Supporting One Another Through Challenging Times

Holding the space needed for challenging conversations when others are faced with difficult times is never easy. It can be especially difficult when you need to be strong for, and in front of, others. How do we support one another through challenging times? So many of us are going through things we feel we can’t […]

The Act of Holding On & the Art of Letting Go

Below is a conversation that anyone who has helped a loved one declutter and downsize has probably had. See if it resonates with you as well: “No. I want to keep it,” was something he repeatedly said, insistently, and yes stubbornly too. “Where will you put it?” I asked, urging him to envision what I […]

How to Let Go of Sentimental Items

For the past two weeks, we have shared how to spring clean your home and how to organize your closets. It’s true that these tasks can seem very basic and easy to do. Just grab a bucket, take stuff out. Clean. Put stuff back. But it really isn’t that easy when you need to let […]

Reaching out to your neighbours – COVID-19

In the past 24 hours, there have been numerous ways communities have been coming together to help the vulnerable and those in need. It’s been incredible to see how many people are putting initiatives in place to be there for others. Two of these initiatives are the Kindness Cards and the Circle of Love. Both […]

Advance Care Planning – Are You Ready?

We come across many families who are dealing with end of life matters for their loved one or they are now dealing with their estate. Often, so many challenges and heartbreaking fights within siblings and other loved ones could be avoided if Advance Care Planning was discussed prior to the initial crisis. To help you […]

How to Have Caregiving Conversations Early

The sandwich generation is defined as adults who are not only raising and supporting their own kids, but they’re also caring for an aging or sick parent. It’s a huge load to bear without support and proper resources. One third of Canadians are caring for an aging loved one. How can we know when the […]

How to Let Go of Items with Precious Memories

We all have them, the mementos from days gone by that remind us of a time where things were different. Perhaps it’s the high school yearbook collection, the trophies from baseball championships or the wedding dress. Our basements, closets and garages become storage areas for things we will never use again, and yet, we keep […]

Five Steps to Help Your Aging Parents

The time may have come for you to step into the role of caring for your aging parents. You have noticed that they are not able to do what they used to do and you’re concerned about their safety. Perhaps they have fallen or you are noticing that they can’t get up and down the […]