Dreams

How Meditation Changed My Life

Komal Minhas | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Komal Minhas

In August 2010, I was attending week three of a youth conference and found myself deep in meditation, sobbing as if I had just emerged from the womb. Here I was, in the middle of Berlin deep in meditation, with the photo of an older Indian man with long hair and in white robes at the front of the room, feeling at my very core that my life was about to change dramatically.

The Many Steps to Becoming an "Overnight" Success

Kiesha N. James | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Living
Kiesha N. James

An overnight success story typically travels through many "nights" before the surreal moments are enjoyed. Some time often passes between when the dreamer first sees the vision and the moment when it comes full-circle. To the onlooker it all happens so quickly. To the dreamer it seemed like forever.

Here's A Story I'll Never Get To Tell Robin Williams

Brett Caron | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada
Brett Caron

I have my own ideas about what it means to control your own life and the right a person should have to end that life if they choose. But I'm not writing this to spout my opinion on suicide. I'm writing this to tell a story I'll never have the chance to tell Robin Williams, as if I would've had a chance of ever meeting the man.

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...

Scientists Have Figured Out A Way To Alter Dreams

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Living

Scientists on Sunday said they had used a harmless electrical current to modify sleep so that an individual has "lucid dreams," a particularly powerfu...

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.

Four Types of Dreams (and How to Interpret Them)

Linda Lauren | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

Our dreams are a way for us to process our waking world while we sleep. The things we haven't dealt with, consciously or subconsciously, often come to light in the dream-state where it feels safer to deal with them. There are four types of dreams I would like you to consider.

Passion And Paycheque Don't Have To Be Mutually Exclusive

Heather Magee | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

There seems to be a certain level of shame imposed on people who choose to work for someone else -- people who make a living off of other people's passions, ideas and investments. The negative stigma around working a 9-5 is getting out of hand. At what point did we begin to feel guilty about earning a living?

Inspired Leadership: Women Who Lead by Example

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Business
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg I have been studying some of the world's greatest minds and leaders, and observing leadership around me; not because I was setting out to be a leader, moreso out of curiosity. I wanted to know what is true leadership?

Daydreamers Are Better Learners

William Koch | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Living
William Koch

The most common view of the human mind assumes that our normal way of thinking consists of concentrated focus upon immediate tasks at hand. But researchers have found that this is not the case. Daydreaming is now considered to be the normal state of our minds, with focus appearing as a break from the more common mind wandering.

Don't Share Your Dreams Until You're Ready

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg When we have a big vision for ourselves -- and are taking steps toward fulfilling that dream -- it can be time of major transition and growth. When we are in this stage of growth, we need to muster all that we have to make our creative dreams come to fruition. Including our self-confidence. But, often it is not wise to share our vision or dreams with others until we are truly ready to do so. Here's why.

My Nightmare Is Hearing About Your Dream

Danko Jones | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Why do people think that others want to hear about their dreams? We all have them. Doesn't that cancel out each other's interest in them? But relaying dreams is like trying to use sign language on the blind. This painful ritual happens to almost everyone every morning of all our lives. We get it -- dreams are bizarre. Big deal.

How I Designed My Dream Life (and How You Can Too)

Elia Saikaly | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Living
Elia Saikaly

This morning I rode shotgun in a helicopter and flew though the Himalayas. I trekked through the trails in the Solo-Khumbu, encountered yaks, donkeys, suspension bridges, porters, stunning mountains and beautiful children. For me, this is my ultimate dream. It isn't luck, it isn't a gift, it's something called life-design. How did all of that happen you ask?

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.

What Makes These Women So Extraordinary?

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg I have had the privilege of interviewing more than 150 successful women from all walks of life who have chosen to listen to their hearts. That is what makes them "extraordinary." I would like to introduce you to some of them.