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When Boundaries Are Healthy

Kim Smiley | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

I know, in the internet age, many people think boundaries are passé. This is clear to me when I contemplate people's selfies on social media and their transgressions on Twitter. But I want to reframe the discussion to show that boundaries can be healthy. So let's explore some of the benefits.

How to Find the Real Look of Love From the Right Person

Natasha Koifman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

My parents have been married for 45 years and I was with them this past weekend and they are definitely still in love -- they hold hands, tease one another and they have that special gaze when they look at each other when they think nobody is watching. I believe in real love -- I witnessed it my whole life. Here's what I think I know.

Why Being Single Is Harder Than Ever

Notable.ca | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

If you didn't lock down a life partner around 2007, you've probably experienced how laughably difficult dating is for single young professionals (YPs)...

8 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Season To Fall In Love

Notable.ca | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

Earlier this summer, Notable.ca brought you some pretty sweet reasons to have a summer fling. Well, we hope that fling has sizzled or it's is about t...

Feigned Love: The Art of Settling

Dain Wallis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

Worried that you're settling? Not sure if you're in love or just going through the motions? Speaking from experience, here is your guide to the Art of Settling.

What Men and Women Really Mean When They Say "I Love You"

Collette Gee | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

What do men and women think they mean when the use the word "love"? What ideas do they have about love? How do they define it? The word love has become like the smell of an old used storybook; once owned and circulated throughout the centuries; and yet filled with adventures longing to be discovered.

Carmen Electra On Her Struggles With Love, Insecurity And Tragedy

The Huffington Post Canada | Leena Tailor | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Music

At 42, Carmen Electra remains one of the world’s biggest sex symbols, still making headlines with her seductive ‘Werq’ music video and a racy sw...

20 Tips For Living A Better Life

Adrian Wesley | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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.

A Conversation With Rickie Lee Jones About Love, Forgiveness and Loneliness

Howard Kerbel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Music
Howard Kerbel

For the series It's About The Words & Conversations, Rickie Lee Jones talks about the impact of Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea in her life and an ongoing desire for connection.

The 3 Ways to Attract Love to Your Life

Collette Gee | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

There are three ways to attract love, and before we can attract love, we must be open and available to all three: accepting love, believing in love and receiving love.

I Watched Two Strangers Fall in Love Before My Eyes

Buck 65 | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Living
Buck 65

I watched two people fall in love once. It was on an airplane. It happened right before my eyes. As soon as he sat down, they started chatting. They talked and talked and talked. After a few hours, they opened up to one another about their personal lives. And then they kissed.

Love, Aging, Regrets

Joan Sutton | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

I am growing older. But that is not so bad Because I have loved. Not always wisely And certainly, Not always well. When I consider my age and t...

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.

Moving On After a Loved One's Death is Inevitable

Joan Sutton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Living
Joan Sutton

The grief is still there. But suddenly, from somewhere, almost eighteen months later, I do now occasionally experience the unadulterated joy that I never thought I would again. To my surprise,  I am no longer numb. The flowers in the park, a small child patting my dog, the flight of a bird, planning a visit with my grandson with his friends -- these things bring a lift to my heart.

What I Have Learned About Being a Mom

Dr. Sara T | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Alberta
Dr. Sara T

Mother's Day, like many other occasions that celebrate someone special in your life, can either be joyful or full of sorrow. It depends on where we are developmentally in our lives and the stage of interpersonal growth.

Not a Cat Person

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair w...

Give Mom Some Eco Friendly Skincare This Mother's Day

Candice Batista | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Candice Batista

The average woman applies about 12 personal care products each and everyday and in some cases that means she's applying about 168 toxic chemicals. This year for Mother's Day, why not give the gift of natural skincare? All of the items featured are tried and tested and are simply fabulous.

The Mother of All Mothers

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

Growing up in the 50's and 60's, my mother Lillian was primarily a "stay-at-home"mother. It's not that she didn't have high aspirations for her future, as she dreamed of being a dancer. However, times required she go to work directly after graduating high school as a bookkeeper for a dress manufacturer, her professional dancing dreams dashed.

How I Survived 21 Years of Marriage and Still Want More

Mara Shapiro | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Mara Shapiro

Ever wonder how they do it? I mean the older couples you see in the park, at the store, holding hands in the mall? What makes it last? How do they get there, how do they survive each other? Soon, my marriage turns 21.

Why Love Can Make Us Live Longer

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Love may not be all you need, but a loving relationship offers countless benefits and can even be a lifesaver. Loving someone and being loved in return does not only make us happier, it also motivates us to take better care of our health, reduces our stress, and can extend our lifespan.

How Loving My 300-Pound Body Keeps Me Thin

Kelly Coffey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Coffey

We're tormented by our obsession with weight. Losing weight is hard to do, and the overwhelming majority of us gain back whatever weight we lose (and then some). Every failed weight loss effort drags us deeper into depression. Loving thoughts breed acceptance and patience. Sometimes I stray from my chosen path and eat something that triggers my food addiction. Because I love the body I once had and don't fear returning to it, I'm able to respond to these slips in a healthy way. I accept that I've gone off the path. I forgive myself.

Women of a Tinder Age

Katie Boland | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

The consensus is that there are expectations to hook up. I liked how the app worked but I wasn't sure if I wanted to meet anyone yet. I definitely didn't want to sleep with them. Tinder more than anything, felt random. How did I contextualize any of these people?

Changing Diapers Can Bring On Enlightenment

Elan Divon | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

It's been a month since my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and WOW has it been a learning experience! Changing diapers at 3 a.m., figuring out how to sterilize bottles, bathe the little one, strap her into the car seat, and rock her to sleep. One of my personal heroes, Ram Dass, once asked his guru "How can I attain enlightenment?" His guru replied: "Feed people and serve people." OK.

Could Twitter Ruin Our Relationships?

Sue Nador | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Living
Sue Nador

Who would have thought something as innocuous as Twitter could be the very thing that brings our generation of lovers down? It's time to stand up to the dark forces of social media and leverage them to our relationship advantage.

A Letter To Big Silly

Mike Gallay | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

Having spent 20 minutes verifying if yawns are contagious between people and pets, my Bernese Mountain Dog, Big Silly, is frustrated with me. I sense ...