Personal Growth

Tips for Getting Your Business Back on Track for Fall

Jane Blaufus | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

One of the things that entrepreneurs often find challenging during the summer is staying focused and on track. Many have confessed to me that one day off for a break led to two, which led to three, which led to weeks off in some cases. Now, they are dreading trying to get the engine up and running again so that September is not a write-off.

The Lessons Dr. Wayne Dyer Taught Me Will Live On

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

Dr. Wayne Dyer's a man who has spent most of his life teaching his philosophy to a better way of living. If everyone would adopt Dr. Dyer's teachings, the world would be a much better place. That was his mission. Though it saddens me to hear of Dr. Dyer's passing, his teachings will live on for many generations to come.

Dear 20-Year-Old Me

Shanita Hubbard | Posted 09.01.2015 | Canada Living
Shanita Hubbard

It was an amazing time. You couldn't tell this Dr. Carter G. Woodson reading, Zeta loving girl anything! My college years were everything. I don't have any regrets, but if I had the chance to whisper some wise words to the afro-puff rocking young Shanita I would do it.

5 Ways to Enhance Intimacy

Karolina Tatarenkova | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Living
Karolina Tatarenkova

These five easy life hacks will provide you with simple strategies to shift your energy and focus from work and business to love and passion. They don't require a lot of hard work, but they do require serious commitment that I know you have.

What Courage Really Means

Kyana Miner | Posted 08.02.2015 | Canada Living
Kyana Miner

When we think of courage, we see a soldier, a fighter, or an athlete. Over the last few centuries, courage has been associated with masculinity, outward strength, and yang energy. This view has caused us to overlook some of the best parts of courage.

No Expectations Means No Limitations

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

When we live our lives chasing expectations, we close ourselves off to opportunities. My life did not follow a specific order; everything that happened felt surprisingly unexpected and even scary at times, but it left me open to what the world had to offer.

Here's How You Can Become $5,000 Richer

Jagneet Singh | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business
Jagneet Singh

FACT: 90 Per Cent of the Journey Is Taking the First Step Once you're determined enough to take that initial step towards accomplishing what it is yo...

5 Quick Steps to Making a Comeback

Natasha Koifman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada
Natasha Koifman

Making a comeback is about reclaiming your authenticity. It's your chance to shine brighter than you did before, because you are embodying a better version of yourself -- the YOU you were meant to be. Sometimes those qualities get lost, sometimes they get buried and sometimes they just need to mature.

My 11-Year-Old Teaches Me Compassion Every Day

Keeley Milne | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Impact
Keeley Milne

"Stop the car!" My son's shout panicked both my friend, driving, and I, fearful we were about to collide with something or someone. Liam pointed out the window at a women who had just walked past us, struggling to carry a laughably insurmountable load of grocery bags and boxes. "I need to help her," said Liam. And he did.

"The Leaper Is Not Unfamiliar With Pain"

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

By far the most horrific experience of my life arrived the day I woke up with the realization that I had been betrayed by my own mind. The world I had...

Have You Lost That Loving Feeling For Your Own Business?

Jane Blaufus | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

Being in business reminds me of dating and marriage. When you are first considering going into business for yourself, I liken it to the dating phase. When you decide to take that leap of faith, explore the opportunity thoroughly, decide it is right for you and walk down the aisle to open your business it is akin to taking that next step and making a long-term commitment.

How To Choose Your New Year's Resolutions

Natasha Koifman | Posted 03.01.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

It's New Year's resolution time again! I love this time of year because reflecting on where I've come from and where I'm going is a great way for me to stay on track as I work towards my goals. Whenever I make my resolutions, I always go back to the previous year's list and see which ones I accomplished and which ones fell through the cracks.

'Tis the Season to Slow Down, Chill Out

Paula Pyne | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Living
Paula Pyne

December is a time of slowing down and reflection. Contrary to what's happening where many are scraping up every last ounce of energy to meet end-of-y...

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.

Mistakes Form the Yellow Brick Road to Wisdom

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

The most important step is to accept that we are all human. We all make mistakes. We all mess up. In fact it is my belief that this is most likely the purpose to life. Mistakes are opportunities, but through these opportunities we grow and learn what we are made of and what we have to contribute.

What Does Modern Masculinity Look Like?

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Since the feminist movement, women have openly discussed and debated what it means to be female. This multi-decade dialogue has led to a more nuanced understanding of the complexity of womanhood, and what it means to grow and develop as a multi-faceted woman. A similar dialogue between men about the nuanced intricacies of malehood has been slower to develop.

How To Worry Less About Money

Anita Saulite | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Anita Saulite

Life experiences will enrich your life. Things won't. Each time you reach into your wallet to spend, think about what it is you are actually doing. You will acquire greater respect for your money when you follow the money trail. Don't let your money lead you down a dead end street.

Treat Your Time Wisely and You'll Be Rewarded

Anita Saulite | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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.

Creating Positive Change in 4 Easy Steps

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada
Carlen Costa

When it comes down to it, if we want to change how we experience the world, we must make the choice to change it. Newly enlightened self awareness can...

How to Talk About Money With Your Partner (and Keep Your Cool)

Anita Saulite | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Anita Saulite

Do you talk about money with your partner, better half, significant other? Many of us don't have this conversation and struggle just to address the topic. If we find the courage to reach out and engage in conversations about money how do we keep our emotions in check?

Fibre At Any Age: Benefits Of Fibre By Decade

Posted 11.18.2013 | Canada Living

Fibre is like the kid picked last for dodge ball: it’s not fair, and the whole thing is kind of mean because it has a lot to offer, if someone gave ...

Opposite Day: Switch Out Your Bad Personal Truths For Better Ones

Leslie Strong | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Living
Leslie Strong

If you've accepted that it's not about them, it's about you, and discovered that you're telling yourself stories that are not true or unhelpful, you m...

Hillary Clinton's Advice On Taking Criticism

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada
Sarah Vermunt

A few weeks ago, in the company of 5,000 other women, I heard Hillary Clinton offer advice I took to heart. She said, "Take criticism seriously, but not personally". For such a simple sentiment, it struck me as profound. In fact, it's not too much of a stretch to say that those six words knocked our collective socks off. The room grew rather still. I could tell that there were other recovering perfectionists, like myself, in the room for whom that struck home.

Turning Regret Into Action

Natasha Koifman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Very often, we use our "current" self to judge decisions that we made in the past. But we weren't the same person then. Instead, try to get back inside the head of the "you" who made those decisions. You'll often find that you were making a fair and balanced decision based on the facts available to you at the time and the emotional space you were in.

Let's Keep Talking about Mental Health

Stephanie Knaak | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada
Stephanie Knaak

February 12 was Bell Let's Talk day. A day to talk about mental illness. A day to combat stigma. A day to say we need to allocate way more than 5 per cent of our heath spending dollars on a problem that affects over 20 per cent of the population. My friend Dawn is one of those people.