Pursuit of Happiness

Why Do We Act Like We'll Live Forever?

Erol Vekil | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Living
Erol Vekil

The truth is most of us cannot achieve a majority of our dreams and just when we think we did, we realize that there's still something hollow and unfulfilling within our inner selves. We are fed constantly with an unrealistic philosophy of optimism; one of the many defensive strategies conjured to fill the void created in one's inner self. The notion that life is auspicious and alluring has to be embedded into our minds in order to deflect and distract us from the epilogue.

The More Stuff We Have, The Less Joy We Feel

Alyson Jones | Posted 02.20.2017 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

As a therapist I often see people searching for fulfillment and meaning in their lives. Many people come into my office trying to figure out why they have so many beautiful things in their lives, but are unable to enjoy life. They often seek therapy because they are feeling unsettled and unhappy. This seems to not just be an individual struggle, but a societal struggle as well. It appears that as a society we have an abundance -- but we are struggling with high levels of depression and left feeling unsatisfied despite all of the beautiful stuff we surround ourselves with .

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.

I've Made The Choice To Live Joyfully

Jacki Andre | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I'm 45 years old. I'm single. I've never been in a committed relationship. I don't have kids. My parents both died when I was in my mid-30s. I've been estranged from my oldest sister for about 20 years. I have profound hearing loss, due to deformed cochleas, and I identify as "hard of hearing."

Redefining Success for Yourself

Shawna Scafe | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Living
Shawna Scafe

We were conditioned to think success means getting good grades, graduating from a good school, always making safe decisions, maintaining a stable job, owning a nice new(ish) house, happily raising happy kids, having an effortless marriage to a passionate caring spouse.

How to Pursue Professional Happiness

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

Nobody would argue that each of us are deserving of happiness. Most parents, despite layering on other expectations including self-sufficiency, want their children to be happy. But does happiness just happen or is it, indeed a pursuit?

10 things to keep in mind about happiness

Michael Møller | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Living
Michael Møller

When was the last time you were bursting with joy? Can you think of moments when the entire world around you can stop right there and you wouldn't eve...

The Power of Saying 'No'

Natasha Koifman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

As we go through life, we are often told to open ourselves up to opportunities, to not limit ourselves, to say "yes" to new experiences, to meeting new people and to stepping out of our comfort zone. People tell us that there's joy in abundance and that it's good to have it all. But there's power in saying "no."

Why Does Everyone Keep Telling Me To Get A 'Real' Job?

Kelly Lovell | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Living
Kelly Lovell

The definition of a traditional career does not lend well in today's innovation and technology driven economy. Workplaces are changing. No longer must you come into the office everyday for business meetings when you can stay at home and with a click of a button, video conference with executives around the world.

Finding Happiness by Living in the Moment

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada
Sylvia Forrest

Have you ever met someone who is so cheerful, you can hardly believe it's real? Sometimes it's not real. Some people can put on a big smile and act l...

Why the Older You Are, the Happier You Get

Neil Seeman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Living
Neil Seeman

There is one inalienable truth about happiness. Grumpy old men, and women, are not grumpy whatsoever -- contrary to popular myth. In fact, this truth remains the most contrarian of all research on happiness, and, to the best of my knowledge, is still the most evidence-based.

Is There Any Value To Buying Beauty Products?

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

According to estimates, the beauty market is worth some $59.8 billion in the U.S., with the average woman spending roughly $12,000 annually on groomin...

Life: What's the Plan and Do We Need One?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Is it more important to have a contented love relationship or achieve your full potential? Which outcome will make you happiest... and does it have to be a choice?