On November 7th, Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School inducted me into their Hall of Honor along with six other women. I am both greatly humbled to be in the company of such accomplished women and grateful for the recognition of the work that I do in the field of Collaborative Practice.
The path I have taken – from a Catholic high school graduate to divorce lawyer – may seem odd to many, but my work as a lawyer, peacemaker, and mediator has its roots in the education I received at Mother McAuley. During my acceptance speech, I explained how my own family history was impacted by divorce and how I hope my work helps others avoid a similar history.
Helping people in a compassionate manner during one of the most difficult times in their lives ripples through to their relationships with family and friends. Every day when I walk into my office, I am truly glad I found a calling that allows me to make a difference in so many lives.
You can learn more about the Mother McAuley Hall of Honor and watch a video of the honorees here. (My section starts at 13:33.)