Be The Expert of Your Own Life

I often get asked what my greatest passion is, not just in interviews or Q&A sessions after talks, but by friends as well.  That's always been a difficult question for me to answer, as I have so many different pursuits that I'm highly passionate about.  Friends know that I have a huge passion for writing books on the topics of relationships and dating, they know I have a passion for domestic violence work, a passion for giving talks on relationships, and a passion for countless other things.  Read more [...]

Assessing Emotional Maturity By, Justin Nutt, LMSW

    “Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty.” - John Finley All too often emotional maturity is viewed as a given attribute that a person achieves based on their chronological age. But the truth is that young or old, 6 or 60, isn’t what defines the emotional maturity of a person. The maturity of a person isn’t something that magically is bestowed upon a person when they enter puberty, graduate high school, or turn 21, it is something that comes from within and Read more [...]

Is your life out of balance? Find the Right Life Balance

The Right Life Balance To achieve the right balance, you first need to know your values and priorities so you can allocate more time to those areas when time is limited. To prioritize what really matters to you, start by paying attention to what makes you truly happy or instantly brings a smile to your face. People often look at work/life balance as having an equal balance between the two. They view it as a balanced scale. Unfortunately, this belief does not take into account your life's purpose Read more [...]

Five Important Things Women Don’t Know About Men

  By Noah Brand editor-in-chief of the Good Men Project It’s true, men are complicated and confusing. Noah Brand clears up five common misconceptions. The title is, to be fair, an overgeneralization. These things are not universally true of all men, and there definitely are women out there who know and understand some or all of them. By and large, though, these are five areas where communication between the two most popular genders tends to break down on grounds of incomprehension. Women, Read more [...]

Think you’re too old to start over? Think again!

  It comes as a shock, doesn't it, the end of a marriage or long-term relationship? Whatever happened, whichever one of you decided to call it quits or whether it was an amicable, mutual decision, the gargantuan life changes that ensue can feel quite overwhelming. There are probably questions swimming around and around... What happened? Why me? What next?!  Think you're too old to start over? Think again! Time will help with these questions but meditation will give you peace of mind in the Read more [...]

Top Eight Ex- Etiquette Rules

Divorces are nasty, tangled affairs, and while being civil to your ex is sometimes a task as daunting as taking the one ring to Mordor (J. R. R. Tolkien's fictional universe of Middle-earth), it’s not impossible. Divorce and early post-divorce is a time when emotions are running high, decorum is soon forgotten, and everyone gets in on the mess, from in-laws to friends and family. Everyone gets a piece of the divorce drama pie, and somehow, amidst all this, you have to try and keep civil to your Read more [...]

Divorce Source Radio – Conscious Dating After Divorce

    Do you ever find yourself questioning why you are attracted to the “bad boy” or “bad girl”, the addict, the emotionally and or legally unavailable human being, it’s important to “open up the hood and look underneath”.       Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Welcome to this episode of Divorce Source Radio with Steve Peck, on today's show the topic is Conscious Dating and our guest is Elizabeth J. Tupling, MS, TLLP. Elizabeth is a psychotherapist Read more [...]

A Little Motivation for 2014

    My, my it’s 2014. A New Year. Another opportunity to start again. It’s funny, because I distinctly remember a discussion with my ex after a horribly bad patch in our relationship. It centered on trying to start again, because we both knew it was impossible to start over. I think about that discussion almost every New Year because now that I am divorced, I think of this time of year as MY personal opportunity to start again. I have a fresh canvas and new colors in my life’s Read more [...]

My way of giving back…

    Hello Everyone, Most of you have been watching my videos, "Fireside Chats with Joanie" or listening to my radio show called the Single Again! Now What? Radio Talk Show, but maybe you don't know why I do what I do as a Divorce Mentor. To give you a little background... when I got divorced in 1995 (yikes, that long ago?), I felt so overwhelmed and down right scared; maybe some of you can relate. My children were 12 and 9 at the time. The "once shared" to do list was now my responsibility Read more [...]