Three Messy Lessons of Tidying Revealed

By Help Person|March 15, 2019|Main Blog|0 comments

Part 3 of My Tidy Experiment This is the third part in a series of posts. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2. Marie Kondo’s tidy little book on tidying packs a powerful punch and I’m taking the hit. It’s been several weeks, maybe even a month since I first started my tidy experiment. As I dig deeper into this whole process, I realize there are several reasons I’m doing it. I’m doing this to better my coaching. I’m a believer of not asking of others what you’re not willing to do yourself. When I coach my clients on environmental design, I want to know all aspects of the process so we can create a winnable game. I’m also ready for some big changes in my life and what better place to start than in my own home? I’ve set some big goals for myself and my life coaching practice in 2019. In order to achieve those dreams, I need to set myself up for success. As I look around my home, it doesn’t reflect Leanne the Life Coach as much as it reflects Leanne in Transition. Partly because I never unpacked when I moved into this home, and partly because I’m surrounded

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My Tidy Experiment. Part 2

By Help Person|February 21, 2019|Main Blog|0 comments

Everyone’s discovering the secret of tidying up with Tidy Expert & Author, Marie Kondo. This is the second part in a series of posts. Click here to read Part 1. A few weeks ago I jumped on the tidy train. I began with my closet, and I’m happy to report it’s still intact. However, I will admit that I’m having some challenges with my sweaters. Like my old teenage self, they’re rebelling and won’t conform. Besides gaining insight into my clothes, I’m learning more about this whole tidy process. Tidying is more fun with the two of us. As I mentioned at the end of Part 1 in this blog series, The Boyfriend was impressed with my tidy closet and suggested we KonMari his closet, too. So we spent a romantic Friday evening doing just that. I’m pretty sure there’s a joke here about tidy whities, but in an effort to keep it brief, we’ll just go commando. The Boyfriend and I removed everything from his closet and believe it or not, he had almost as many clothes as me. His wardrobe consists of well over one hundred t-shirts, half of which were purchased for sentimental reasons and rarely, if ever, worn. Who am I

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Is your life feeling messy? Part 1

By Help Person|February 13, 2019|Main Blog|3 comments

Everyone’s discovering the secret of tidying up with Tidy Expert & Author, Marie Kondo. So I jumped on the Tidy Train, too. This is the first post in a series. Click here to read My Tidy Experiment Part 2. As a life coach, I’m spending a lot of time observing and learning about both the conscious and subconscious effects of our environment. Thanks to my own unique situation, I’ve been personally obsessed with this particular notion for the past several months. Although our environment is made up of nine different parts, our physical surroundings are probably the first thing we think about when we hear the word “environment”. There are many ways to assess our surroundings, and since everyone including my clients have been talking about the latest craze of tidying up, I thought it’d be fun to experiment with it. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard about Marie Kondo and her “Japanese art of decluttering and organizing” (also called the KonMarie Method). Enthusiastically jumping on the bandwagon, I picked up a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It was an easy read and by the time I finished, it was as if I were

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New Year. New Us.

By Leanne Linsky|January 8, 2019|Main Blog|0 comments

Life Lafter 2018 is looking good! Hello 2019! Hey friends! It’s me, Leanne, and I can’t tell you how relieved and excited I am for the new year. Last year was filled with unexpected surprises, new challenges that demanded growth, and opportunities to try new things. As a result, I have some big plans for 2019 and I’d love to share them with you. First, I’ve already made some changes to the business. In case you hadn’t noticed, we have a new logo! I loved the last one, but I feel we’ve evolved and I wanted something that reflects where we are going rather than where we’ve been. This new logo does exactly that. You may have noticed that I also dropped divorce from the name. Divorce has played a big role in my life, but it doesn’t define me…or my business. It’s time to spread these wings! Go ahead and check out the new and improved website. I’m still making some tweaks here and there – like everything, it’s a work in progress. Since beginning this entrepreneurial journey in 2014, I’ve learned a ton. My experience with divorce and love for performing is what got me on this path. But my vision has evolved as I learned from

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Episode 099: Thougthts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|December 25, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Surprise! Surprise! King of the One Liners, Barry Weisenberg, returns to share with us.  Today Barry has found happiness with The Very Best Woman Ever (we’ll refer to her as The Girlfriend from this point forward). They met on Match.com. The girlfriend, now divorced, had been married for 20 years with two children.  Both she and Barry knew on their first date that it felt right. Barry was single after a ten-year relationship, which gave him a son. Barry shares custody with his ex. Now that relationship is behind him, has finally found THE ONE. They are immensely happy with one another. The Girlfriend has updated his look, cooks for him, and can do his comedy if needed. She enjoys seeing him perform. What could be better than that for a comic? The Girlfriend even likes his son and enjoys spending time with him. Sounds like everything is right for the two of you. It’s better than winning at Bingo! Sorry, Barry, even this blogger can be funny. I do wish you both the best. Each week Mom-nonymous shares her thoughts on the episode. Mom-nonymous is a wife, mom, and listener of Life Lafter Divorce Podcast. She’s been married for over 50 years, has never been divorced, and would like

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Episode 099: Finally, A Very Happy Ending

