Our Limits Are What We Make Them

Jeff Melanson | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Jeff Melanson

Our sense of what is realistic or not might actually limit our own possibility. Consider running a four-minute mile. It was thought to be impossible until Roger Bannister broke the four-minute barrier in 1954. The record now stands at 3:43 and the mile has been run in under four minutes at least 4,500 times.

Teddy Bears Might Be The Key To Unlocking Your Child's Love Of Reading

AFP Relaxnews | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Parents

It's time to throw a sleepover party for your kid and their stuffed animals.

This Year, Give The Gift Of Creativity

Ron Tite | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada
Ron Tite

It's that time of year, folks. People are scrambling through stores, rifling through racks of clothes, desperately yelling, " I need this in a medium!...

Designing Life Your Way

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada
Chakameh Shafii

As we grow older we start to get to know ourselves a little bit more each day. Taking on new habits, letting go of old habits, gaining strength and so...

How a Powerful Imagination Can Leave You Feeling Anxious

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living
Roger Covin, Ph.D

Imagine two women experiencing the same physical health worry -- they both find a suspicious mole on their arm. Both women visit their family physician and are reassured that there is no reason for concern based on the evaluation.

What I Learned This Week: The Danger of Imagination

Andy Nulman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Next to "E=MC squared," perhaps the most famous quote to emerge from Albert Einstein's mouth is the oft-cited: "Imagination is more important than knowledge." What I'm sure Einstein didn't consider at the time of uttering was the offshoot of his observation, namely: "Imagination is a DisTortEr of knowledge."

What I Learned This Week: It's Not Enough To Be Smart

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

To wit, "Knowledge" implies the tasks of filling, memorizing and regurgitating. Imagination implies the art of thinking and dreaming. Curiosity, however, requires not only the cerebral wonderment of "what if?" but also the actual corporeal action of "let's see!" for absolute fulfillment.

On How "Normal" People Can Make it To the Top

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

Excerpt from a communication I received after winning Canada's #1 Female Entrepreneur: "I opened my wife's Chatelaine Magazine while waiting for the ...

Lasting Effects of Today's Toys

Leigh Sanchez Ellazar | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Living
Leigh Sanchez Ellazar

As I watch my 19-month old daughter reenact similar play gestures, it's quite apparent that games, toys and even the word play has really evolved since my days of pretend salt and pepper. We've arrived at this place where apps, face-time and email replace many conversation

Elf-On-the-Shelf and Other Lies We Tell Our Kids

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

I am of the mind that parenting, when done correctly, involves delicately hopping over the line between imaginative play and outright deception. But man, does this time of year challenge even me. I'm not saying parents shouldn't indulge in the Yuletide traditions, old and new. But at this point, I'm not sure about how to handle the Santa thing once the hard questions come.