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In February 2016, I compiled my first "favourite things" blog -- a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. This edition includes a workout format, helpful tips for eating out, a mindfulness trick for improved posture, and a life mantra that has profoundly improved my daily existence.
"Are you giving a speech or asking a question?"
"Canada has always been there to help people who need it."
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Let's talk about the "Die Hard" role that almost didn't happen.
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Famous sayings get to the truth of your crummy New Year’s resolutions.
Many of the well-known quotations that routinely get slapped on coffee mugs and fridge magnets are just plain wrong. Someone must have come up with that profound line, but rarely was it Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., or Abraham Lincoln.
It's graduation season, and whether you're transitioning from high school to college or from university to the working world, it's time to end one chapter and start a whole new one. Like most changes...
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Change isn’t easy. It’s invigorating, necessary, exciting — but with few exceptions, it’s also hard. This isn’t a new idea, or a revolutionary one. Even the greatest minds among us have found change c...
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If motherhood has touched your life in some way, you’ll know it’s not something you think about only once a year. Mother’s Day gives us all a chance to really think about what your own mother or moth...
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Truth is, that wasn't normal by any means. As a society, our relationship with homeless people is simple; either you drop a coin or walk by. It's impossible to connect with people as people because we let ourselves get divided only by borders, but also by our occupations, social status, and other arbitrary self-imposed barriers.
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We all know the importance of giving, but a gentle reminder once in a while doesn't hurt. In 2012, the United Nations declared the International Day of Charity, held each year on Sept. 5, to do just...
Canadian authors refuse to fit into any one category, despite how much we may try to pin them down. Sure, we can now lay claim to a Nobel Prize in Literature, and know that we're beloved across the wo...
A list, in chronological order, of some of the notable quotes from Canadian news events in 2012:"If the NDP actually has any information, we challenge those members to give that information to the aut...
It's possible that 2011 will go down in record books as one of the newsiest in history. It's not only because we now have so many places to record what's taking place around us, but also thanks to the...