Canada Happiness

Be Happy, Talk To Strangers

CBC | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Living

When you think about the people you talk to each day, friends, family and spouses tend to top the list. But research suggests that talking to a comple...

10 False Assumptions About Money and Finding a Fulfilling Career

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.21.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A client of mine liked to think in black and white. In her mind, you could either do a job you hate and make a ton of cash, or do a job you love and be dirt poor. No iPhone. It was one or the other. Without knowing it, she had tied the concepts of fulfilling work and poverty together.

How to Find Your Dream Job

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.12.2015 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A lot of people beat themselves up because they think they're supposed to know exactly what their ideal career looks like. So they refuse to experiment or to commit to even minor changes until they know what the big picture will look like in exacting detail.

Guilt Is Really Manipulation

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.04.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

We can be so successfully manipulated that we see our guilt as coming from our own conscience, when in reality, we've just been subtly (or not so subtly) coerced to act out someone else's agenda.

How to Pursue Professional Happiness

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Nobody would argue that each of us are deserving of happiness. Most parents, despite layering on other expectations including self-sufficiency, want their children to be happy. But does happiness just happen or is it, indeed a pursuit?

Here's Why You Should Re-Examine Your Goals

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

When I'm helping clients set goals for their careers, one of the most important questions I ask them is "why?". Why are they setting that particular goal? That simple question helps them determine whether the goal is aligned with what they actually want.

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Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Everyone talks about happiness, and everyone has their own ideas about what will bring us more of it. I think that there are four key principles that together, can create significantly more happiness for ourselves, as well as for those around us.

Good Communication Can Prevent a Breakup

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

We make three fundamental mistakes around communication that can really jeopardize an otherwise viable relationship, and there are three important communication skills that can make the difference between an unhappy break-up and an ongoing, happy relationship.

My Husband Doesn't Care if the Grass Is Greener on the Other Side

Jacqueline Melissen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Jacqueline Melissen

You see, my husband possesses a rare characteristic that is just so admirable, even if it does mean my first drive in our new car was a little more predictable than I'd anticipated. He knows what he likes and he simply doesn't care at all what he may be missing

How to Make the Best Choices for Your Life

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Sometimes, it can be hard to change. We may lack the necessary tools to help us understand our motivations and improve our decision-making process. There are six helpful tools that I would recommend for anyone who wants to make better choices and live a better life.

Maxing Out Our Happiness

Shannon Mulligan | Posted 07.05.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Mulligan

nd I'd give myself a solid 8/10 at life. It's just that remaining 2/10 that's sometimes missing. This other 20 per cent is, in my opinion, the zest of life. It's those moments you get caught up in and find yourself wondering if this is really your life -- is it actually possible to be this excruciatingly happy?

How to Be a Successful Giver

Matthew Held | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Adam Grant author of Give and Take says that the magic number when it comes to volunteering is one hundred hours per year or two hours a week. Research shows that if people volunteer about two hours a week, their happiness, satisfaction, and self-esteem increase a year later.

Discover Better Health and Inner Peace with Mindfulness Meditation

Charles Francis | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
Charles Francis

As we get older, we experience significant life changes, which can be tough to deal with. Without good coping skills, these changes can be the sources of much worry and unhappiness. As many of us are finding out, mindfulness meditation can help us deal with these changes and difficult situations with grace, dignity, and peace.

We Need to Let Go of the Pressure to Have it All

Richard Dowcra | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Richard Dowcra

We try to have the most complete lives possible. We compare ourselves to other people and say "I want what they've got" like a greedy child in a sweet shop without stopping to realize that their lives are not ours and they are not us. Yet even when we have so much and our lives are full, still we seem to have a fear in the western world of NOT doing things.

Want a happy career? Indulge your obsessions

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

My brother, Brad, has an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a master's degree in biology. Right now you're probably picturing him working as a scientist and wearing a white lab coat at work every day. If so, you're wrong. Dead wrong. He's a television writer.

The One Thing You Should Know at Graduation

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada
Sarah Vermunt

You're supposed to know how to make your parents proud and make a whack of cash, kicking ass and taking numbers along the way. Right? The truth is, you're not supposed to know what the future looks like. Nobody does. Why didn't anybody tell you this? Because it's scary as hell, that's why.

Our Search for Happiness Is Getting in the Way of Our Happiness

Alyson Jones | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

Do we really want to feel happy all the time? Is every moment a choice to feel happy? I don't think so. In fact I think that would create an inauthentic and boring world. We need all of our emotions. They all have purpose, and they are all there to assist us in moving forward and growing in life.

Positive Thinking Can Benefit Your Mind and Body

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.11.2015 | 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.

A Letter to the Woman I Was One Year Ago

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Glynis Ratcliffe

Oh sweet, sad Mama. You are in the thick of it right now, and I know you can't see a way out. It's hard enough being the mom of a spirited two-year-old, but add on an unplanned pregnancy and having to put your own big plans on hiatus? It's no wonder you're feeling low, confused and scared.

The Only Thing I Want for Mother's Day Doesn't Have a Price

Julie Nowell | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Parents
Julie Nowell

I am about to experience my 12th Mother's Day, and this year I want to share a secret to dads and kids everywhere about what us moms really want. I didn't realize it until my daughter gave me a gift this past birthday. It was simple, cost nothing, and has awakened me to what I really want in life.

At 52, I Am Finally Happy With the Person I Am

Allyson Eamer | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living
Allyson Eamer

Congratulations to me on having finally arrived at that wonderful place wherein it doesn't matter to me if people don't find me bright, interesting, engaging, articulate or attractive. I am finally -- at 52 -- happy with who I am. I have finally decided that I have things to say that are worth taking note of.

Three Ways to Reset Your Brain for Resilience

Deri Latimer | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

When I spoke at a Senior's Wellness Day recently, I was reminded about how important it is for all of us -- at any age -- to practice strategies that help keep our thinking flexible and 'buoyant' during every phase of our lives.

10 Steps to Living a Life of Greater Ease and Health

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, comes a renewed zest for life! After interviewing a number of my clients and doing some soul searching myself, I have compiled a list of 10 steps that you can start today to create greater ease in your life -- and by extension, greater health.

Secret To Happiness Pursued At Vancouver Symposium

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The three-part secret of happiness is: trust, generosity and collaboration.

5 Telltale Signs It's Time to Quit Your Job

Cheryl Muir | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

Have you reached the glass ceiling at work and see no room for growth? Are you grumpy even when you're not in the office? Are you living for the weekend? Can't wait for 5 p.m. and counting the days till your next vacation? For the love of all things holy, stop wishing your life away and do something you enjoy!