Mindfulness

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.

4 Ways to Heal Your Body and Live a Healthy Life

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

You need a healthy life to create a healthy body. There is no quick fix, and no pharmaceutical can erase the effects of poor lifestyle choices. Studies have shown only 20 per cent of hospitalizations and deaths are caused by genetics alone, and health is 75 per cent lifestyle. The choices you make each time you eat, move, think and behave all play a pivotal role in creating your health, or lack thereof.

Got the Mindless Munchies? Three Tips for Mindful Eating Practice

Casey Berglund | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
Casey Berglund

Mindless eating is not uncommon; in fact, it's something I discuss regularly with clients. And the good news is this: you don't have to be a zen master or nutrition guru to become a mindful eater, you just need to start with a few simple steps. Here are three tips to help you build your mindful eating practice.

This Training May Work As Well As Anti-Depressants

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 04.23.2015 | Canada Living

A form of mental training which helps people recognize the onset of depression, and control it, works as well as anti-depressants in preventing relaps...

Taking Cold Showers in the Middle of Winter Changed My Life

Geeta Nadkarni | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Business
Geeta Nadkarni

I started a 30-day cold shower program after I realized that many of my other entrepreneurial heroes like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss also use cold showers to prime themselves for their day. Why? Because, as I discovered first hand, a cold shower is like a Rorschach ink blot test for all the crap you carry around in your mental backpack. The crap that holds you back from greatness.

5 Ways to Freshen up Your Finances This Spring

Anita Saulite | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

Spring is a time for renewal and for making a fresh start. It's also time to spring ahead with some new, healthy and wonderful habits to kick start our personal finances to get them moving in the right direction. Here are five easy ways to embrace frugality in your everyday routine and habits.

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.

Why it's Important to Have Difficult Conversations

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada
Bruce Mayhew

It's natural to fear difficult conversations, however the truth is that when we practice compassion and treat each other with respect, the conversations rarely are as difficult as we expect.

Let's Stop the All or Nothing and Enjoy the In-Between

Keeley Milne | Posted 05.16.2015 | Canada Living
Keeley Milne

If I'm truly listening to my body, I think quite often it is telling me to lay the hell off. To enjoy the moments in the sun as much as the run itself. To remember that my yoga practice is about what feels good for my body, right now.

When it Comes to Your Money, Make Decisions With Intent and Joy

Anita Saulite | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

The reality is that what we do with our money every day, matters, and could have long-term implications for our financial security. Every day, we are making trade-offs with our money. Living with intent and purpose creates meaning in our lives, and this creates joy. We need to connect the idea of living a joyful existence with our money.

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.

Goldie Hawn's Program Makes B.C. Kids Better At Math: UBC

CBC | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A mindfulness program for children, co-developed by actor Goldie Hawn, resulted in less stress, more optimism, and improved math abilities for Grade...

Stay Present and Boost Your Creativity With These 5 Tips

Shannon Skinner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

With super busy lives and abundant brain noise, being present and living in the moment can be a challenge. But when we are present, we can focus. We are in our power. And we get stuff done.

The Present is a Gift: The Benefits of Being Mindful

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Driving. Eating. Cooking. Brushing our teeth. Applying lipstick. Even, having sex! Most of the things we do in life are done mindlessly from memory, and not actively aware. It wasn't until I took a mindfulness meditation course that I realized what we are all missing out on!

Can't Control Yourself Around Cake? Try This

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Living

If you've ever felt regret over eating a piece of cake, but told yourself you just couldn't help it, you know exactly how hard it is to overcome tempt...

It's Not Just What You Eat, But Why and How

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Most diets and nutrition regimes primarily focus on WHAT you should eat and/or HOW much you should eat. Foods gets categorized as "good" and "bad," which often fosters a negative relationship with food, and can lead people to use the rules of the system to justify less than optimal nutritional choices.

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.

Freedom Is Trending: From Fashion to Gender Equality

Carolyn Lawrence | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Impact
Carolyn Lawrence

I am no stranger to the search for freedom. I've always been drawn to the open road and I feel inspired by leadership roles and risk in the unknown. And since I'm confessing, I have also been known to resist conformity -- a throwback to school uniforms in my early years, I'm sure. But recently I've been noticing a trend; the word freedom is appearing in unexpected and inspiring places. Is this the theme of a generation of women who will right the ship?

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.

Six Tips to Beat the Back-to-September Blues

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

In the broader calendar view, September represents "back to work/school/busy life." So August is like Sunday. The desire to stay in weekend or summer mode and the pull to get ready for what's next. Here are some tips to beat the back-to-September blues.

5 Simple Steps to Chilling in the Heat

Alyson Jones | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

When summer finally arrives we actually need to find ways to center ourselves and chill out in the heat. It is not unusual to be in the midst of a fabulous beach moment with the sun shining down on you and struggling to be in that moment. Here are some simple mindfulness tools that can assist you in chilling out this summer.

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 Slow Your Pace for Summertime

Paula Pyne | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Living
Paula Pyne

At the halfway mark of the year, it's a great time to regroup, reconnect, and recharge. This year has been moving at lightning speed and the pace, along with the ubiquitous change, has made for a challenging year so far. I've welcomed the slower pace of summertime this year and I've been reminded yet again that our current ways aren't working.

5 Ways to Slow Down Time This Summer

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

Don't blink. Summer goes by soooo fast. Too fast in my 'time zone' -- I can't believe it is already July! Do you feel that way too? Well given that summer is here and in Canada is does feel very fleeting, I thought it timely to write a few ideas on how we can slow down time.

Leading Effectively Begins with Mindfulness

Michael Apollo | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Business
Michael Apollo

Your second quarter is coming to an end and your sales team isn't closing the deals it's forecasted. As expenses outweigh the current cash flow, your CEO is forced to prune the organization and puts the pressure on you to perform. You take the stand and demand immediate compliance from your team and explicitly set a high standard for performance -- will this leadership style yield the results you require?