By Help Person|December 25, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

      Episode 099: Finally, A Very Happy Ending with special guests Barry Weisenberg and The Girlfriend Barry Weisenberg, Comedian, King of the One-Liners, and winner of Las Vegas Comedy Festival 2006 returns to LLD podcast! This time he brings his girlfriend and we hear about why their relationship works. How they handle comedy, co-parenting, and compliments. It may take some of longer than others to find a great relationship, but they do exist. Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barry.weisenberg Instagram: @barryweisenberg Full Transcript:  Leanne: 00:05 Welcome to Life Lafter Divorce episode 99. I am your host Leanne Linsky The Boyfriend: 00:10 and I’m the boyfriend. Leanne: 00:11 Welcome back to another wonderful week of The Boyfriend: 00:18 Divorce. I had ya there. Leanne: 00:18 Yeah you did. Hey, while you’re out there tuning in, make sure you rate, review and subscribe. Give us some feedback and also check out the website at lifelafterdivorce.com. I think we’ve sold out about everything in the store, so you’re probably not gonna find anything left, so I hope you found something for your loved ones for the holidays. But Hey, what we do still have his life coaching sessions and that’s a fantastic way to start the year off right. So when you book

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Episode 098: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|December 18, 2018|Thoughts from Mom-nonymous, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 098: Moving on After Divorce with special guest David J. Glass, JD, PhD J D Glass Family Law Attorney and Author of a Best Selling Book “Moving On” was an especially informative guest this week. Not only is David an attorney, but he’s also has a degree in Psychology. He worked as a therapist, but decided that law better suited him. He and his first met while in law school. They married, had two daughters, and lived in Philadelphia. A few years later they moved to California which offered big promises. His wife went into Real Estate and David practiced family law. They drifted apart and both agreed it was time to move on. The two of them worked out custody issues for their girls and had an amicable divorce. Being single again meant getting back into a social network with friends in his free time. Prior to divorce, David and his wife went to couples therapy and learned how to work things out in a new way. It was a smart thing to do. They brainstormed solutions instead of knocking heads over one. Loved your idea of holding the egg and how to agree who has the bigger issue right now and deal with that

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Episode 098: Moving On After Divorce

By Help Person|December 18, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 098: Moving on After Divorce with special guest David J. Glass, JD, PhD Divorced and ready to move on? Where do you go from here? David J. Glass, JD, PhD., Family Law Attorney, former Therapist, and author of the new book Moving On, Redesigning Your Emotional, Financial, and Social Life After Divorce, shares his divorce experience and the opportunity it gave him to rebuild a successful life. David shares great insight and helpful tips to assess your current situation, learn from your past relationships, acquire skills to prevent repeating lesson, and explore your options to begin creating the life of your dreams. Links:Website: http://www.movingonbook.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawpsychglassLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glassfamilylaw/ Full Transcript:  Leanne: 00:00:07 Welcome to episode 98. I am your host Life Lafter Divorce. Welcome back to another wonderful week of hey, we are back and we are excited to be here with you as always, and while you’re tuning in make sure you rate, review and subscribe. We want to hear from you and feel free to check out the website, out lifelafterdivorce.com. In fact, the new year is right around the corner and I invite you to book a Free One on one life coaching session with me. Why not jumpstart your New Year and get it off

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Episode 097: Thoughts from Mom-nonymous

By Help Person|December 11, 2018|Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 097: Reduce Holiday Stress For Your Kids with special guest Alan Plevy Alan Plevy is a Top Family Law Attorney at Smolen Plevy. This was very fitting for your discussion today about holidays and family gatherings, especially between divorced parents. Take time to plan ahead on when and where your children will be going for the holidays. If you can’t agree, get a mediator for help. Be fair, have plans in writing and stick to whatever you have decided. The kids need to know the plan, what to wear, and what to take along for their stay – especially if it’s an overnighter. They may need certain toiletries or a stuffed toy they sleep with. Create some family traditions. Bake cookies, go ice skating, or go sledding. If you’re living in a warmer climate go bike riding or hiking. Anything outdoors can be fun. Other ideas include, board games, reading stories, or maybe caroling. Keep it simple and teach kids to be charitable. Its’ that time of year, and giving does lift one’s spirit. Buying a joint gift (from both Mom and Dad) is great – maybe a puppy or bike that can go with them on their weekends to the other parent’s home.

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Episode 097: Reduce Holiday Stress for Your Kids

By Help Person|December 11, 2018|Show notes, Uncategorized|0 comments

Episode 097: Reduce Holiday Stress for Your Kids with special guest Alan Plevy Holidays are all about kids and family. Reduce your stress and plan ahead! Alan Plevy shares some extremely helpful tips to make this holiday season easier. Alan is a co-founding principal and family law attorney at SmolenPlevy in suburban Washington, DC. With almost 40 years of experience, Alan is regularly named a ‘Top Lawyer’ by Washingtonian magazine. He is known for being a tenacious litigator and negotiator who is zealously devoted to his clients. Links:Website: https://smolenplevy.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmolenPlevy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smolenplevy Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/SmolenPlevy Full Transcript: Leanne: 00:05 Welcome to Life Lafter Divorce episode 97. I am your host Leanne Linsky. The Boyfriend: 00:10 And I’m The Boyfriend. Leanne: 00:11 Welcome back to another wonderful week of divorce. Hey, while you’re out there tuning in make sure you rate, review and subscribe, why? Because we want to hear it from you and hey, while you’re at it, check out the website at lifelafterdivorce.com. We have a whole online store which is perfect for your holiday shopping. Why not get something for yourself? Treat yourself to some self care products like really nice high quality soaps and candles The Boyfriend: 00:39 Get some peppermint candles around the tub. Put you in the

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