#Inspiration

10 Tips For Surviving Valentine's Day While Single

Jen Lawrence | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

Being single on Valentine's Day can be rough stuff. Since this is the time of year when the world conspires to tell you that there is something wrong with you if you are not happily paired, it may be tough to keep your spirits high. If you find yourself less-than-happily single, here are ten ways you can make Valentine's Day a little better this year, from someone who knows what she's talking about.

11 Ways To Give Yourself A Mid-Winter Boost

Jen Lawrence | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

Even if you started off the year with a heart full of good intentions, it can be hard to maintain your enthusiasm. To celebrate the fact that there are still 11 months left to make this your best year ever, here are 11 ways to give yourself a mid-winter boost.

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.

Celebrate Your New Year By Acknowledging Your Past Success

Silken Laumann | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

I used to think of a New Years' Resolution as one big promise that you made for yourself. The problem was, it never worked for me. I never kept that one big promise. I find by writing lists of my past and future accomplishments, I put myself in the mindset that is more realistic in my life.

12 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays (When You Are Feeling More Like The Grinch)

Jen Lawrence | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

It's the most wonderful time of the year... for everybody else. At least that's how it can seem if this season you are dealing with less-than-perfect ...

What Successful People Do That Most Don't

Amanda Sparks | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Amanda Sparks

Successful people don't live in the past. We learn from our past mistakes. But to dwell on them keeps us from moving forward. We need to focus on who we want to be not who we were.

What I Learned From Working Out Like A Fitness Model

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

What are we doing to ourselves? When it comes to health promotion, why do we insist on beating ourselves up about appearance? It has nothing to do with health, and we make it the foundation of everything we do that is health related.

Top 6 Life Lessons From The Great Beyond

Jen Lawrence | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

Even better than all of the gee wow validations the medium provided, however, was the amazing sense of comfort I felt after the reading. I'd gone into it as a bit of a lark and came out feeling quite revitalized. Whether her words were heaven-sent or not, she gave me some excellent advice.

Flesh-Eating Disease Didn't Take Away My Will To Live

Maureen Cassidy | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living
Maureen Cassidy

I always thought that if I were faced with impossibly adverse circumstances that I would be a fighter right up until the bloody death. I would go out raging against the enemy until I was victorious or until I couldn't possibly fight another second. Last year I found out that who I thought I would be was exactly the person I was. I fought the enemy and I was victorious.

Are You Tending To The Four Areas Of Personal Growth?

Shannon Skinner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

With 2016 fast-approaching, focus on growth. That is, to grow more as a whole human being.

8 Surprising Ways To Pull Yourself Out Of A Dark Place

Jen Lawrence | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

When you've survived trauma, it's unnervingly easy to slide back into the depths. When I tumble into that headspace, there are a few things that can almost always pull me back out. Hopefully they might be helpful

Drawing Inspiration From 100 Days Of Makeup

Aviva Cohen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Style
Aviva Cohen

100 Days of Makeup (#100daysofmakeup) is an Instagram challenge designed for makeup artists to showcase their skills. The goal may sound simple but artists must post interesting and creative makeup pictures or videos for 100 consecutive days.

How To Push Yourself Towards Greatness

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

It isn't easy being pushed by others. We tend to react negatively, instead of seeing the push as an opportunity.But if we see pushes for what they are -- challenges and opportunities -- we can use them to help achieve our goals.

The Martian Teaches Us About Resilience

Jen Lawrence | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

The film is, on the surface, about a botched space mission that leaves Matt Damon stranded on Mars. It's also a film for anyone who's found themselves thousands of miles away from the life they'd planned. If you've lost a child, lost a spouse, survived a crime, been disabled, been diagnosed with a critical illness, you likely have had moments when you feel alone on a strange planet with no guarantee of making it back home.

How Would You Define Yourself in 5 Words?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Our personal brand evolves with us. This is why it's important to continually check in and re-evaluate how we define it. For me, I know I need to take stock again when my gut instinct tells me I am growing and changing. Lately, I have found myself feeling a bit antsy, and I thought revisiting my Five I AMs might help reset my priorities.

30 Things to Do by 30

Simone Castello | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living
Simone Castello

I just turned 30. Looking forward as a teenager, I never imagined that my 20s would be such defining years. What I never pictured in my big visual were all the little, seemingly insignificant things that would define my existence -- who I wanted to be as I stood on the threshold of the big three-oh.

Your Destiny Is Determined by Your Decisions

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

I believe we are in full control of our choices and that our actions, in response to what fate offers us, matter. We are here to learn lessons and the hard decisions we have to make are what helps us grow as humans. Our destiny is not something we can sit by and let happen to us.

From Seed to Symposium in Ireland

Rebecca LeHeup | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca LeHeup

As a lover of food, and a tourism professional, the fall holds a special place in my heart. The summer air cools, the season's bounty is gathered and celebrations abound. This fall, I'm particularly excited because I'm also returning to Galway, Ireland for the inaugural Food On The Edge Symposium -- where I'll experience a second harvest, of an idea planted by Chef Jp McMahon.

A Letter to My Students Before School Starts

Lori Gard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

We are not taught to notice, we are taught to do. Told to get out our pencil and pens. Get out our paper, and write. Read. Discuss. Speak. Told to turn to page five and then fashion a paragraph. Told to answer six questions on page 32.

Eulogy For Harold

Lynda Fishman | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Living
Lynda Fishman

Going to a funeral is difficult. That deafening silence in the chapel brings back painful memories and stirs up emotions that I work so hard to contro...

No Expectations Means No Limitations

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

When we live our lives chasing expectations, we close ourselves off to opportunities. My life did not follow a specific order; everything that happened felt surprisingly unexpected and even scary at times, but it left me open to what the world had to offer.

How to Live After You Die -- Remembering Steve Jobs.

Billie Carn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Business
Billie Carn

"What inspires us most are ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. We appreciate when someone has the ability and willingness to be selfle...

How I Finally Embraced Being Korean

Jason Lee | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Lee

If someone said to me 15 years ago that I would be talking publicly about my Korean cultural identity today, I'd have been the first person to say: "You must be kidding." Until recently, despite having been born in Korea, I would not have called myself a Korean-Canadian.

5 Books to Help Your Graduate Transition Into Adulthood

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Graduation is a time for celebration, but it can also be as scary as hell. It's the official transition into adulthood, a transition into the real world, where people go to work and pay the bills. That can be a lot of pressure. Give the grad in your life one of these books to take the edge off and leave them feeling inspired about what's next.

30 Quotes That Will Impact The Way You Think About Change

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living

Change isn’t easy. It’s invigorating, necessary, exciting — but with few exceptions, it’s also hard. This isn’t a new idea, or a revoluti...