Belinda and I first connected in 2014 and we quickly hit it off—we embrace similar values and a shared passion for bringing awareness to parents going through divorce, that there’s a healthier and more mindful way to approach the process than suing each other in family court. Immediately, I sensed Belinda’s altruism and passion for helping families in transition and crisis—a passion spawned from her own personal life experiences. Belinda blends compassion, empathy and professionalism to create as harmonious an experience as one could hope for going through a process that too often lends itself to pain and anguish.
Part of what makes Belinda unique is that she believes divorce need not be this incredibly painful experience, that by approaching our circumstances with intention, empathy and an open mind, we can treat divorce as one of life’s transitional events that offers an opportunity for transformative growth. Moreover, if we employ mindfulness, maintain self-awareness and recognize that our behaviors and actions impact our children, we can achieve outcomes that will promote the emotional health of all those involved, particularly our children. As Belinda shared with me, “When you’re getting divorced and you’re ending the relationship as husband and wife, you’re moving into a new relationship, as co-parents. A relationship continues to exist, let’s not be mistaken otherwise – it’s just evolving and becoming something different.”
Employing the knowledge and skills she obtained from law school, her master’s work in spiritual psychology and several hundred hours of mediation training, Belinda has helped hundreds of families achieve desirable outcomes that serve our common aspirations of creating nurturing and emotionally healthy family dynamics.
Key Discussion Points
Through our conversation, Belinda shares the knowledge she’s acquired over years of study and working with families, including:
- How to approach divorce with compassion and be intentional about the process so that you can achieve the best outcome for yourself and your children
- How to view divorce as a potentially positive transitional period that provides an opportunity for developing greater self-awareness, growth, and healing.
- How to employ the mindfulness that’s integral to being a parent, recognizing that even our most subtle actions and behaviors impact our children.