Goals

What Really Keeps Us Motivated In Life?

Margot McKinnon | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living
Margot McKinnon

As surely as gyms and fitness studios will be packed with newly motivated men and women every January, they will have cleared out come March. The typical 8-12 week motivation drop-off is a well-documented phenomenon. So if you have made a resolution to get healthy and fit this year and you are already losing steam don't worry, you are not alone.

Marathon To Your Dreams Starts With A Cup Of Water, Ends With A Bowl Of Treasure

Kyle Nobess | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada
Kyle Nobess

Pursuing a dream starts out as nothing but a thought. It starts out alone with no one to share it with. Yet you feel inspired by the vision in your he...

7 Ways To Reignite Your New Year's Goals

Jen Lawrence | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

This does not mean that you need to spend the next 40-something weeks on the couch, elbow-deep in a bag of chips. There are plenty of ways to reignite your resolutions and have year-end success.

How To Create A Health Strategy For Long-Term Results

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Are you constantly on and off your fitness horse? Instead of getting back on and hoping for different results, rethink your strategy. Ask yourself, "What has and has not worked in the past?" Pinpoint the valuable lessons and work to reproduce successful approaches. Abandon anything else.

My favourite things -- the 2017 edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

My 2017 goal for you is to put yourself at the top of your "favourite things" list; make 2017 the year of YOU!

Set Your Intentions For A F***ing Awesome 2017

Rachel Ricketts | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Rachel Ricketts

This is the perfect time for pure, unadulterated optimism. In order to hone in on the power of collective hope, we gotta get intentional. Not only dream big, but pull up those gumboots and get ready to get dirty, cuz creating change requires creating some mess. Oh yes.

Traditional Goal Setting Is Broken

Sharon Stokes | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living
Sharon Stokes

When we aren't able to achieve what we set out to accomplish, despite how great our intentions are, we're left feeling like failures. A lot of the time to make ourselves feel better we even end up making excuses as to why the goal doesn't matter anymore.

3 Habits To Break And 3 Habits To Make This Year

Alyson Jones | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Habits are habituated behaviours which are acquired by frequent repetition -- these "habits" then become a regular part of our functioning. These practices can slip into our lives without us even noticing as they feel so natural. It can be very difficult to give up or break a habit. We often hear people talking about wanting to break a bad habit, but we shouldn't forget that habits aren't always bad for us.

12 Questions To Help You Reflect On 2016 (And Plan For 2017)

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

The end of the year is a time to reflect, take stock of the year past, and plan for the year ahead. Each year I share an article with 12 questions to help guide a year-end reflection. A year has passed yet it feels like a nano-moment since the last year-end reflection. Not surprising -- our lives, work and society move at an unprecedented pace.

The Greatest Disappointment Is Giving Up On Yourself

Jackie B. Hamilton | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jackie B. Hamilton

We all lack courage and perseverance; we stumble. Whether or not we can spell out procrastination, we are gold medalists in doing so. We know, however, there is nothing more de-motivating and damaging to our self-esteem than not being able to depend on ourselves.

Start Now - Setting Goals For The New Year

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

This year, transform your resolution into a lifestyle by starting now. Get a head start on the new year so you can begin 2017 as a happier and healthier version of yourself.

Are You On Autopilot? Wake Up!

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

Have I started doing my job on autopilot? Have I started taking my relationships for granted, not giving them my full attention? I applied it to my eating habits, my exercise, my sleep... even the way I clean my house. I realized that unless we get scared into paying attention to what we're doing, we often think we are committing 100 per cent to a task when we are not.

Treat Your Life Like A Road Trip

Sharon Stokes | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Sharon Stokes

We've all heard the phrase 'life is a journey'. What if we took it one step further and looked at life as the ultimate road trip with your Life Map helping you navigate the way. After studying my own life I can clearly see how all the different experiences, events and people have shaped me and have led me to where I am today.

How To Get Motivated To Reach Your Health Goals

Michelle Vodrazka | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Michelle Vodrazka

If you find your motivation waning, you might just be bored. Finding new activities or foods that you enjoy can make the difference between quitting and succeeding. Whenever you find yourself in a rut, try a new activity, take a cooking class, or recruit a workout partner. If it's been a few months, it may even be time to set a new goal!

Summer Jobs Build Money Smarts

Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Cairine Wilson, CPA Canada

That initial job can also serve as an ideal springboard to talk money management with your kids and help strengthen their financial knowledge.

Buying A Vacation Home: 7 Factors To Consider

Josh Miszk | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Business
Josh Miszk

A second home purchase is a big deal. A furnished, comfy, home away from home in the likes of Lake Tahoe or Daytona Beach comes with spectacular scenery, an even better climate and a price tag. But vacation homes don't have to exist only in your dreams.

When It Comes To Success, It Isn't About Luck

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

It all comes down to accountability. It isn't about luck. It is about effort, attitude and willingness. Stop giving yourself excuses why you are where you are, why you don't have what you think you should have, or why you don't have what others have.

Stop Reaching For The Stars, Start Reaching Your Goals

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Setting reasonable goals and trying to change things slowly in your lifestyle is much more successful in the long run because it helps to boost motivation and avoids falling back into bad habits.

The Pursuit Of Perfection Can Stop You In Your Tracks

Sarah Scott | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living
Sarah Scott

Changing something about your life is a big deal. You might not nail it the first time you try. In fact, you may never be perfect at this thing you want. That's a good thing! A serious mark of strength in a person is the ability to get up off the ground and try again and again.

Goals Are Best Achieved By Sticking To Routines

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It is common knowledge that persistence and perseverance are important ingredients for success in almost any field. Whether we seek it in our careers or personal interests, stick-to-itiveness is one of the key factors that make or break our advances.

11 Ways To Give Yourself A Mid-Winter Boost

Jen Lawrence | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

Even if you started off the year with a heart full of good intentions, it can be hard to maintain your enthusiasm. To celebrate the fact that there are still 11 months left to make this your best year ever, here are 11 ways to give yourself a mid-winter boost.

I'm Changing One Small Habit A Month

Shawna Scafe | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Shawna Scafe

There is a whole science to our habits, how they are triggered, carried out and the reward we get from them. There is a whole scientific method to shifting our habits so they stick and actually support real life changes. Part of that method is to start small with a new habit that you can't say no to.

Eliminate Fitness Obstacles This Year

Brent Bishop | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

There are several obstacles that people face when it comes to fitness and many reasons we give ourselves that end up preventing our progression. Knowing the most common obstacles you're up against can allow you to plan effectively and help to set your path for a successful year.

11 Ways To Bring The Best Of You Forward Into 2016

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

What will you do to make 2016 a great year? How will you become the best version of yourself? What personal and professional goals/habits/intentions will set you off on the right path -- for greater resilience, efficacy, and fulfillment? I've put together 11 ideas to boost your personal and professional well-being in the year ahead.

12 Questions To Reflect Upon As You Start A New Year

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 12.31.2016 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

The end of the year marks a threshold and invites a pause for reflection. It's a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead. Each year at this time, I write and reflect on 12 reflection questions for this very purpose.