Parents and students, we know the challenges transitions can pose. September seems to present unique challenges and exciting opportunities, doesn’t it? Whether you’re a current student, recent graduate or parent, this can be an advantageous time to look around and make some decisions about the use of your space while creating additional order in your life.
I’m definitely feeling melancholy as the days get shorter and the yellowing leaves drop from the trees. As I sat on the lakeshore this weekend, I saw that there were still some recreationists on their paddleboards enjoying what they could of the remaining warm-weather days. Stand-up paddling (or SUPing) has gained huge popularity everywhere, including Calgary.
Some of the transitional twists and turns we see here at CityBox can tug at our heartstrings. One, in particular, is the downsizing of seniors from their family home into assisted living or long-term care facilities. Sorting through possessions, deciding which of the special pieces they’ve grown attached to over the years should be passed down, donated or sold isn’t easy for anyone. But for our elderly loved ones, it can create a deep sense of loss and anxiety. Whether we are the child, friend or caregiver of a senior, we can all use some assistance in handling these situations with sensitivity and care.
Spring is definitely in the air! We Calgarians are known for our love of recreation and any excuse will take us outdoors. It’s a transitional time of year here in the city as Calgarians bask in the spring skiing and take their golf clubs and mountain bikes out of storage.
Spring Cleaning is somehow synonymous with springtime. Ridding clutter from your life can make you more focused, relaxed and productive. The latest scientific evidence shows that clutter is an “inside job.” The environment you live in – the inside of your home – has a major impact on your well-being. Make a decision to purge the excess in your home and garage and create space in your life. It’s very freeing.