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Taking Care of You and Business

Taking Care of You and Business

Courtesy of Patricia Muir from Executive Encore – Maestro Quality Inc.

Following your loss, you are likely to encounter several bouts of “self-preservation” followed by a sense of “rebirth”. This theme will thread through your life like a ribbon: sometimes flowing and fearless; sometimes taught and twisted.

My own experience presented difficult choices when I was most vulnerable. I made many decisions based on self-preservation; not effective business-decision models!

In his final days, my father shared his most valuable ...

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This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

I was reminded this weekend, of the comparison between the grieving process and labour. Both have stages, landmarks of sorts to a destination.

As a doula, I prepare couples for what to expect during labour and delivery. No matter how much I “tell” them what to anticipate, there is no amount of preparing for the “real” intense experience. What is taught in preparation is based on “textbook” cases; what is experienced is our perception of the “stages” given ...

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Effects of Medication Problems

Effects of Medication Problems

Courtesy of Scott Johnson from HomeInstead Senior Care.

Seniors and family caregivers should look for warning signs that can indicate a problem with a medication. “When there is a change in medication, you should watch for changes in behaviour,” said Pronica Janikowski, Professional Development Coordinator of the Canadian Society of Consultant Pharmacists. “The person may be confused or dizzy and this can lead to a fall. Sometimes changes in medication can also make them drowsy, so if they are suddenly ...

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Seniors and Housing

Seniors and Housing

Courtesy of Adele Paletta from Royal LePage Realty Plus.

Seniors have a unique need in housing related to changes that occur with age. Some of these changes may be a normal part of healthy aging, while others may be related to unhealthy aging.

Chronic conditions and physical limitations can effect their safety in their own home. Housing for seniors must take into consideration the need for safety, health care, physical activity, and social interaction. All these needs change with age and ...

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Life as a Widower – Joe’s Journal

Life as a Widower – Joe’s Journal

A widower has joined the Widowed.ca blog team. Joe was introduced to Widowed.ca as he is a realtor looking to make the buying and selling process easier for widows and widowers. It is great to have a widower’s perspective now available on Widowed.ca. As he mentions, his journey continues and day to day different challenges are faced as a widower. I hope Joe’s story will help you through your own day to day.
Jennifer Black, Founder

Joe’s Story…Life as a Widower

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Ginette’s Journey

Ginette’s Journey

We welcome as a regular contributor to Widowed.ca, Ginette Walton. Her journey started just one year ago with the sudden loss of her husband, Bill, and using her talent of writing she shares her experiences, connecting with many who are facing similiar situations. You can share more of her journey on bforever-awidowsperspective.blogspot.com and come back regularly to read more from Ginette on Widowed.ca.

A few words from Ginette…

After sharing a wonderful life with my husband of nearly 25 years, I ...

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Stop the Balancing Act!

Courtesy of Patricia Muir from Executive Encore – Maestro Quality Inc.

Losing a loved one brings on intense transition that tips, upsets, and overturns our life both personally and professionally.

Through my own experience of loss, I discovered that “integration” rather than “balance” is key to a gentler flow through this intense period of transition.

“Integration” implies acceptance, assimilation, and sense of continuous flowing energy. As something is added, it is absorbed but it does not take over. ...

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Getting Parents to Accept Help: 10 Tips

Getting Parents to Accept Help: 10 Tips

Courtesy of Lucie and David Shaw from Nurse Next Door.

Tips to getting parents to accept help…

#1 Seek the advice of a trusted professional
A Physician can be your best ally in getting your parents to accept help. Alternatively, we often find that by just bringing in Nurse Next Door for a free consultation and having an outside “expert” opinion can go a long way.

#2 Hire a caregiver to manage some household chores and NOT actual “hands-on care” or ...

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The Right Professional for the Right Job

The Right Professional for the Right Job

By Barry Lebow

When it’s time to sell your house, you wouldn’t hand the job to a doctor or an accountant or an engineer. Chances are you’d pick a Realtor: someone, perhaps, who comes highly recommended by your friends or relatives; someone who knows his subject and your neighbourhood; someone with strong negotiating skills; someone trustworthy. In other words, a real estate professional.

“Real estate agent” and “professional” in the same sentence. Who are we kidding? But the truth of the matter ...

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Mary’s Message…Treasured Memories

Mary’s Message…Treasured Memories

Treasured Memories

Your memories will never leave you and there will be days that you will say; “If he knew what I was doing, he would be upset” or “If she could see me now, she would be laughing till she cried.” Let the memories flow to give you courage to move forward.

• A lot of traditions are no longer possible when a loved one dies. Keep what traditions you can and be willing to start some ...

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