#Mindfulness

Connecting With Nature Has Real Health Benefits

David Suzuki Foundation | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
David Suzuki Foundation

Microbes in the air and soils of natural environments can be unique. Microbial differences on the skin of those living in close proximity to more diverse vegetation may directly influence immune function throughout the body and may even influence mood.

There's No Time Like The Present When You're A Parent

Lianne Castelino | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

For parents, being able to tap into some of what makes up the convenience industry -- hopefully the free or less-costly things -- should mean freeing up time to spend that ever-elusive "quality" time with our children, spouses and partners. But does it?

The Importance Of Taking Time For You

Dina Pestonji | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dina Pestonji

A few months ago, a lovely little birdie (aka my smart, insightful sister) told me something that I took to heart. She said "You don't want to be the reason you fail." If I work so hard and burnout, I will not be able to build a successful company.

Conscious Eating Begins With Redefining Comfort Food

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

We've all had that experience where we get in our cars to go somewhere and then suddenly find ourselves at our destination without any recollection of the path we took to get there. It's kind of the same thing when we sit down in front of the television with a bag of chips and suddenly the bag is empty.

How Does Practicing Gratitude Actually Work?

Meghan Telpner | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

Sometimes a gratitude practice comes easy, like when you're sipping kombucha margaritas beach side in a tropical paradise, or your kids decide to keep themselves busy and let you sleep in until the midday hour of 8 a.m. For most of us, though, a gratitude practice is anything but easy.

7 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Successful Weight Loss

Dr. Allana Polo | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Allana Polo

Weight loss can feel like an enormous mountain to climb. Before slashing calories, counting calories or even making the healthy changes to portion sizes, food choices and activity levels, I have seven suggestions that will prepare your body and mind for the mountain ahead.

Yes, We Really Do Eat Our Feelings

Gillian Mandich | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

One of the most essential components of metabolism isn't a vitamin, a chemical or a molecule -- it is your psychological relationship with the food, meaning that how you think and feel about what you are about to eat impacts how your body digests it

The 4 Best Health And Life Tips For The Insanely Busy

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Being busy is great, but not if it lacks direction, passion, and makes your health suffer. Finding easy, productive health solutions that fit your life can be the difference between living and living well and there are easy things that you can incorporate into your routine without having you spinning your wheels.

A Solid Recovery Routine Is A Runner's Secret Weapon

Canada Running Series | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Living
Canada Running Series

Do you find yourself squeezing in workouts around the rest of your life -- before work, during lunch breaks and in the evening? While your workouts are important, it is also critical to take your recovery seriously -- the little details have a bigger impact on your training quality than you might think.

8 Brilliant Things To Do Before You Go To Work In The Morning

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Take a moment to reflect on all the things you are grateful for. Getting a little perspective at the start of your day will improve your mood and remind you that you are a very lucky person with a wonderful life and more potential than you can shake a sharp stick at.

Practice Unconditional Love This Valentine's Day

Laila Eman | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Living
Laila Eman

Unconditional love is hard, it can be uncomfortable and frustrating at times, but in the end I believe it will be the most rewarding practice you can do for yourself and select loved ones. I say select loved ones, as this type of love doesn't mean to neglect self-care or selfishness.

Buy Yourself Nice Lingerie, And Other Things To Tell My Daughter

Deborah Fulsang | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Deborah Fulsang

By Deborah Fulsang "Lingerie is about more than just bras", wrote the style expert and "Project Runway" judge Nina Garcia in her book The One Hundred...

10 Books To Energize The Mind And Spirit

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Ridlington | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living

Make this your best year yet!

What's Written All Over Your Face?

Deri Latimer | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada
Deri Latimer

Your face reflects the internal narrative that you allow to take up space in your brain. It mirrors the voice in your head. Have you tuned into yours lately?

10 Life Hacks To Help You Reach Your Healthy New Year's Resolutions

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Living

8. Add greens to every meal.

Sustainable Habits To Help You Find Energy And Purpose In 2016

Jessica Holmes | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jessica Holmes

By the time we're in our thirties we've subconsciously conditioned ourselves to have automatic responses to stress: "I'm too tired," "I can't help myself," or "things never work out for me." These myths can lower the bar and prolong a rut you may find yourself in, making meh the new normal.

Use Mindfulness To Get To The Here And Now

Her Magazine | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Her Magazine

In our daily lives, we lose ourselves in planning the future and reminiscing about the past. Our worries and fears hijack the present moment. But so many of us long to be more present in the Here and Now. Mindfulness is the perfect tool to anchor us in the Here and Now.

A Taste Of Gratitude Can Help You Stick To Your Healthy Diet

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

Is it possible to eat well, really well, without wanting to rip out your teeth? The answer is yes, but again, there's only one way to make this work. If you want a healthy diet to become a lasting part of your lifestyle, you have to enjoy healthy food! That's where gratitude comes in.

Say Goodbye To Gyms And Hello Distraction-Free Workouts

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living

'My belief is that we have the innate ability to calibrate our health and fitness."

WATCH: Chris Hadfield's Advice To Make Every Day Special

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living

"There is nothing more important than what you're doing right now."

How To Make Decisions Without Distress

Susan Valentine | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Susan Valentine

When we feel stuck, our usual tactics -- giving ourselves more time, assessing pros and cons, soliciting our friends for advice -- don't really help, and in fact, can escalate our anxiety.

4 Mindfulness Practices Your Kids Can Try

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Amitha Kalaichandran

For youth and children, there is a plethora of scientific evidence for mindfulness practices in this group, allowing programs to develop evidence-based initiatives for schools, while also incorporating evaluation of their programs.

How to Prevent Sabotaging Your Own Fitness Goals

Mandy Gill | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy Gill

Have you ever wondered how empowering it would feel to make a commitment to yourself in fitness and/or nutrition and fully follow through with it? Forget resolutions, forget starting Monday. You are fully capable of becoming fitter, faster, losing weight, gaining weight, running a half-marathon.

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.

The Lessons Dr. Wayne Dyer Taught Me Will Live On

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

Dr. Wayne Dyer's a man who has spent most of his life teaching his philosophy to a better way of living. If everyone would adopt Dr. Dyer's teachings, the world would be a much better place. That was his mission. Though it saddens me to hear of Dr. Dyer's passing, his teachings will live on for many generations to come.