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What If?

By | 2016-12-03T02:54:48-08:00 December 3rd, 2016|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

What if. What do you normally think right after those two words? I tend to think what if...CATASTROPHE! My preponderance to imagine the worst case scenario is so ingrained in me that even though I have proven to myself that the worst case scenario NEVER happens, I still always go to what if..CATASTROPHE as my first [...]

The BAD MOTHER

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:49-08:00 October 18th, 2016|Divorce Self-Help, Parenting and Finances, Self-Help|

Have you ever thought of yourself as a bad mother? I know I have. In fact, "I'm a bad mother" is a like a tagline that accompanies all my parenting mistakes. Despite knowing that parenting is challenging and I couldn't possibly be expected to get it right the first time (especially as I don't research [...]

It’s All Blame’s Fault

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:49-08:00 October 3rd, 2016|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

I like to find answers to the problems in life. I realize that this is impossible and I will drive myself crazy trying to find one answer to life but this week I really feel like I'm getting close. Really.  Close.   This week I've decided that when we get into a rough patch it's all [...]

Dating and Paying

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:50-08:00 March 15th, 2016|Financial Self-Help, Self-Help|

I have a few friends that are in the dating stage of their lives right now.  It is a fascinating topic of conversation. Of course, being me, I find the money part particularly interesting. How come? Well, pretty much every girlfriend I have claims that it is the guy's obligation to pay for dinner and [...]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Money. Part 3 – I Will Never Be Able to Retire

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

Retirement takes up a lot of space in society's consciousness.  It dominates the financial stories we tend to hear about. That is what we are all mostly saving for right? Retirement. Talk about retirement is particularly prevalent right now as the deadline for RRSP contributions for the 2015 tax year is fast approaching and so [...]

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 [...]