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January 18, 2017

How to Talk to People Who Are Grieving

A reader emailed me the following question, “I was thinking of you last week wondering if you have a blog post about how to talk to someone […]
December 14, 2016

Four financial questions to consider before getting engaged

Are you noticing the number of ads for diamond rings in the papers at the moment? ‘Tis apparently the season for proposals. I have a message […]
September 27, 2016
Prime Ministers place mat

Dear Former Prime Minister, Here's what I do for women and why I do it.

A long time ago, I bought a laminated place mat of the Prime Ministers of Canada, figuring that it might be more fun for my kids […]
July 22, 2015
Suitcase full of money

If you won the lottery, would you keep your husband?

Jennifer* is not a happy soul. She has faced a heap of challenges at work and her extended family has been – how shall I say […]
August 14, 2013

Where there’s a will there’s a way

Quick test, True or False: 1. When you die, it will make no difference for your partner whether you were married or in a common-law relationship […]
May 8, 2013

You’re 15, you’re married, you’re moving – Tahani’s story

Let me ask you a question: What would you do if you came home from school at 15 years of age only to be told by […]
April 22, 2013

The importance of girl time

So far I have interviewed a few dozen women for this blog and while they have all had different experiences of loss or divorce, there is […]
December 4, 2012

The cost of signing without verifying

You can never tell what lies beneath a person’s exterior. My friend Diana is a great example of that. I’ve known her for years and while […]
May 23, 2012

First illness, then deception – Karen’s story

Karen’s plan was fairly straightforward: Find satisfying work, meet a great guy, have two children and live a joyful life. During her twenties it seemed that […]
April 25, 2012

When things get ugly – Diane’s story

Diane and John were an impressive couple living what appeared to be a great life. She had a management-track job with a large, IT company and […]