self-taught and she learned by watching YouTube videos at night. I love feedback when someone comments or asks questions. I would love to have more of a dialogue with people and also talk about the process of art-making more too.
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September 30, 2020
Ep. 58 Lara Seidel: Actress, 3rd Degree Black Belt, Charity Activist has a few things to teach about how to heal and thrive after divorce at 40.
Lara Seidel began her career in the entertainment business 26 years ago when she became a PA for Joe Camp, creator, writer, and director of the 70’s canine film superstar, Benji. She has been cast in over 40 commercials, one of which, Visa Checkout (narrated by Morgan Freeman), is currently airing nationally and internationally. Seidel also played the lead in the Donald Marguiles play, Collected Stories. She has played a variety of roles from a vampire in the upcoming Night Shift 2, to a mom in an extraterrestrial invasion film, The Changers. Her current movie, Wildflowers, is available on Amazon. She has a degree in film communications from the University of Alabama and has trained with many of the finest acting coaches in LA and Florida. In 2010 at the age of 40, Lara endured a divorce. Many people consider 40 middle-aged and halfway through your life, so adding a divorce in the mix was challenging. But you realize that every life experience yields many different results, some good, some bad. But all are learning opportunities. You grow as a person and rediscover your individuality. And for Lara, it helped add new dimensions to her acting skills, independence, martial arts training, and her happiness level. Six months ago, Lara decided to sell her fundraising business of 20 years and begin a new chapter of her life. Moving south of Atlanta three months ago, Lara still continues to pursue her acting career and martial arts. She is a 3rd-degree black belt in Kung Fu. http://247cast.com/laraseidel
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September 16, 2020
Ep. 57 Jenny Emblom Castro: How to Live Wholly in Times of Extreme Stress and Uncertainty
JENNY EMBLOM CASTRO is HERE!! Join Paulette, Sonia and Jenny the Founder + Creative Director of Living Wholly and Attune and experiential event held at Serenbe just southwest of Atlanta GA.  https://attuneexperience.com/ Jenny has a unique background that started with extensive experience in the luxury sector. She started her career in the buying offices at Neiman Marcus, then managed the Aspen and Vail stores for Loro Piana and directed buying for both locations. She also worked as Casa Tua’s Director of Membership in Aspen, and was later the Director of Events for The Supper Club Inc., coordinating partnerships + planning over 70 events annually in New York and Los Angeles. She has more than 15 years of event production + partnership management experience. Her most notable projects include the creation of her brand Living Wholly and events produced in Los Angeles and Aspen starting in 2013. Living Wholly also co-produced Lead with Love in Aspen for its first two years of conception, supporting this summit with all aspects of event consulting. She has also curated highly intentional events for multiple private clients, supporting their brand development and increasing follower engagement by 200%. We are all looking for and Needing tools! Here is a FREE gift from Jenny to give you a tool that will help you on your way to peace of mind and instilling wellness into your lifestyle.  Kasey Crown is a highly skilled trauma therapist and wellness workshop leader. With her background being a balanced mix of therapy and spirituality, many people relate to her. The meditation is specifically for grounding. It is 8 minutes. Efficient and effective. This is a FREE offering. I am including below. https://kaseycrown.com/pages/meditation
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June 17, 2020
Ep. 56 Winter Wheeler: Imposter Syndrome: Replacing Negative Self-Talk with Best Practices
Join Paulette, Sonia and Winter for this honest and insightful conversation about something we all struggle with but rarely discuss.  Imposture Syndrome. No it's not a disease...just a common feeling of not being enough or feeling like a fraud. How would Winter know what this feels  like? She too an experienced litigator, mediator and mother of 4 knows all too well. She wrote a piece all about it. Listen in! Winter is a civil litigator who brings an extensive and comprehensive body of experience to the Miles panel of neutrals.  She specializes in several areas, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury, personal injury, premises liability, nursing home, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, products liability, toxic torts, automotive and trucking liability, civil rights, false imprisonment, municipal liability, water runoff, construction defect, contracts, and entertainment. Most recently, Winter was a senior attorney at a prominent midtown Atlanta law firm. Throughout her career, Winter has worked closely with her opposing and co-counsel to bring cases to a fair and just resolution. Winter is skilled in handling complex matters involving a diverse range of cultures, including Spanish speaking clients. Winter was recently named to the National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for 2019, an honor also bestowed upon her in 2015.
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June 17, 2020
Ep. 55 Shauna Galligan: Hollywood Stuntwomen goes from Head Injured to Head Strong
Shauna was born in Burbank, California. Growing up, Shauna was an athlete and played competitive soccer for nearly 20 years, skateboarding since the age of 3 and on her down time you could find her playing football or basketball with the boys. After graduating high school in 2001, Shauna moved to San Diego where she joined a world traveling soccer team and played the pro teams in their off season for experience. During that time, she sustained a traumatic brain injury and decided to travel to China to study Qi-Gong for alternative healing. After 30 days of studying and healing, she came back %100 healed. Inspired by eastern medicine, she began studying massage therapy and began a massage practice (LMT). After several years she decided to transition into western medicine and became an EMT. She first worked on an ambulance then as an Emergency Room Tech which eventually led her to become a set medic for a TV show in 2008. It was at that time she discovered the world of stunts. One thing led to the next and in 2009 she returned to LA to begin her career as a stunt woman. In May 2013, she welcomed her son, Kyson, who has been her side-kick and biggest inspiration ever since. Shauna has been one of Hollywood’s leading stuntwomen for more than a decade. She’s performed all over the world in the biggest budget action blockbuster movies and doubled some of Hollywood’s leading ladies. After shooting Avengers Infinity War and Avengers Endgame for nearly 3 years in Atlanta, Georgia Shauna fell in love with the area and moved there in 2017 with her son, kyson. As a single mother overcoming adversity, and the challenges women face in the entertainment industry, she has decided to take her life experiences to encourage and motivate others. She inspires those by teaching tools she has learned about the power of the mind and the ability to develop the ultimate mindset. She explores the ability of the mind to heal and create the life we were made to live at the highest level possible, no matter what the circumstance. You can find Shauna @shaunalynngalligan on Instagram  www.shaunagalligan.com  Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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June 15, 2020
Ep. 54 Tracy Principi and Going No Contact. When is Enough Enough?
