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An ending to 2008 and a new beginning…….

Reflections and Resolutions……….

As I look back at what I have accomplished in 2008 and think about what I want to do in 2009, I realize that setting goals and objectives, to keep me focused, will help me achieve my dreams.

As the Nike slogan says – Just Do It – Meaning stop wondering about what you would do to make you happier, make a list of those things that will bring you happiness and start doing something about it now.  How are you going to accomplish this?

§  Set realistic goals of what you would like to accomplish this year.

§  Make a top 5 list of your objectives.

§  Take your list and write out what you need to do to get there.

§  January 1 – start doing one of those things to help you achieve your objectives.

Think about what you want out of life and start doing the things

you need to, to get you there.

Wishing you much luck and happiness for a smart, wonderful and fulfilling 2009

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More workshops added……..

The Smart Divorce® Workshop Series

 These workshops are appropriate for individuals contemplating or already experiencing a divorce. Strategies for reducing financial costs and personal turmoil will be presented. Participants will learn what to expect legally and emotionally, and so be able to move through the process with confidence and focus while saving time and money. A subsequent session will address parenting issues, how to work with parenting experts more effectively, and available resources. Feedback from therapists and lawyers has indicated that The Smart Divorce Workshops have helped to prepare individuals for the process and make them better clients.


I have added two new workshops to the series called – Taking Control of Your Finances – with guest speakers Atsuko Hiroaka and Aaron Nimon, both Investment Advisors of BMO Nesbit Burns. The focus of these sessions is to help manage and effectively deal with your financial concerns; how to overcome your fears and understand the financial considerations as you work through the divorce process and postdivorce concerns.


Click on the link for more information: The Smart Divorce Workshop Series


Program details:


The Smart Divorce: Learning the Basics – February 4, 2009


The Smart Divorce: Taking Control of Your Finances – February 11, 2009

with Guest Speaker, Investment Advisor – Aaron Nimon of BMO Nesbit Burns


The Smart Divorce: Parenting Through Divorce – February 18, 2009 2008


The Smart Divorce: Taking Control of Your Finances – February 25, 2009

with Guest Speaker, Investment Advisor – Atsuko Hiroaka of BMO Nesbit Burns

“Your seminar game the confidence I needed to start my divorce. I know what to do now and feel I’m not alone.” Dave C. Toronto

“I met a client who took your seminar today. An educated client makes this work so much easier!” Jacqueline Vanbetlehem, Mediator and Family Therapist in Oakville

Location: 12 Lawton Boulevard, Toronto (Yonge and St. Clair)

Registration Fee: $25 per workshop

Call The Smart Divorce at 905 695 0270 or email