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Let Kids Open Presents At Birthday Parties, Please!

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

There has been something that's been bothering me in recent years, while taking my kids to birthday parties. It's the "present-opening" time of the event -- or lack thereof. Yes, there's a trend towards not opening presents and I'm trying to figure out why.

Happiness Is Not Getting What You Want

Jennifer Branco | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jennifer Branco

If you are able to appreciate your family, friends, colleagues and the blessings you have received without constantly looking over the wall to see if the grass is greener on the other side, you may have actually found happiness. So, why are so many people unhappy?

The Biggest Lie We Can Believe Is That We Are Alone

Shawna Scafe | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Living
Shawna Scafe

This lie shuts us down, blocks out others, isolates us, shames us and perpetuates those heavy feelings and weight of our already hefty burdens. So don't make another excuse not to call. Pick up the phone, my dear friend. I will listen to your story one more time, and one more time again.

Finding Grace In The Most Unlikely Of Places

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

It has taken me almost my entire lifetime to realize that what I thought was the "worst of me", was in fact the "best of me". And all those years I spent escaping to the margins of society have been a beautiful blessing in disguise.

What I Learned This Week: Why We Long For a Time When Trivial Matters Become Important

Andy Nulman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Canada Living
Andy Nulman

I have a friend who is currently going through the type of health-related family anguish you should never know... but given the way life (and death) w...

Why I Choose Not to Judge My Former Teenaged Self

Lori Gard | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I just finished reading two blog posts on the matter of being a teenaged girl, and all that this entails. Matters concerning image and reputation and ...

Learning to Live With Grace

Meghan Pearson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

I often get asked about the meaning of my various tattoos. Just this week, one of my yoga teachers pointed out that the marking on my neck is one of his favourite words. Mine too. Grace.

The Eaton Centre Shooting Doesn't Make Toronto Dangerous

Bernie Farber | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

The Eaton Centre shooting this past weekend is not the first time Toronto has been faced with such angst. Yet despite the latest violent outburst, our city remains a safe place. We're very lucky to live in Toronto; in comparison to many other urban centres in North America, crime and violence rarely touch us.