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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 - [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]


By |2022-02-15T13:50:22-08:00February 15th, 2022|News & Updates|

Having a child is not a chance for a do-over. Children are separate beings, and while they may have some of your traits, they are not you, and they are always going to be growing up in a vastly different world than the one in which you grew up. Have you seen the list of [...]

The Future of the Child Support System

By |2022-02-03T14:32:05-08:00January 14th, 2022|News & Updates|

The Child Support System is Broken When will we stop with studies, anecdotal evidence, and "tweaks" to fix a broken Child Support System and go upstream and prevent people from falling into the broken system in the first place?  The current Child Support System perpetuates child poverty and trauma and leads to a never-ending cycle [...]


By |2021-08-22T11:14:32-07:00August 22nd, 2021|News & Updates|

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash Balance. This past year I fell out of balance. The pandemic hit more than a year ago - at the time, no one knew what was going to happen - everything was uncertain, the world slowed down (unless you were a front-line worker), and many people either had nothing [...]

Finding Happiness

By |2023-10-15T12:55:42-07:00January 3rd, 2021|News & Updates|

What are your rules for a successful life? And how did you develop the rules you follow? I frequently ask myself that question, as most of my life, I followed a set of rules that I seemed to have absorbed from the air around me. Only within the last ten years did I begin designing [...]

Current Societal Policies and Team Sports

By |2020-09-12T12:01:09-07:00June 9th, 2020|News & Updates|

First off, my child is a boy, but my article applies equally to girls, and perhaps, even more. Our current sports policy ensures that most girls will give up on sport by the age of thirteen, though lately, I see this tide turn as we convince more girls to follow the current societal model to [...]

The Invisible Mother – My Perspective

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

I recently came across this article: 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 [...]

Prioritizing Balance

By |2019-06-01T13:27:26-07:00June 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 [...]

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