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How I Prepare to Teach a Yoga Class

Eoin Finn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Eoin Finn

You may think yogis are as non-judgmental as some of the spiritual texts would have you believe. The reality is this is a crowded profession. At yoga festivals like this, people give you just one chance. As a presenter if you give a mediocre class or have an off day, the word of mouth that this guy's class was "just ok" will filter through the festival and attendance will be low.

My Tinder Bender Date #13 -- The Unemployed Guy

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

I've been pretty spoiled since I've been on Tinder. It's time for me to buy some drinks for a dude. This is the "Christina Gives Back" Tinder date. Plus, I just got a Trillium cheque in the mail. That should cover the tab. I message him first. Hey dude. How's Tindering going?

My Tinder Bender Date #12 -- The Cat Man

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

He walks in, smiling. I like people that smile. I smile A LOT. Within minutes of the date, he shows me pictures of his cat. Don't be foiled by an eyebrow ring, ladies. Sometimes the edgy looking ones are big softies. He LOVES cats! He shows me many pictures of his kitty, including painted portraits.

Ready For Love? Here's How To Find It

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

We all say we want more love in our lives, but are we actually ready to receive it?I believe positive thinking attracts positive outcomes; though I know it's not always easy training your brain to stop dwelling on negativity. I think if you're serious about finding your match, and you're ready for it, you could just make your wish a reality.

The Possibility of Peace with Thich Nhat Hanh

Paula Pyne | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

My heart was warmed by Thich (Thay) Nhat Hanh's visit this past summer. Zen Master and spiritual leader, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling works on the art of "mindfulness." I'm honoured to share with you some of my insights.

My Tinder Bender Date # 11: The Girl Who Cried Creepy

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

He says "You don't believe I'm a nice guy? Here. Look at this." And that's the moment I knew...I have to get the FACK out of here! He's showing us pictures of him getting beat up by the cops! I don't know why he would show us these to prove how "nice" he is.

When Running Is Futile and Giving Brings the Joy Back

Lori Gard | Posted 12.13.2013 | Canada
Lori Gard

I have been feeling it all week -- like a balloon expanding far past its limit. It pushes on my chest and squeezes my lungs. Stress. Anxiety. Tension....

Everything I'm Thankful For This Year

Jane Blaufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

As I plan the menu for Sunday's meal and gaze out the window at the leaves turning their brilliant red, orange and yellow colours I cannot help but think how lucky I am for the life I live and it turned my thoughts to what I am thankful for.

What I Learned This Week: The Last Word on Saying Goodbye

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Andy Nulman

I recently saw an old friend for what we both knew would probably be the last time. I was a little shell-shocked, and given the awkwardness of the situation, didn't really know what to say. I didn't think I should be flippant, resorting to something day-to-day innocuous like "See ya soon!" or "Take care!"

What to Do With Your Child's Broken Heart

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

Perhaps all a parent can do, in these moments, is let their child be sad; at least for the first little while. Let them have the experience, because it's something we all have to live through at least once in our lives.

The Power of the Practice

Paula Pyne | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Paula Pyne

When we work on ourselves in ways that connect and care for our overall wellbeing, when we get to 'know thyself', and look on ourselves in kind and co...

10 Everyday Things You Can Do To Make Her Smile

AskMen.com | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen.com

Sometimes it's important to slow down, take a breath and realize what is actually going on around us. Especially when it comes to relationships, we can lose sight of our love in the day-to-day madness of our career-driven lives. Here are a few simple, quick things you can do to let your girlfriend know you keep her at the top of your list.

September: Life Insurance Awareness Month

Jane Blaufus | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

This weekend a piece of Ontario history burned to the ground with the overnight loss of the St. Jacob's farmer's market. Ironically, my husband and I ...

