Monthly archive for October 2011

Donors or adoption or agreements… oh my!

If you are heterosexual, partnered and fertile, having children can be a fairly straightforward process.  If you are LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer),* the process generally can be…well…not so straightforward.  (No pun intended).  In addition to logistical and parenting path considerations (Do we adopt? Do we find a surrogate? Do we use a known or unknown donor?), LGBTQ parents must be

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In memorium …

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is

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Resource sharing: Conversational Riffs

One of my favorite resources to recommend to clients is a fabulous little book called Conversational Riffs, written by a colleague of mine from the UK, Neil Denny.  Neil is a collaborative lawyer (or, solicitor, as he is known in the UK), and has done quite a bit of field study on conflict and communication through his legal practice.  The size of a

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