Spa Savings: Add Some Relaxation To Your Vacation On The Cheap | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Travel

Going to a spa on vacation can be expensive, but you don't have to give up on the idea of indulging in treatments on your next vacation. Scoring cheap spa time may be easier than you think.

We Have Forgotten How To Do The Most Natural Thing In The World

Silken Laumann | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

Once we begin to understand how important breath is to our well being, how we stop breathing when we are stressed, how we breathe fast when we are excited or scared, how we exhale longer when we become relaxed -- once we begin to notice, we can use our breath to influence our mental and physical states.

Easy Ways To Improve Your Health With Nature

Dr. Alison Chen, ND | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Alison Chen, ND

Whether climbing a mountainous terrain, swimming in a serine lake, or catching a glorious sunset, being in nature fosters well-being in infinite ways, including balancing our nervous system, impacting cardiovascular health, and influencing our mood.

The Importance Of Taking Time For You

Dina Pestonji | Posted 04.25.2016 | Canada Living
Dina Pestonji

A few months ago, a lovely little birdie (aka my smart, insightful sister) told me something that I took to heart. She said "You don't want to be the reason you fail." If I work so hard and burnout, I will not be able to build a successful company.

5 Ways To Maximize Your "Me-Time"

Kaitlyn Bristowe | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Bristowe

Being on "The Bachelorette" was the most meaningful and life-changing experience. I found the love of my life and built a busy career (with a travel schedule to match). I'm extremely grateful for all of this, but I've also learned that carving out time for myself, free from work obligations and time with Shawn is required to create balance. That being said, finding the time can be a challenge. So, I've learned some tricks to being prepared when I find a moment to myself.

Kitties And Peace Pods! Amazing Ways To Recharge

Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Living

Five ways to make your "me" time amazing. Cat cafes: enough said.

How Alternative Therapy Can Help Ease Daily Stress

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Osteopathy is a holistic form of manual therapy defined as an art and a science that works primarily through the physical structure of the body facilitating innate self -- regulation and healing. It works to relieve pain, improve mobility and restore health in all systems.

Quiet Time Is Necessary in Our Loud World

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Naturally, not everyone can decide to tune out and escape his or her world on a whim, even if nothing else would be more welcome. Finding a truly quiet spot for relaxation, meditation, or simply a short nap may be difficult. But there are other solutions.

Let's Stop Being Busy

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Think about your plans for tonight. Do you plan on sitting on your back deck with a beverage trying to see how many bird calls you can recognize? What about watching a sunset -- when was the last time you did that?

Tips On How To Relax With A Bath

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

The perfect way to cool off in the summer and an amazing way to warm up in the winter, baths have always been my go-to way to unwind after a long day. Recently, Karina Birch, Owner of Rocky Mountain Soap shared with me the top tips for making the most of your bath.

I Hugged a Tree and I Liked It

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

When I discovered the German word Waldensemkite -- the feeling of peace that one gets when being alone in the woods -- it made me wonder how real are these experiences? Did this invisible forest mist have an impact on me? As a scientist, I relish the experiment. So for one week, I would spend at least five minutes maximizing the human/tree interface, i.e. tree hugging.

Why Are Canadian Kids So Stressed Out?

Stuart Shanker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Living
Stuart Shanker

When a child's stress levels are too high various systems for thinking and metabolic recovery are compromised. The signs of when this is happening show up in the child's behaviour, or mood, or attention, or for that matter, physical well-being. Canadian children are dealing with far too much stress today.

Moms, You Don't Need an Excuse to Make Time for Friends

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

I get my "friend fix" every Saturday morning at my youngest daughter's gymnastics class. So here's my question: Why do I feel like I need the "excuse" of gymnastics class to spend time with my friends? Maintaining my friendships is an important part of maintaining my well-being.

10 Reasons You Should Relax Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

We're already a full month into the new year, and for the most part, resolutions are still be made (and broken), goals are being set and people are lo...

How to Regain Your Adrenaline Edge

Rachel Schipper | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Living
Rachel Schipper

The stress that used to fire you up to work harder or faster or better simply stops having that effect, because the physiology of constant stress without recovery has worn out the mechanism that gives you your "adrenaline edge." What's a skeptical adrenaline junkie to do?

Five Ways to Fight Feeling Overwhelmed

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed like this, I get trapped in that mindset where I think, "I can relax when I'm finished." The problem is that life and work don't stop. The key, then, is learning to create those pauses for yourself. Here are five ways to calm down.

How to Cure Your Spring Fever "Hangover"

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The transitions between season don't always go smoothly. In any case, hormonal imbalances take place that can cause all sorts of physical and mental responses. Some experts say that spring fever or spring fatigue are a bit like having a "hangover" after a period of dormancy, perhaps a lighter version of what hibernating animals go through.

Sending Hyper Kids to School? Help Them Relax Through Meditation

Danielle Mika Nagel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Living
Danielle Mika Nagel

Back to school is a transition. After long summer days of swimming, playing baseball in the park and riding bikes with best friends, kids are suddenly expected to spend hours sitting still behind a desk. Finding focus in the classroom after summer break is a challenge for most children. One tool that can greatly help calm a child is meditation.

A Naturally Anxious Guy's Tips To Relaxation

Josh Bowman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Living
Josh Bowman

Life is stressful. You wake up late. Or you wake up with allergies or a headache. You make it out the door, only to get crushed in the subway, stuck in traffic, or nearly 'doored' on your bike. You get into work, and you are already behind. Sometimes it feels endless. As a naturally depressed and anxious person, here are some things I suggest you do to relax...