Reflection

'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...

10 Lessons Learned From the Eye of the Storm

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

I've come to learn that the best parenting I can offer at certain times is to give myself a time out. This gets significantly easier as my kids get older. It's when I realize that my kids are being kids and sometimes that just means loud craziness and it's me who needs some down time.

Three 2013 Moments with Profound Implications for our Future

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Impact
Rosemary McCarney

Three remarkable events from the past year stand out from my perspective as the head of an international development agency. All made headlines at the time, but those headlines merely touched the surface of the events' profound ramifications as we look forward to 2014.

A Midsummer Check-In on My 2013 Resolutions

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada
Natasha Koifman

Last week's Summer Solstice marked the time of year when the sun reaches its most northern position, resulting in our longest days with the most sunlight we'll experience all year. It's also the halfway mark in our calendar year -- midsummer -- making it a perfect time to check in on those resolutions we made way back in the short, dark days of January.

Things I Am Proud of in 2011

Silken Laumann | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

We spend much of our mental energy beating ourselves up for the things we are not, for the times we have failed or disappointed ourselves. I think we could put that energy to far better use by changing the focus to find some things we are proud of.

Focusing Within

Olivia Lovenmark | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Living
Olivia Lovenmark

When was the last time you did a check-in with yourself? I think sometimes we are so busy thinking about the world around us that we forget to reflect on and nurture ourselves. Now, I don't mean go get yourself a Cosmo or a new pair of shoes kind of nurture; I'm talking about the moments when we really examine ourselves.

Does Coffee Size Matter?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

The larger the coffee, the less time spent actually enjoying not only the beverage, but the experience of having the caffeine wash over you; a restart button at any point in the day.