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13 Changes I Would Like to See In Family Court.

Observing the practices in family court in Alberta, Canada and Queensland, Australia, both supposedly using the same legal system, Queensland leaves Alberta for dead.  The professionalism, thoroughness, and level of care, is so superior, I am embarrassed by what happens in Alberta.   914 more words

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TFFT If You Don't Stand For Something, You Stand For Nothing.

We have a responsibility to ourselves, our families and our communities to see what is happening around us and to do something about it.  None of us can afford to wait until we are personally impacted by the many tragedies going on in the world today.   430 more words

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The Ones Left Behind.

Death has been a common theme in my life.  Even as a child, I was exposed to it far more than anyone could have imagined for a  little girl living in a country like Canada, born into a life of privilege. 326 more words

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Compassion and Discernment and the Versus Part.

So many things lately have caused me to reflect on the conflicting messages we grow up with and that we pass on to our kids. 1,126 more words

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“I have no regrets.  My past does not own me but I honour its lessons.  Some people believe you should leave the past behind, as if it never existed, as if it were a dirty secret we should do our best to hide … But I believe the real power comes in our willingness to accept that we lived there, we did that, we were once that person. 

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