Running Can Inspire People To Acts Of Virtue

Lisa Abram | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

Now in my 50s, I look back over the last five years or so with quiet resolve. Four girlfriends have been diagnosed with breast cancer, all with different journeys. When the sobering statistics warn that one in nine women will get this dreaded disease, I know that cancer lurks in the shadows.

Giving up on My Dreams Helped Me Find My True Calling

Marco Pasqua | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

I could have just given up and accepted my fate but each time one door closed, I took a sledgehammer and built a whole new building. As long as I kept what was important to me from the beginning in mind, the possibilities of what would happen next would be left in my hands.

Here's How You Can Become $5,000 Richer

Jagneet Singh | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business
Jagneet Singh

FACT: 90 Per Cent of the Journey Is Taking the First Step Once you're determined enough to take that initial step towards accomplishing what it is yo...

My Refugee Journey Involves Gunshots, Homelessness and Hope

Patrick Bizindavyi | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Impact
Patrick Bizindavyi

Over the following months in 2001, the violence continued in Burundi between the rebels and the government. My passion for my work diminished. I no longer felt like doing anything. I even stopped watching the news on TV, or even listening to it on my own radio station. Everything looked hopeless. In 2002, some Canadian journalists visited Burundi. If I were going to ask for help, it was now or never. Six months later, they invited me to visit Canada, and I jumped on the opportunity. I arrived in Canada with $60 in my pocket -- my mother's life savings.

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...

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.

The Pitfalls of Following Your Heart

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

Since my mid-twenties, I have been on a conscious journey of following my heart. Over time, I have become increasingly more in-tune with my heart's whispers -- or shouts, or screams. More recently, I have become braver to overcome the barriers to my dreams that I alone have built. But, by no means have I yet mastered it.

Choose to Surround Yourself With The "Right" People

Lynda Fishman | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada
Lynda Fishman

When I was faced with horrific tragedy as a young teen, and was drowning in a mixture of emotions, my "life jacket" was the belief and faith that some...

Lisa Charleyboy's Mission to Empower Aboriginal Canadians [video]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

Lisa Charleyboy is a Toronto-based Aboriginal writer and blogger who is dedicated to inspiring and empowering other young Aboriginal people to follow their dreams. Her popular blog Urban Native Girl covers pop culture with an indigenous twist.

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends -- And You Can Too

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada
Sylvia Forrest

Teresa is falling apart. On the verge of divorce, unemployed, caring for a special needs child, she fears she cannot hold it together for another day....

The Queen of R&B, Jully Black, On Success [Video]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

Jully Black, fondly known as Canada's "Queen of R&B," is a magnetic artist whose abundant energy is seemingly superhuman. In my interview with Black, I asked her what her key to success is. Her answer is not only reflective of a deeply spiritual woman who is striving to live her life's purpose, it is a lesson for us all:

Extraordinary Women TV Premieres Season Two on Rogers TV

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

I love the month of September. I enjoy the fashion and jogging in the mornings when the air is crisp. Even though it marks the start of the season whe...

Trey Anthony Dreams a Bigger Dream [VIDEO]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

Trey Anthony is the creator and star of the ground-breaking production, 'da Kink in My Hair, which had its start on the stage and later debuted in 2007 on Global Television -- and has touched many women's lives. She is the first Black woman to write and produce a television show on a prime time network in Canada -- and her trailblazing ways have not stopped there.

Inspired Leadership: Women Who Lead by Example

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada Business
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg I have been studying some of the world's greatest minds and leaders, and observing leadership around me; not because I was setting out to be a leader, moreso out of curiosity. I wanted to know what is true leadership?

VIDEO: This Woman Helps Others Find Their Inner Beauty

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg I initially connected with Jennifer Ettinger through Facebook some time ago and was intrigued by her work that focuses on helping women find their inner beauty. Ettinger's drive stems from her struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and having been bedridden and overweight. Today, she is the founder of Fit Your Style.

The Woman Behind Good News Toronto [VIDEO]

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg Upon hearing some friends complain about Toronto after a local violent crime hit the news, Eva Karpati became determined to show the world that Toronto is a "wonderful place filled with amazing people." This gave her the inspiration to launch Good News Toronto, a publication that celebrates our local everyday heroes.

How a Mother's Love Spawn a Business

Shannon Skinner | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg Jennifer Carlson Broe is the founder and president of Baby Gourmet Foods Inc., an organic baby food company specializing in nutritious and delicious packaged food for babies and toddlers. At the age of seven, the entrepreneurial bug bit Jennifer. The right idea finally came along when she started experimenting with healthy and tasty food recipes for her young children in her kitchen.

The Surprising Key to Success for Many Women

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg After interviewing hundreds of accomplished women over the past few years, in my quest to discover the keys to their success, I have become aware of recurring themes. For many of these successful women, the importance of having a regular meditation practice is not only important; it has been paramount to helping them achieve career and/or overall life success.

Courageous Women Who Follow Their Hearts

Shannon Skinner | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpgIt requires bravery to start a business, ask for a job promotion, travel the world solo, direct a film, rock climb, or make a lifestyle change. It also takes courage to follow your heart. On my web TV talk show, I have had the privilege of interviewing many successful women. These are women from all walks of life who boldly take inspired action, do something beyond the ordinary and, in their own ways, make a difference in the lives of others.

The Love of a Mother Can Move Mountains: My Interview With Dana Florence (VIDEO)

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg When Dana Florence gave birth to triplets on January 1, 2008, life changed -- dramatically. The triplets were born 15 weeks premature and the fight for their lives began, enduring many procedures and surgeries to keep them alive.