#Mindfulness

'Healthy Work Lunches' Aren't Just A Myth

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

In my years of nutrition counselling, I have noticed that lunch often seems to be the forgotten meal. People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and dinner is almost always the biggest meal of the day. But what about lunch? Lunch should make up almost one-third of your daily nutrition intake -- shouldn't that be important?

Know The Difference Between Feeling Anxious And Anxiety Disorder

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

We all feel worried or anxious at times; that's what makes us human. Anxiety can be a healthy internal warning system for us to pay attention to something important. It's our body's way of signalling to us that something matters and needs to be done.

EQ Over IQ, Says Scorpion Genius Walter O'Brien

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

I've often wondered how high-IQ individuals feel about the increasing importance placed on emotional intelligence (EQ). Over the past three decades, w...

Leaving Judgements Behind Makes Us More Mindful Eaters

Shahzadi Devje | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Shahzadi Devje

Mindless eating can lead to weight issues, ill-health, and an unhealthy relationship with our body and food. Such absent-minded eating habits prevent our brains from capturing the memory of what we ate. We continue to eat more throughout the day in search for the satisfaction-factor. What's the solution?

Make Health Decisions As If You Were Making Them For A Loved One

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathleen Trotter

Get rid of your destructive internal dialogue. You wouldn't let your best friend or child talk badly about their body and self-worth; why is it okay for you to berate yourself? Obviously be honest. Don't tell yourself you are making healthy choices if you're not, but don't metaphorically flog yourself with unproductive self-hate.

12 Easy Ways To Simplify Your Kid's Childhood

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Parents

Parenting expert Alyson Schafer shares how to slow down our families.

5 Tips For A Happier State Of Mind

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada
Sandy Kiaizadeh

I've made no secret of the fact that I am someone who has a history with depression and eating disorders; in fact I've written about this here and her...

Welcome To The Island Of Beautiful People

Natalie Karneef | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Natalie Karneef

Canggu is a visually stunning paradise where rice paddies meet ocean. Like most of Bali, it is full of kindness, and very relaxed. Out on the roads, cars, trucks, buses and scooters press up against each other, snaking through black exhaust in an unhurried manner, everyone just emanating this "we'll get there eventually" vibe.

Existential Angst And A Cup Of Coffee

Emily Klassen | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada
Emily Klassen

Life, Goals, a Good Cup of Coffee "No amount of security Is worth the suffering Of a mediocre life chained To a routine that has Killed your dreams."...

The Power Of Knowing What Makes You Smile

Dina Pestonji | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Dina Pestonji

Next time that you feel your mind is going towards a negative path -- think about what makes you smile which will help put the negative thoughts in perspective. Take a walk, go to your favorite coffee shop around the corner, call your best friend or look at pictures of your dog on your phone.

4 Scientifically-Proven Ways To Be Happy

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

You may not think that science has ventured into just how we acquire the old "syrup of yahoo," but it has. You may also think that what makes people happy differs greatly from one person to the next, but we are surprisingly homogeneous in our tastes. If you're not making the most out of every day, here's some proven ways to motivate more mirth.

Helpful Or Unhelpful: What Thoughts Will You Think Today?

Deri Latimer | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

We can call choose thoughts that help us achieve our outcomes, that help to move us toward what we want, and that help us be smarter and more resourceful, no matter what comes our way. So, connect with yourself (your thoughts) and connect with other people.

Healthy Boundaries: Avoiding Burnout And Learning To Say No

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

Learning when to say "no" can be the greatest gift in your life. Because when you say "yes" to people or projects in order to not lose respect in peo...

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...