Canada Happiness

I'm Finding My Voice After Experiencing Social Media Anxiety

Tyler Keating | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Tyler Keating

There have been countless times in 2015 that I've wanted to post something and didn't bother. Occasionally these posts can be found in my drafts but most often they are deleted. Why do I let this happen? Surely someone must care for what I have to say? But then I think again.

13 Books To Help You Unleash Your Creative Beast In 2016

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Want a hit of inspiration that will help you unleash your creative beast? These 13 books that will help you do just that.

A Night Of Generosity Taught Me The Joy Of Giving

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

I've heard it said that "it's better to give than receive," and I've always joked that that couldn't possibly be true. Yes, I give. I give generously, but I have never experienced such an incredible joy from making someone feel special for a few hours.

Habits Of Happy People

Natasha Koifman | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Feeling like the world owes you something removes your own sense of accountability for shaping your happiness. Make a conscious decision to cultivate happiness in your life. The world could really use more happy people right now.

A 25 Year Old's Journey To Finding Inner Peace

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Chakameh Shafii

I was very sad and nervous and couldn't explain why; I had a great job and wonderful friends. I now know that it wasn't just a phase I was going through, I had mild anxiety which brought on occasional depression.

Being An Introvert In An Extrovert World

Meghan Telpner | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

The main differentiating factor between introverts and extroverts is where we gain our energy. Extroverts get it from being out in the world, socializing, stimulating that brain reward centre in big ways, and having those interactions. Introverts re-energize by being alone.

Why You Should Resolve To Be Kinder In 2016

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

When you're loving and giving, the people on the receiving end of your kindness and generosity are touched by your warmth and it often moves them and inspires them to be more loving and giving to those around them, as well.

It's Time We Kick Our Addiction To Validation

Kyana Miner | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Living
Kyana Miner

The worst addiction in the world is validation. This obsession begins at a very young age. Being accepted and approved by others becomes more important to us than being fulfilled. To be fulfilled, you have to listen to your own inner desires and live according to your truth.

Go Beyond Green Juice With These 5 Happiness Practices

Meghan Telpner | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

I'm a huge fan of green juice. You know, the kind made with cucumbers, kale, lemon juice, celery, maybe even a little apple for sweetness. It's quench...

Are You Afraid To Make A Change? Don't Let Fear Paralyze You

Debra Macleod | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

How is fear deciding your fate? How is it affecting the decisions you make, the paths you take or don't take? Light a candle and reflect. Or take a night drive and think. It's funny -- as soon as you start to see fear clearly, it looks a lot less scary. So take a deep breath and stare it down.

50 Things to Be Thankful for Every Day

Kori McLaine | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
Kori McLaine

In the spirit of giving thanks, I decided to go public with some of the entries in my gratitude journal. My goal was to compile a list of things that not only myself, but many others can also feel thankful for. As you read this list, try to figure out how many of these blessings you have experienced in your own life.

This Is Why I'm Happy With My Life Choices

The Purple Fig | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

When I hit 30, I noticed my social media fill with announcements of engagements, weddings, new homes, new pregnancies, thriving careers and growing families. I began to contemplate the state of my life over the past few years and even jumped on the bandwagon for a time. There is something wrong with me; I am not living how I should be, doing what I should be, and feeling like I should be.

The Mission of Finding Happiness at Work

Amanda Cupido | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Amanda Cupido

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your health is quit your job. When it comes to work, a lot of us get caught up in the momentum. Many people are driven, have goals and want to be successful. So when people are unhappy at work (especially if their job looks great on paper), they find it hard to leave.

These 4 Books Will Bring out the Entrepreneur in You

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

If you're an aspiring entrepreneur, your heart is filled with excitement and fear, probably in equal amounts. You want it so bad but you're afraid. I've been there. These books will inspire you to find the courage to get out there and make shit happen.

Whose Future Is it Anyway - Parents or Students?

Mandy Mail | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Business
Mandy Mail

Parents only want what is best for their children, and they play an influential role in their children's lives, including academics. But whether their decisions are to satisfy their parents or not, students have more anxiety about their future than their parents may realize.

A Letter of Gratitude to My Doctor

Deri Latimer | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Have you thanked your doctor lately? How about all those other really important people in your life, who truly contribute to your happiness and well-b...

The Road to Happiness

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

The happiness train. It seems to be a non-stop ride where we put a ridiculous amount of pressure on ourselves to be happy. Always. Or at least as often as possible. Visit Amazon alone and find over 17,000 books on happiness. There's a reason there are that many books on the topic.

My Standards Are Simple and Mine Alone

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.06.2015 | Canada Living
Shanita Hubbard

"Your standards are too high." If you're 30-plus, educated, single, and a woman, you probably hear this at family barbecues and any company gatherings that take place after three rounds of drinks have been purchased. I used to hear this all the time.

Here's How You Can Find Joy Each Day

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Joy is a deep-rooted feeling of ultimate contentment. Joy shows itself on your face, and in your actions. How often do you feel joy? Do you even think about it? What brings you joy? What causes you to feel peace and contentment? I recently made a commitment to search out joy in each and every day.

How to Leave a Legacy Worth Remembering

Robb Lucy | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Living
Robb Lucy

If you were taken away tomorrow, what do you think your legacy would be? Most of us, it seems, are happy to wait and hear what our eulogist thinks our legacies are. A little late, don'tcha think? I think it's time to lighten up the legacy conversation by creating and enjoying a variety of legacies that you can enjoy now!

Be Happy, Talk To Strangers

CBC | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Living

When you think about the people you talk to each day, friends, family and spouses tend to top the list. But research suggests that talking to a comple...

10 False Assumptions About Money and Finding a Fulfilling Career

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A client of mine liked to think in black and white. In her mind, you could either do a job you hate and make a ton of cash, or do a job you love and be dirt poor. No iPhone. It was one or the other. Without knowing it, she had tied the concepts of fulfilling work and poverty together.

How to Find Your Dream Job

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A lot of people beat themselves up because they think they're supposed to know exactly what their ideal career looks like. So they refuse to experiment or to commit to even minor changes until they know what the big picture will look like in exacting detail.

Guilt Is Really Manipulation

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

We can be so successfully manipulated that we see our guilt as coming from our own conscience, when in reality, we've just been subtly (or not so subtly) coerced to act out someone else's agenda.

How to Pursue Professional Happiness

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Nobody would argue that each of us are deserving of happiness. Most parents, despite layering on other expectations including self-sufficiency, want their children to be happy. But does happiness just happen or is it, indeed a pursuit?