Divorce Self-Help

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What a Budget Can Do for You

By |2020-09-21T10:13:27-07:00September 21st, 2020|Divorce Self-Help, Financial Self-Help|

One of the primary services I provide is assisting my clients with preparing budgets. I've noticed that clients only ask for help with a budget when they've gotten to the point where they don't know what else to do. The word "budget" seems to invoke fear and resistance in the minds of many people. To [...]

Communication Tools to Survive a Pandemic

By |2020-04-04T10:48:25-07:00April 4th, 2020|Divorce Self-Help|

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash One of the first rules of communication is keeping it brief, so my usual preamble about why I'm currently writing my blog post is now a post-amble.  Communication Tools to Survive a Pandemic Step 1: You have to understand the system to hack the system. What system? Your communication system. And more [...]

Pandemic and Divorce

By |2020-03-29T15:21:02-07:00March 29th, 2020|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help|

Photo by Wolf Schram on Unsplash It is C+16 since my world changed. Pardon me if you don't understand my lingo. Ironically, I happen to be reading "Seveneves" by Neal Stephenson, which is a story about a BIG world change, the destruction of earth as the result of an Agent that breaks up the moon into little pieces. [...]

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