#Memories

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things

Lisa Abram | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

What I have come to know is that we feverishly cling to our childhood items for a host of personal, often inexplicable, reasons. Perhaps as the precarious nature of life and death teeters, totters and tiptoes around us, we instinctively pull them closer to us.

What Do Past Employers Remember About You?

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business
Rhonda Scharf

What you remember about your past employer isn't nearly as important as what your past employer remembers about you (and passes on to anyone who asks about you professionally). Are you burning bridges, or learning to deal with difficult situations with tact, professionalism and calm?

This Beautiful Memory Was A Gift From A Kind Stranger In India

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

We were in the South, in Kerala; and just getting ready to leave Munnar -- a tiny hill station where we'd spent a couple of days. We were headed for Cochin. There we'd spend our last, remaining day, until it was time to catch our flight to Mumbai -- and yet another flight back home.

The Things That Haunt Me Now That I Am Sober

Keeley Milne | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Keeley Milne

Guilt and regret are the ugly Hyde to the Jekyll of sobriety, even years in. With new awareness, we relive past experiences---or in many cases bemoan what might have been. Pain and sorrow previously numbed by a drug or drink of choice is glaringly present, and strikes unpredictably---in the midst of a family gathering; alone, late at night; smack in the middle of an important work presentation, or during a particularly deep yoga class.

10 Ideas For Creating A Souvenir Collection

Laura Berg | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada
Laura Berg

In French, the word souvenir means "to remember." In travel, the word souvenir often conjures up memories of cheesy tourist shops full of "Made in Chi...

The Borders Of Life

Linda Simpson | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

Our personal lives, career, retirement, all have borders between one stage and another. They are full of a wide range of complex emotions.There is the border time between being single and being partnered. That time of excitement, anticipation leading up to the commitment.

The Cottage Became An Integral Part Of My Post-Divorce Family

Linda Simpson | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

It's that time of year again. Cottage opening. Prompted by that movie 32 years ago, we scraped together some cash and bought the waterfront property of our dreams. Travelling down the dusty back roads of our town we found the perfect piece of land. A huge stand of birch trees and a view straight across the lake.

I'm Not Ready To Let Go Of My Memory-Filled Saskatoon Home

Jacki Andre | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

Last fall, a guy came knocking on my door. He had purchased the derelict house next door and wondered if I would sell my not-so-derelict house as well. I would be lying if I said I wasn't tempted. The housing market in Saskatoon isn't strong. A friend has had her house on the market for four months and hasn't had a single offer.

Field Of Memes

Matt Hansen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada
Matt Hansen

Listen, sometimes I hate social media. I'm sure I'm not the only one. A few days ago someone posted "We will never be here again." It's one of those ...

How Scents Can Change Your Mood for the Better

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Scent has the ability to impact well-being in a very powerful way. Our olfactory centre is directly linked to the emotional and memory centres in our brain, which are all bound up in the limbic system, the most ancient part of the brain. This means when we smell we literally feel and create memories.

How Do Broken Hearts Commemorate Father's Day?

Lori Gard | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I ask you: how do breaking hearts face Father's day, without a father to honour? For us, Father's Day will never be the same again. The world is now forever changed. How does one do things when the dad you formerly did them for/with/to is forever gone?

Coffee with Old Friends

Rob Mitchell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Living
Rob Mitchell

A recent interview on the Podcast 'Bullseye' focused in aging, the passage of time and our perceptions on the world during various points in our lives...

A Picture Can Be Worth More Than 1,000 Words

AlzLIVE | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Living
AlzLIVE

Reminiscence therapy--using photos, old objects, even music, to spark conversation--is a great activity that improves well-being in those with dementia and Alzheimer's. When used in groups or with loved ones, it also curbs isolation by helping to start meaningful conversations.

This Christmas, Give Presence Instead of Presents

Laila Eman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Living
Laila Eman

There tends to be this common constant act, celebrated by many that's troubling me lately...the act of giving gifts. As we get closer to Christmas, I hope you consider a few ideas I've put together for you and loved ones to do this season, to practice staying present and building lasting memories.

Why I Love This New Photo App (and Device)

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 01.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

I'm a photo fiend. I'm literally obsessed with taking photos, sharing photos with family and friends, and revisiting photos. I'm also paranoid about m...

How Do I Even Begin to Talk About My Friend Who Passed Away?

Katie Boland | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada Living
Katie Boland

My friend died six weeks ago. His name was Kent Nolan. He was 25. He was talented, handsome and successful. He was an actor, a writer, and a filmmaker; the kind people call, "incredibly promising." He was a son, a brother and a friend. He was unbelievably kind.

Music, Memories and Healing: My Love of James Taylor

Beverley Golden | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Music
Beverley Golden

It wasn't the first time I've seen James Taylor. In fact this could have been the 10th or 11th or the 20th. I've lost track. I do remember the first time though. And I remember how his music has been a thread weaving together the soundtrack of my life.

Will My Kids Remember Me at My Best or My Worst?

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

Which memories will our children remember forever and which are they going to forget? Are they going to remember the few times I got upset when they spilled their milk or all the times I told them not to worry about it? Are they going to remember all the times I attended their school events or the few times I couldn't be there?

Memories, Nostalgia and a Loss of Innocence

Beverley Golden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

November 22, 1963. A day everyone remembers as the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The whole world mourned America's "loss of innocence". For me, it became a pivotal day. A day that changed my life - forever. I experienced my own personal loss of innocence. A loss that would inform the rest of my life.

You Are Four Years Old Today

Vicki Murphy | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Max James Murphy, you sneaky rascal. How are you growing up so darn fast? You are four years old today. I am in awe. When people asked how old you we...

Restaurants Battle to be Canada's No. 1

Vacay.ca | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

Canadians' appetite for naming their favourite restaurant is proving to be insatiable. With six weeks left in public voting for the 2013 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada, two of the nation's most acclaimed establishments are in a tight battle for the People's Choice award -- which is determined by votes from Canadians.

Confessions Of A Fashion Hoarder

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Hallae Khosravi

Like any addict I started small, working my way up from shoes to sequins to vintage novelty anything. Then it began as a means to keep up with the competition: if a blogger was talking about it, I wanted it, or if I thought it would be an upcoming trend, I had to have it. It was at a point where I felt this compulsive need to constantly be checking what was new, and "in", and on the backs of my fashion icons.

My Relationship with an HIV-Positive Man Taught Me About True Love

Donald D'Haene | Posted 10.05.2012 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

What relationship comes with a lifetime guarantee? So back in 1990, I was a man on a mission. I answered an ad from someone HIV-positive in Toronto looking for a serious relationship. Even today, people still have a reaction when you tell them you've dated an HIV-positive person. My friends were supportive of this relationship but my mother for years worried about my contacting HIV. Robert passed away a decade ago. Our relationship opened up a space in my heart that wasn't there before. Risking that initial date with fear taught me existence without love is as a lifeless as a corpse.