A Married Man's Take On Why Men Cheat

AskMen.com | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen.com

Cheating is about one thing, and that's the transgressor's inability or unwillingness to reconcile the feeling of love with the decision to love. Feeling love is easy, because it's a largely chemical affair. But, once we cross that bridge into a serious, committed monogamous relationship, those feelings aren't enough. The decision to love is another matter entirely, and one that many cannot come to terms with.

Living in Two Worlds: Falling in Love When You're Transgender

Carlen Costa | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

I wanted to share the words of my dear friend Wes with you: "Marriage is a curious thing, especially a straight-looking marriage like ours. We are not straight, I am not straight. I am a man who was born a woman, and I began my transition to male about four years ago. I'm marrying a woman who was born a woman, in three weeks. It has taken longer than it should to appreciate that the love my partner and I share exists in two worlds. It has taken longer than it should to appreciate that we are more than one thing. More specifically, it has taken me 27 years to figure out just how many things I am."

"Repost This if You Are a Mom and You LOVE Your KIDS"

Darlena Cunha | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

There is yet another chain message going around the Facebook ranks, this time involving moms. While I understand, and even support, what I feel the author's intended message is, I don't think that a poorly-written and typo-laden chain letter can sum up motherhood. So I'm forced to ask myself -- yet again -- why Facebook is so stupid.

2.0 Love Contract: Blanks To Be Filled In Later

Christine E.Laprade | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada
Christine E.Laprade

Here I am, in my thirties, childless, at a stage where I make candid observations and came to the realization that I've completely lost my bearings. ...

Learning to Hear All the Ways People Say "I Love You"

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

One of my favourite self-help-style books and one that I still think about every day is the The 5 Languages of Love. The book made me reflect on how I express love to those in my life, but also on all the ways people tell me that they love me too. After all, isn't it sad to think that people are telling us they love us in ways we're too "deaf" to hear?!

79% Of Canadians Believe In THIS

2life | Natalie Lavoy-Furtado | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada Living

Knights in shining armor, love at first sight, getting swept off your feet, yes we're talking about that certain fuzzy feeling as well. But believ...

The Movie to Watch for Long Term Relationship Advice

AskMen.com | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen.com

Relationships are messy, and sometimes love sucks. You won't always be 22 and carefree and riding on a train through Europe, wondering if you should doodle in your journal or take a nap. The movie Before Midnight understands that long-term love never comes easy, and romance isn't always about long walks in a Viennese park.

One Woman's Journey to Self Discovery and Giving Back

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada
Amber Rehman

After a life long battle with depression, anxiety and panic, Patricia turned to the universe for answers to cope with her unhappiness. She did the unthinkable and listened to her inner voice and did something most of us would not dare to do. Patricia quit her job to pursue her "Kick Ass Dreams."

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations for Any Couple

AskMen.com | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Travel
AskMen.com

Whether or not you're a romantic guy, your honeymoon should be the most memorable vacation of your life. Although the possibilities are seemingly endless, if you truly want to have the perfect post-wedding getaway, you should choose your destination wisely.

10 Tips for a Spring Romance

Debra Macleod | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Ah, springtime -- the skies are blue and love is in the air. Every year around this time, my Inbox fills with questions from those looking for love. In response, I've compiled a short list of dating tips that you may want to tape to your fridge if you're a single-and-seeking.

Still Holding On to Anger About an Ex? Let it Go

Trey Anthony | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Living
Trey Anthony

I am friends with all my exes! Many people find this very strange. Many years ago I had an extremely bad break up, and because there was so much hurt between us we decided to not speak. This was one of the most difficult and challenging times of my life. But as I get older I have little time for bitterness, anger, or hurt. If there is an ex in your life whom you feel anger towards or cannot speak to them, let them go.

Earth-Friendly Tips for Eco-Sexuals

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

What is an ecosexual, you might ask? It's about looking at the Earth not as 'mother', but as 'lover' -- calling to reduce our carbon footprints and revolutionize how we each truly impact our environment. What's a better trend than being eco-friendly and increasing your pleasure capacity at the same time?!