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Transition Days

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 August 18th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

I often wonder if there are other parents out there like me. I start wondering it about five minutes after dropping my kids off at school. Day one of five days they are with their dad on our 2255 parenting schedule. Are there other parents out there that know what a 2255 parenting schedule means? [...]

How Do You View the Past?

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 August 7th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

  When you think of your life up until this point does it make you happy or do you focus on the negative aspects of your past and use it as an excuse to stop moving forward? How we view the past often depends on how we perceive our present life. If you are living [...]

Strategies for the Saver/Spender Relationship

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 August 6th, 2015|Financial Personalities, Financial Planning Steps, Self-Help|

Step 1 - Identify Your Financial Personality and Spending Habits What is the dream you have that money will serve? Answering this question for yourself will go a long way to self-awareness about your values and beliefs around money. Everyone is unique and has different values and beliefs concerning money. In addition, we are all brought [...]

Time

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 April 23rd, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

“they say that time heals all things, they say you can always forget; but the smiles and the tears across the years they twist my heart strings yet!” - George Orwell   I've been getting a lot of lessons lately about how time heals all wounds. People tell me it takes time, things will get [...]

Processing Verses Ranting

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:51-08:00 April 15th, 2015|Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

In the years leading up to my divorce I used to get together with my friends and we would (ahem - occasionally) sit around and discuss how irritating our partners were being at the moment. As things got more dire between myself and my ex-husband this became the only thing I ever really talked about. [...]

Defending the Boundaries?

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:52-08:00 April 14th, 2015|Self-Help|

Last night I went to a workshop on personal boundaries: identifying them, maintaining them, and communicating them to others. I went out of interest's sake as I've always thought I had fairly good personal boundaries and I see myself as a strong independent confident type of person. Plus the workshop was free and the accountant in me loves getting free training [...]

Maintaining Change

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:53-08:00 April 4th, 2015|Beginning Again, Self-Help|

In Lynne Twist's book, The Soul Of Money, she writes: For me, and for many of us, our first waking thought of the day is "I didn't get enough sleep." The next one is "I don't have enough time." Whether true or not, that thought of not enough occurs to us automatically before we even think [...]

So You’ve Just Signed Your Separation Agreement

By | 2015-05-19T16:05:05-07:00 March 17th, 2015|Beginning Again, Divorce Self-Help, Self-Help|

Congratulations. Finalizing a separation agreement is a major achievement and usually comes at the end of a very stressful and emotional period in your life. Signing a separation agreement will likely have a strong emotional impact on you.  It is tangible evidence that your old life, the one you once had hopes and dreams for, is finally done. [...]

Borrowed Trouble

By | 2016-11-25T02:24:53-08:00 November 24th, 2014|Self-Help|

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. -Lao Tzu I've always avoided borrowing things in my life (ok, except my neighbour's tools after my ex got ours in the split) but [...]