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21
DEC
2015

Who Do You Say That You Are?

In the early 1980s, I learned about affirmations. I took workshops and read books about them. Louise Hay was just starting out when I read and embraced You Can Heal Your Life. For years, I have used techniques like meditation, journaling and vision boards. To start the new year...
07
DEC
2015

Is the Path to Divorce a Yellow Brick Road?

Lynn Torre, a Certified Financial Planner and founder of Financial Transitions, Ltd., hosts the Mind Money Connection on WebTalkRadio. Her podcasts – and corresponding books – educate folks about financial management by tapping into archetypes in fairy tales. When...
27
MAY
2015

Keep Talking

Difficult conversations – we encounter them all the time, but what do we do? Do we avoid them altogether, forge ahead and hope all turns out okay …? In the groundbreaking book, Difficult Conversations by Stone, Patten, and Heen, the authors lay out a methodology for...
16
MAR
2015

Who is Happy?

What feeds our happiness? What factors play a role in our happiness level? In this article for Suburban Life Magazine, Theresa elaborates on the idea that one way to raise your  happiness quotient is to simply focus on what is right in front of you – acknowledging the...
26
JAN
2015

A Beautiful Legacy

Inspired by several former clients, Theresa shares an expanded view of legacy.  Yes, it is nice to be able to pass down wealth to our children. Other ways of viewing legacy include the creation of art or businesses.  Breaking a dysfunctional pattern offers future generations a...
13
JAN
2015

Transforming Relationships

In this first article for Suburban Life Magazine, Theresa discusses how time transforms relationships. Look back at how your relationship with a parent or sibling has changed over the years. Consider your best friend from high school or college – is the relationship the...
19
NOV
2014

Taming the Paper Monster

People’s lives can be complicated. When a couple gets divorced, life often gets even more complicated. Many aspects of their lives need to be untangled, including finances. That means sharing and understanding financial statements, tax returns, and lots of other documents...
01
OCT
2014

Organization for Effective Co-Parenting

As a guest contributor to the October 2014 Piles to Smiles newsletter, Theresa writes about how parenting requires organization systems and communication skills – family calendars, dinner conversations and homework rules provide structure for kids and reduce stress on...
01
JUL
2014

Discussing Collaborative Divorce in Glancer Magazine

The end of a marriage does not need to cause collateral damage to the entire family. Downers Grove attorney Theresa Beran Kulat is an expert in collaborative divorce law, an emerging practice based on the commitment of both spouses to dissolve the marriage but without causing...
22
APR
2014

Flower of Life – Keeping You at the Center

Your whole life is impacted by divorce but it does not need to be defined by divorce. Helping my clients to see and understand this is one of my primary goals as a Collaborative divorce attorney. In this blog post, I am going to share with you one tool I use to help clients look...