How I Coped Through Illness and Injury

Cheryl Muir | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

Two months ago, I was in a car accident. I was rear-ended at 60kph by a guy driving recklessly behind me. This split-second action threw me into a tailspin of injuries, endless medical appointments and insurance headaches galore.

The Road to Happiness

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

The happiness train. It seems to be a non-stop ride where we put a ridiculous amount of pressure on ourselves to be happy. Always. Or at least as often as possible. Visit Amazon alone and find over 17,000 books on happiness. There's a reason there are that many books on the topic.

You Should Take Fun Seriously

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

Although we have more leisure time in our lives, we are having less fun. We could reap the benefits throughout our lives if we would give ourselves permission to indulge in some childlike fun. Realizing that I might not have been taking fun seriously, I'm committed to now share freely my own particular brand of fun without hesitation with anyone who asks.

How Mindfulness Meditation Is Transforming Our Society

Charles Francis | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living
Charles Francis

Today, people who meditate are seen as progressive and open-minded. Whatever term we may use to describe them, they are generally loving, kind, generous, insightful, and willing to help others achieve the same rich and fulfilling lives they have.

Get Calm As F*ck With This Potty-Mouthed Meditation Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living

"Take in a deep breath .. now breathe out. Just feel the f*cking nonsense float away."

Discover Better Health and Inner Peace with Mindfulness Meditation

Charles Francis | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
Charles Francis

As we get older, we experience significant life changes, which can be tough to deal with. Without good coping skills, these changes can be the sources of much worry and unhappiness. As many of us are finding out, mindfulness meditation can help us deal with these changes and difficult situations with grace, dignity, and peace.

Increase Your Productivity and Peace of Mind by Singletasking

Charles Francis | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living
Charles Francis

Devora Zack, a leadership consultant for major institutions and organizations, has written Singletasking, a book based on the scientific evidence that multi-tasking is a myth. Her advice: If you want to get something done, just tackle that and nothing else. In essence, what Zack has developed is a practical form of mindfulness.

I Tried It: Floating as Meditation

Daniela Andrews | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Living
Daniela Andrews

Float tanks are popping up across the country with people raving about their meditative effects, so they can't be that bad. And besides, it's not going to kill me. Will it?

You Can Realize True Happiness Through Mindfulness Meditation

Charles Francis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living
Charles Francis

In the practice of mindfulness, we take a different approach to finding happiness. Instead of trying to please our senses, we seek to eliminate the sources of our unhappiness. You can find happiness right here and now when you learn how to keep yourself grounded in the present moment.

Shifting into Awareness

Linda Lauren | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

I am often asked to comment on the state of things in the world and of the universe. For a long time now I have been experiencing a transitional feel...

Five Ways to Go From Chaos to Calm

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada
Sharon Vinderine

What would happen if I could spend some of that "busy time" with non-stress related items? What if I could find a more peaceful way to start and end my day? What if I could make a few small subtle changes that could change the outlook on my day? A lot of what if's that needed a firm action plan.

These Are All The Ways Meditation Could Improve Your Life

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Although most forms of meditation are rooted in religious and spiritual traditions, millions now practice purely for the enhancement of their health and well-being. This latest investigation found that loss of brain volume due to aging is less significant in habitual meditators compared to their non-meditating counterparts.

How to Get Your Mojo Back After a Failure

Tanya Raheel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Impact
Tanya Raheel

The reality is that rebounding and finding your mojo once more after a significant setback, failure or loss involves a lot more than simply "shaking it off" no matter what Taylor Swift says. It takes some essential and necessary stages and actions that if missed will keep you stuck, and stop you from learning and growing from the experience, which no matter how unpleasant is a rich opportunity for personal growth.

Meditation Laughs In The Face Of An Aging Brain

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Living

Preserving the brain's most important tissue -- the neuron-rich gray matter -- could be accomplished through meditation, according to a new study at t...

Learning to Quiet My Ego

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada Impact
Jean-Paul Bedard

Even though I've been clean and sober now for almost 18 years, without a doubt, I continue to move through life with the mind of an addict. For me, learning how to "soften into things" means learning how to quiet my ego, the presence that convinces me that in order to build myself up, I need to tear someone else down.

Survey Says: Work Was The Big Stressor For Canadians In 2014

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Living

Whistling while you work may not help melt the stress away, but a little mindful breathing does the trick for some. A new survey of more than 2,70...

How Meditation Changed My Life

Komal Minhas | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Komal Minhas

In August 2010, I was attending week three of a youth conference and found myself deep in meditation, sobbing as if I had just emerged from the womb. Here I was, in the middle of Berlin deep in meditation, with the photo of an older Indian man with long hair and in white robes at the front of the room, feeling at my very core that my life was about to change dramatically.

How to Stop, Breathe and Find Mindful Productivity

Paula Pyne | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Living
Paula Pyne

I happily stumbled across a post, on how to save time by doing less. I am all about doing more with less and exploring ways to simplify. It's what I practice and preach. This list resonated with me and serves as an excellent reminder to be the best you can be and focus on your priorities, what really matters.

Meditation Could Be The Answer To Your Migraine Problem

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Living

Sufferers of migraines could find more than just solace but actual relief in meditation, according to a small new study out of Wake Forest Baptist Med...

Deepak Chopra Is Creating The Biggest 'Om' In The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Living

People from around the world are offering up their souls for seduction in a mass meditation to bring them inner peace in the company of famed spiritua...

What Meditation Can Teach the World

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Living
Christine E. Laprade

Meditation might just offer what the world needs, if only human beings could be gifted with a modicum of mindfulness. And mindfulness is, if you ask me, widely, appallingly underestimated. Not to be confused with self-awareness!

How to Carve Out Personal Time Away From the Computer

Linda Lauren | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

Computers afford us a lot, and social media has its pluses and minuses, but what the Internet can't truly replicate is the spirit when all our senses are engaged and we are participating in life outside the screen. That's what's missing. That's why there's less time for living. Here's how to use social media and create a balance so that you enjoy the moments of living more fully.

Redefine Success in Your Life

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Impact
Sacha DeVoretz

It was the year 2000. I was at my first 'real' job with a major international company. I thought this is my time, my career would finally be launching and I would be living the professional life, having it all. Instead, I worked long hours, gained weight and was under a tremendous amount of stress. A few months later, I ended up taking a stress leave from the job.

The Best Ways to Stay in the Present

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

If you always want to be somewhere else or be someone else, you'll lose sight of the fact that "peace is in the present. Thus, I have developed three techniques to place me squarely in the here and now and anchor me there.

A Technique to Help Expectant Mothers Meditate

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

My clients share many of life's events with me, but I'm never more excited than when they share the pending birth of a child. It's an exciting nine months for the parents as we embark on a spiritual journey to keep mommy calm and daddy focused. I always suggest meditating at the onset of the news.