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February 1, 2017

Why One Financial Advisor Objects To My Book

In my upcoming book, I relay a story about a highly educated and accomplished woman who relies entirely on her husband and their financial advisor to […]
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 […]
April 26, 2016
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What to do if you can’t pay your income tax bill

Ahhh, tax time, everyone’s favorite time of year. April for most adults in Canada and the US means that it’s time to pay personal income tax. […]
March 12, 2016
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My story of starting over – the CBC edition

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s afternoon program (in Ottawa) called All In A Day hosted a live show last night as part of the lead-up to Canada […]
November 19, 2014

Are You Too Old To Succeed?

Apparently I’m really old. At least that’s what John* the taxi driver implied by association when I rode in his car. When one reaches this delicate […]
October 29, 2014
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Moving Through Fear to Resilience

Has fear ever stopped you from moving forward with a project? Have you ever kept quiet at a key moment for fear of sounding foolish or […]
October 20, 2014
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A Nasty Comment About Gratitude

Joe really really didn’t like my post about gratitude and he let me know it in no uncertain terms. When I began writing publicly two and […]
April 30, 2014
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How do you start over?

When I asked my readers if there is anything in particular they want me to address, a friend replied, “How do you get your life back […]
April 17, 2014
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New website, new book and your reset button

Have you ever experienced a moment in your life when you wished you could start over? Just hit the reset button and make different choices? Go […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 2, 2013
Thank you

Thank you Universe, give me more

When someone wants to do something nice for you or give you something, do you ever find yourself arguing with them or politely turning them down? […]