Canada Happiness

Hard Work Still Has Value In Our Culture Of Instant Gratification

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

What we see all around us flashing in media headlines and on our Facebook feeds is dramatic fame and achievement with seemingly minimum effort. It's infiltrated our approach to just about everything -- from quick-fix diets to overnight success businesses.

Life After Losing A Mom

Oendrila Majumder | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Oendrila Majumder

In 2013, my mother died. The moment when the doctors asked me to "pull the plug," I knew my life would never again be the same. Her death hasn't addressed any questions or fears I had about dying, but it's given me new insights on how to move forward with life.

A Healthy And Happy New Year

Her Magazine | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

The typical New Year's greeting holds a different meaning for me. Happy and healthy have swapped places: I wish you a healthy and happy new year. I place much more emphasis on healthy because, as glib as it might sound, if you don't have health, nothing else matters.

What's Written All Over Your Face?

Deri Latimer | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Deri Latimer

Your face reflects the internal narrative that you allow to take up space in your brain. It mirrors the voice in your head. Have you tuned into yours lately?

Turn Your 2016 Bucket List Into A Love List

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Whether your heart's desires are world travel, writing a book, creating a blog, speaking to groups, starting a family, rock climbing or attending Burning Man, turn them into a love list -- and toss away the bucket.

New Year, Better Me

TamilCulture | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living
TamilCulture

Every year we all make new year's resolutions that ultimately never get resolved. We purchase gym memberships and have sudden health kicks that stop kicking after two weeks and 10 chicken wings later. Trust me, I was supposed to lose those ten pounds, three years ago.

12 Questions To Reflect Upon As You Start A New Year

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

The end of the year marks a threshold and invites a pause for reflection. It's a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead. Each year at this time, I write and reflect on 12 reflection questions for this very purpose.

Those Fake Selfie Smiles Hurt More Than You Think

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Chakameh Shafii

We're used to having multiple faces -- at work, at home, or with our friends. Now there's a chance to have a social media version of ourselves. The pressure to present the best version of ourselves is creating new types of problems for the mental health of the society.

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 09.24.2016 | 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 09.18.2016 | 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 09.14.2016 | 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 09.11.2016 | 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.