Donna Schmid


When you’re dealing with a stressful life event like divorce, it impacts both body and mind—and moving through it with dignity requires your body and your mind to be in alignment. I combine my training as a certified medical massage therapist with my training as a life coach specializing in health & wellness to give my clients the extraordinary advantage of aligned body-mind support during this difficult time. 

For over 20 years, I’ve worked alongside thousands of clients, helping them handle chronic stress, strain, and trauma in a healthy, aligned way. I provide them with the tools they need to deal skillfully with whatever their situation brings. As a result, they’re better able to create the kind of future they desire for themselves and their families. In addition to working with Divorce with Dignity clients, I also train and speak on body/mind alignment, Emotional Intelligence (EI) and integrated communication and I teach weekly courses on handling chronic anxiety and stress.

Tamala Argue


Going through a divorce means encountering a lot of unknowns. The process isn’t clear and the outcomes are a moving target at the best of times. You really need someone who understands what you’re going through emotionally who also has the legal expertise that will help you make informed, confident decisions that don’t backfire.

As an attorney working in family law for over 8 years, I know how many unexpected things can occur. And, having been through a divorce myself, I also know what a difference it makes to have someone by your side who can answer your questions and help you foresee possible future consequences.

Celeste Eckman Himanek

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Celeste Eckman Himanek is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Ph.D.Candidate, speaker, consultant, and author of Santa Claus and the Law of Attraction. An empathic therapist and enthusiastic educator, Celeste uses EMDR to help people move from trauma to transformation and work through the challenges that keep them from achieving their goals.  Celeste’s mission is to help each person shine so that their light may illuminate the path not just for themselves, but for others, too. A native of Michigan, Celeste now resides in Southern Oregon with her husband, daughter, and their furry and feathered friends where they try to bring a little Christmas to every day of the year. You can find out more about her work at

Michelle Jensen

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Michelle Jensen has a Masters in Psychology and is a Counselor and Parent Educator and is passionate about her work and the wish for parents to be the best they can be for their kids. Good parents create healthy communities.

She has over 20 years of teaching experience and has developed her own parent education programs such as First Time Moms, The Parent Empowerment Program, and, The Discipline Class.

Her most recent project is the creation and publication of an online video called, A Blueprint for Parenting Children 0-7. This interactive video of a live classroom recording features the most important elements for helping parents understand the concepts and provide much needed tools needed to raise an emotionally healthy child. It is also the critical building blocks needed for the tough teen years.

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Dana Schmid

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The longer the divorce battle wages, the cost of war can skyrocket into thousands of dollars spent. If you are borrowing money either from family or using a credit card, your debt can escalate and the likelihood of reaching financial freedom is nowhere in sight.

I personally understand the financial hardships that divorce has on a family. I know first-hand how divorce can suck your savings AND dip into your retirement fund. If it wasn’t for my professional skills, I would have been bankrupt. That’s why I am honored to be a part of Divorce with Dignity to help other parents save their sanity and their money.

With over 14 years of experience in the banking industry, I am skilled in fraud claims, banking sales, credit analysis and Branch Management. My skills can assist divorcing parents manage their financial assets so that more stays in your bank account and out of the pocket of greedy attorneys.

Nancy Clark

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Nancy F. Clark is the Director of Forbes Womens Media and the CEO of Positivity Daily. She has been working more than 15 years to provide information to help women succeed and live happy, fulfilling lives. Nancy loves to teach positive psychology-based skills and enjoys giving science-backed research in concise, fun examples. She also has a strong science background–her first job was in rocket science with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory–and sees immense potential in techniques used in positive psychology for both men and women.

Loretta Breuning

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Loretta Breuning, PhD, is Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and Professor of Management at California State University, East Bay. She’s the author of The Science of Positivity and Habits of a Happy Brain. The Inner Mammal Institute offers a wide range of resources that help you build power over your mammalian brain chemistry. On Twitter, see @InnerMammal or

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