October 2023

The Canada Child Benefit and Separation

By |2023-10-15T16:22:53-07:00October 15th, 2023|Divorce Self-Help, Tax Tips|

Note: This post was written using AI Taxpayers can get into trouble with the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) program if they inadvertently make errors or fail to provide accurate and up-to-date information to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Here are some common ways taxpayers might encounter issues with the CCB: Failure to Update Information: If [...]

August 2023

How Do We Use AI?

By |2023-10-15T16:20:42-07:00August 12th, 2023|Divorce Self-Help|

I want to use AI to help me live in alignment with my values and purpose. I want to help prevent people from getting into trouble instead of helping them fix the situation they've gotten into. Unfortunately, our systems support us in living our lives in a reactionary "fixing" instead of a prevention mode. I [...]

July 2023


By |2023-10-15T12:59:49-07:00July 20th, 2023|News & Updates|

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Systems are insidious - they keep us trapped when we know better. How do we escape the system? I don't know. I'm part of it, it surrounds me, and I can't elude it, and I'm forced to be complicit. The Family Justice System is one of the systems - [...]

June 2023


By |2023-06-19T12:14:09-07:00June 19th, 2023|News & Updates|

Hi Ian I am going to imagine you're reading this. I scrolled up a bit to when we last messaged each other. We hadn't talked for a while, but you said you were struggling but coping. I know you have been struggling and coping with pain for a long time. I hope you have found [...]

Slow and Steady

By |2023-06-08T10:38:41-07:00June 8th, 2023|Beginning Again, Financial Self-Help|

Photo by Naja Bertolt Jensen on Unsplash Do you ever have revelations when you say to yourself: "Oh, now I know why that is a saying!" I do. In fact, despite having a revelation about a saying, I seem to forget that I've already had that revelation because I feel like I'm constantly having "revelations."   [...]

November 2022

Single Mom with Teenagers

By |2022-11-25T09:43:38-08:00November 18th, 2022|Divorce Self-Help|

Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash There have been memes regarding teenagers before the word "meme" existed.  The one that I recall seeing on little plaques in bookstores and novelty shops:  "Teenage grandkids are every grandparent's secret revenge on their own teenagers." I don't think my parents need revenge against me; I was a saint. [...]

Communication – Rules for Life

By |2022-11-03T10:59:47-07:00November 3rd, 2022|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

I'm an accountant. Accountants are notoriously bad at communication. Often, someone chooses to become an accountant because numbers are so straightforward. They are clear, concise, and easy to line up, deal with and sort. They are usually associated with projects and decisions with clear outcomes. I have stated it and will repeat it – I [...]

August 2022

Luck Should Not Be Part of Family Law

By |2023-10-15T13:13:10-07:00August 1st, 2022|Divorce Self-Help|

When telling the story of my divorce, at some point, I say, " I was lucky that when my spouse and I separated, the news was spotlighting the Collaborative Process." A news article led us to find the perfect lawyers to help us transform our lives and get us back on track. When I discovered [...]

March 2022

Split Personality

By |2022-03-19T07:43:02-07:00March 19th, 2022|Divorce Self-Help|

Photo by Joshua Fuller on Unsplash Did any of you watch Seinfeld back in the day? If you didn't, you can - it's now on Netflix. I watched Seinfeld, and there is one episode that resonates strongly with me. What I remember about the episode is that George was in conflict with his two personas: [...]

The CRA Punishes Two-Household Families

By |2022-03-13T09:32:12-07:00March 13th, 2022|Divorce Self-Help, Government Programs, News & Updates|

I originally posted this and emailed my MP in 2019, I never received a response. I have updated it and have resent it to the minister of finance. The issue persists. Dear Minister of Finance: I am a part-time single mom and a self-employed Chartered Professional Accountant. I work in the Collaborative Practice as a financial specialist to [...]

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