#Motivation

We're Confusing Sex Appeal And Six Packs For Health And Fitness

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you struggle with your weight or if you are stuck in a routine that has you emotionally drained, understand you are not alone. Also understand that an entire industry has been created to sell you products, diets and fad workouts that you just don't need and, usually, don't work.

I've Fallen (But I Can Get Up)

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

When we get discouraged, it is easy to just give up. To take that "all or nothing" attitude and walk away from it all. It would be easy to sit on the couch and rationalize that I can't exercise at all because my knee was injured. To stop looking at the college pamphlets; to resign yourself that you will never get a promotion; to eat that extra large piece of chocolate cake because you deserve it! It would be easy to give up.

My Favourite Things: The Spring Edition

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I am currently renewing my fascial stretching certification from the Stretch To Win Institute. (Fascia is sheets of connective webbing that encases and connects the entire body; it unites bones and muscles.) I do partner fascial stretching with clients, but attending the course reminded me how wonderful the motions feel in my own body. I am now re-motivated to prioritize fascial stretching after every run.

There's A Point To Exercise, But Weight Loss Isn't It

Leigh Vanderloo, PhD | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Living
Leigh Vanderloo, PhD

Being physically active needs to stop being treated as a means to an end. Our bodies were made to move and that's just what they should do - not to fit into a pair of jeans, or to look good for beach season, and certainly not for more Instagram likes - but because much like eating, breathing and sleeping, it's a vital part of life.

Keep On Keeping On: The Exercise Edition

Elena Murzello | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada
Elena Murzello

As March draws to a close, you may find your well-intended thoughts to "get healthy" this year take a curbside retreat, due to a plethora of unmotivat...

The Key To Long-Term Fitness Success Is Leaning Into The 'Fall'

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

What I am saying is, when you make a choice that your future self will not be proud of, lean into the fall and learn from every choice -- both positive and negative. Work to understand your personal triggers and coping mechanisms so that you evolve into the healthier and fitter future self you want to be.

What Really Keeps Us Motivated In Life?

Margot McKinnon | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Living
Margot McKinnon

As surely as gyms and fitness studios will be packed with newly motivated men and women every January, they will have cleared out come March. The typical 8-12 week motivation drop-off is a well-documented phenomenon. So if you have made a resolution to get healthy and fit this year and you are already losing steam don't worry, you are not alone.

Have A Plan And Make Bad Habits Utterly Inconvenient

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

To lose weight, help lower blood pressure, improve energy or decrease anxiety, you need to change your preferences - your daily habits - so that more often than not you are making healthy choices. You need to be consistently healthier. It sounds obvious, but consistency falls into the life category of "simple, but not easy."

How To Pull Yourself Together And Get Sh*t Done

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living

Three easy tricks to combating procrastination.

What 40 Years Struggling To Publish A Book Taught Me About Rejection

Michael Clarkson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Living
Michael Clarkson

Rejections ache. Book rejections have their own trauma, and yet they're a chance for growth. In the 40 years it took me to get my non-fiction book, The Age of Daredevils, published, I learned about my weaknesses and how to take a punch.

10 Kathleen-Approved Fitness Hacks

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

I am going to admit something. I didn't know "fitness hacks" were a thing until Lisa Davis asked me to chat about them on her show Talk Healthy Today....

7 Ways To Reignite Your New Year's Goals

Jen Lawrence | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

This does not mean that you need to spend the next 40-something weeks on the couch, elbow-deep in a bag of chips. There are plenty of ways to reignite your resolutions and have year-end success.

The Snowball Method Can Help You Put Your Debt On Ice

Avraham Byers | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business
Avraham Byers

If I gave you $500 a month to put towards your debt, what's the best way to use it? Should you chisel away at the debts with highest interest rate? Or knock off the smaller ones first? The answer might surprise you.

How To Live Better With Chronic Illness This Year

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

For many people, this is a time to leave bad habits behind and face the upcoming year with motivation and a new set of commitments. For those of us living with chronic disease however, we cannot escape the burden of our illness or the daily challenges we face.

4 Ways To Get Your New Year's Resolution To Stick

Lifetime Daily | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

Many of us will begin the new year with a celebration, while many will also use it as a time for self-reflection. As we look back over the previous year, mistakes are contemplated, regrets are recognized, new goals are considered and, with that, many of us set a New Year's resolution. However, most of us won't stick to our resolutions.

The Christmas-Hanukkah Overlap Gives Me Hope For A Better 2017

Natasha Koifman | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

In a rare occurrence, Christmas Eve and the first day of Hanukkah fall on the same day this year. Perhaps these two religious events coinciding is a signal that the world can be a more united place in 2017.

The Greatest Disappointment Is Giving Up On Yourself

Jackie B. Hamilton | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jackie B. Hamilton

We all lack courage and perseverance; we stumble. Whether or not we can spell out procrastination, we are gold medalists in doing so. We know, however, there is nothing more de-motivating and damaging to our self-esteem than not being able to depend on ourselves.

5 Things To Remember When Times Get Tough

Tarek Riman | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Living
Tarek Riman

The day will come. Someone will disappoint you. Someone will betray you. Your day won't go as planned. Your boss will get angry. Your client will get angry. You'll lose something. You'll lose someone. The list of potential setbacks is never ending. These challenges can make it feel impossible to keep it together, and that's normal.

The Importance Of Having A Mentor

Natasha Koifman | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Business
Natasha Koifman

So what does a mentor do? Mentors are those generous people who are open to sharing their knowledge, wisdom, experience, insight and offering their counsel. The best mentors are great listeners who understand your challenges and offer different strategies and ideas to not only help you overcome obstacles but excel at them. Mentors will often see something in you that you may not see yourself.

Key Tips For Budding Entrepreneurs

Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living

Are you looking to buy a business but have no idea where to start? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Acquiring a company that’s already well o...

How To Learn A New Language Without Losing Your Mind

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Learning a new language can be inspiring, frustrating, infuriating and sometimes downright embarrassing. But there are many good reasons to learn a new language. The more languages we know, the more people we can communicate with. It adds depth to our creativity. Best of all, it helps build overall self-confidence.

Chances Are You'll Pass Up A Great Job For A Meaningful One

Virginia Brailey | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Business
Virginia Brailey

As the sunny days of summer have faded and the reality of back-to-work season for many employees is settling in, here's a troubling stat from a recent poll: a whopping two thirds (65 per cent) of employed Canadians are mentally ready to leave their current employer. Two thirds!

The Dos And Don'ts Of Supporting A Loved One On Their Health Journey

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Adopting a healthier lifestyle is an active process; no one can force anyone else -- no matter how much they love them -- to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Your loved one has to be at least interested in having the "health conversation." Health is a process, and in order for long-term changes to occur, the person must want to -- and be ready to -- be part of the process... The million-dollar question becomes, how do you support a loved one's journey to become fit, without them feeling judged, belittled, and criticized?

How To Plan For The Business Of Your Dreams

Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business

How to plan for the business of your dreams. From the AOL Partner Studio

The Psychological Benefits Of Endurance Training

Lifetime Daily | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Lifetime Daily

Helping people is not only about listening and talking through life issues. It's also about helping them recognize internal strengths, and garner their own psychological resources so they can navigate obstacles inherent in life. This facilitates greater quality of life, more enjoyment, less fear, even joy.