Paulette and Sonia is joined by Tracy Principi as she shares her expertise as an Embodiment Coach in Navigating No Contact with Toxic Parents. Tracy Principi Embodiment Coach Website: https://tracyprincipi.com/ Podcast: https://anchor.fm/tracy-principi Facebook Group: Navigating No Contact with Toxic Parents
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June 1, 2020
Ep. 53 Dorothy Johnson: How to get over your ex NOW!!
3 TOP TIPS you can use NOW for todays top Break-Up Coach!  If you are struggling with getting over your ex you need to listen to this podcast.  To learn now about Dorothy ...check her out here... Website: https://www.dorothyabjohnson.com/ Podcast: How to Get Over Your Ex - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-get-over-your-ex/id1484403141 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakupcoachdorothy/ Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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May 15, 2020
Ep. 52 Rosalind Sedacca: How to Co-Parent COVID and Beyond!
Rosalind Sedaca joins Paulette and Sonia Today! Rosalind Sedacca, CDC is the founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network, a Divorce & Co-Parenting Coach and author of numerous books, e-courses and programs on divorcing with children and co-parenting successfully. Rosalind Sedacca, CDC The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce Rosalind@childcentereddivorce.com Author: How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? www.childcentereddivorce.com www.childcentereddivorce.com/kids Founder, Child-Centered Divorce Network Host: Divorce, Dating & Empowered Living Radio Show & Podcast https://bit.ly/2QThQW2
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May 14, 2020
Ep. 51 The Biggest Money Lesson We Can All Learn
This is the opportunity we have all been needing but avoiding!~ The hard conversations that need to be said. Life is completely unpredictable! And NOW it's been proven again that we got caught with our pants down.  We have to plan for the unexpected, the unknown and the unexplainable. We all like to feel confident in our abilities and save face with out children that we are smart and have it all together.  Parents don't have all the answers sometimes and we have to be willing to share our vulnerabilities too. Teach financial literacy. Use available resources. (Money As You Grow) Teach your kids to save for today. We don't want to teach children to associate money with fear! We want to teach our children how to navigate these rough waters. "Needs and Wants" colouring sheets "Bankers and You" bingo Talk to your kids about money Instil money values in kids at a young age We want them to be intrigued and curios  We want them to grow up being future money managers
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May 1, 2020
Ep. 50 How Has 15 Days Turned Into 15 Weeks?
Have the last few weeks seemed to go on for eternity? Sonia and Paulette share the pros and cons of our new normal as professionals, wives, mothers and friends. Is our definition of community changing? How do we thrive in the chaos of it all? 
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April 30, 2020
Ep. 49 How To CO-Parent During CO-vid with Paulette and Sonia
How has co-parenting changed in this age of "social distancing" and "sheltering in place"? We touch on Flossing, Seatbelts and Improved Communication!  Can we communicate more effectively instead of rushing to call a lawyer and engaging the courts to try to solve our conflicts?  Paulette and Sonia explore how Divorce is a study of conflict and conflict resolution.  Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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April 17, 2020
Ep. 47 Dana Mantilia: Identity Theft, The Dark Web and other ID pandemic concerns you need to know.
Dana Mantilia, President of Identron, joins Paulette for this important conversation all about how to protect your identity, particularly in these uncertain times.   Now more than ever women, children and seniors are victims of having their identity stolen leading to legal and financial troubles.   Dana is an identity Theft Expert and you need this information.  We all experience change in our lives and change creates and exposes our personal and financial information and makes it more available to thieves. Any change can make you more vulnerable. Job, relationship, move, divorce, death in family to name a few.  These experiences are traumatic enough without adding to it the devastating effects of identity theft.  Dana is engaging and educating. You will love her funny and insightful LinkedIn Videos!  Dana Mantilia on Linkedin  and www.identron.com  for more information Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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April 14, 2020
Ep. 48 The Thriving In Chaos Project with Paulette Rigo and Sonia Queralt: The New Normal is NOW
Wow! The Great Pause has begun. Candid Conversations are the New Normal.  The Thriving In Chaos PROJECT is born!!! After a year of flying solo hosting Thriving In Chaos I JOIN forces with Sonia Queralt Esq. of Divorceify! Join Registered Mediator and Certified Divorce Coach, Paulette Rigo and Attorney At Law, Sonia Queralt every week for candid, honest and inspiring conversation on 9 podcast platforms and The Thriving in Chaos Project Facebook Page. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com   
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April 14, 2020
Ep. 46 Christian Family: Are you fatalizing or fantasizing about divorce?
