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Stuck—Unstuck

By | 2020-02-09T09:04:19-08:00 February 9th, 2020|Beginning Again|

Are you stuck? I don't know, you think to yourself. Define "stuck." Repeating the same patterns, doing the same thing over and over again, unable to do things any differently, feeling controlled, trapped, all while feeling an emotion that you know is the opposite of content. Stuck Searching for the exit in a maze for [...]

The Invisible Mother – My Perspective

By | 2020-01-31T12:48:38-08:00 January 31st, 2020|News & Updates|

I recently came across this article: https://justbetweenus.org/relationships/parenting-advice/the-invisible-mother/ It is supposed to make me feel better or shame me into silence. It doesn't. We are training the caretakers of our society, the primary caregiving parents, the teachers, and other support workers that their work doesn't count. I see this every day in the work I do [...]

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

By | 2020-01-30T13:43:02-08:00 January 30th, 2020|Self-Help|

Photo by David Marcu on Unsplash Yes, I stole that title; my good friend posted it on Facebook a few months ago, and it's been ricocheting around in my brain ever since I read it. The author is Theodore Roosevelt - apparently, that man had some things figured out that I've taken longer to learn. Comparison. It's insidious. [...]

Trigger Warning

By | 2019-12-24T00:33:08-08:00 December 20th, 2019|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Photo by Anton Scherbakov on Unsplash Christmas What?  Yes, Christmas is the word that can suddenly switch my day from ticking along smoothly to suddenly becoming one of "those days." Yes, "Christmas" and yes, just the word "Christmas." Christmas starts to pop up in discussions (or so I have noticed) in about September, and then it becomes a major theme [...]

Excuse Me, You are a What?

By | 2019-11-20T10:37:30-08:00 November 20th, 2019|Divorce Self-Help|

I'm a Financial Neutral in the Collaborative Divorce Process. I think you need some background, so let me explain... When I first began my business, I didn't know much about myself, and I started under the general guidelines I knew about free-lancing. Those being:  Offer a service or product (the development phase). Put yourself out there [...]

A Tax System that Supports Two-Household Families?

By | 2019-11-12T15:48:18-08:00 November 12th, 2019|Divorce Self-Help, Government Programs, News & Updates|

Dear Member of Parliament: I am a member of your constituency, a part-time single mom and a self-employed Chartered Professional Accountant.  I work in the Collaborative Practice as a financial neutral to support families as they navigate separation and divorce.  This past year, my time has been consumed in supporting my recently separated clients as they navigate [...]

Are You Really Alone?

By | 2019-11-03T14:31:29-08:00 November 3rd, 2019|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Hi friend, Yesterday I was going to write the most amazing blog post - you inspired me. Why? Because I only write about what I know, and everything you said resonated with me. “I know that.” I thought to myself. “Yes, I’ve felt that way too.” I had a consoling platitude for everything you said. [...]

Prioritizing Balance

By | 2019-06-01T13:27:26-07:00 June 1st, 2019|News & Updates|

You often hear about people that have figured their lives and career all out. They are working at something that they feel passionate about. People also talk about that space called "Flow." where everything has come together and life happens beautifully and according to plan. Flow and "being in the zone" are held up to be the [...]

September – Decision Making Time

By | 2018-09-03T17:41:18-07:00 September 3rd, 2018|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Photo by Irina on Unsplash September. Labour Day. A day of transition (understatement). If you are a parent to school-aged children, September can be a bit much (I'm polite here). If you are separated and divorced and share parenting with a co-parent, September can be too much. It can be too many decisions, [...]