Canada Happiness

You'll Feel Better If You Set Modest Goals

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

One of the main reasons why, for instance, weight loss efforts fail to such a high degree is that dieters routinely start out with unrealistic expectations. They look at what's being presented to them by commercial weight loss programs or popular television shows and anticipate similarly spectacular outcomes in their own lives.

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.

What Most People Don't Understand About Work and Happiness

Sheldon Dyck | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living
Sheldon Dyck

Why is the difference in people's happiness massive when they make $80,000 instead of $50,000, but negligible when they make $200,000 instead of $100,000? Why are some of the unhappiest people in our society the children of enormously wealthy parents?

If Smiles Equal Happiness, These Countries Are REALLY Happy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Travel

If you're happy and you know it, smile and get someone to take your picture — it might just mean you're in one of the happiest countries in the worl...

10 Secrets Of Being Happier In Your Relationship

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living

Happiness is something we all try to attain, but when it comes to finding happiness in relationships, it's not rocket science: people just want to be ...

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...

Gross Global Happiness Has No Limit

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Last year was the first-ever Happiness Day, and we heard plentiful advice on how to make ourselves happy. But if we want to maximize our planet's sum total of happiness, it would seem most efficient to share the fortune we have -- material, emotional and spiritual -- with those who have little.

Why Everyone Doesn't Like You

Lauren Messervey | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

We can't be Sally Field on Oscar night all the time. We will all be served with harsh criticisms, strange accusations, and cruel comments every once in a while, and it's how we deal with it that really demonstrates the true nature of our character. If you know who you are and strive to be the best person that you can be, you have nothing to worry about.

Want to Improve Your Attention Span? Try Relaxed Awareness

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada Living
Thomas Gelmi

Unlike animals, human beings have successfully developed the capacity to think about what is not immediately going on around them and to contemplate events that happened in the past or might possibly happen in the future. While this capacity called imagination can be a blessing, it can be a curse at the same time.

Why Dress For the Life You Want? Because it Works

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Style
Sarah Vermunt

If you've ever watched an episode of What Not to Wear, you can recall fashion expert Stacey London telling women to "dress for the job you want, not the job you have." I'm not sure who first coined that phrase, but it's a good one.

Being "Over the Hill" Can Have Its Upside, Too

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Feelings of happiness, or at least contentment, seem to be most common among the maturing crowd. One reason may be that older people find it easier to derive pleasure from relatively ordinary experiences such as taking a walk, sharing a meal with loved ones, or pursuing a hobby.

The Huge Advantage to Making Tiny Goals

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada Business
Eileen Chadnick

Recently, I've been talking a lot about goals (professional and personal) -- with friends, with my leadership coaching clients and in my own personal reflection. But something has changed. Whereas I used to ask "Are you thinking big enough?" I'm now asking "Are your goals small enough?"

Five Tips for Making Money as an Artist Entrepreneur

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

There's a ton of information out there for anyone looking to create a traditional scalable business. And there's no shortage of incubators for tech startups in search of money and mentorship. But what about artists who are going solo and getting paid for their art?

Things To Consider Before You Set Out To Follow Your Passion

Elan Divon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

Last week, I visited the popular website of a spiritual teacher named Mastin Kipp. His message to the world is simple: "Follow your bliss," a catch ph...

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...

Five Tips to Warm Up to Winter

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Focus on what you are looking forward to every day (not what you are dreading, not that your car might not start at the end of the day, not that you are dreading the slow ride home, etc.). Throughout the day (during breaks is a great time), ask yourself 'What went well so far today?' Then, pause and enjoy the experience.

The Key Ingredient Missing From Your Resolutions

Rachel Schipper | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Living
Rachel Schipper

For anyone who's reached a goal or manifested a dream, you know that it starts with figuring out what that dream or goal is. The rest is about applying your energy in the direction of your desire to make it happen. Running a 10k starts with a sweaty, breathless jog around the block; starting a business with a brainstorming session with your smartest friends and advisors; writing a book with opening the file and naming 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.

LOOK: Canada's Happiest Cities

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Travel

What’s the happiest city in Canada? Jetpac City Guides might have an answer. The app, which analyzes Instagram photos to produce city guides, pro...

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...

Do You Really Want 365 Days of Happiness?

Joan Sutton | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

How many times has that happened over the past few days? Who can count? Even strangers in the park wish me a Happy New Year. We say it without thinking, a greeting by rote, bred somewhere in our response genes. But truly, 365 days of happiness? Think about it. Is that what we truly would wish for ourselves or for others?

The Art of Enjoying Life

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

In Hinduism, appreciation of life is viewed as an art one learns through maturity of thought and experience. In contrast, in western countries there i...

Did Last Year Slip By? Try These Time Warping Strategies

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Time really does speed up as we age. Decide, as you set goals for the New Year, to add novelty into your life. What can we all do to mess with time in a meaningful way? Consider these warping strategies.

Five Workplace Trends To Watch in 2014

r/ally | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Business
r/ally

What can we expect in 2014? Here are five themes I touched on this year which will continue to receive greater attention in the New Year.