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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 [...]

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. [...]

Money and Divorce

By | 2018-02-06T15:46:18-08:00 February 6th, 2018|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help|

  A few months ago I was at a presentation about money. It was not a presentation about new tax rules or how to invest, but it was about how hard it is to talk about money. "I know that!"  I thought to myself. A+ for me. Why is talking about money so hard? Well, [...]

Communication – Rules for Life

By | 2017-11-03T22:45:38-07:00 November 3rd, 2017|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

I'm an accountant. Accountants are notoriously bad at communication. There is usually a reason someone chooses to become an accountant and that reason is usually because numbers are so straight-forward. They are clear and concise, easy to line up, sort and deal with. They are usually associated with projects and with decisions that have very [...]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Money. Part 2: I Don’t Deserve It

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:50-08:00 February 16th, 2016|Beginning Again, Financial Personalities, Financial Self-Help, Self-Help|

I am curious about the stories people tell themselves about money. I have been gaining self-awareness about how my stories have majorly impacted my life and so I was interested to learn if other's stories have had the same impact on their own lives. A friend kindly offered to share her story with me. She already [...]

The Good Divorce

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 November 5th, 2015|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help|

When I was freshly separated I was under terrible stress and in extreme emotional pain. My days were consumed with anger and sadness and I remember wondering if anything could be worse than going through a divorce. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, death of a spouse tops out as the most stressful known [...]

Economic Update Daydreaming

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 October 29th, 2015|Beginning Again, Financial Planning Steps|

I recently went to the Economic Update that CPABC (that's Chartered Professional Accountants of BC) puts on every year. I go every year as it is free professional development (well, almost free as it consumes my time) and I always think that I might learn something. This year I learned that the Economic Update works [...]