Christian Family, Esq. formerly known as Jamie Campbell (Pickens)(Manning) is a respected attorney with nearly 20 years of experience.  Christian was an endorsed candidate for Franklin County Domestic Court Judge in 2010 and limits her practice to divorce and family formation. Christian earned her Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in 2001 and her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Rochester in 1998. Twice divorced, Christian is now the mother of three little ones. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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April 1, 2020
Ep. 45 Holly Haynes: It's a privilege to age... NOT a curse. How to let yourself off the hook and find peace.
Holly and Paulette met on the little island of Ambergris Caye a few years back when life felt a bit simpler.  Even though life has changed considerably for both of them, they continue to shape, inspire and empower the lives of women all over the world as they share their passion for helping women live their best most authentic lives. Holly grew up in Tyler, Texas, and now resides in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with her dad and 2 of your five children. Holly has been a Home Builder and Designer for 30 years in a business she named Shagalicious!! She also opened the Blue Water Collection in Belize and a diner named after her Mom called Kay’s Diner. But Holly’s passion is now her online e-commerce “Age Me Gracefully” site where she and a bright community of women ages 40-65 can learn and find support in doing just that…age gracefully. Some notable quotes from our conversation. Definition of graceful: Learn to let go and let God Human beings versus human doings “Girl, you gotta let go of things. Let yourself off the hook”  As we age, we see things differently.  I didn't slide into it. I didn’t move into it …it was a hurricane.  Life does not escape one of us and divorce does not avoid many of us!  Maybe we should have turned right when we should have turned left. Those turns can not be changed, but our true worth is that love is at our very nature.  God is not contained in 4 walls.  Share the struggles that brought you to a place of knowing your desired change in your life.  I had lost my connection with myself.  Holly designed and built a 17000 square feet that felt like a burden and a prison.  There is no home, no car, no money that can take the place of your peace. I was desperately trying to get that back.  You think that money can buy that peace …It doesn’t. That comes from you. You can’t get it from a credit card, spouse, children…none of it. We are creatures that are made to have peace. What did that feel like? I lost myself.  Identity was in my husband. I had no identity of my own. Anytime a family breaks up there are no winners. Biggest lessons I have learned to forgive myself and to love myself. I had to learn to finally let go and learn to love myself again.  My happy was gone.  I have been hurt and I have done the hurting.  I learned that I am worthy.  When you lose yourself. When you renew your mind. You have to date yourself. I have been single for 8 years.  Your mistakes do not define who you are.  You are going to be ok no matter what happens. If it doesn’t matter in 100 years it doesn't matter.  Ignore other people's opinions. Forgive yourself quickly.  To anyone listening who feels stuck, consider what the word stuck really means. Move on, Get help, Don’t isolate. and Prayer, Believe.  Life is too short to do something you are not passionate about. Learn to grow and seek support.  There is no shame. All that pain is worth it.  I wanted to heal my heart and I just wanted to help women heal their hearts too.  Hot flashes I call my own private summer. I said to myself... “There is no way I can do this aging thing Gracefully”  Great feeling to work from home and be your own boss. Share your passion and what is it that makes you get up in the morning and shout YES! you can find Holly at  https://agemegracefully.com/
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March 25, 2020
Ep. 44 Pam Roy: A Success Story! She wanted to keep the family but she didn't want to keep the marriage.
Meet Pam Roy! Through her writing, speaking and mentorship, Pam advocates for the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults. She writes a blog for parents about education and preparing students for the future of work.  Inspired by the meaning-centered philosophy of Viktor Frankl, Pam is involved in film and book projects related to bringing his ideas to a new generation.  She is the Executive Producer of an upcoming short film series entitled, Meaning in Madness, which shines a light on the systemic issues contributing to the epidemic of mental health disorders in students.  She volunteers her time with foster youth and has created a community involvement program for International Sanctuary, a social enterprise that empowers girls and women rescued from human trafficking. Pam is the mother of three daughters ages 19, 20 and 22 https://www.pamroyblog.com Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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March 18, 2020
Ep. 43 Barbara Bell: Retirement is not guaranteed and other financial myths.
Barbara Bell is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) who has built a business around helping individuals and couples navigate the complex financial decisions involved in divorce.  As a child of divorce, Barbara saw firsthand the impact a lack of knowledge and support can have. You may not know what you have. You may not know what you’re entitled to. You may not know what to ask. You need someone by your side to educate, support and guide you through the process so you can find a brighter new beginning. A graduate of Drexel University, Barbara came to the financial services industry after a career in architecture. She worked in both residential and commercial design, before moving overseas to own and operate an interior design and custom furniture company.  When Barbara returned to the U.S., she decided to turn the experience running the financial side of her business into an opportunity to help others navigate the complex but vital world of finance. She became a financial advisor, and in addition to her CDFA, she holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) certification at Cannon Advisors, where she specializes in financial planning, wealth management, retirement and cash-flow planning.  Now, as the founder and CEO of Bell Divorce Advisors, Barbara uses her financial education to empower women and men in the midst of a divorce. She is trained and experienced in analyzing the personal, business and tax issues inherent in the divorce process. And she provides education, support and guidance to help her clients find their way to an equitable settlement and a brighter new beginning. www.belldivorceadvisors.com Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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March 13, 2020
Ep. 42 Sonia Queralt: Attorney, mother, Divorceify CEO teaches us why it's good to be allergic to bullshit!
