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A Woman's Guide to the Impostor Syndrome

Kim Smiley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

I am not saying that we should not strive to be the very best people and professionals we can be. This is not a call to "lean out." By all means, let's strive to be amazing, but let's also aspire to be more gentle with ourselves and with others.

I Can Keep a Secret, Can You?

Kim Smiley | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

As a girl, a wise woman told me my eyes would elicit people's secrets throughout my life. I took her words to heart. From that day forward, I resolved to be a gatekeeper not a gossiper, and in some mystical way, like a magnetic field, her prophecy came true.

How to Work Through Your Fear of Flying

Alyson Jones | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Fear of flying is a common fear that many people struggle with. In my work as a therapist I have assisted several people develop coping strategies when it comes to flying. The main rule is "do not let fear stop you." Anxiety is natural, but when we give into fear it only gets worse. Here are a few tips any flyer can use:

What I Learned This Week: Screw the "Other People"

Andy Nulman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Because of "other people," so many ideas are never brought to fruition, which prevents them from ever at all being brought to the people that really count. "Other people" are often the airbrakes on the bullet train of progress.

How Joining a Dance Class Helped Me Fight My Isolating Illness

Nicole Abi-Najem | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Living
Nicole Abi-Najem

These past couple of years, my journey as a woman has been isolating and painful due to an illness. I continue on the journey of bleak medical hallways that offer little solace for what seems like a lonely affliction. But being in this dance class and seeing my instructor with a hospital patch on her chest and buzzed hair; I realize that in our weaknesses we are strong.

10 Life Lessons from History's Most Famous Artists

Kim Smiley | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

Everybody's a critique. Paul Cézanne, the Post-Impressionist painter, was mercilessly ridiculed by critics when he exhibited with the Impressionists. Claude Monet's paintings were called "formless, unfinished and ugly." Aside from the art of perseverance, what can the greatest artists of all time teach us? Here are my top 10 takeaways.

My Top Ten Fears and How I Get Past Them

Shannon Skinner | Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

I can't help but ask myself: is it possible to overcome all of our fears? I have reflected upon what some of my fears are -- there are many -- and, more importantly, what I do about them. Here are my top ten.

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.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Business

Alana Hurov | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

Ultimate freedom, waking up late, working in your pj's and taking a spontaneous day off. It sounds like the dream job, doesn't it? Well, if running your own business is that glorious, why doesn't everyone do it? The fact is, being an entrepreneur is probably the hardest thing you will ever do. It will consume your thoughts, your relationships, your sleep and your life. You may never have a "day off" again. Still interested?

Do You Do Vulnerable? (If Not, You're Missing Out On Life)

Anne Day | Posted 10.05.2013 | Canada Living
Anne Day

I have often said "I don't do vulnerable," and yet there have been times in my life when I have had to rely on other people to take me for cancer treatments, for example. Somehow we believe by asking for help, we are being weak, are letting ourselves down, when in reality our family and friends are only too happy to help out.

Find Your Passion, Realize Your Purpose

Jane Blaufus | Posted 08.01.2013 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

I asked myself if I believed that suddenly becoming a widow with a twelve-and-a-half year old daughter, going through hell, coming out the other side of it upright, and subsequently remarrying was a story in itself. It was. Then I had to ask myself the really tough questions.

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Jane Blaufus | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

Recently a 97-year-old New York man left his $40 million fortune to....no one. People need to encourage their friends and family to start sharing their wishes and their wants...to make it an acceptable discussion topic.

My Brave Little Toddler Does Disney

Vicki Murphy | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

You never really know what kind of youngster you've got until you test him out in the real world. Our recent trip to Orlando confirmed that our little junior is quite the joiner. We shouldn't be surprised by his courage, I suppose. His nickname is Turbo Ginger for god sakes.

This Man Is Running The Toronto Marathon With No Legs

Alana Hurov | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Alana Hurov

Imagine going to bed with flu-like symptoms and waking up three weeks later with no legs and only one arm. Bryan Cuerrier doesn't have to imagine. He lived it. He was diagnosed with Flesh Eating Disease. But his love and passion for life hasn't changed. To mark the third anniversary of the incident, he and his incredibly devoted wife have signed up for the Toronto Marathon on May 5.

You May Say I'm a Dreamer. But Now I'm on TV

Shannon Skinner | Posted 03.08.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Dreaming has taken us to the moon and Mars. It has given us automobiles, movies, books, the iPhone and Facebook. Humans can live longer, healthier lives thanks to dreaming. It is the spirit of the dream that propels us forward. I confess: I am a dreamer myself.

Why We Treat Animals Better Than the Poor

Marko Sijan | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada
Marko Sijan

And where's the "humanity" in defending animal rights? Like me, devout animal lovers and environmentalists (often one and the same) betray an underlying misanthropy, a profound disgust and disillusion with humanity. We can love animals because they aren't our competitors; they're dumb and easily used to serve our ends.

Courageous Women Who Follow Their Hearts

Shannon Skinner | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpgIt requires bravery to start a business, ask for a job promotion, travel the world solo, direct a film, rock climb, or make a lifestyle change. It also takes courage to follow your heart. On my web TV talk show, I have had the privilege of interviewing many successful women. These are women from all walks of life who boldly take inspired action, do something beyond the ordinary and, in their own ways, make a difference in the lives of others.

Watching the Watchdog: Will Microsoft Produce the Next Walter Cronkite?

Tim Knight | Posted 09.19.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Once upon a time when the world was young and had hope, and global warming, the one per cent and social media hadn't yet been invented, there truly was a golden age for TV news in North America. Could Microsoft bring that golden age back since its split from MSNBC?

The Woman Who Made it up Everest -- Then Died

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg On May 19, 2012, Shriya Shah-Klorfine became the first Canadian woman of South Asian origin to summit Mount Everest. Only a few hours later, at the age of 33, Shriya died on the descent. This past weekend, nearly two months later, her friends and loved ones gathered at a memorial service to celebrate Shriya's extraordinary life. I wanted to celebrate it, too. So I decided to honour her in this blog.

When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Andrea Paine | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

My journey through breast cancer started five years ago this month. It was in April of 2007 that I was sent to a specialized breast clinic and was dia...

10 Good Habits to Cultivate in 2012

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

You create a lot of unhappiness for yourself out of your impatience. Why not give yourself a break, enjoy the present moment and have more reasonable, realistic expectations of how long things should take? You'll be much happier, less anxious and more competent if you do this.

Running Gave Me Strength, Cancer Gave Me Courage

Andrea Paine | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

A little over a year after I started running, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Running had made my mind and body strong. And there was never a time where I would need the strength more ...

Life, Opportunity and Patience

Beverley Golden | Posted 09.18.2011 | Canada
Beverley Golden

"Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he...