Honesty.

A Simple 10-Point Parenting Primer For Uncertain Times

Linda Simpson | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Linda Simpson

How many times have we wondered exactly how to parent our kids when our kids throw us a curve or -- as we found out recently -- world events upend our sensibilities? Perhaps surprising is that how we parent has several underpinnings that never change, no matter what the circumstance

Ryan Lochte Lied. So What Does That Mean To The Rest Of Us?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Ryan Lochte's lie shows us that often, lying just makes things worse. If we mess up, it's better to just admit it and take the consequences like a grown-up. If we lie to avoid getting into trouble, we can make a lot more trouble for ourselves, in the long run. And if we don't get caught in our lie, that's even worse. We can start to think that we can get away with more bad behaviour, or that lying like this is acceptable.

The Danger Of Jargon: How To Engage Clients' Trust

Monique Caissie | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

Do we talk over people's heads sometimes to get the upper hand? We've all heard the saying "bulls**t baffles brains". That saying may come to mind when we think about our dealings with fast talking salespeople.

Can Being Too Honest Shoot You In The Foot?

Monique Caissie | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Business
Monique Caissie

Do you know people who shoot themselves in the foot with this "truth vigilantism"? Are there people you work with who don't have a good filter and say things that are unnecessary, self destructive or harmful to the team? How do you give them corrective feedback to stop listening to their anxious judge?

Women, Let's Stop Self-Censoring And Say What We Really Mean

Meredith Fowke | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Living
Meredith Fowke

I've spoken to other women who regret not speaking up instead of quitting a job; never telling a friend that they didn't feel supported instead of deleting their contact; confronting a parent before they died; standing up for themselves in an argument rather than taking that anger out on someone else; standing up for someone else instead of staying silent. I know for me that the words I don't say affect my life as much as those I do.

The Value Of Authenticity: Being More Real and Identifying Those Who Aren't Real

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Not being true to your authentic self can result in anxiety, depression, frustration, addiction, and a lack of meaning and fulfillment in your life.

The End Does Not Justify the Means

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

We shouldn't encourage that thinking. We need to create a revolution of people who reward others for "doing the right thing". We need Canadian companies to be ethical, to be honest, and to want to do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do.

Kids Need You to Trust Them

Susan Valentine | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Susan Valentine

As parents and caregivers, how can we best help our children shape their sense of self? Trust. Through trusting them, demonstrating trustworthiness, and instilling a sense of trust. The more we trust our children, and are open to listening to their feelings and experiences, the more they learn to trust their own internal state.

Don't Tell Me I Look Good 'For My Age'

Sophie Tarnowska | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Living
Sophie Tarnowska

Today is my 42nd birthday, and I must admit that admitting my age is getting harder, in part because I come from a long line of age deniers. When I ...

What Social Media Can Teach You About Living a Fuller Life

Kim Smiley | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

Let me fill you in on a secret: It's because you are too busy focusing on you, your company and your brand. You. You. More you. Forget about yourself for a second. Focus on the scintillating stars around you. They are gorgeous, captivating and brilliant! There is so much to discover. It is there waiting, just like you. All you have to do is open years eyes, click and share.

A Woman's Guide to the Impostor Syndrome

Kim Smiley | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

I am not saying that we should not strive to be the very best people and professionals we can be. This is not a call to "lean out." By all means, let's strive to be amazing, but let's also aspire to be more gentle with ourselves and with others.

Woman Quits Lying For Two Years, But Would You Try It?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Living

Be honest -- could you last a whole day without lying? What about two years? In 1997's "Liar Liar," Jim Carrey's character struggled to stay hones...

These Two Words Can Jeopardize Your Relationship Forever

Tamika Schilbe | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Living
Tamika Schilbe

Often spoken with absolute authority, "I disagree" places itself firmly in opposition to the other. It carves an opinion in granite, hinting that further discussion is irrelevant. In personal relationships, these two words can instantly zap the life out of open communication. The opposite of "I disagree" is exploratory dialogue. Open discussion may create more connection.

How Honest Is Your Online Persona?

Tikva Hecht | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Living
Tikva Hecht

Last week, the popular online dating site, Plenty of Fish, announced new features to try to weed out fake profiles. Whether you're for or against the gesture, it's difficult to think of the update as anything but that. We have become a society immersed in mass habitual tinkering in the gap between who we are and who we present ourselves to be, always at work on our personal "brand."

Love's Evolution Through Your Twenties, Thirties and Forties

Natasha Koifman | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

I have to admit, I am a through-and-through romantic and, although my love life has had its ups and downs (whose hasn't!?), I like Valentine's Day. But love isn't an easy concept. For me it's something that has changed as I myself have changed. In each relationship and decade of life, love plays a different role.

Do People Lie The Most In January?

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Living

Face it: you'll probably lie today. Maybe you'll lie to your co-workers about your after-work plans was or maybe you'll tell your partner that din...

5 Signs You Are Being Rejected

Nicole Forrester | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

Many people have the tendency of falling for someone who isn't right for them or interested in them. You may call it human nature, but I call it denial. The truth of the matter is that oftentimes people are blowing you off.

6 Things Women Look for in a Man

Nicole Forrester | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

Honesty is the glue that holds a relationship together. Even when it might not be the most pleasant news to tell a woman, it is better for a man to be open and honest than to tell a lie

How to Talk to Your Friends About Your Feelings

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

A few pointers on how to go about the scary business of confrontation: Most importantly, start by being affirming. Let your friend know how much you value the relationship, and that this is why you're sharing your concerns.