Motivation

20 Tips For Living A Better Life

Adrian Wesley | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Wesley

I sat down this morning to write out the top 20 things I have learned in my life so far, but after writing down four items, I started to cry deep, intense tears. I released the emotion and it felt amazing. Writing this blog reminded me of the pain and suffering I had endured to awaken to this wisdom. This is my gift to you. Here are my top 20 tips for living a better life.

Let Go of the Past to Live Your Best Life Today

Anita Saulite | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Impact
Anita Saulite

I look around and see many of us not living and evolving and creating our best stories today but continue to rehash old stories of the past. Yes these stories keep us connected to what has happened, but honestly it may be time to let go.

I Think I'm Going to Break Up...With Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

For the past two months I have been seriously debating breaking up with running. If you know me, you know, that is a big deal. This experience has caused me to believe, now more then ever, that health is a process. Getting into a routine takes time and patience -- even for a trainer!

How Loving My 300-Pound Body Keeps Me Thin

Kelly Coffey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Coffey

We're tormented by our obsession with weight. Losing weight is hard to do, and the overwhelming majority of us gain back whatever weight we lose (and then some). Every failed weight loss effort drags us deeper into depression. Loving thoughts breed acceptance and patience. Sometimes I stray from my chosen path and eat something that triggers my food addiction. Because I love the body I once had and don't fear returning to it, I'm able to respond to these slips in a healthy way. I accept that I've gone off the path. I forgive myself.

You'll Feel Better If You Set Modest Goals

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

One of the main reasons why, for instance, weight loss efforts fail to such a high degree is that dieters routinely start out with unrealistic expectations. They look at what's being presented to them by commercial weight loss programs or popular television shows and anticipate similarly spectacular outcomes in their own lives.

A Teacher's Words Can Stick With a Student Forever - Choose Wisely

Lori Gard | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

"You'll never amount to anything. You'll never be much. You're a problem child." So he was told. And I had all but forgotten when she reminded me yet again, as we were talking just the other day, about the cruelty of words and how shattering they can be when ill-spoken. And he'll never forget those words.

Saying Yes to Your Passion Can Mean Saying No to Others

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

It's the time we clean our closets to get rid of things that no longer work, hoping to add something bright and colourful. By following that same practice with our behaviours we can live a more expansive and rewarding life. Start by learning to say yes to your passions and no to things that get in the way, especially items on another's agenda!

Renewal Is in Special Moments

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada
Betty Ann Heggie

The moment the first spring crocus finds its way through the earth's brown crust and stretches toward the sun, we feel the power of renewal. Things ma...

Things To Consider Before You Set Out To Follow Your Passion

Elan Divon | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

Last week, I visited the popular website of a spiritual teacher named Mastin Kipp. His message to the world is simple: "Follow your bliss," a catch ph...

Almost One Month into 2014...Are Your Goals Holding Up?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Are you struggling to follow through on your New Year's resolutions? Don't be discouraged. Believe me, you are not alone. The further it gets from the start of any goal, the harder it can become for most of us (including myself) to stay on track.

How to Keep Energized as the Seasons Change

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Were you happy to get that extra sleep with Daylight Savings Time, only to find yourself feeling sluggish for weeks after? You're not alone. Changing clocks shifts our circadian rhythm -- the principal time cue of light which sets our natural cycle for sleep. As such, not all of us adapt well. Here's a deeper look at how time changes not only impact our sleeping cycles but also our meal and activity plans.

You Want to Be Healthier? Make it Non-Negotiable

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Recently, a number of people commented that they envied my "discipline" and "dedication to my health." The comments caught me slightly off guard -- to be honest I don't really consider myself particularly disciplined. I responded that most of my choices don't seem like choices -- I have structured my life so that I make them fairly unconsciously. The way I live my life no longer seems particularly special, it is just the way I live my life.

Too Ambitious for Your Own Good? Three Tips for Pacing Yourself

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Sometimes we get so caught up in getting ahead that we forget ourselves in the scramble. A firm believer in the pursuit of growth and development, I believe it's important to push yourself. It is equally important to pace yourself. You can do both. Here are some tips for hitting your stride:

What It Costs to Prevent Bullying

Tad Milmine | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Tad Milmine

I began my anti-bullying initiative in mind in late-2012 for one reason: to tell the world about a boy named Jamie Hubley and how bullying-related deaths like his are preventable. I have spoken in four provinces to date and am now confirmed to speak in six more this coming school year. I have been asked to present to over 500 schools across the Canada and the United States and now turn to you for help.

Find Fitness Success by Getting a Health Buddy

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One method of setting yourself up for success is to find a health buddy to help you stay motivated and accountable. I suggest to my clients that they get a gym buddy, an accountability buddy, and/or a nutrition buddy. Plus, a gym buddy can make working out more fun.

Valedictorian Address: "The Courage to Use Our Own Understanding"

Adam Moscoe | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

Delivered in a bilingual version on June 8, 2013 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Today we are one. A class for 2013 -- and don't we l...

One Woman's Journey to Self Discovery and Giving Back

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada
Amber Rehman

After a life long battle with depression, anxiety and panic, Patricia turned to the universe for answers to cope with her unhappiness. She did the unthinkable and listened to her inner voice and did something most of us would not dare to do. Patricia quit her job to pursue her "Kick Ass Dreams."

Don't Be Depressed About Your Weight, Work on it

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

I know for myself that when I am slightly over my normal weight even if it is just a couple of pounds I start to feel sluggish and not too happy. But in the meantime, if for you it is a daily struggle, then here are some ways to feel better about your weight.

5 Ways to Beat the Fitness Blahs and Breathe Adventure into Your Workout

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Keep trying different workout adventures until you find something you like. If I had been discouraged by the instructor I hated, I would never have gone back and found the teacher and class I loved. Remember, the more multifaceted your reasons for exercising are, the more successful you will be.

Motivation, Is it all in the genes?

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

People don't like being held accountable for their actions and like to blame their problems on anyone but themselves. This is especially true when it comes to their weight and genetics. When you can blame genetics, you're no longer held accountable for your weight problems and you basically accept defeat.

Love Where You Work, Love Your Life

Deri Latimer | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Business
Deri Latimer

Optimism is a perspective; it is a choice about what you decide to say to yourself -- particularly following times of adversity. And, the choice changes everything. Feeling good -- at work and in life -- is just better for you (and for everyone else around you).

10 Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Dileen Simms | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Living

We're already into the second month of the year, and there are more than a few of us who'd just love to skip this one out because of two little words:...

Olivia Culpo, You've Got It Wrong About Pot

Benjamin Morris | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Alberta
Benjamin Morris

You can't expect intelligence from a person whose job is to stand there and look pretty. Miss Universe does not debate string theory with astrophysici...

Lighten the Load and Give It All You've Got!

Barbara Berezowski | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Living
Barbara Berezowski

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with the many responsibilities in life? There are times you probably feel you can't possibly make it all work, ending each day feeling hopelessly behind schedule and possibly anxious, irritable or depressed. Rather than buckling under the pressure of an impossible to-do list, you should take a moment to view the larger perspective.

Transforming Children Who Self-Sabotage Towards Success

Ken Rabow | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

There is a group of roughly 20 per cent of our youth who are doing great in school, in relationships and in their lifestyles but for the majority of the young people today, self-sabotage is the daily practice. What are the stumbling blocks that have some many young people today choosing to derail everything that they are given instead of testing their mettle and what are the remedies?