November on the West Coast is notable for its dreary darkness and rain. Even the most cheerful and optimistic people can find themselves contemplating the gloomy days with a sense of glum acceptance. This is also a month when people look deeper into their lives, their relationships and allow themselves to really feel what is happening. For this reason, it is traditionally a time when we offer courses on love, money and relationships. This month, we focused our workshops on the economy and transitioning through divorce.
Regardless of where you are on the emotional continuum and your unique path of wisdom, we hope you can find time to productively mine what is in your life and heart for its jewels. There is always something to learn, always a place to find what we are longing for and there are always people to help.
We are here for you.
Stay dry, friends!
Kamal Basra & Tracy Theemes
Feature Story: Transitions
Regardless of how relationships unfold or their time frame, one of the most helpful ways to view our relational journeys is to see them as constantly unfolding transitions. We move into, through and out of many stages in a relationship. We can be confined by a limited perspective when we assume that every relationship follows a similar trajectory and that endings are always bad. And yet, failure is not what I traditionally observe. Read article
Market Update: Climbing Off the Wall of Worry
Have you ever wished for the ability to see into the future? Does it seem like our world is becoming more complicated every day? Understanding the financial markets and the global economy can seem daunting but in their recent talk, Nadeem Kassam and Luiz Furlani distilled thousands of hours of research into an informative presentation on the economic outlook of the financial markets. In general, they believe that the economy is primed for further growth but caution that there remain small pockets of volatility. Read article
Latest Blog Post: Transitioning Through Divorce
“For people going through a separation or divorce, it can feel like being in the solar system with all of these meteors flying by.” [Karen Redmond]
In the collaborative divorce process, several professionals work together as a team to support the needs of the entire family, especially when children are involved. Find out what collaborative divorce experts Karen Redmond, a divorce lawyer, Sandy Hawkins, a registered clinical counsellor, and Tracy Theemes, a financial advisor and financial divorce specialist, have to say about a more collaborative approach to divorce. Read article
Of Interest: Finding Creative Ways to Co-Parent
These days, parents transitioning through a separation or divorce are finding creative ways to co-parent — ways that actually put their children’s needs ahead of their own. Many parents are now choosing the “bird’s nest” co-parenting arrangement in which the children remain in the family home and the parents take turns moving in and out. Read article