Canada Happiness

9 Ways to Make It The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Deri Latimer | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Yes, it is that most wonderful time of the year. For many of us it is a time to connect with people we love and care about, and to take time to rest and rejuvenate before a new year begins. Sometimes, it is also a very stressful time of year. There are gifts to buy, cards to mail, and cookies to make -- and those things can take away from the positivity of the season.

What No One Tells You About Pursuing Your Business Dream

Jordan Whelan | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Business
Jordan Whelan

We are a society who enjoys our comforts, living on a flat trajectory of cost of living increases and certainty. Somewhere along the line many of us stopped dreaming and pivoted to filling our brains with weekend countdowns, effectively rushing along our lives when all we have to work with is time.

Buying Less Stuff Can Actually Make You More Happy

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Living
Carl Duivenvoorden

Most people who follow these simple steps soon discover they can live on much less. They turn away from consumerism, and lead happier, more focussed lives. They stop being human doings and once again become human beings. Some even discover financial independence. Equally important, their impact on the planet is dramatically reduced. Win, win, win.

Quit the Fat Talk

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Contrary to popular belief, disliking your body does not encourage meaningful healthy lifestyle change. Many studies have shown that being ashamed or unhappy with your shape does little to encourage you to be more active or eat better. In fact, for some people, it can fuel unhealthy lifestyles and disordered eating such as binging.

Is Your Stuff Bringing You Down? Get Rid of It!

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

This weekend I got rid of about 20 per cent of the crap in my closet. And it felt FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC. Included in the purge: every pair of high heels that hurts my feet, anything beige, a briefcase that I hate, and pretty lace underwear that I love but is TOO SMALL. Because, really, who needs a daily reminder that your ass used to be smaller?

Take That Next Step and Start Living Your Potential

Natasha Koifman | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Natasha Koifman

We all make choices in our lives every day -- some big, some small. We need to decide where to live, who to date, what job to take, how to brand ourselves...and we often base these decisions on short-term gratifications like what makes us happy for the moment, what seems more exciting or what is most profitable at the time. But I believe the key to success is focusing on long-term LIFE goals instead.

Ban These 'Fitness Phrases' From Your Vocabulary... Forever

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I'm not under any false assumptions that our society's completely unrealistic, unproductive and unhealthy beauty standard will change anytime soon, but I do think that we can start by calling it something different in our own lives. We can change our script, our vocabulary, our vernacular; change our own points of view, if not that of others.

5 Healthy Habits I Adopted in my 30s

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I've always touted myself as a health conscious person with a passion for fitness, but it is only in the recent years that I realize I've been doing things and thinking about things all wrong. Here are a few of the good health habits I've adopted in my 30s.

How Being Vulnerable at Work Can Work for You

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Whether it's making amends with a colleague, asking for a raise, requesting help, admitting you don't understand, or going for the promotion, good things can happen when you take down your walls. Yes, bad things can happen too, and there is the risk of disappointment.

12 Ways to Get Your Life Together This September

Notable.ca | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

Though we may be all grown up, it seems the whole "back to school" vibe of September continues to follow us into our young professional (YP) years. An...

15 Reasons To Feel Better About Summer Ending

Notable.ca | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

Well, it's been a summer for the books. And as much as the fact that the looming unofficial last weekend of summer remains in the back of our minds t...

How to Keep Your Personal Brand True to You

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

For some, the idea of building a personal brand feels a little, well, icky. You might wonder, How do you build a personal brand without feeling like you're selling your soul? Actually, selling your soul is exactly what you should do. Stick with me, here...

Want To Be Happy? It's All Math (No, Seriously)

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Living

A mathematical formula to assess happiness, based on the rewards people receive with respect to their expectations, has been developed by researchers ...

5 Crucial Fitness Tips I Wish I'd Known When I Was Younger

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Every year, I don't run or bike for roughly a month. Transitioning back into in-season training initially seems impossible. I used to feel so frustrated and overwhelmed by how hard this transition was. Now I remind myself that after about two weeks working out, sleeping, eating well and getting regular massages, I will feel normal again.

Yes, Eating Cheese Makes People Happy, But Saying 'Cheese' Will Make You Happier

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living

That voices betray emotions by means of their tone is as old as human history, but new groundbreaking research now pinpoints the two-way correlation b...

Don't Invest in Worries

Tim Paziuk | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

If you're an average Canadian, you probably own a principal residence and have a few dollars invested or saved somewhere. If you have money invested in stocks, bonds or real estate, you may be concerned about losing your money. This is a reasonable thought; although, depending on what you're invested in, your concern (read: worry) is probably a waste of time.

Let Go of the Past to Live Your Best Life Today

Anita Saulite | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Impact
Anita Saulite

I look around and see many of us not living and evolving and creating our best stories today but continue to rehash old stories of the past. Yes these stories keep us connected to what has happened, but honestly it may be time to let go.

What Happy People At Your Office Are Probably Doing

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living

In addition to being among the healthiest worker bees, commuters who cycle to work are also the happiest, according to a new research. Maybe it's b...

Not a Cat Person

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair w...

10 Lessons Learned From the Eye of the Storm

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

I've come to learn that the best parenting I can offer at certain times is to give myself a time out. This gets significantly easier as my kids get older. It's when I realize that my kids are being kids and sometimes that just means loud craziness and it's me who needs some down time.

You'll Feel Better If You Set Modest Goals

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | 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 06.22.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 ...