Canada Love

A Conversation With Rickie Lee Jones About Love, Forgiveness and Loneliness

Howard Kerbel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Music
Howard Kerbel

For the series It's About The Words & Conversations, Rickie Lee Jones talks about the impact of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea in her life and an ongoing desire for connection.

The 3 Ways to Attract Love to Your Life

Collette Gee | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

There are three ways to attract love, and before we can attract love, we must be open and available to all three: accepting love, believing in love and receiving love.

I Watched Two Strangers Fall in Love Before My Eyes

Buck 65 | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Living
Buck 65

I watched two people fall in love once. It was on an airplane. It happened right before my eyes. As soon as he sat down, they started chatting. They talked and talked and talked. After a few hours, they opened up to one another about their personal lives. And then they kissed.

Love, Aging, Regrets

Joan Sutton | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

I am growing older. But that is not so bad Because I have loved. Not always wisely And certainly, Not always well. When I consider my age and t...

As a Disabled Person, Maya Angelou Taught Me To Feel 'Phenomenal'

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Amber Rehman

Those words secretly worked magic on me. As a disabled person, I had an extra swing in my waist that never bothered me. The joy in my feet was something far more powerful than anyone could understand. The flash in my teeth, were vicious to those that fed me negativity,  and the same flash was a brilliant smile that won the hearts of those that I cared about.

Moving On After a Loved One's Death is Inevitable

Joan Sutton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

The grief is still there. But suddenly, from somewhere, almost eighteen months later, I do now occasionally experience the unadulterated joy that I never thought I would again. To my surprise,  I am no longer numb. The flowers in the park, a small child patting my dog, the flight of a bird, planning a visit with my grandson with his friends -- these things bring a lift to my heart.

What I Have Learned About Being a Mom

Dr. Sara T | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Alberta
Dr. Sara T

Mother's Day, like many other occasions that celebrate someone special in your life, can either be joyful or full of sorrow. It depends on where we are developmentally in our lives and the stage of interpersonal growth.

Not a Cat Person

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair w...

Give Mom Some Eco Friendly Skincare This Mother's Day

Candice Batista | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Candice Batista

The average woman applies about 12 personal care products each and everyday and in some cases that means she's applying about 168 toxic chemicals. This year for Mother's Day, why not give the gift of natural skincare? All of the items featured are tried and tested and are simply fabulous.

The Mother of All Mothers

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

Growing up in the 50's and 60's, my mother Lillian was primarily a "stay-at-home"mother. It's not that she didn't have high aspirations for her future, as she dreamed of being a dancer. However, times required she go to work directly after graduating high school as a bookkeeper for a dress manufacturer, her professional dancing dreams dashed.

How I Survived 21 Years of Marriage and Still Want More

Mara Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Mara Shapiro

Ever wonder how they do it? I mean the older couples you see in the park, at the store, holding hands in the mall? What makes it last? How do they get there, how do they survive each other? Soon, my marriage turns 21.

Why Love Can Make Us Live Longer

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Love may not be all you need, but a loving relationship offers countless benefits and can even be a lifesaver. Loving someone and being loved in return does not only make us happier, it also motivates us to take better care of our health, reduces our stress, and can extend our lifespan.

How Loving My 300-Pound Body Keeps Me Thin

Kelly Coffey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Coffey

We're tormented by our obsession with weight. Losing weight is hard to do, and the overwhelming majority of us gain back whatever weight we lose (and then some). Every failed weight loss effort drags us deeper into depression. Loving thoughts breed acceptance and patience. Sometimes I stray from my chosen path and eat something that triggers my food addiction. Because I love the body I once had and don't fear returning to it, I'm able to respond to these slips in a healthy way. I accept that I've gone off the path. I forgive myself.

Women of a Tinder Age

Katie Boland | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

The consensus is that there are expectations to hook up. I liked how the app worked but I wasn't sure if I wanted to meet anyone yet. I definitely didn't want to sleep with them. Tinder more than anything, felt random. How did I contextualize any of these people?

Changing Diapers Can Bring On Enlightenment

Elan Divon | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

It's been a month since my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and WOW has it been a learning experience! Changing diapers at 3 a.m., figuring out how to sterilize bottles, bathe the little one, strap her into the car seat, and rock her to sleep. One of my personal heroes, Ram Dass, once asked his guru "How can I attain enlightenment?" His guru replied: "Feed people and serve people." OK.

Could Twitter Ruin Our Relationships?

Sue Nador | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

Who would have thought something as innocuous as Twitter could be the very thing that brings our generation of lovers down? It's time to stand up to the dark forces of social media and leverage them to our relationship advantage.

A Letter To Big Silly

Mike Gallay | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

Having spent 20 minutes verifying if yawns are contagious between people and pets, my Bernese Mountain Dog, Big Silly, is frustrated with me. I sense ...

When Teachers Choose Love

Lori Gard | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

It's almost recess and I am urging the children to put away their snacks so as to ready for the recess bell. The students start slowly stowing their l...

Why I Love My Long-Distance Relationship

Sue Nador | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

It is 5:30 a.m. I am watching my husband pack his suitcase, scrambling to make a 7 a.m. flight. For the past three years his work has taken him out of town more than half the time by my conservative estimate. But here's my dirty little secret: I love my long distance love affair.

The Journey to Love Begins Within

Collette Gee | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

Many times we come into a relationship expecting others to create our happiness, and many times we end up being disappointed. Why? Because it's not someone else's job to make us happy. Happiness begins within. If you want and desire love, you have to begin by first emitting love, and that journey begins within.

Let's (Really) Talk About Sex

Carlen Costa | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

You've just woken up from a deep sleep and then remember that you've been romping all night with the Sandman who may also happen to be your Ex. That's when the WTF moment kicks in. Sex dreams happen to everyone. Sometimes they are as pleasurable as riding white horses in the meadow with George Clooney or getting naughty with Mila Kunis' legs wrapped around your waist.

Can a Book Have a Bucket List? This One Does

Beverley Golden | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

It's probably not too far a stretch to say that most of us are familiar with the concept of a bucket list. Places we long to visit, dreams yet to com...

This Is Why Street Kids Can't Just Get a Job

Bianca Pang | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Bianca Pang

Imagine being a street kid for a second. You can't always just go home. Every day is a survival. Finding food and shelter is your job. Everything is an obstacle. Every time you beg for change, every time you go to the bathroom, every time you want to sleep, eat or drink -- nothing comes easy.

WATCH: Surprise! Let's Get Married

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Karley and Ian weren't married. But when Karley found out that she had cancer, she started to ask herself: "What am I waiting for?" So she organize...

Sex, Love, Marriage

Joan Sutton | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

I met Helen Hayes, stayed several times in her house in Cuernavaca and she was kind enough to let me interview her for The Toronto Sun. Her husband had been dead for many years when Helen told me: "I could no more have remarried than I could have been unfaithful." Helen was just one of many public figures who spoke to me about love, marriage and sex.