Sunday Morning Coffee

Sunday mornings I usually take time to catch up on stories I may not have time to read through the week. I thought I would share some that caught my eye this week.

LighthouseNow: Swim program designed for people with Autism helps them excel

I love this! What a wonderful option this is for families for whom traditional swimming lessons may not have been a consideration. The confidence and sense of accomplishment, not to mention the life saving skill of swimming, are all huge wins for this program. So happy they have this available at the LCLC and made possible by the South Shore Chapter of Autism Nova Scotia. Another session is starting this fall if anyone is interested in registering.

Learning to swim can be overwhelming for anyone, but that process can be even more difficult when you have Autism. But a program at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC) designed for children, and even adults with Autism, has seen some children who couldn’t cope with regular lessons excel.

Source: LighthouseNow: Swim program designed for people with Autism helps them excel

Want to be happier? Live in a small house.

This an American story, but I think easily applies to us Canadians too. I live in a bigger house and look around and wonder what we are going to do with all the space when the kids are gone. I totally agree as well in that smaller spaces force you outside more and also brings you together more. Another interesting take on downsizing.

0″ alt=”” />What these spaces aren’t empty of is stuff. Just as work expands to fill the time allotted, our useless crap expands to fill the space we give it. Our houses are bigger because we need more space to store our junk, and our junk pile grows because, hey, there’s room for it in the garage. You don’t have to go full KonMari to recognize that this isn’t healthy, and it certainly doesn’t make life better or wallets fuller.

Source: Want to be happier? Live in a small house.

You Could Work Here! Client Service Representative – 20.5hrs/week, Liverpool, Nova Scotia

Good chance to get your foot in the door with RBC in Liverpool. “Excellent career development and access to a variety of job opportunities across business and geographies”.

Must-have Proven customer service skills, preferably in the financial or service industry Drive and self-motivation, as well as excellent communication skills and emotional intelligence Digital literacy across a broad range of devices (i.e., smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) Personal flexibility to work flex hours Eagerness to learn and determination to succeed

Source: Client Service Representative – 20.5hrs/week in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada | Customer Service at RBC

You Could Live Here! 845 Mount Pleasant Road, Pleasantville

OK…you seriously need to check out the photos of this house (I know I say that a lot…but…really… you do! 😉  You may need to register by email to see them all.) Close to the beaches and the Lahave Bakery, a lovingly restored home with a new barn and a wrap-around deck! Privacy and room for a big vegetable garden….this is someone’s dream property.

This Mount Pleasant historical timber framed home dates back to the 1920’s and has been completely renovated both inside and out, taking into consideration to carefully restore and duplicate the original home. A very private entrance from the Mount Pleasant Road brings you directly to the house with its peaceful surroundings and views of over 7 acres, and the south facing drumlin features a creek valley where an old shingle mill once stood. The property has ample space for animals and a perfect spot for ample vegetable gardens. The open concept main floor with its cozy wood stove and large kitchen, dining area and living room all with beautiful wood beams and hardwood flooring throughout

Source: Map – ViewPoint.ca

This property is listed with Laurie Scott of View Point Realty.

Enjoy the day!