Canada Happiness

For A Happier Relationship, Lead By Example

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Don't wait for your partner to give you what you need. And don't waste your energy complaining. Instead, give HIM what YOU need and he'll demonstrate the same behaviour in return.

I Came Out As Transgender, And I've Never Been Happier

Lia Kendall | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Lia Kendall

You might know that the number one word associated with being transgender is "dysphoria," a vague medicalized word used ascribed to transgender people to describe how mirrors and people you thought were your friends now make you cry. But another common word I've heard transgender people use to describe themselves is "monster." I knew to expect all that pain before I told a single person. But what nobody had prepared me for was the joy.

Gord Downie's Doctor Talks Life, Hope And High Fives

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

We know that time may be limited but that's no reason to stop living. So we celebrate that. Every good scan we have a little party or a high-five or a hug. Hugs are common in our clinic. There's much more happiness than people would expect.

4 Scientifically-Proven Ways To Be Happy

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

You may not think that science has ventured into just how we acquire the old "syrup of yahoo," but it has. You may also think that what makes people happy differs greatly from one person to the next, but we are surprisingly homogeneous in our tastes. If you're not making the most out of every day, here's some proven ways to motivate more mirth.

This Nugget Of Wisdom Is The Real Key To Happiness

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Living
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

I wish I had followed this advice years ago; it would have given me a huge headstart on my pursuit of happiness. But I know it now, and I'm passing it on to you. After many years as a psychologist committed to making New Yorkers' lives happier, I've arrived at the conclusion that the single best piece of advice for finding greater happiness

Helpful Or Unhelpful: What Thoughts Will You Think Today?

Deri Latimer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

We can call choose thoughts that help us achieve our outcomes, that help to move us toward what we want, and that help us be smarter and more resourceful, no matter what comes our way. So, connect with yourself (your thoughts) and connect with other people.

I've Made The Choice To Live Joyfully

Jacki Andre | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I'm 45 years old. I'm single. I've never been in a committed relationship. I don't have kids. My parents both died when I was in my mid-30s. I've been estranged from my oldest sister for about 20 years. I have profound hearing loss, due to deformed cochleas, and I identify as "hard of hearing."

17 Ways To Become Incredibly Creative And Productive

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Some people are extremely creative and productive. They're prolific writers, painters and musicians; they're visionary designers, architects and speakers. It's as though they experience no obstacles to producing a constant flow of high-quality work. Some people are just lucky and their productivity comes naturally. The rest of us can learn their secrets and discover, for ourselves, that amazing state of flow.

6 Career Lessons Your Cat Is Trying To Teach You

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Have you ever seen your cat burned out? Of course you haven't. That's because he's a MASTER relaxer. Lounging in the sun, having a little stretch, a big yawn, an afternoon nap (they don't call it a cat nap for nothing) -- your cat really knows how to chill. So learn from it.

April Showers Bring May Flowers: What Possibilities Will Begin To Sprout For You?

Deri Latimer | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Your thoughts are "April showers". What you allow to take up residence in your mind impacts what will bloom (or not) in your life.

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.

There's A Difference Between Being 'Nice' And Being Kind

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

The truth is that if you're a people-pleaser, you've been using the people in your life to compensate for something that's been missing within you; you've been focused on getting others to meet a need, rather than on creating real connections. This might explain why you're not as happy as you could be, today.

6 Strategies To Add Some Bounce To Your Step This Spring

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Business
Deri Latimer

It's almost spring! A time of birth, of renewal, and awakening! Here are six strategies to help you bounce (or 'spring') into spring!

Happiness Is Not Getting What You Want

Jennifer Branco | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jennifer Branco

If you are able to appreciate your family, friends, colleagues and the blessings you have received without constantly looking over the wall to see if the grass is greener on the other side, you may have actually found happiness. So, why are so many people unhappy?

Why Playing It Safe Is Actually A Myth

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

You can always be fired, downsized, or replaced. Your company could fold. The economy could tank. Depressing, I know. But, oddly enough, it's also empowering. Knowing there's no 100% guarantee frees you from pressure fall in line, fly under the radar, cave to the pressure, and suck it up, all for the sake of "security."

10 Attitudes That Will Bring You Happiness

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

For people who want to be successful in life, there isn't always a clear road map. There are many coaches, writers and experts vying for your attention, each one with their own set of directions that you're supposed to follow in order to achieve happiness and success.

5 Behaviours Guaranteed To Prevent Happiness And Success In Your Life

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Have you ever considered the behaviours that are holding you back from achieving your goals in life? If you aren't where you want to be in your career or finances; if your relationships aren't as positive as they could be... you might want to take a look at this list.

Eulogy To A Janitor, My Father

Camillo Zacchia, PhD | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Camillo Zacchia, PhD

The true measure of a man is in his heart and his character. The character defined by his generosity of spirit, by what he makes of the lot life hands him, and by the maturity with which he faces adversity and accepts misfortune.

5 Ways To Be Happier In Our Upside-Down World

Adele Ryan McDowell | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Adele Ryan McDowell

Today's topsy-turvy world has us all running madly in every direction. We often feel overwhelmed with what's before us -- and that is, even, before our feet hit the floor in the morning. We are losing our joie de vivre; there is precious little fun and almost non-existent downtime in our lives today.

Smiling In The Face Of Winter Blues

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living
Chakameh Shafii

Winter brings some amazing things; snowmen, skiing, Winterlicious, and hot cocoa. It also brings frosted faces, lots of staying indoors, and the winte...

Hard Work Still Has Value In Our Culture Of Instant Gratification

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

What we see all around us flashing in media headlines and on our Facebook feeds is dramatic fame and achievement with seemingly minimum effort. It's infiltrated our approach to just about everything -- from quick-fix diets to overnight success businesses.

Life After Losing A Mom

Oendrila Majumder | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Oendrila Majumder

In 2013, my mother died. The moment when the doctors asked me to "pull the plug," I knew my life would never again be the same. Her death hasn't addressed any questions or fears I had about dying, but it's given me new insights on how to move forward with life.

A Healthy And Happy New Year

Her Magazine | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

The typical New Year's greeting holds a different meaning for me. Happy and healthy have swapped places: I wish you a healthy and happy new year. I place much more emphasis on healthy because, as glib as it might sound, if you don't have health, nothing else matters.

What's Written All Over Your Face?

Deri Latimer | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Deri Latimer

Your face reflects the internal narrative that you allow to take up space in your brain. It mirrors the voice in your head. Have you tuned into yours lately?

Turn Your 2016 Bucket List Into A Love List

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Whether your heart's desires are world travel, writing a book, creating a blog, speaking to groups, starting a family, rock climbing or attending Burning Man, turn them into a love list -- and toss away the bucket.