How to Be Happy

You're An Artist, Why Not Act Like One?

Ron Tite | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Ron Tite

Artists can teach you everything you need to know about being creative. Don't worry, don't get your Dockers in a twist. You don't need to actually sculpt or paint or perform an expressive dance. You just have to think like those who do.

Changing Your Thought Patterns Can Help You Manage Stress

Anya Bruder | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living
Anya Bruder

The power of manifestation and visualization is a bit more complex than just changing your thoughts. In part, one reason for this has been shown in recent neurobiological research which has shown that our though patterns are biologically wired in the brain, which are not easy to "undo."

5 Tips For A Happier State Of Mind

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada
Sandy Kiaizadeh

I've made no secret of the fact that I am someone who has a history with depression and eating disorders; in fact I've written about this here and her...

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.

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."

15 Videos Of Laughing Babies ('Nuff Said)

Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Parents

Baby Videos: There are literally thousands of them online and all of them brighten our days. After much deliberation (and chuckling), we’ve gathered...

Proof What Makes You Happy At 5 Can Still Make You Happy At 105

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living

Chocolate will make you happy for as long as you live. Knew it.

You're At Your Happiest In Midlife, So Stop Dreading It

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Living

But your 20s aren't so bad either.

Want To Be Happier? Prioritize Your Time Instead Of Your Money

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living

And then, use it for something fulfilling.

If You Want To Be Happy, Eat This Type Of Yogurt

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living

At least this is a tasty flavour!

Be Happy, Talk To Strangers

CBC | Posted 08.23.2016 | 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...

How To Be Super Healthy This Summer!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with Joe Cross. Joe is the founder and CEO of Reboot. His personal story of transformation was chronicled in the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, which has been seen by more than 20 million people worldwide. Joe shared with me some of his top tips on keeping healthy this summer.

Tired of Negativity? How to Become an Optimist

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Some people are born optimists and some people are born pessimists. Fortunately, that doesn't mean you can't change and become more optimistic. Although the world these days seems to encourage pessimism, it doesn't mean you have to be that way, and it doesn't mean you have to stay that way if you are already pessimistic by nature.

Forget Birthdays, THIS Will Make You Even Happier

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living

Being on vacation topped a list of pleasures, edging out birthdays and finding money that was thought to be lost, in a recent survey conducted by stra...

Stop Blaming Other People and Pick Up a Mirror

Collette Gee | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

When we deflect blame onto others, what we are really doing is shifting our attention on to someone else so that not only is someone else responsible for our issues, but we also don't have to reflect on our part in the problem. Try to relive the situation, but this time instead of placing the blame on someone else, take FULL responsibility for your actions and feelings.

12 Simple Signs You're Doing Better Than You Think | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Living

Sometimes, it can be really easy to lose perspective. Our young professional (YP) world can get crazy, with stressful schedules and intense pressures...

Feigned Love: The Art of Settling

Dain Wallis | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Worried that you're settling? Not sure if you're in love or just going through the motions? Speaking from experience, here is your guide to the Art of Settling.

This One Simple Thing Can Push Your Sexy Quotient Through the Roof

Petra Zebroff | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

Here is some proof. Humour is one of the highest rated traits for attracting a lover -- ranked by men as appealing, topping even 'wearing sexy clothes'. Both men and women considered humor to be in the top three traits that make someone appealing for short-term (read "sexual") or long-term (read "partner") connections.

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 ...

9 Lessons to Inspire You to Live Life to the Fullest

Natasha Koifman | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

When my most sarcastic and cynical friend Carlos sent me the link to Tim Minchin's honourary Doctor of Letters acceptance speech, I was expecting something sarcastic, certainly not something I would connect with in the strong way that I did. Here are Tim Minchin's nine life lessons and how you can apply them.

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...

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.

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?

Happiness Challenge May Lead To Sadness, Psychologists Warn

CBC | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Living

The happiness challenge, a trendy online project that asks people to be happy for 100 days in a row, could backfire for some, Canadian psychologists s...