Paulette and Sonia explore a fun, raw and spirited deep conversation!!  You don't want to miss this one. Sonia is a divorce litigator and a divorce survivor. She now dedicates her career to helping people going through divorce focus on making their happily ever after possible.  Sonia earned her bachelor’s degree at American University and studied law at Northeastern University School of Law. She lives in New York with her husband, her 9-month-old son and two cats, Bella and Ninja.  “Divorce is brutal and life-changing, there is just no way around that. To get through a divorce in the healthiest way possible, people need the right type of help that addresses their pain points and personal needs – divorce cannot be a one size fits all approach. Surrounding yourself with a safe space and the right team will make all of the difference. Trust me – I’ve lived it.” Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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March 2, 2020
Ep. 41 MD Kiley Hanish teaches us after pregnancy and infant loss, our experience with grief can be very internal.
MD Kiley Hanish is an Occupational therapist who specializes in pregnancy and infant loss.  Grief and trauma need to be experienced. And we all must understand that everyone experiences them differently.  The MOVIE Return to Zero was created in honor of their son Norbert.  HOPE: The Foundation was created  Healing Retreat Outreach and education Peer support and community Empowerment What should women expect when they attend one of your retreats?  15-20 women come to feel validated and feel heard, to be supported and to process their feelings and grief.  Yoga, Niia, Talk group circles, Cognitive work, Crafts, Bodywork, Free time, Downtime, time in nature and time to rest.  All of the women are scared and nervous at first and leave feeling loved and respected for their experience.  There is no time limit on processing grief. Anywhere from 2-3 weeks to 35 years! Pregnancy and infant loss is a traumatic PTSD experience that doctors and hospitals are not prepared to handle properly.  Doctors are unprepared for stillbirth! It truly breaks my heart to know how unprepared they are.  Calling to tell the story: Isolated and alone, Felt validated, Felt safe Bring them together and nurture them. I realized that time doesn't heal if you aren't going to work on it. It brought me to my knees. I could now relate to other people who had gone through the same It wasn’t my job to heal them it was my job to hold the space. Learned to feel my feelings and not push them away. It allowed me to cry and mope around and just feel. Gave me permission to be with myself where I was at the moment. Honoring this in myself. It is not going to go away. There will be times now I still feel the pain.  Allowing the idea of integration of the experience. Conflict of what we are going through to the outside. Versus what’s going on on the inside. "I’m fine" attitude! Safe space is created to reconnect to themselves. I am transformed into this new fully developed human. I embrace all parts of myself. I choose to be vulnerable. Kiley kept her own Divorce private and put on a brave mask.  With does grief look like and feel like?  The reason she created HOPE is from her own transformational growth after infant loss. Expanding to a wider community allows a safe place for the unraveling to unfold. Trying to rebuild yourself all in a setting and power of community.  How can we create communities where people help people?  I see the future of training health professionals.  Helping men become vulnerable too! Life is really hard. We all need help.  Being able to accept the full picture of life is complex. We don’t have to be defined by our pain and experience. It wasn’t until I actively participated in our own growth that we heal. We all need a guide. We all need someone to walk with you through your pain. I believe Kiley is that spiritual guide. Kiley's next retreat is in April in Northern CA You can reach out to Kiley anytime!!  RTZ.hope.org
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February 24, 2020
Ep. 40 Kelley Henry gets us Juicy!
Kelley is a passionate lover of all things JUICE. Juice is big business in the US, and it takes a lot of work, tons of organic produce, and precision timing to make a good clean, healthy juice. Kelley should know...as she had made certified organic cold-pressed juice for over five years when she opened Bamboo Juices here in Georgia after making it in her mom's kitchen. Paulette met Kelley at her kitchen tour and was overwhelmed by her skill and knowledge of being able to grow a brave business as a female entrepreneur that is changing the lives of so many for the better.  Juicing can make a difference in healing and detoxifying the human body and soul. She began her journey as a burnt-out Archeology graduate who traveled to over 40 countries studying Blue Zone cultures. Kelley found her self exhausted, eating a diet of processed foods, having severe cystic acne, and battling depression. She How did Bamboo come into fruition? It's so crazy how things come together and transpire. Kelley traveled around and the world and lived in tons of different places and learned so much about other culture's diets and healthy living. After 15 years of moving from one place to the next, I came back to my hometown and became really unhealthy, which lead to an undiagnosed illness. Luckily, I came across the work of Dr. Max Gerson and became inspired to start juicing to improve my health. Slowly but surely, I began to feel better. There was no cold-pressed juice that encompassed what I believe every juice should have to be truly transforming to your health. I started making the juices and almond milk in my mom's kitchen using spices from India, fruits from local farmers, superfoods from Asia and a whole host of other ingredients that inspired me and got me excited about health. Friends and family started buying juices and milk and one thing lead to another. Next thing I knew I was in a meeting with the director at Serenbe, Garnie Nygren. We hit it off, and she became not only a dear friend but my business partner. We now have our own kitchen, tons of employees, free home delivery and are selling it all over Atlanta. I believe that when you have a product that you are passionate about, is creative, innovative, and helping others transform their life for the better, and the sky is the limit. Reach out to Kelley personally at Kelley@bamboojuices.com and follow her on Facebook and Instagram at BambooJuices ordering is easy and the juice is genuinely delicious www.bamboojuices.com Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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February 19, 2020
Ep. 39 Maureen Spencer: Infectious Disease is nothing to sneeze at!!
