Mindfulness

How to Spend Money Mindfully

Anita Saulite | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

Making mindless decisions with our money may create short term bliss or satisfaction but can have long term impacts on our financial well-being and financial security. When we make mindless decisions with our money, we don't take the time to really understand our thoughts, feelings and actions around our choices.

Treat Your Time Wisely and You'll Be Rewarded

Anita Saulite | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

Like most working women, I feel time starved. My plate is full. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get done all the things I need to get done. I am constantly making trade-offs. And, as an entrepreneur with a school aged child, I have less wiggle room.

Breaking Free of Chronic Pain Might Mean Thinking Outside the Box

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Chronic Pain is a vicious cycle for so many people on the planet. We can feel like we are shuffled on and off medications with no real relief. I stumbled across the mind-body medicine and through yoga and meditation I started my own journey of self-healing.

Inspiration From the Dalai Lama

Paula Pyne | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

It was an extraordinary day...far from "just another talk." It was a meeting of minds from the communities of spirituality, science and business, blessed with the openness and wisdom of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here are a few pieces of inspiration that stood out for me.

Mindfulness Can Give You a Real Buzz

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Mindfulness is the buzz word of the day. You hear mindful eating, mindfulness based stress reduction, mindfulness in meditation, mindful walking and more. Why is this mindfulness such a buzz? Over time, you start to realize you can actually choose your thoughts and thereby choose emotions.

Sometimes Doing Nothing Is Doing Everything

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

I recognized that I was like a mouse spinning on a wheel -- I was speeding through my day, but not really getting anywhere. I needed to cultivate the awareness to bring my attention back to what was most important. I thought I would share with you my strategies for slowing down the the runaway train that often is my life.

Want to Improve Your Attention Span? Try Relaxed Awareness

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada Living
Thomas Gelmi

Unlike animals, human beings have successfully developed the capacity to think about what is not immediately going on around them and to contemplate events that happened in the past or might possibly happen in the future. While this capacity called imagination can be a blessing, it can be a curse at the same time.

How to Bring Out Your Inner Buddha

Kim Smiley | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

For a Jewish, middle class, Montrealer, I've spent a lot of my life in the company of the Buddha. I have had an 18-year on-again, off-again relationship with the Buddha. He's been by my side during the ups and downs. I never practiced Buddhism, but I have been a student of the religion for half my life.

Breathing Life Into the Year..

Paula Pyne | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada
Paula Pyne

It probably seems to you that the days of the New Year have long passed but I'm just getting around to writing this post. I've been going at turtle ...

Your Health Care Shouldn't Be All About Drugs

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

As a practicing family doctor, I have always been fascinated with health and healing. Over my 20-year career, I have marvelled at the resiliency of the human body. Most of us are taught that our bodies are basically stuck with a disease and there is little hope. My questioning mind and search for more has taken me down a slightly different path.

Be Creative or Die Inside

Lacey Haynes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Living
Lacey Haynes

I have experienced firsthand the internal withering that comes from slinking away from a creative existence. I have also felt the expansiveness, the joy and delight that comes from choosing imagination and possibility. I don't think it's too dramatic or petulant to say that life without imagination sucks.

How I Learned to Love the Chaos of Bombay

Eoin Finn | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Travel
Eoin Finn

This time when I practiced yoga in Bombay, the honking actually relaxed me. I could feel the city's pulse as an insider and wasn't from the outside looking in. When I stood on my yoga mat high above the city, warm smoggy breeze in my hair, I felt as at peace with the honking as I would practicing yoga to the sound of crickets in a field.

Peace This Season

Paula Pyne | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content." ~ Helen Keller After c...

Changing the Channel: Healthy, Higher Perspectives

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

With the news programs blaring the most recent political scandals, it's hard to remember that there are positive things happening in the world and leaders who are inspiring heart-centred change. It's integral that we maintain a healthy, higher perspective about what really matters and share it with our communities.

How I Prepare to Teach a Yoga Class

Eoin Finn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Eoin Finn

You may think yogis are as non-judgmental as some of the spiritual texts would have you believe. The reality is this is a crowded profession. At yoga festivals like this, people give you just one chance. As a presenter if you give a mediocre class or have an off day, the word of mouth that this guy's class was "just ok" will filter through the festival and attendance will be low.

My Psychologist Says I'm OCD-Free, But I'm Still Obsessed

Eternity E Martis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

I left my psychologist's couch three years ago, feeling bitter and yet relieved. "You don't have OCD," she says, "everyone has these compulsions, I wouldn't worry." And yet I was worried. As I've gotten older, the triggers have gotten worse: homework, deadlines, boyfriends, grades, lack of sleep, insomnia over quarter life crises -- you name it.

Empowering Women, Empowering the World...

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Paula Pyne

"The future depends on what you do today." ~ Mahatma Gandhi It was more than a day of Building Personal Brands; it was an uplifting experience with...

Finding Your Own Rhythm at Work through Self-Compassion

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Paula Pyne

Most of what I am about to tell you is contrary to what you might have been taught or have come to believe in. I have to share this with you because it's just too good not to and because it's something that we need to place more emphasis on. It began with that one word, the one that sometimes we're even afraid to say. Are you ready?

The Possibility of Peace with Thich Nhat Hanh

Paula Pyne | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

My heart was warmed by Thich (Thay) Nhat Hanh's visit this past summer. Zen Master and spiritual leader, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling works on the art of "mindfulness." I'm honoured to share with you some of my insights.

How to Be Peaceful and Effective at Work

Laurie Arron | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada Living
Laurie Arron

2013-10-09-ScreenSenseEnglish300.jpg Mindfulness is simple, but it's not easy. When I'm on my computer, I can forget to check in with myself for hours. Then, when I do, I may notice that my shoulders are all tense, or that I've been wasting time checking email when I need to get something more important done.

Put Down Your Smart Phone and Pick Up Your Heart Phone

Eoin Finn | Posted 12.17.2013 | Canada Living
Eoin Finn

2013-10-09-ScreenSenseEnglish300.jpg I am trying to teach my two and half year old son how to pray. I tell him it's like talking on the phone to his grandparents but through a "heart phone." Five minutes is equivalent to four sentences of an email so invest that time being "unplugged" in nature. You may just plug into something profound.

Happy Employees Make for Innovative Businesses

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paula Pyne

Wellbeing has a place in business, in education, and in government. We know that when people are given the space and the nurturing to do what they are here to do, they naturally become more positive, joyous, and compassionate...and it's out of this place that innovation arises.

The Power of the Practice

Paula Pyne | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Paula Pyne

When we work on ourselves in ways that connect and care for our overall wellbeing, when we get to 'know thyself', and look on ourselves in kind and co...

Take a Picture, It'll Last Longer

Deri Latimer | Posted 10.10.2013 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

If you are at all like me -- and at times have inadvertently stared at someone else -- you likely heard the remark "Take A Picture, It'll Last Longer." Well, guess what! That experience and saying now has a whole new -- and positive -- connotation.  

What Does It Mean To Live Mindfully?

Laurie Arron | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Living
Laurie Arron

When we have a toothache, all we want is for it to go away, and when it does we are so happy. So, Thich Nhat Hanh asks, if you don't have a toothache now, why not be aware of that, and smile? Be aware that you have two eyes that work, enough food to eat and, really, all the conditions you need to be happy.