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Not Fake News . . . Just Fake Grass

I love the summer immensely. Hot summer days that fade into warm nights perfect for barbequing in the yard with friends. It’s the only time of year when we get to kick off our shoes and take full advantage of our outdoor living space. I love the feel of grass on my feet; it’s such… View Article

Do You Remember the Block Parent Program?

Do you remember the block parent program? I recall as a child riding my bike down the street and seeing a few of the red and white signs stuck in my neighbours’ windows. And even throughout the surrounding area there were signs scattered. I’m not sure I gave it much thought back then, but reflecting… View Article

Power of Attorney – Do I really need one?

I mean after all, What could go wrong? Along with life insurance and having a will, the idea of a power of attorney is not always at the top of our list of things to do. But having a valid Power of Attorney in place is a forward way of thinking that does a great… View Article

Patience Is A Virtue.

I was recently in the emergency room of a hospital. And yes, I had to wait, wait, and then I waited some more. I waited for what seemed like a millennia. It is remarkable how long they can make people wait. I am not slighting the good people that work at the hospitals; they are… View Article

I love you, but it’s time to go . . .

How old were you when you moved out of your parent’s home? If you’re anything like me with a bit of an independent streak, you were out and on your own by the time you could legally vote. That was normal when I was that age. As soon as I could pay for my own… View Article

Doomsday Prepper’s

Are you a Netflix-er? Maybe you’re like millions of other people (including me), and are prone to binge watch the odd show. If so, you may recognize the show I came across the other day. It’s called Doomsday Preppers. Each show highlights people across the USA who are preparing for a catastrophic event to befall… View Article

Emotional Baggage . . .

Do people describe you as emotional? Maybe you have often been called over-sensitive, or that you wear your heart on your sleeve. I think there are many of you out there, and for those of us not labelled with such descriptors, we all know someone who is. Emotions are not always a bad thing however,… View Article

A Coffee Junkies Choice! 

What time does your head begin to ache if you miss your morning coffee? I need mine by about 10:30 (at the latest!) or I begin to regret all my life decisions up until that point. Of course my morning ritual is self-inflicted and completely on purpose. If you know what I’m talking about then… View Article

Have You Done a Neighbourhood Personality Check Yet?

Did you ever have a difficult move as a child? Or perhaps you’ve had one as an adult. Moving doesn’t necessarily get easier with age after all. Moving is inherently a pain in many aspects. In fact it can be one of the main causes of significant stress in our life. I remember one particular time… View Article

Would You Like to Trade Your Home? or What Would You Trade Your Home For?

I used to ask my clients what they would be willing to sell their house for… but what I was asking was not only a reference to the price they hoped to receive. What I was really curious about was whether my clients were open to a creative solution if it meant getting a sale…. View Article