Personal Growth

'Tis the Season to Slow Down, Chill Out

Paula Pyne | Posted 12.11.2014 | 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.

Are You Living Without a Conscience?

Lisa Borden | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

We seem, as a culture, so willing to deny and rationalize the very things that we inherently know are not good for us now, and certainly pose problems for our future. I'll admit easily that change is hard, especially in our busy lives, but what's the alternative?

Reboot Yourself -- Knowing When it's Time to Break up With Your Job

Kerry Harris | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Business
Kerry Harris

I had grown so tired and so very bored of my corporate life, glamorous as it looked on the outside, that I wanted to scream and not stop. It was truly a case of "it's not you, it's me" and I wanted to break up with my job in the very worst way. But, I couldn't, even though I knew it was for the best.

How to Let Someone Go

Trey Anthony | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Living
Trey Anthony

I realize that holding on to something or someone for longer than necessary, does not make them or it "belong" to you. It actually has the opposite effect. The stronger and longer you hold on to them, the more they will wish for freedom. They will desperately want to seek air outside of you.

Forget New Year Resolutions, Just Focus on Three Words

Anne Day | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Living
Anne Day

What three words would I choose? After much thought and deliberation, I came up with health, acceptance, and authenticity. What three words would you choose?

10 Good Habits to Cultivate in 2012

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

You create a lot of unhappiness for yourself out of your impatience. Why not give yourself a break, enjoy the present moment and have more reasonable, realistic expectations of how long things should take? You'll be much happier, less anxious and more competent if you do this.

Be Your BEST

Deri Latimer | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

Take time to regularly tune into your thoughts. What story are you telling yourself, and how well is that story serving you? When you notice a negative story and a negative feeling associated with it, stop and fill your brain with other thoughts that will serve you better.

7 Steps For Dealing With Divorce

Sarah Kelsey | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Living
Sarah Kelsey

When my marriage fell apart about a year ago, I knew there were only two ways to cope: I could be super melodramatic about how unfair life was or I could do something I'd never done before -- I could let my relationship epically fall apart as honestly and gracefully as possible.

What Makes a Good Relationship?

Beverley Golden | Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada
Beverley Golden

I admit I'm still the little girl who believes in happily ever after, but I'm aware how that must start with happiness from within instead of looking for something out there to "complete me."