Maureen Spencer, RN, M.Ed. has been an Infection Preventionist for over 40 years and is certified in infection control (CIC). As one of the early pioneers in infection control, she was awarded the APIC National Carole DeMille Award in 1990 and was selected as one of the APIC Heroes of Infection Prevention in 2007.  In 2012 she was selected as one of the "Who's Who of Infection Prevention" and in 2017 was recognized as a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC) for her advanced practice in infection prevention and leader within the field. She is currently an independent Infection Preventionist Consultant from Boston, MA and offers consulting and lecture presentations. Maureen has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented many abstracts/posters at the national conference. She is a national and international speaker on an array of infection prevention and control topics. Her previous positions included Director, Clinical Education at Accelerate Diagnostics, Tucson, AZ; Corporate Director, Infection Prevention for Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, PA; Infection Control Manager at New England Baptist Hospital (an Orthopedic Center of Excellence in Boston) and Director of the Infection Control Unit at Mass General Hospital, Boston, You can learn more about Maureen and her exceptional work in yoga, energy healing, nursing, education, infectious disease control and her speaking engagements on www.maureenspencer.com and www.findinginnerpeace.com  Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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February 5, 2020
Ep. 38 Kristen Coffield: Is what you eat, eating you? `
Kristen Coffield is the founder and owner of The Culinary Cure, a consulting business and education website dedicated to helping people harness the power of food to change their lives. Kristen is a passionate advocate for food as medicine. She reinvented her life after a series of events that left her health compromised, spiritually depleted and emotionally drained. Taking the simple daily habit of eating, Kristen turned what was on the end of her fork into a superpower to fuel her best life. As an educator, author and culinary disruptor, Kristen inspires people to harness the power of food and habit, take control of the controllable, and live healthier happier lives. She believes a largely plant-based diet holds the key to enhanced wellness and disease prevention; and that creating powerful culinary habits can profoundly influence longevity. Kristen is a regular contributor on Good Morning Washington, ABC7 and Fox5, where she inspires and motivates viewers to take charge of their health with easy plant-based recipes and nutrition tips. Her writing has been featured in DC Refined, Great Day Washington, Washingtonian and in multiple other publications. She is regularly a featured speaker and wants to inspire you to use food to “live as you mean it!” The Kitchen Intervention is Kristen’s signature program for addressing the root cause of peoples’ frustrations with shopping, cooking and eating healthier. It is a process that reboots the kitchen to be a powerful partner in wellness transformation, eliminating useless habits and mindsets around food, and cooking, and creating new health-supporting ones. Kristen has created a signature Master Class that is not complicated, expensive or hard to follow. The Culinary Cure Master Class is a stepping stone for creating positive life changes. It is a 4-week course that teaches individuals how to eliminate habits that do not serve the body and soul and replace them with life-supporting habits that do. Kristen and her husband have developed Legal Wellness Education www.legalwellnesseducation.com , a comprehensive wellness education program tailored to the unique needs of the legal profession. Kristen’s Master Class, book, articles, videos, and recipes can be found on her website: www.theculinarycure.com. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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January 31, 2020
Ep. 37 Jillian Haddad: Snarky Sass, Kombucha and Butter Me up!
Jillian Haddad is here to set the record straight on how to shift your thinking and buying power.  Jillian Haddad, the owner of Butter Me Up Organics, started her company in 2008 after the frustration of not finding any nontoxic items in stores. She believes that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it and strives every day for the smallest environmental impact. She has been zero waste from the start, cruelty-free, dye and fragrance-free as well as completely sustainable packaging. I started Butter Me Up for myself back in 2008. I was living in Pasadena and had always been VERY particular about the products I used on myself. At that time, that meant you shopped at Whole Foods or the lucky boutique you ran across once every 5 years that didn't just make things that smelled good. Finally, one day after spending $25 on body butter, I thought to myself, 'I can make this'...and Butter Me Up Organics was created. I spent the next THREE years pouring over ingredients, benefits, quality, safety, certifications and where the ingredients came from and carefully crafted each recipe with purpose.  Each recipe is my own and many, many hours of care and research were poured into everyone. I chose things not on the cost but for the most benefit each recipe could bring. I designed everything to have the most therapeutic qualities possible in the bottle/jar/tin. I continue to hand make each product today. Each item is packaged in glass, tin or paper. Many people tried to convince me along the way to use plastic and with the extreme added cost of glass, especially in shipping, I almost did. But I couldn't. It just seemed to negate all of the care that I put into the standards of the ingredients and the recipes. I use all recycled paper, soy inks, sustainable printers, and recycled packing materials. It is important for me to keep this earth as green as possible for future generations. Well here we are, years later and I'm beyond happy with the choices I made. My margins aren't nearly as high as others. I could get everything cheaper, but I feel great about the product that I'm giving. I KNOW it's the best that's out there, and that makes me feel great. Making them by hand without any synthetic ingredients, fragrances or dyes is a quality that is unparalleled. I love emails. I've received many emails with photos about how the Boo Boo b Gone helped a child's eczema disappear the same day or how a mother bought the acne treatment and green soap for her high school son with severe acne and now it's gone. Seeing those before and afters gives me a feeling I can't even describe as anything but purpose. I'm doing what I love, helping people with the best ingredients available here on earth. Who wouldn't be happy? Contact me at jillian@buttermeuporganics.com Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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January 15, 2020
Ep. 36 Linda Beach: Learn how to live a life you don't need a vacation from!
