It’s a process all humans must go through, but we don’t like to talk about it much. When you bring up death with loved ones, often the conversation goes quiet; people get emotional, reserved, deflective. But death – whether it’s a parent’s, a loved one’s or your own – is
The end of the calendar year is traditionally a time for self-reflection – a ceremonial farewell to the year that was, and an enthusiastic greeting for the year to come. As we take stock of our habits, homes and personal ambitions, we strive to refine our lives – ensuring that,
Between the continuing pandemic and the onslaught of chilly weather here in Ontario, more families will be forced to spend time indoors over the coming months. And more time indoors means more opportunity for mess, as everyone in the family shares the common space and contributes to the common clutter.
Picture this: a family huddled around the bed of a dying loved one in the hospital emergency room, ICU or hospice, trying to parse out what their parent wanted. “What do we do if they didn’t sign a medical power of attorney?” “How do they want to be buried?” “What
When downsizing, getting started is often the hardest part. When we look around at our homes, we are often filled with overwhelm at the volume of items that need to be downsized, donated, gifted, or boxed up to come with us to our next move. With seniors, it can be
The leaves are changing. New routines are being established. There is something indescribable about this time of year that makes us look forward to change.
It’s almost Labour Day! How did that happen? I know, I know… There’s still lots of the Summer season to enjoy.
Welcome Summer! A world of possibilities. As a kid, is there any better feeling than the last day of school? As a parent, is there any feeling more overwhelming than end of the school year burnout? We all know Summer goes by fast. There’s no better time to make your
Have you ever had someone ask, “How are you?” and the answer that comes to mind is … “Busy” If the answer is yes, it may be time to stop and reflect for a moment. Is busy really even an answer? Is it a defence? A mindset? Socrates once said,