#Gratitude

I Start Every Morning Repeating My Gratitude List

Adrian Wesley | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Adrian Wesley

So many hours and days of my life I focused on what was not working. Then I learned about gratitude. The more I practiced repeating my gratitude lists, the more natural it became for me to see the positives in people and situations, and to be grateful for all the small, wonderful things occurring in my life.

A Gratitude Year Rewired My Noodle

Heather Boucher Robinson | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Living
Heather Boucher Robinson

The concept was simple. Every night, write down something – anything – that I was grateful for that day, fold it and pop it into a glass jar. For 365 days.

2016's Celebrity Deaths Should Make Us Smile With Gratitude

Heather Boucher Robinson | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Boucher Robinson

Why not turn it around to have a grateful heart which thanks these great artists for the many years they gave us? Why not celebrate them for fulfilling their destinies and passions?

Tanzania Burst My Heart Wide Open

Kristian Foster | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Kristian Foster

Visiting Tanzania in September changed my perception of what it's really like to go without. The people we met survive with the bare necessities. A roof over their heads, basic clothing and just enough food to survive. Yet, we witnessed such joy and hope in them, and for this, I fell in love with Tanzania.

Have A Happy Dysfunctional Christmas

Monique Caissie | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

It was 1991 and my first Christmas in my new home after my emotionally draining divorce. We lived in a depressed area. My family was 400 km away. I was struggling financially with a small business, helping in the community where I could, while nurturing my four-year-old who had some health challenges.

How To Raise A Kinder Family This Year

Erin Silver | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Parents
Erin Silver

Studies show that children who are grateful sleep better, are happier, measurably healthier, have better relationships, live longer and are less stressed out. Grateful teens are even 10 times less likely to start smoking, their grades tend to be 20 percent higher and they have 13 percent fewer fights.

Is It Possible To Do Christmas Without Gifts?

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Debbie Wolfe

One month until Christmas -- and the countdown begins! November 25 is when I typically shift into full tinsel mode. But here's the twist. We've been asked to reign in the gift-giving this Christmas. Can I really do like the people in the movies, and remember the meaning of Christmas without gift-giving?

Why I Choose To Be Grateful The Morning After The U.S. Election

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

Like many people around the world, I too, felt the shock waves of the election and Donald Trump being elected as the 45th President of the United States. Many of us are in disbelief that someone so brash and caustic is set to become the leader of the most powerful country on the planet. Yet, here I sit at my computer feeling grateful... Grateful that I'm an addict in recovery.

Open Your Heart With Gratitude Every Day Of The Year

Shannon Skinner | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

We're heard it said time and again that an "attitude of gratitude" is one of the keys to a fulfilling life. You might already practice this, or it may not be anything new to you. But sometimes we need a reminder -- or a gentle nudge. So here are some ways you can experience more love and gratitude every day:

8 Ways To Lead A Grateful And Healthy LIfe

Alyson Jones | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Gratitude is a state of feeling grateful towards something or someone, and it comes from the Latin word "gratus," which mean pleasing, agreeable and thankful -- so to be grateful is to be filled with thanks.

5 Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Thanksgiving

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Living
Debbie Wolfe

In all the bustle of "celebrating Thanksgiving," it's easy to forget everything we have to be thankful for. Not the least of these are the bounty of food, and wonderful people to share it with. A couple of years ago, I discovered the key to gleaning the most from Thanksgiving weekend and in turn, bringing more joy to the table to offer those around me.

If Nothing Ever Changed, There Would Be No Butterflies

Candace Plattor | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Living
Candace Plattor

When I reached the bottom with my own addiction to pot and prescription drugs almost 30 years ago, I too realized that I had to change my life or I would die. I knew that I didn't really want to die, but that I couldn't go on living the way I was at that point. I had grown quite tired of being a caterpillar, though I had no idea how to become a butterfly.

5 Tips For A Happier State Of Mind

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada
Sandy Kiaizadeh

I've made no secret of the fact that I am someone who has a history with depression and eating disorders; in fact I've written about this here and her...

A Love Letter To Hands-On Dads

Amy Gibson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Amy Gibson

Have we told you lately that we love you? Have we told you lately that we appreciate all that you do? Because we do. We really, really do. Have we mentioned that your strength, dedication and tenderness never cease to amaze us? We want you to know that the love that you show all of us never goes unnoticed.

8 Tips To Be Healthier With Gratitude

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

In life there always seems to be more to want, have and be, however making sure to be grateful for those things in life that truly matter is not only good for your health but also the health of humanity.

Sticky Situation: Adopt An Attitude Of Gratitude At Work

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

In a world of screens where egocentrism and individualism are increasingly present, adopting an attitude of gratitude at work can contribute to the well-being and motivation of employees. Appreciation also increases self-esteem and loyalty in business relationships.

Think About What 'Family' Means Around the World

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

On International Day of Families this Sunday, World Vision honours families everywhere. We think of those surviving against incredible odds. We pray for those dealing with overwhelming loss, or standing strong in the face of disaster. We think of those who adapt, forgive, and grow together.

20 Things Moms Want To Hear (Not Just On Mother's Day)

Amy Gibson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Amy Gibson

This Mother's Day, make her day extra special by taking the time to tell her how much you care. For all that moms do day in and day out and how much they have done over the years, they deserve to know how much you appreciate them.

Healthy Boundaries: Avoiding Burnout And Learning To Say No

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

Learning when to say "no" can be the greatest gift in your life. Because when you say "yes" to people or projects in order to not lose respect in peo...

How Does Practicing Gratitude Actually Work?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Sometimes a gratitude practice comes easy, like when you're sipping kombucha margaritas beach side in a tropical paradise, or your kids decide to keep themselves busy and let you sleep in until the midday hour of 8 a.m. For most of us, though, a gratitude practice is anything but easy.

3 Ways To Build Yoga Principles Into Your Work Life

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Yoga practice is as much about the mind, as it is about the body. The ritual of opening your practice with a dedication, moving through poses with intention and finally, finishing with gratitude is familiar to most who practice but here's we how could bring these concepts to the workplace.

The 4 Best Health And Life Tips For The Insanely Busy

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Being busy is great, but not if it lacks direction, passion, and makes your health suffer. Finding easy, productive health solutions that fit your life can be the difference between living and living well and there are easy things that you can incorporate into your routine without having you spinning your wheels.

A Taste Of Gratitude Can Help You Stick To Your Healthy Diet

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

Is it possible to eat well, really well, without wanting to rip out your teeth? The answer is yes, but again, there's only one way to make this work. If you want a healthy diet to become a lasting part of your lifestyle, you have to enjoy healthy food! That's where gratitude comes in.

50 Things to Be Thankful for Every Day

Kori McLaine | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living
Kori McLaine

In the spirit of giving thanks, I decided to go public with some of the entries in my gratitude journal. My goal was to compile a list of things that not only myself, but many others can also feel thankful for. As you read this list, try to figure out how many of these blessings you have experienced in your own life.

10 Tips for Stress-Free, Fat Burning Holidays

Dr. B.J. Hardick | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. B.J. Hardick

Still mapping out your Thanksgiving menu? Daydreaming of Christmas already? Don't get caught up in the sugar-and-fat laden hype. You can still enjoy your holidays without wreaking havoc on your health. Here are some ways to make this Thanksgiving one your body will thank you for.