Linda Beach is the adventurous founder of Freedom Lifestyle Today, a multi-faceted company that offers retreats and courses and coaching. She teaches women how to create a life they don’t need a vacation from. She’s been an entrepreneur her entire adult life, founding over a dozen businesses, including a chain of spa schools in 1998. Linda went on to become a well-known teacher, speaker, and writer for the spa industry and coached thousands of budding entrepreneurs to success. In early 2016, Linda sold her schools, became a certified life coach, gave away nearly everything she owned and moved to the sparkling shores of Ambergris Caye, Belize with her rescue pup, Bailey. Since then she’s traveled and lived all around the world, working from her laptop, hosting retreats, teaching others how to design retreats and having the time of her life.   Dream Lifestyle Roadmap: http://bit.ly/dreamlifestyleroadmap Footloose & Fancy-Free Italy Retreat: https://freedomlifestyletoday.com/tuscany-italy-2020/ Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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January 1, 2020
Ep. 35 Eliza Bacot: She makes her way out of the ICU and into changing what you use in your medicine cabinet AND the CBD hype!
Meet Eliza! She’s got a lot of letters after her name: Eliza Bacot, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, Certified Wellness Practitioner. For 16 years, she worked as a nurse turned nurse practitioner in critical care with a focus on mitigating disease with pharmaceuticals. Eliza’s wellness journey began after seeing the level of preventable illness and suffering in the ICU without discussions of the toxic culture people live in. Women are exposed to 168 chemicals on a daily basis between all the products we use… starting with your toilet paper!  Hear what you can do to avoid toxins in your food and home. Eliza was introduced to essential oils in 2014 by her Emory graduate school instructor. With a strong desire to promote wellness and tools for preventing illness within the community, she made a career transition to become a certified wellness practitioner in addition to her nurse practitioner certification. Encouraged by her husband, Eliza quit her job in 2017 and started her own wellness business, The Organic South, to work with individuals and corporations to encourage a wellness-based lifestyle. She finds great success in encouraging the use of doTerra essential oils, healthy food choices, toxin avoidance, and mindfulness. Other tools that her clients use is doing a home detox or GI mapping of one’s gut health. Just like me, Eliza sees a world where people think of good health as a merger of modern and natural medicine. This is why Eliza Bacot is on a mission to keep people out of the ICU and restore their health through education of herbal medicine. www.theorganicsouth.com  Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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December 26, 2019
Ep. 34 Amber Gregory: It is not about finding peace, it's about being at peace with what we find.
YOGA IS MY TRUE PASSION... The practice found me over ten years ago and has followed me around with nurturing love ever since. My yoga experience began at Charlestown Yoga in Boston, Massachusetts while volunteering for a non-profit organization that offered alternative healing services to veterans. In exchange, I was able to take yoga classes at the studio. I soon became a regular, sometimes taking two, even three classes each day. Simultaneously, I experienced a couple of unexpected lay-offs from my jobs in online advertising sales and this opened up some space to make what was initially a physical practice a very spiritual journey for me. With the completion of my 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2007, I began to pursue my teaching career in yoga. First, managing the studio part-time and then, teaching as many classes as I could in and around Boston. This journey through my practice has paved the path for many of the challenges I would face later on in a way that nothing else could have prepared me for. In 2011, at age 35, I was teaching yoga and running a Bed & Breakfast on Martha's Vineyard when I was diagnosed with stage 2/3 triple-negative breast cancer. My life turned upside down. Planning a wedding turned into deciding on a treatment plan for the following year. 16 chemo treatments, two surgeries and 30 days of radiation is what followed. That is what my treatment looked like on paper, but I believe I was saved because of yoga, the community at MGH, and my 'tribe'. Students would pop up with messages of love and support when I least expected it, at hospitals, on the street, along with various other places and in moments that you couldn't predict if you tried. I practiced hot power yoga the day after chemo with a bald head, surrounded by my tribe. This is what yoga is, a place where we can turn things off and look inside ourselves, without judgment or ego but with vulnerability and humble love. I am 7 years cancer-free, a wife and a mother of two small children. I have faith and hope and yoga taught me that. My students and colleagues continually inspire and teach me so much about myself. This is what I hope to share with you - on and off the mat. Namaste. CONTACT ME I am continually honored to represent KiraGrace as a Warrior Ambassador. KiraGrace is a  leader in Yoga Clothing Apparel and all of their clothing is responsibly manufactured in the USA. I was chosen as a Brand Ambassador because of my leadership on and off of the mat, community involvement, and seva, or service. I continually try to exercise leadership through my commitment to the betterment of this community and my teachings of yoga. To check out this amazing company, please go to www.kiragrace.com. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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November 27, 2019
Ep. 33 Julie Lord: What's it like raising a family in an Agrihood you ask?
