Personal Growth

Why I Choose To Take The Road Less Travelled

Melissa Dawn | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Living
Melissa Dawn

In life, do you choose to take the road everyone has taken, or do you choose the path that is best for you? It might be tempting to choose what everyone has done, especially if it seemed to work for them. But is that what truly works for you?

The 12-Step Cure For Helicopter Parenting

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Parents
Marcia Sirota

If parents and schools make it too easy for young people to shirk their work, it's unlikely that these youth will ever be willing or able to do what's necessary, in order to excel in their training or in their future jobs. If a young person has had helicopter parenting and/or has graduated from a college that coddled them, how can they overcome these disadvantages and achieve success in the workplace? It's simple, if not easy. They have to learn the attitudes and skills that will make it possible for them to succeed.

Want A Real Life? Then Let Go Of The Fairytale

Alyson Jones | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

A fairytale may be pretty and perfect and have a "happy" ending, but it is not real. It is healthy to have fantasies, to use your imagination to create visions for the future, but those exceptional moments that offer opportunity and require movement, only exist in the real world.

You Need More Shower Time

Tarek Riman | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Tarek Riman

Totally disconnecting from technology for hours at a time while reconnecting to nature empowers you to open up space for ideas to flow freely. Ideas that would normally get clogged up in the brain clutter of online life. This is what it takes to tap into something greater; to tap into your highest potential.

Is Your Style Of Relating Successful Or Problematic?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

In working with people for over 25 years, I've identified five styles of human interaction. What do I mean by five styles of interaction? I'm describing the ways that people relate to one-another based on what's driving them internally and how much awareness they're bringing to their relationships.

As An Entrepreneur, This Is The Most Important Question To Ask Yourself

Melissa Dawn | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

If you're like me, you've spent hours using your "marketing brain" to make business decisions. Weighing pros and cons, debating outcomes, asking, "Am ...

How To Change The Voice In Your Head To Be More Optimistic

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

In neuroscience, the voice in your head is part of your Default Narrative Network. It's the constant stream of thoughts (chatter, images, sounds, speech bubbles) going through your mind. The data in those thoughts is a record of what you have paid attention to over time, and how you have interpreted the observations around you.

5 Tips For Choosing The Right Business Coach

Melissa Dawn | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

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What Happens To The Children Of Extreme Narcissists?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Parents
Marcia Sirota

I recently wrote a post about who marries an extreme narcissist. Now, I'm going to talk about what happens to the children of extreme narcissists. In my practice as a psychiatrist, I've encountered many such children and they've all been adversely affected by having one or both parents with this personality type.

Seeking Contact At Any Price

Jackie B. Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada
Jackie B. Hamilton

Anyone with children knows that many do not differentiate between good behavior and bad behavior to get attention. They simply want to have it, no ma...

A False Sense Of Security

Jackie B. Hamilton | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada
Jackie B. Hamilton

Our voyage here on earth is not an easy one, I agree. For some, it is more of a descent into hell than a cruise on the Mediterranean. At times, it i...

Should You Take Mental Health Days To Manage Work Stress?

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

The biggest challenge most of us have with mental health days is choosing when to take them and then wrestling with the resulting guilt. If arranged in advance to avoid disruption to your team and clients, a mental health day -- taken once every quarter -- is not going to stall your career. It could actually energize it.

How To Set, Achieve And Sustain Goals

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

The ability to pursue goals effectively is critical for sustaining positive change -- it's important to get it right. This blog highlights strategies that researchers have found to be helpful in leading positive personal and societal change, including goal type, monitoring progress, and motivating others to take action.

5 Powerful Year-End Questions To Ask Yourself

Melissa Dawn | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Business
Melissa Dawn

If you're like most people (myself included), you probably have areas for improvement, or opportunities for growth you could tackle. A year end review helps you identify the ones that are most important to you. The key to an effective review is asking yourself specific questions and being brutally honest in your answers.

What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up

Jackie B. Hamilton | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Jackie B. Hamilton

What we dream to be, when we are children (for some of us), is often the only clue in knowing who we are and what we are to accomplish while we are he...

When We Need To Pursue Our Choices To The End

Jackie B. Hamilton | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jackie B. Hamilton

The more experiences I acquire in my life, the more I realize that the most significant insights are those that take time to unfold. Very often, they appear when the last line of the story is written; or after the projectors are turned off. It is then that we experience true freedom, because we finally understand why it was necessary to go through it all.

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.

8 Steps You Need To Take To Become The CEO Of Your Life

Melissa Dawn | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

What does it mean to become the CEO of your life? To me, it means living the life you truly want. Doing what you want, when you want, the way you want...

Are You Growing Or Standing Still?

Anne Day | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada
Anne Day

Have you been to a high school reunion recently? Leadership guru John Maxwell has and it was depressing. First and foremost, as someone who is 69,...

The One Trait Divorcing Parents Need To Have

Karen Kristjanson | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Karen Kristjanson

Accepting that the marriage is really over is hard for many divorcing parents. In my case, although I initiated the split, I could only look sideways at myself as a soon-to-be-divorced woman. The pain surrounding that was too overpowering to take in all at once -- I felt it would have squashed me if I tried. So I got to know it gradually, with support, until I could stare it right in the eye.

You're An Artist, Why Not Act Like One?

Ron Tite | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Ron Tite

Artists can teach you everything you need to know about being creative. Don't worry, don't get your Dockers in a twist. You don't need to actually sculpt or paint or perform an expressive dance. You just have to think like those who do.

Treat Your Life Like A Road Trip

Sharon Stokes | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Sharon Stokes

We've all heard the phrase 'life is a journey'. What if we took it one step further and looked at life as the ultimate road trip with your Life Map helping you navigate the way. After studying my own life I can clearly see how all the different experiences, events and people have shaped me and have led me to where I am today.

Why 'Future You' Should Make All Your Decisions

Melissa Dawn | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business
Melissa Dawn

When faced with any decision, always ask first, "What would Future Me choose?" That's how you get to where want to go. By making decisions not from where you are, but from that place of your envisioned success.

How To Cultivate Confidence

Gillian Mandich | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
Gillian Mandich

Cultivating confidence in the face of a challenge is one of the most important things we can do to create a fit mind and body. Having confidence is like having a silent superpower that plays a key role in success.