Meditation

Why Do We Fill Our Lives So Full That We Have No Time For Ourselves?

Anne Day | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Day

Life on the fast lane takes its toll. I am so used to going at high speed, that to amble along in the slow lane is challenging. But as you whiz along, you miss out. You miss seeing the natural beauty around you. You miss socializing with friends, or just being on your own, with time to reflect and catch your breath.

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.

Breathing Life Into the Year..

Paula Pyne | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada
Paula Pyne

It probably seems to you that the days of the New Year have long passed but I'm just getting around to writing this post. I've been going at turtle ...

It's All About Sales, People!

Elan Divon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Business
Elan Divon

You, me, all of us -- we're constantly selling. But here's the kicker and where my seeming naiveté may receive some vindication. Beyond selling products, services, and ideas, you and I are really selling one thing and one thing only: ourselves.

Peace This Season

Paula Pyne | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content." ~ Helen Keller After c...

Changing the Channel: Healthy, Higher Perspectives

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

With the news programs blaring the most recent political scandals, it's hard to remember that there are positive things happening in the world and leaders who are inspiring heart-centred change. It's integral that we maintain a healthy, higher perspective about what really matters and share it with our communities.

How Yoga Saved My Life

Lauren Messervey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a believer in the power of yoga, I would have laughed at you. I would have laughed long and loud before telling you to go back to the hippie colony from whence you came. Back then, yoga was nothing more than a trend to me, a trend that bred an army of vacant, granola-crunching women who were evolving into bizarre contortionist people. I wanted no part in it.

Empowering Women, Empowering the World...

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Paula Pyne

"The future depends on what you do today." ~ Mahatma Gandhi It was more than a day of Building Personal Brands; it was an uplifting experience with...

How to Be Peaceful and Effective at Work

Laurie Arron | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada Living
Laurie Arron

2013-10-09-ScreenSenseEnglish300.jpg Mindfulness is simple, but it's not easy. When I'm on my computer, I can forget to check in with myself for hours. Then, when I do, I may notice that my shoulders are all tense, or that I've been wasting time checking email when I need to get something more important done.

6 Strategies for Your Juice Cleanse

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I love juicing, and I'm not alone. I sat down with fitness genius Joe Cross, and he gave me some basic tips and tricks for how to pull off a successful juice cleanse. After speaking with Joe for ten minutes, I was starting to understand how he has motivated people around the world to lose more than half a million pounds.

Why I Never Felt Beautiful and Now I Do

Natalie Karneef | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Karneef

One thousand people could tell you you're beautiful and you'd never believe it. That it's like the difference For the first time, you understand that it won't come from lists of affirmations, or ashtanga yoga, or expensive makeup. It will only come from your heart. And it never has.

The Power of the Practice

Paula Pyne | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Paula Pyne

When we work on ourselves in ways that connect and care for our overall wellbeing, when we get to 'know thyself', and look on ourselves in kind and co...

How I Used Meditation to Guard Against Postpartum Depression

Leslie Traill | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Living
Leslie Traill

Meditation was literally a life saver for me, post-partum; it allowed me to calm down when I was feeling sad, frustrated and lonely. By going into that calm place and reconnecting with myself I started to feel at peace, loving and very connected to my babies.

How Meditation Helped My Overeating

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

Meditation has made me more conscious of what I am eating and why. Now when I am out with friends or even at home, I do not feel the need to finish everything off my plate. I am mindful of being present with my friends and enjoying nourishing food.

How to Regain Your Adrenaline Edge

Rachel Schipper | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Living
Rachel Schipper

The stress that used to fire you up to work harder or faster or better simply stops having that effect, because the physiology of constant stress without recovery has worn out the mechanism that gives you your "adrenaline edge." What's a skeptical adrenaline junkie to do?

Can THIS Help You Kick Your Smoking Habit?

AFP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living

If you're trying to snuff out a nicotine habit, a small new study suggests that meditation could help. A U.S. study announced Sunday and published...

Return to The "Summer of Love" World Domination Summit Style

Beverley Golden | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada
Beverley Golden

It's taken me a few weeks to digest a question I've been living with: "What just happened?" It was a two-and-a-half day whirlwind of positive energy a...

How Meditation Helped Me get Through my Mom's Cancer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Millions of people have experienced that dreaded moment when your heart drops hearing the words that a loved one has cancer. This happened to me last September. I was in my mother's kitchen, the sun coming through the window, my mother standing next to the sink. The words cancer coming from her mouth made my heart come to screeching halt.

Three Ways to Feel Freedom

Vibha Dhawan | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Living
Vibha Dhawan

When was the last time you ran in an open field with your arms wide open? When did you last embrace the world like it was all yours? Is day dreaming something you are still guilty about? The question is, in this so called free world, are you really free? Free from your own shackles or have you managed to entangle yourself to such a great extent that you feel trapped within?

How to Cure Your Spring Fever "Hangover"

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The transitions between season don't always go smoothly. In any case, hormonal imbalances take place that can cause all sorts of physical and mental responses. Some experts say that spring fever or spring fatigue are a bit like having a "hangover" after a period of dormancy, perhaps a lighter version of what hibernating animals go through.

How Important is Exercise to Your Well-Being?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

"Health is not everything, but without it, nothing is anything." I am a great believer in that. I know now that my physical health is the foundation of what I can do in life, whether it concerns work or leisurely activities. The happier I am, the more fulfilled I feel, the easier it seems to stay healthy and fit.

A Canadian Learns to Meditate in NYC

Ashley Peoples | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada Living
Ashley Peoples

New York can be stressful. As much as I love it, moving there two and a half years ago was jarring to my Canadian nervous system. I decided to do something about it. I decided to take a four-day meditation course and have been meditating twice a day since.

5 Tips for a Healthier New Year

Danielle Mika Nagel | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living
Danielle Mika Nagel

The New Year is a time where many of us reflect on the previous year and set intentions for drastic change. Often these intentions are for reasons that are not powerful enough to follow through with the dedication and commitment it takes to manifest real change. Below are five simple tips for a healthier and happier you.

Setting Intentions for 2013

Karen Cleveland | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Impact
Karen Cleveland

January is the perfect month to re-calibrate and set intentions for the year ahead. Of course, some help from an internationally renowned Buddhist teacher certainly can't hurt. U.K.-based Buddhist teacher Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong will give a free talk in Toronto on Wednesday, January 30 on Meditation & Modern Buddhism.

Why I Consider My Cancer to Be a Gift

Andrea Paine | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

The result of having cancer changed my life, and this is why...If I hadn't been through cancer and the subsequent treatments, I wouldn't know who my true friends were. I wouldn't see with the same vision today. Being hit with this showed me just how resilient I am.