Less Stress More Living

Life Hacks Are Just the Worst

Hannah Jack | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

If one more good-natured yogi, lifestyle guru or hipster hack attack tells me to drink more warm water and lemon or take time to stretch I'm honestly gonna cry. The only thing life hacks have given me is a huge list of shit I'm so aware that I'm not doing. I don't stretch every morning.

Mindfulness Can Give You a Real Buzz

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Mindfulness is the buzz word of the day. You hear mindful eating, mindfulness based stress reduction, mindfulness in meditation, mindful walking and more. Why is this mindfulness such a buzz? Over time, you start to realize you can actually choose your thoughts and thereby choose emotions.

Spring Ahead: How to Achieve the Unthinkable in Your Life

Anita Saulite | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

The first day of spring is just around the corner. The colder winter months will soon be gone and with spring on our door step, it's time to get moving in the right direction with your life and working on your goals. It's also a great time to reflect on where your life is heading as every new season offers new possibilities and a time for renewal.

Is This Libido Killer Ruining Your Sex Life?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

Higher stress levels are linked to more disagreements with lovers, an erotic deterrent of the highest level. In fact, in order to engage with another person on any intimate level we need to perceive enough safety. This safety helps us feel sexual arousal and bonding with our partner due to the release of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin.

Thank You GPS Woman

Lynda Fishman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada
Lynda Fishman

Dear {insert name}, It began as a disagreement. It has exploded out of control. When I saw you walk into the restaurant, I immediately buried my fac...

7 Books That Are Perfect For Introverts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada Living

Yes, we can't stop obsessing about introverts. And people are noticing. But in all fairness, it's about time they (read: we) had their fashion moment ...

Finding Happiness by Living in the Moment

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada
Sylvia Forrest

Have you ever met someone who is so cheerful, you can hardly believe it's real? Sometimes it's not real. Some people can put on a big smile and act l...

Five Overlooked Reasons Why You are Stressed Out

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

When you think of stress you may think of the acute stressors, like a deadline to get your taxes done. However some stresses are more subtle and can in many ways be detrimental to your health, and certainly not great for your health. Here are a few overlooked examples of chronic stress and some tips on what you can do about it.

Meditate Away the Sizzling Stress of Summer

Linda Lauren | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

Summer can usher in a lot of commitments and meditation is a helpful way to set the tone for the coming months so we enjoy life rather than deal with stress. I have outlined a simple method of breathing to get you started so that anyone, at any age, can enjoy meditating.

Even as Adults, We Should Still 'Sing Like No One's Listening'

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Sylvia Forrest

This somewhat over-used suggestion about "singing like no one is listening" and "dancing like no one is watching" is simply a poetic way to say, "seize the day," and there are many ways to do that. Want to know a secret? Sometimes I do burst into song. Are you ready to give it a try?

How Toxic Stress Is Hurting our Children

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Living
Nicole Letourneau

Childhood is not quite the stress-free paradise that our rose-tinted memories might suggest. Children -- even infants -- can suffer from chronic, toxic stress. It's stress of a very different sort than that of meetings and mortgage payments, but its long-term effects can be no less serious. Last year, the American Academy of Pediatrics launched an urgent call to action informing healthcare practitioners of the dangers of toxic stress to children. Cleary, toxic stress is serious stuff. But what is it, exactly?