#Inspiration

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...

Five Pop Culture Mantras for Brands and Performers

Karis Macdougall | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Business
Karis Macdougall

Why does certain YouTube content have the ability to bring so many people to the party? I asked myself this question when I came across a Rosetta Stone commercial I acted in two years ago. We (the actors) thought the videos were simply being used on the company's website. I was wrong.

Let's Take Inspiration From How These Celebrities Reacted to Body Shaming

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

This is not going to be an article about the obscenely disgusting phenomenon known as body shaming and why it's so terrible. Instead, let's take a look at the inspiring reactions of most recent celebrity victims and how we can all learn to love ourselves a little more, thanks to them.

6 Tips for Would-Be Beauty Queens From a Former Miss Universe Canada

Riza Santos | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Living
Riza Santos

The competition isn't won on coronation night, or the preliminary. The competition is won in the months of preparation prior. It's won in the hours spent in the gym and in personal development and refinement. Perhaps the most important element of preparation is studying. Knowing what it takes to win and studying those that had won before is where half the battle is won.

Toronto Fashion Week: Speaking Through Your Style

Jagneet Singh | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Style
Jagneet Singh

Monday was day one of Toronto Fashion Week, and I was there with a curious eye to how fashion inspires thought.

As A Recovering Addict, I Admire People Who Pick up the Pieces

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

People often assume that the main problem of addiction comes down to an addict's lack of willpower or commitment. Although it may appear that way from the outside looking in, I would suggest the complete opposite is true. I say this because the addicts I've met in recovery are some of the most tenacious, resilient, and creative people on the planet.

How To Be A Celebrity for A Day

Kelly Lovell | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Living
Kelly Lovell

Everyone deserves to have a day to feel special. Luxury can be associated with expensive outings, taste and experiences; however it can also be inspired by a sense of self worth and the way people make us feel. A life of luxury may seem out of your reach; but money isn't the only way to make you feel like you are worth thousands.

You Might As Well Dance

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

As a writer and a long distance runner, I spend a lot of my day in Starbucks locations across the city, and for years I've had a massive pet peeve abo...

Stay Present and Boost Your Creativity With These 5 Tips

Shannon Skinner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

With super busy lives and abundant brain noise, being present and living in the moment can be a challenge. But when we are present, we can focus. We are in our power. And we get stuff done.

What No One Tells You About Pursuing Your Business Dream

Jordan Whelan | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Business
Jordan Whelan

We are a society who enjoys our comforts, living on a flat trajectory of cost of living increases and certainty. Somewhere along the line many of us stopped dreaming and pivoted to filling our brains with weekend countdowns, effectively rushing along our lives when all we have to work with is time.

Canada's Top 15 Best Value Cities for 2015

Trivago.ca | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

If you're looking for a fun and affordable vacation it's time to travel domestically and explore one of hotel comparison trivago.ca's 15 Best Value Canadian Cities for 2015. Based on the yearly average price of a standard double room and the destinations' overall hotel reputation on over 200 booking sites, trivago has revealed the home turf cities that are both budget friendly and worth a visit in 2015!

How To Define Success in Business

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Every business loves more sales, but most businesses don't realize that means longer hours, greater accountability and more responsibility. You risk losing your work-life balance. Do you only equate money with success?

20 Tips For Living A Better Life

Adrian Wesley | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Wesley

I sat down this morning to write out the top 20 things I have learned in my life so far, but after writing down four items, I started to cry deep, intense tears. I released the emotion and it felt amazing. Writing this blog reminded me of the pain and suffering I had endured to awaken to this wisdom. This is my gift to you. Here are my top 20 tips for living a better life.

How to Cultivate an 'A-ha' Moment

Leah Eichler | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

It happens at moments when you least expect it: in the shower, while out for a run or, for me, right before falling asleep. Cultivating "a-ha" moments seems about as likely as forcing a pot to boil water faster, but there are tactics you can use to encourage them.

When Giving a Gift Feels Better Than Getting One

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Impact
Sylvia Forrest

I hope my children are learning to enjoy giving as much as I do. When they get the package, they'll wonder, What is this? Why am I getting a package? Who sent it? I want other people to feel the way I felt.

As a Disabled Person, Maya Angelou Taught Me To Feel 'Phenomenal'

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Amber Rehman

Those words secretly worked magic on me. As a disabled person, I had an extra swing in my waist that never bothered me. The joy in my feet was something far more powerful than anyone could understand. The flash in my teeth, were vicious to those that fed me negativity,  and the same flash was a brilliant smile that won the hearts of those that I cared about.

Top Five Tips For Manifesting Your Dream Life

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

In the early 2000s I started to read about the Dalai Lama. It was a revelation to view the world through the eyes of compassion. Venturing to the grocery store, driving in traffic, all became a practice of kindness. Then after I became comfortable with the concepts of Buddhism. I embarked on yoga. This extended my mindfulness. Now I continue to bring these concepts together and combine them with visualization.