#Gratitude

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 12.02.2015 | 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 10.14.2015 | 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 10.09.2015 | 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.

A Letter of Gratitude to My Doctor

Deri Latimer | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Have you thanked your doctor lately? How about all those other really important people in your life, who truly contribute to your happiness and well-b...

The Dalai Lama Sounds the Alarms for Sustainability

Natalie Pace | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada
Natalie Pace

A peacemaker for the ages walks among us. Whether he is blessing world leaders who are notorious for war, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, or speaking...

Five Ways to Honour That Special Teacher This Week

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Debbie Wolfe

No matter who that special teacher is, they've likely received their fair share of mugs, wine and chocolates over the years. This year, what about something a little more meaningful? Here are five suggestions for meaningful teacher gifts.

A Reminder to Enjoy the Milestones In Your Children's Lives

Terri Fedonczak | Posted 05.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Terri Fedonczak

My middle child graduated from college last week, and I'm still processing it. My first instinct was to move forward and think about the next thing on the list. And then my inner guide whispered, "This is a milestone; let's take a breath and celebrate it."

The History and Culture I Saw in Syria Is Now Scarred by War

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

Years ago, when I was young and reckless, I backpacked solo through Syria. One morning, at the bus station in Homs, I had to make a spur of the moment decision; I could go west, towards the sea and Lebanon, or I could go east, to the ancient city of Palmyra. I turned west. I never saw Palmyra. The 2000 year old city is now in the hands of ISIS.

Positive Thinking Can Benefit Your Mind and Body

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Traditional psychology has almost always been concerned with mental and emotional disorders and malfunctions and ways to treat them, he explains. By contrast, positive psychology adds an important emphasis on the human potential for building and maintaining highly functional and constructive lives.

WATCH: This Close Call Reminds Us To Be Grateful

Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Impact

It can happen in the blink of an eye. A driver hits the wrong pedal and a vehicle speeds into your path. You never see it coming. This video above ...

Campfire Stories

Terri Fedonczak | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Terri Fedonczak

I just returned from the amazing Light Your Fire Retreat given by Jill Farmer (www.jillfarmercoaching.com). If you know me at all, you know that my i...

Having a Positive Outlook Towards Life Will Always Give You A Headstart

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Cultivating a gratuitous and appreciative attitude can be advantageous in almost any situation. People with a positive disposition tend to cope more efficiently and constructively with life's daily challenges. It's like they are getting a boost from a source deep within that gives them greater strength and resilience.

Sponsoring a Child Overseas Can be Sunshine in the Darkness

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

I've been lucky to have a fulfilling marriage, a job that I love and a life filled with meaning. But like anyone, I'm familiar with the stretches of hopelessness that can come when life gets to be too much -- or not nearly enough. I began sponsoring Alejandro in Bolivia when he was just five, sure that I'd be improving his life. What took me completely off-guard was the way that he's lifted mine.

How to Stay Positive in Winter

Charlotte Singmin | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Living
Charlotte Singmin

It's February and Canadians are feeling the cold. But what if instead of complaining about the cold or contributing to the general hate on for winter we kept our complaints to ourselves and focused on all the other stuff, the good stuff, on everything we have to be grateful for?