Managing your Tax Deductions

When investing in real estate, be sure to look at the tax implications of every penny you spend.
If you need to reduce your income tax payable, consider taking depreciation on Real Estate Properties. Depreciation is optional and can be accumulated, but can not be used to create a loss. You need to have a business […]

Tax Deductions in Real Estate

To be taxed now or to be taxed later. That is the question. Is it nobler in the mind to take your Real Estate Expense deductions now or to take them later?
When it comes to deducting real estate expenses, there is a lot of confusion in the minds of many. In reality it is all […]

An inside job

The more I study and practice Compassionate Communication, the more I come to see that the key to this practice is the work we do in ourselves. I hear people express their frustration when they are not able to get someone to behave the way they want them to, and I hear others pronounce […]

Are we contributing to life?

Compassionate Communication is a powerful tool for bringing about understanding, connection, and peace when there is conflict, when others have done things that don’t meet our needs, or when we have done things that don’t meet the needs of others. But what about when we are helping each other meet needs? How can […]

Dynamic Governance

It is true that each of us can make a difference in changing our world, and I believe there is more potential to create change when working together as teams, groups, organizations and communities, fuelled by each other’s creativity, inspired by each other’s passion. However, in working together, there is also greater potential for power […]

Heeding the Call

Our children begin communicating with us long before they are using understandable words in our mother tongue. From conception forward they have entered a lifelong conversation with us in which they are continuously seeking feedback while providing us with valuable information about their wellbeing. This communication is highly developed and only in its most obvious […]

Turning it All Off for Awhile

Last weekend I had the absolute joy and pleasure of spending 48 hours immersed in spontaneous, creative play with my eight year old. We canceled all social engagements, turned off the phone and all other electronics, then decided any chores that “needed” to get done could wait.
Instead, with a bucket of chocolate soy ice cream […]


February 8, 2010 – Two of the most talented photographers in Nelson, BC, have combined forces and are celebrating the grand opening of their new studio on Friday, February 12 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Heather Goldsworthy of Imageobscura and Melissa Welsh of Melissa Welsh Photography and Wonow Media Ltd, are inviting everyone to […]