Grief, Loss and Transitions: When Nothing Feels the Same

grief, loss, transitions, nothing feels the same

When you are going through grief, loss or a time of transition, do you feel like nothing feels the same? “I felt like the puzzle pieces of my life had been thrown across the floor and now I was left to put them back together. I was going through so much after her death. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Moving Through the Waves of Grief

Grief hits us in waves. We can be feeling a sense of peace in one moment and then be hit with a tsunami of heavy emotions. What do you do in times when the wave of grief hits? Here are five suggestions that may help: What You Can Do 1. Shut off outside distractions, including […]

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 […]