It May Be Time To Push Past Those Old Family Holiday Traditions

Linda Simpson | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

We can be steeped in tradition and obligation and feel overwhelmed by the expectations family holidays can bring. There may be that feeling that someone else is driving what we feel is expected of us during a holiday celebration. Could be family, friends or neighbours.

Why To Make New Year's Resolutions In The Fall

Gillian Mandich | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

By identifying areas of opportunity for growth and development in your life and committing to starting today (as opposed to waiting for News Year's resolutions in January to roll around) you can assess areas of your life that require attention and immediately start to take action.

Creating Positive Change For Women In Italy

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Business

I believe that if institutions create greater educational and economic opportunities for women, we would immediately begin to see the positive impact on society. In my opinion, the Italian Government should highlight the capabilities of girls by creating more opportunities for dialogue to influence policies that benefit women and girls.

Resilience Dictates How You Pick Up The Pieces After Loss

Deborah Nixon | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Living
Deborah Nixon

How individuals face these tough situations depends on their character and personality. Some are stoic and recognize that they need to make major changes in their lives and their assumptions. They get down to work and rebuild, creating something new out of what remains.

You Say You Want a Revolution...

Beverley Golden | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada
Beverley Golden

As astrology predicted, what happened during the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the '60s, would manifest globally when these two planets reached their first square. If you haven't heard, we just came out of a three-year period (2012 to 2015) where we experienced seven exact squares of Uranus and Pluto!

Change Starts At The Top, In Our Minds And Our Institutions

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Impact

Over the past year, the Australian community has become uncomfortably aware of the pervasive culture of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment within the medical profession. To those of us within the profession, it is clear that this deeply embedded culture of sexual harassment is a symptom of a much deeper problem.

Guns, Globalization And The Politics Of Change

Elan Divon | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Elan Divon

In a desperate plea to my fellow Americans who remain dogged in their devotion to the Second Amendment, please consider the words of someone worthy of respect -- Jesus Christ: "The law was made to serve man, the man was not made to serve the law." In other words, Jesus is saying that if the law isn't serving us as a society -- we should fix it!

I Am A Fashion Chameleon

Inessa Radostin | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Style
Inessa Radostin

For most people, fashion is a way of expression; for me it was a support system. When I found myself lost or in transition I simply picked a new character to play and let that character loose in a mall. I would pick bits and pieces of the people around me and tried to imitate their appearance. In true alien mode, I formed myself to look like the inhabitants of whatever place I happened to be occupying at the time.

How To Survive A Breakup

Natasha Koifman | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Of all the stresses we experience in life, a breakup is one of the worst. It shakes the foundation of your life at its core and shatters the world that you once knew, wreaking havoc on your mental and physical health. There's a reason they call it heartache! As painful as a breakup is, it can also be a time for learning and growth, opening up a new world of possibilities ... even new love.

A Letter To Everyone Who's Freaked Out By Climate Change

Hannah Alper | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Living
Hannah Alper

You know what? I'm freaked out about it, too. This is such a big issue in the world and it's easy to freak out about it. Deeply caring about this and wanting to do something to help is the first step in making a difference. So, let me start off by saying you're already making a difference because you care.

I Have Mourned 14 Deaths By Suicide, Isn't That Enough?

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Raimundo

I have been to 14 funerals since turning 17 years old. Fourteen people who were friends, co-workers, crushes, debate partners, school mates and amazing members of the world's community. Fourteen people whose families and friends I sat next to at funeral services, whom I heard whisper "If I would have known," "How could I miss the signs?" and the awful "How could they do this to us?"

Don't Let Money Fears Stop You From Chasing Your Dream Job

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

You are an intelligent and talented person. You are not going to up and quit your job tomorrow without putting some kind of plan in place. Yes, there is some risk involved, but you're a smart cookie and you would never let it come to that. Stop the horror stories, already.

What Uber And BlackBerry Taught Me About Our Mental Health System

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Raimundo

We can't be the taxi companies, Blackberry or other organizations that refused to adapt and change. We need to keep improving, listening and being better. It's not enough just to be the best of bad. We need to be actually good. Making hard choices that result in better and more effective services.

Personal Growth Work In 2016? It's Worth The Effort

Marcia Sirota | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

If you're unwilling to do the work, your attitude is self-defeatist. Your reluctance to roll up your sleeves and do what has to be done is probably what's holding you back from getting what you truly desire in life.

Dear 20-Somethings, Stop Settling

Laila Eman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Business
Laila Eman

I am urging you to stop settling, don't settle for the job that "pays" enough or gives you that "title" you want, because in the end it will only give short-term happiness. If we stop settling and start fighting for the job/lifestyle we want to invest our years with, we will then get a real sense of happiness and fulfillment.

15 Ways To Start Over

Kori McLaine | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Living
Kori McLaine

Have you ever felt like your world is over, then a few weeks or months later felt happier than ever? I'm always surprised how quickly I bounce back when things don't go my way. I think it's because when one thing ends, it presents an amazing opportunity to renew yourself and recreate your priorities.

Busy Is Not A Religion

Terri Fedonczak | Posted 11.01.2015 | Canada Living
Terri Fedonczak

We are a culture of busy worshipers. It doesn't really matter what we're doing, we think that we need to be frantic and rushing around to be productive.

How Am I Showing Up In Life?

Kiesha N. James | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Living
Kiesha N. James

It's no secret that desire is only one piece of the puzzle. Growth another. But I know what really moves the needle is the work we put in, our attitude while at it, and what slows us down or prevents the plan from moving forward more often than we would like to admit are the messages being transmitted in our "stinkin' thinking".

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

Debra Macleod | Posted 10.26.2016 | 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.

3 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Change Your Life

Cheryl Muir | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

Change isn't easy. No matter which way you slice it or dice it, change is never going to be a breeze. So is there ever a perfect time to embark on change? And this isn't some high-level theory of "Start today, there's no such thing as tomorrow." I'm talking about a more practical approach -- what time of year is best?

I May Not Look Homeless, But I Am

Street Haven | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Living
Street Haven

A lot of people have the perception that shelter life today is for the junkie, the uneducated, the criminal or the battered wife seeking refuge from her abusive partner. In my experience, most of the people I have met in the shelter system are there for a variety of reasons. In the shelter I have met bank tellers, writers, students and even retirees.

6 Trends Disrupting the Charitable Sector Now

Marina Glogovac | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Business
Marina Glogovac

Ongoing disruption is the new normal for industries, but when it comes to charities there is a unique complexity not present in many other sectors -- mostly in diversity of causes, operating models, stakeholders and the disconnect between people who pay for services and beneficiaries of services.

The Naked Truth About My First Year of Business

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.06.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Running your own business is pretty fucking sweet, no question. But let's keep it real, people. Entrepreneurship is also challenging, humbling, and exhausting, especially when you're just starting out. What can you expect in your first year of business? Here's the naked truth about mine...

In the Nutrition World, Sometimes One Equals Five

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Don't aim to be perfect all at once. Making small changes allows us to make more changes over time and to make big changes with less willpower. You'll feel less of a sense of a struggle and be motivated to make more changes in the future.

4 Signs You Have Outgrown Your Circle of Friends

Cheryl Muir | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

Here's the deal: when you change your life, some people aren't meant to stick around. When you think about it, it makes sense. If we are the sum of our five closest friends and you're striving to do more and be more, it stands to reason that your set of five close friends will change over time. And yep, you guessed it, I'm writing about this because it happened to me recently.