#Motivation

Stylish Workout Gear Is All The Fitspiration You Need

Sari Friedman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Style
Sari Friedman

Do you find more pleasure in wearing a new workout outfit than actually doing the workout? You're not alone. Studies show that by simply putting on exercise gear, you are more likely to get into the right frame of mind to start exercising.

6 Simple Habits For Boosting Your Energy Levels

Kathy Smart | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathy Smart

Anyone can have more energy; they just need to know what to do to cultivate it. It isn't a special pill or a magic powder. It is found in some really basic things that I have discovered that consistently keep my energy level high, regardless of what I have going on in my life.

Taking A Run Outside My Comfort Zone Saved My Life

Mark McDonald | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Mark McDonald

It was the spring of 2005, I was an overweight smoker and on the fast track to an early grave. I was 23-years-old, weighed 260 pounds and smoked a pack a day. My eating habits were poor with little to no exercise. Changes had to be made.

Motivation And Reflection Can Come From Unexpected Sources

Judy Mann | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Living
Judy Mann

Who hasn't looked at their fortune in their fortune cookie and thought, "Yes, that's exactly what I needed to read today!" Or you see a tweet that gets you going when the going is tough.

Stop Reaching For The Stars, Start Reaching Your Goals

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Setting reasonable goals and trying to change things slowly in your lifestyle is much more successful in the long run because it helps to boost motivation and avoids falling back into bad habits.

Releasing Your 'Inner Warrior' Combats Self-Doubt

Marcia Sirota | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Internally, the inner warrior is the part of you that recognizes and rejects any negative self-talk. In the world, the inner warrior looks out for you and identifies who's friendly and who's a potential threat. When you embody this warrior part of the psyche, it enables you to stand up for yourself any time you need to and walk away from a bad situation any time you have to.

Action Flicks Can Inspire You To Kick Your Fitness Up A Notch

Brent Bishop | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

As it pertains to fitness, I've always found action and superhero movies to be very inspiring. The transformations that these actors go through to successfully play their roles is absolutely amazing. There is nothing more inspiring than the super-human abilities of our favourite superheroes.

How To Unlock Your Potential: Just Start

Rick Hansen | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Rick Hansen

People often ask me what the most difficult part of the Man In Motion World Tour was. When I look back, it wasn't the physical toll, braving the sometimes-punishing weather, or even when my future wife Amanda threw her salad at me and almost left the tour because I was acting like a jerk. Honestly, the most difficult part of the tour was just starting on that first day - March 21, 1985.

15 Videos Of Laughing Babies ('Nuff Said)

Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Parents

Baby Videos: There are literally thousands of them online and all of them brighten our days. After much deliberation (and chuckling), we’ve gathered...

How Empowerment Leads To Equality

Natasha Koifman | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

This year, the Canadian theme for International Women's Day is: Women's Empowerment Leads to Equality. So, what is empowerment? For me, it means supporting all the women in my life and helping them achieve their highest potential.

Telling Your Story Can Change The World

Jagneet Singh | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Jagneet Singh

A few years ago I decided to embark on a backpacking trip across Europe for two months. Towards the end of my travels, I found myself at the Sisteen Chapel in Rome, Italy. As I was standing there, enchanted by this insanely crazy masterpiece, I felt a soft whisper perk the tiny hairs on the back of my neck.

10 Attitudes That Will Bring You Happiness

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

For people who want to be successful in life, there isn't always a clear road map. There are many coaches, writers and experts vying for your attention, each one with their own set of directions that you're supposed to follow in order to achieve happiness and success.

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!

I Took A Sledgehammer To The Scale In My Fitness Studio

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

Last week I took a sledgehammer to our scale at my fitness studio and smashed into tiny little pieces. Why? Because I hate it. I really, passionately hate it and I don't believe it is best practice for health and fitness professionals to use the scale with clients and patients. I just don't.

Gen Xers Vs. Millennials: Who Has It Harder?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

Telling your parents, be they Boomers or Gen Xers, that they 'had it easy' isn't fair. It negates the hard work we all did to get to where we are, and puts it all down to luck and advantage, and ignores what I believe are two main ingredients for success: motivation, and initiative.

John Candy Sponsored Our Hockey Team When I Was 12

Slapshot Diaries | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Slapshot Diaries

He was our sponsor, with "Candy Productions" on the bottom under my last name on the back of our Georgetown Rep jerseys. We didn't really focus on it too much, at least until John came to a game. This was the first time it hit us: John Candy was in the Orangeville arena to cheer on his team.

I'm Finding My Voice After Experiencing Social Media Anxiety

Tyler Keating | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Tyler Keating

There have been countless times in 2015 that I've wanted to post something and didn't bother. Occasionally these posts can be found in my drafts but most often they are deleted. Why do I let this happen? Surely someone must care for what I have to say? But then I think again.

10 Apps To Help You Nail Your New Year's Resolutions

Leah Morrigan | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It isn't always easy to strive for lofty resolutions, but if you have a focused intention, you can accomplish anything -- especially when you blend in technology. There are some cool apps available to help people with motivation.

Habits Of Happy People

Natasha Koifman | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Feeling like the world owes you something removes your own sense of accountability for shaping your happiness. Make a conscious decision to cultivate happiness in your life. The world could really use more happy people right now.

What Successful People Do That Most Don't

Amanda Sparks | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Amanda Sparks

Successful people don't live in the past. We learn from our past mistakes. But to dwell on them keeps us from moving forward. We need to focus on who we want to be not who we were.

Confident People See Setbacks As Feedback

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

Ever wonder why some people crumble when they don't get something right and others take it as motivation to work harder? The best example I have comes from an inspiring and humble source -- a young man named Kyle who traveled from Jamaica to try out for my Ryerson Rams soccer team.

Are You Tending To The Four Areas Of Personal Growth?

Shannon Skinner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

With 2016 fast-approaching, focus on growth. That is, to grow more as a whole human being.

What 15 Days In Tanzania Taught Me About People's Power

Pavel Bains | Posted 11.02.2015 | Canada Impact
Pavel Bains

Two weeks ago I embarked on a journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania with the group Summits of Hope. This non-profit takes people to various m...

How Would You Define Yourself in 5 Words?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Our personal brand evolves with us. This is why it's important to continually check in and re-evaluate how we define it. For me, I know I need to take stock again when my gut instinct tells me I am growing and changing. Lately, I have found myself feeling a bit antsy, and I thought revisiting my Five I AMs might help reset my priorities.

My Strength From Training Helped Me Care for My Sick Dad

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

As an overweight kid who discovered the transformational power of fitness as a teenager, training to improve my fitness and my physique has always been a huge motivator. For many years it was why I trained. But it was not until my father became ill that I truly realized the insurmountable power of fitness.