Happiness Tips

I Challenge You To Live In The Now For 30 Days

Adrian Wesley | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Wesley

I declared that I would live only in the now for 30 days. This meant I could not think about the past or the future -- I would only focus on what was happening in the moment. Sounds easy, but what an awakening experience. If I started to think about how something went wrong in the past or worry about something in the future, I would stop myself and release the thought and get back to the present.

Happiness Challenge May Lead To Sadness, Psychologists Warn

CBC | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Living

The happiness challenge, a trendy online project that asks people to be happy for 100 days in a row, could backfire for some, Canadian psychologists s...

Why Some People Don't Care About Happiness

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living

A recent review has found ideas on happiness vary greatly according to culture. Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers of the Victoria University of Well...

Do You Practice These 10 Happy Habits?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living

A new survey has found that self-acceptance is the "healthy habit" people struggle with most. The U.K. charity Action for Happiness, in conjunctio...

10 Ways To Be Happy Every Day

Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living

Everyone finds their own trusted method of making themselves smile. There are countless ways that people search for happiness, but we’ve whittled it...

Be Creative or Die Inside

Lacey Haynes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Living
Lacey Haynes

I have experienced firsthand the internal withering that comes from slinking away from a creative existence. I have also felt the expansiveness, the joy and delight that comes from choosing imagination and possibility. I don't think it's too dramatic or petulant to say that life without imagination sucks.

Go Ahead, Make Their Day: How To Brighten Someone Else's Life

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Like paddleboats and appetizer platters, happiness is meant to be shared. Luckily, it doesn’t take a grand gesture or an all-expenses-paid trip to t...

THIS Is How You Become Happier

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Living

iPhones and other gadgets can be useful, but they don't make us happy -- but people and human relationships do, at least according to a new Swedish st...

Enjoy Beauty, Enjoy Life. Repeat

Yasmin Grothé | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada
Yasmin Grothé

Too often, as we age, we lose the ability to be filled with awe by the most simple things that surround us, and seeing beauty in its pure state is slowly stripped of all its magic and replaced with doubt, fear and cynicism. It has to fit in a box, have meaning in the proper context and be absolutely practical, of course.

Even as Adults, We Should Still 'Sing Like No One's Listening'

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Sylvia Forrest

This somewhat over-used suggestion about "singing like no one is listening" and "dancing like no one is watching" is simply a poetic way to say, "seize the day," and there are many ways to do that. Want to know a secret? Sometimes I do burst into song. Are you ready to give it a try?

The Happiest Generation In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Living

Generation Y may get giddy about the latest nerdy gadgets and viral cat videos, but it turns out Canada's oldest population also has something to smil...

Why the Older You Are, the Happier You Get

Neil Seeman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Living
Neil Seeman

There is one inalienable truth about happiness. Grumpy old men, and women, are not grumpy whatsoever -- contrary to popular myth. In fact, this truth remains the most contrarian of all research on happiness, and, to the best of my knowledge, is still the most evidence-based.

Five Steps to a Healthier You, Post-Divorce

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Living
Deborah Moskovitch

Make no mistake; divorce is upper case Emotional. Even though almost 40 per cent of marriages end in divorce, I felt little comfort from a statistic. As I reflect back, there were a number of positive things I did that helped me work through this transformation; strategies that helped me to get where I am today -- these are the five things that helped me find the smarter, happier, healthier me.

What Makes You Happy? A Giant List Of Little Moments

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Living

It is so simple, in our day-to-day lives, to completely forget to feel the one thing we're all supposed to be striving for -- happiness. Whether it...

Life: What's the Plan and Do We Need One?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Is it more important to have a contented love relationship or achieve your full potential? Which outcome will make you happiest... and does it have to be a choice?

Living Your Best Life

Olivia Lovenmark | Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada Living
Olivia Lovenmark

Offer advice that has someone else's best interests at heart, not yours. In my experience, many young women give their girlfriends advice, particularly that which relates to the love life, and it reflects on their current situation rather than on their girlfriend's situation.

Taking Responsibility Changes Everything

John Izzo | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Living
John Izzo

You are responsible for your own happiness, for the success of your relationships, for the success of the company where you work, for your career and for your life. What's more, you are responsible for poverty, for global warming, for your neighbourhood, for your school and for homelessness.

From Chaos to Clarity: An Ode to 2011

Sarah Kelsey | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Living
Sarah Kelsey

My 2011 involved everything from divorce to infidelity to job changes to several health problems. But it also saw me evolve into a person I would describe as imperfect, honest and open. This transformation didn't happen overnight. And it absolutely involved me putting more effort into learning about myself.