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I think most people feel that Lawyers are a necessary evil but would prefer if they didn’t have to have one. The average working person who finds themselves in trouble with the law doesn’t always have the funds necessary to retain a good lawyer.

Some of us think that lawyers are much too expensive and all they do is complicate things.

This can be especially true in divorce matters, which can go round and round costing the participants vast amounts of money and delaying the final paperwork for years to come.

If your divorce is filled with quarrels, and there are lots of assets to be split up, than common sense will tell you it will take more time and money to come to an agreeable conclusion. …


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Recently, my husband and I took our yearly road trip to Kamloops, BC to visit the kids. This time though we planned to go on to Victoria located on Vancouver Island. I have been to many places in this country, but neither he nor I had ever been to the Island as referred to by most BC residents.

Not long before our scheduled road trip I decided that I wanted to learn the art of Photography. I am pretty sure I am not the only person who has decided that Photography sounds like a really good hobby. It seems like everyone nowadays is into photography. …


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Even though phrases like 60 is the new 40 are common, you wouldn’t think that employers still discriminate against older workers.

Often on social media, there are no shortages of people in their eighties and beyond running marathons and dancing pirouettes. Unfortunately, this good news has not caught on with everyone.

The reality of today’s workforce is that most people even at the magical age of 65 cannot afford to retire and sometimes need to work right up into their 70s.

Baby boomers and even those years’ younger may be shocked to discover that they are considered “too old.”

Ageism can include stereotyping, derision, evasion, and prejudice. You can be made to feel invisible in favor of other younger co-workers in your place of work, these attitudes can be very hurtful. …


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If you have ever read the Secret, you will understand that to achieve success in anything you must first believe that you can.

I had felt this truth my whole life even before the Secret came out or at least became well-known. I am not sure how the concept was familiar to me, perhaps it was the many readings of spiritual literature that I became obsessed with after the death of a very good friend.

A few months ago I decided to try my hand at blogging and freelance writing. I have always wanted to be a writer and being laid off from my full-time job as a Legal Assistant was the perfect opportunity to give it a shot. …


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I adopted my dog Samson when he was 5 weeks old we call him Sam for short. It was love at first sight, he was an all black, furry little ball that fit right into the crook of my arm, and as soon as I picked him up, he cuddled right in and promptly fell asleep.

He is now 8 years old and is a large part of our everyday lives. We no longer have any children at home, so it’s just him and our two cats Pepper & Penny.

I know that when anyone of them passes away, it is going to leave an enormous void in my life, as I’m sure that most of you who have pets will understand. …


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I have been nervous about flying my whole life. The very first time I flew was in a tiny plane called a Boeing 737 back in 1978; I had my three children with me the youngest being six months old. It was a four-hour flight, it was nighttime, and there was an insane amount of turbulence.

How I survived was by imagining I was on a bus on a bumpy gravel road in the countryside.

Since then I have been to Europe about five times and on several other planes inside Europe, and each time I have to pretend that I am not terrified. …

Colleen Bijl

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