Forgiveness.

How To Handle Political Differences At The Dinner Table

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

Growing up in Montreal, Quebec during the rise of a separatist political party in the 1970s gave me a front row seat to how families can be divided because of political differences. Every Sunday, after church, this division played out in my living room. The lessons I learned then are more relevant now than ever.

Is Beyonce's Lemonade Strength In The Face Of Infidelity Or Weakness?

Erin Silver | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Erin Silver

She's got everything: beauty, talent, money. She's in the best possible position to get divorced. Why would she allow someone to hurt her the way she has? Why would she just sing about her husband's betrayal when she could kick him to the curb? What message is she sending the rest of us if she decides to stay with someone who has deceived her?

Beyonce's "Lemonade": Thoughts About Art, Love, Betrayal And Forgiveness

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

With "Lemonade"... Beyonce did what all true artists do -- she mined her life for her art, exposing her deepest secrets in service of her creativity, while also using her music to say, "This is my life! I dare you to judge!"

Revealing I Was Sexually Abused Lost Me The Mother I Never Had

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

After what feels like a lifetime of battling drug and alcohol addiction, and my own tenuous mental health issues, three years ago -- at the age of 47 -- I finally found the strength to tell my wife and adult son that I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Like too many other survivors of childhood sexual violence who decide to go public with their disclosure, I have lost contact with my mother and my siblings as a result. If you really want to know how to destroy an already fragile soul, take away the one thing that a survivor of sexual violence needs most -- connection, which equates as validation and worthiness.

A Leadership Lesson From The Horrors Of The Holocaust

Ivey Business School | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

Eva Mozes Kor turned to Hallmark in the mid-1990s when looking to thank a former Nazi for going on the record about his job monitoring the gas chambers that murdered her parents and two older sisters. Forgiveness, she argues, delivers internal peace while clearing the mind of hate, making people more content and productive in both their personal and professional lives.

8 Steps to Overcoming the Fear of Not Being Good Enough

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

When was the last time you felt that you had to prove something to the people you love? When you feel that you're not good enough, you often find yourself in isolation, sitting in the dark room, abandoned and longing for love -- Here is the eight-step process for you to take on in order to never ever again be lost in the fear of not being enough.

Omar Khadr's Release Can Offer an Important Lesson to Us All

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

After being imprisoned for over a decade, Omar Khadr is now free on bail. In his first public appearance and media scrum, we witnessed not a mean-spirited radicalized militant, but rather, an articulate humbled young man, and in his own words, someone eager to "prove to [Canadians] that I'm more than what they thought of me."

Why We Need To Remove the Stigma Around Men Who Seek Therapy

Carlen Costa | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

I started by telling you about my own experience in the world of abuse. I did this because those experiences are what helped me understand the importance of healing in light of a frightening situation. These women -- our sisters -- need our support and understanding to heal. But we cannot forget the men. At some point we are going to have to turn around and help heal this man. Many will think he is undeserving, but he too experienced trauma in his life which he has had to cope with. I'm not talking about forgiveness, I'm talking about compassion.

Let Go of the Past to Live Your Best Life Today

Anita Saulite | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Impact
Anita Saulite

I look around and see many of us not living and evolving and creating our best stories today but continue to rehash old stories of the past. Yes these stories keep us connected to what has happened, but honestly it may be time to let go.

Creating Positive Change in 4 Easy Steps

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada
Carlen Costa

When it comes down to it, if we want to change how we experience the world, we must make the choice to change it. Newly enlightened self awareness can...

How to Recover From 'Relationship Trauma'

Susan Valentine | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

You need to see that your partner has suffered too, not from your anger, but from the weight of his or her own actions. If you believe your partner deeply regrets his actions, knows he was wrong, and even feels he violated his own personal standards, you will feel more trusting and open to forgiveness.

Thank You GPS Woman

Lynda Fishman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada
Lynda Fishman

Dear {insert name}, It began as a disagreement. It has exploded out of control. When I saw you walk into the restaurant, I immediately buried my fac...

Eight Choices That Will Make You Happier

Lynda Fishman | Posted 12.15.2013 | Canada Living
Lynda Fishman

As I reflect on my past experiences, I understand and have internalized the importance of making positive choices. I know that I generalize, but I truly believe that the more choices we make, the more alive we feel, and the more alive we feel, the healthier our choices.

Damn You, Judgment Gene

Shannon Fisher | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shannon Fisher

It took me a long time to learn that my self-consciousness is a signal of the judgment inside of me; I think you're judging me because I've judged for the same reasons. Through social norms or because of my very own judgy gene, I deemed xyz as unacceptable. I can't escape it. We're all judgmental and will be for all the evers. Maybe it's baked into our DNA? Well, I demand a restrand!

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.

What is the True Measure of a Man?

Donald D'Haene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

One of my childhoods was happy. The B&W movies projected on our small TV screen, more often than not, contradicted the drama I was living in my own home movie reels. But there were exceptions. In fact, the images of our television's B&W movies were very real to me. Sidney Poitier was one of those images, and thankfully, he made repeat appearances.

To Forgive or Not to Forgive?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

If someone has to force themselves to forgive in order to meet someone else's expectations, they'll be more tormented than if they'd held onto their hurt. A better solution would be to learn how to let go.

The Redefined MD

Brian Goldman, MD | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Brian Goldman, MD

Good doctors exercise judgment. They make the call and -- right or wrong -- live with the consequences and learn from them. The redefined MD is flawed, but comfortable inside their own skin. When you get to that place, you can like yourself in spite of your mistakes.