Chiropractor Pilates Teacher shares her story of raising a family in an unconventional way and watches them thrive.  JULIE LORD Most know Pilates instructor Julie Lord as Dr. Julie Lord, the local chiropractor!   Dr. Lord graduated from Life University in Atlanta. Julie brings her therapeutic touch to the mat by focusing on making classes healing and balancing for the body. With an undergrad in psychology from Campbell University in North Carolina, she likes to add a zen touch, ending each class in a short relaxation/meditation moment. This also makes her Pilates practice unique. Julie credits her style to her first Pilates teacher and mentors Cathy Jackson in Athens, Georgia who was trained by one of the first certified classes by the PhysicalMind Institute. Dr. Lord is certified through SCW certification programs.  Julie Pilates' teaching career started in Athens Georgia for the UGA Ramsey Center and at Sangha yoga studio in Athens. Julie resides with her husband Shane, teenage son Koby, and daughter Skyler in Serenbe. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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November 20, 2019
Ep. 32 Taylor Wells: How Living Your Best Life isn't an option it's Who You Are. OH and did we mention WINE!!?
Taylor Wells and Paulette met in Nantucket during the Nantucket Yoga Festival while Taylor was teaching and Paulette was soaking up the sun and the vibe. Taylor blew Paulette away and the two have been friends and sisters ever since. \ ✨ Happy SuperMom of 5✨ ✨Graduate of Brown University and Columbia University.✨ ✨Founder of 5 Prana Power Yoga Studios✨ ✨Author✨ ✨Entrepreneur✨ ✨United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador✨ ✨Founder of Prana Restaurant - the first raw vegan restaurant in Newton Massachusetts✨ ✨Juice PLUS+ Sales Coordinator✨ ✨Law of Attraction Mindfulness based Coach✨ ✨Law of Attraction Mindfulness based Therapist✨ ✨Scout and Cellar Consultant✨ ScoutandCellar.com/TaylorWells TaylorWells.me TaylorWells.JuicePlus.com BostonHerald.com Taylor Wells, M.A., M.Ed., RYT Founder of Prana Power Yoga™, Author & Entrepreneur Taylor speaks, teaches, and inspires at conferences all over the world, including The Nantucket Yoga Festival, The Young Presidents’ Organization, Prana Fest, Women’s Wellness, Longevity Now, The Yoga Chant Fest, and Yoga for Peace.   She is an author, entrepreneur, and founder of Prana Power Yoga™ (5 studios in Massachusetts and New York), United Nations Yoga Peace Ambassador, Law of Attraction & Mindfulness-Based Therapist, Law of Attraction & Mindfulness-Based Coach, Boston Herald Columnist, Boston Herald Blogger, Master Yoga & Spiritual Teacher, Creator and sole writer of Super-mom.com, Wellness, and Healthy Lifestyle Activist with Juice PLUS+.   A graduate of Brown University (A.B.) and Columbia University (M.A., M.Ed.), Taylor trained over 100 yoga teachers a year in her renowned Prana Power Yoga™ Teacher Training Program in both Massachusetts and New York and taught 25 times a week at all of her PPY locations for 16 years.  She is a happy Super-mom of five, including twin nine-year-old boys, and resides in her happy place, Barrington, Rhode Island.  Taylor’s best-selling book—Create The Best Life Ever:  Real Life Stories to Get Inspired, Inspiration Card Deck, and DVDs are available at TaylorWells.me, Amazon.com and selected stores. Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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November 13, 2019
Ep. 31 Megan Schaeffer: How Art and Community Can Save Us From Feeling Lost and Disconnected
Megan is a lover of art and community. She is the director of The Art Farm at Serenbe and is dedicated to bringing art to everyone in all of its forms to share its beauty and healing qualities.  Join Paulette and Megan for this candid chat as they discuss the healing aspects of art and how important it is to the community.  Megan Schaeffer is the Art Farm Director at Serenbe. After receiving a BA in Arts Management from the College of Charleston, Schaeffer completed the Sotheby's Institute of Fine Art intensive program on Gallery Management and Curatorial Studies. She was a founding team member of the Charleston, SC chapter of Creative Mornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series focusing on leaders in the creative community. Her time as Outreach Coordinator for Artist & Craftsman Supply, an employee-owned art supply company, led to a love of art supplies (ask her about types of oil paint, she'll keep you a while) and, more importantly, arts education. Most recently, Schaeffer was the Artist Liaison & Art Resource Coordinator for a prominent Atlanta art consulting firm. Since moving to Atlanta in 2015, she has worked with ArtsATL, an arts publication, on its programming and sponsorship, and serves on the advisory board of ArtsNOW. She is driven by a passion to build creative communities and create meaningful opportunities for artists. You can find Megan Schaeffer on www.meganschaeffer.com  Paulette Rigo CDC, CDS Consultant/Coach Author Speaker Podcast Host 1:1 Retreats Find out more about Paulette at www.betterdivorceacademy.com www.bettercareerproject.com www.betterdivorceblueprint.com www.betterdivorcesummit.com
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November 6, 2019
Ep. 30 Melissa McKim: The Future of Yoga- The Practice, The Training, The Teaching. How Breath Can Alter the Devastation of Anxiety.
