Positive Attitude

Creating Positive Change in 4 Easy Steps

Carlen Costa | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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...

The Key To Surviving Cancer

Andrea Paine | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada
Andrea Paine

I have been writing about cancer surviorship and running for over four years now, and sometimes I find it hard to believe. When I first started writin...

Why Positive Thinking May Prevent You From Winning

Elan Divon | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living
Elan Divon

It's appealing to think we can control our lives by thinking positive. That's why so many people have bought into the law of attraction. Walk around with a sulk on your face and you'll draw angry people and crummy outcomes that mirror your inner states. If only life were that simple...

2013 Was a Year of Endings and New Beginnings

Andrea Paine | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

We said goodbye to 2013 a couple of days ago. For me, it was a bittersweet good-bye; sad because I have always been emotional with them, and happy because 2013 was a year of endings and new beginnings. And that type of year is filled with sadness, hardship, effort and joy.

How I Prepare to Teach a Yoga Class

Eoin Finn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Eoin Finn

You may think yogis are as non-judgmental as some of the spiritual texts would have you believe. The reality is this is a crowded profession. At yoga festivals like this, people give you just one chance. As a presenter if you give a mediocre class or have an off day, the word of mouth that this guy's class was "just ok" will filter through the festival and attendance will be low.

Why Home Renovations Bring Out the Best in Me

Lori Gard | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada
Lori Gard

Last week, I went away on a six-day excursion, some of which was spent without the company of Husband. Which is to say, I took the two youngest and f...

It's My Cancer And I'll Cry If I Want To

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg As someone dealing with a pretty major crisis in her life, the pressure to remain positive at all times can be quite taxing. in those moments where it all comes rushing over me, I don't feel so chipper. And I don't think this makes me weak. I think it makes me human.

Dispatches from Down East: Seeing the Best in People

Lori Gard | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada
Lori Gard

Sometimes it is hard to see the best in people. It is hard to see the best in a spouse, friend or colleague who doesn't live up to the expectations set. Who views the world through a different lens or view point. Who doesn't share one's passion and goals. Where would I be if the ones I love hadn't taken the time to see the best in me?

My Life After Cancer

Andrea Paine | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

Once diagnosed with cancer, a patient's life will never be the same. Once the turmoil of the diagnosis, and the subsequent treatment, whether it's surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, is over life as we know it now commences. There are ups and there are downs. Luckily for me, the ups far surpassed the downs.

Don't Let Your Workplace Star Be the One That Got Away

Deri Latimer | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Business
Deri Latimer

What difference does one person make? Does one staff member in your business make a difference to your customers' experience (and to your organization's success)? Does one friend or personal connection make a difference to the quality of your life? If so, the question now becomes this: how do you make them stay at your business?

Turning 'Fails' into Fearlessness

Anne Day | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Living
Anne Day

Are you a glass half-full or glass half-empty type of person? Is your inclination to give up at the first roadblock on your path? When we don't view failure as a disaster but as a learning tool, it does become easier to accept the lesson and grow professionally and personally. Keeping your sense of humour is key. Believe it or not, there may be a time when you look back and can laugh at your foibles.

Girls for the Cure

Andrea Paine | Posted 11.15.2011 | Canada Living
Andrea Paine

If you put your mind to it, you can do anything and overcome any hardship. A positive attitude will enhance your life and surround you with the people who will ultimately not only be a positive influence in your life, but true supporters. As individuals we are the key to our success.

You Can Be Your Best if You Really Want to Be

Andrea Paine | Posted 09.20.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

What is doing your best? In order to do your best; to put the greatest effort into what you are doing, it has to be heartfelt. You need to fully intend to give it all that you have got.