RYT500 Melissa joins Paulette for a heartfelt conversation about how yoga can change your life for the better.  Melissa McKim from Marshfield MA is a student and Yoga Alliance registered graduate of Sacred Space Yoga School's 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training.  Melissa started her healing and transformation journey back in the late 90’s when she felt lost, confused and hurting and she had no idea why.  Her life looked great on the outside but it felt ugly and painful on the inside and it was yoga that saved her.  Paulette invites Melissa to be her guest as she knows how common Melissa's experience is.  We all at some point in our lives struggle with feelings of anxiety and yoga and the study and practice of pranayama are highly effective.  Melissa's Video with Rodney Yee, hot power yoga classes were the start of her journey but she still didn't feel any lasting effects of the practice.  She would take classes and sit in my car, break out in hives and try to calm herself down.  Melissa continued to go but knew she needed something deeper, something more soothing, something tangible.  She knew she needed to find a yoga teacher training to be able to understand the history, theory, and philosophy of yoga and not just a choreographed sequence of movements.  There was something that was helping her and she needed to know what that was and why it was working. Heated practice was throwing Melissa's (Pitta) fire on fire. Melissa found Maureen Spencer, Paulette's original mentor, and guru.  What we see in group classes is effective but her teachers weren’t giving her the science behind it. In 2014, RYT500, Reiki Master Owner director Unplug and Be Mindful Yoga in Marshfield MA Developing your own YTT and how that affecting your teaching More aware and patient, Handle daily life with ease Still passionate able to channel them in a different way Called to open the studio Moving into healing energy of Reiki  Balance the subtle energetic body Very peaceful experience  Helping the whole person heal instead of just the body symptoms  How can yoga help me in a healing way? Where are they in their life? We meet people where they are Have perception looking for exercise Given that there are 5500 RYS and 60,000 yoga teachers registered with YA 80% of Yoga teachers are only 200 hour a lot of pieces of training that are quick programs held over a month.  I was called to teach deeply Give them a really good base Teaching adults and teens with Anxiety Anxiety is still taboo Indie films "Angst" They suggest tools to go grab some ice cubes and put them in your hands I use ice cubes to build sympathy for expected fathers for the mother in labor I ignore him and give my attention Didn’t touch on breath or yoga Mother of 3 amazing kids and one in particular with special needs Definition of dedication to causes with many Philanthropic causes and chairs Last year got involved with a group Help Imperatives Battered women Escaping dysfunctional relationships and marriages Go into their house to teach children They really need to be brought out of their environment Trauma-informed yoga Give them choices Ask permission Aware of boundaries Boston Trauma-informed yoga sensitive teacher Teach yoga to women incarcerated and on probation Things can come up Forget at 37:17 all of the pictures that you see online Yoga is felt and experienced The Future of Yoga Studio and their ability to be focused on holistic wellness POV and “exercise”
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October 30, 2019
Ep. 29 Anne Jolles teaches us how to walk the Grace Trail and go from denial to peace.
Paulette and Anne go way back. Anne was instrumental in allowing her to access that part of her that had the courage to dig deep, ask the right questions and change her life for the better.  Anne is the creator of Grace Path and Grace Notes. She was a life coach before life coaching was cool.  Anne Barry Jolles is a renowned life coach, award-winning author, TEDx speaker, and creator of Grace TrailⓇ. Blending life experiences and research, Jolles created the Grace Trail and has shared it with tens of thousands as it evolved for over a decade.  The trail has many forms, including an actual trail in Plymouth, MA, virtual trails, workshops, webinars, retreats, and products, and has been featured by Good Housekeeping, NPR, Boston Globe and more.  Jolles thrives on helping courageous people take five steps to their best lives through her message of joy, hope, and resiliency.  The Grace Trail is a simple five-step process that starts with gratitude and ends with hope.   By asking and reflecting on the five Grace Trail questions…  Gratitude: What am I grateful for?  Release: What do I need to release to move forward with my life?  Acceptance: What is calling out for acceptance?  Challenge: What is the next challenge of my own choosing?  Embrace: What can I embrace as possible?  You will find that you are walking off your worries and accessing hope and possibility.  Anne explains her personal terrifying journey of despair before she goes on creating the actual, now-famous Grace Trail in Nelson Park in Plymouth, MA by gathering the beach stones, writing the words and questions on them and placing them along a 1-mile trail that thousands have discovered and walked.   Now, the Grace Trail has become a global movement, with trails popping up all over the world, including an indigenous reservation in British Columbia and Egypt!    But...hold on, You don’t have to come to Plymouth to walk Grace Trail!  You can create your own Trail at your home, work, office, church, hospital, school, senior center, college, recovery center, park, convention center, workshop, backyard or kitchen windowsill. The wonderful thing about the Grace Trail is that it can be adapted to meet the needs and objectives of any group. It can as big or small as it needs to be. As a result, Grace Trails are showing up in the most amazing ways.   A wide range of services are available, including Grace Trail products, keynote speeches, Grace Trail workshops, webinars, fundraising, retreats, installation of permanent Grace Trails, and much more. Grace Trail has been featured by Good Housekeeping, Boston Globe, and NPR.  Large-scale Grace Trails (picture hundreds to thousands walking the Grace Trail at the same time) have been run through the Massachusetts Conference for Women, Rose Kennedy Greenway / FIGMENT Festival, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation Passport to Survivorship and more. Anne gave a TEDx Talk entitled “Cracking the Grace Code”, which has been viewed over 6,000 times.  Every week, Anne sends out weekly, free messages of hope and possibility to subscribers that are very popular and shareable. Inspirational, fun images are accompanied by relevant messages – hope in 100 words or less! Key takeaway - By asking and reflecting on key questions about the five components of GRACE - Gratitude, Release, Acceptance, Challenge, and Embrace - you will find that you are walking off your worries and accessing hope.  A good question can be the beginning of a great adventure. All you have to do is just show up and start walking.  You can find Anne at www.gracetrail.com She will be happy to help you find GRACE in your life towards healing and transformation
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October 16, 2019