Self Acceptance

My Hundred-Foot Journey to Acceptance From My Family

Komal Minhas | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Impact
Komal Minhas

Tonight as I watched the poetry that is The Hundred-Foot Journey, a part of me broke open. As I explained to my aunt and my mom when we came home after the film - sharing such a beautiful story of acceptance of our magnificent Indian culture, in the setting of the often ethnocentrically perceived nation of France, is indicative of the hope and pockets of beauty embedded within profound change and transition.

The Five Stages of Living With Obesity

Arya M. Sharma, MD | Posted 12.15.2013 | Canada Living
Arya M. Sharma, MD

Some readers may be well aware of the five stages of grief, the natural process of grieving, which, according to Kubler-Ross, move from denial to anger to fear to grief and finally to acceptance. Now that we have come to appreciate that obesity is a chronic disease, it should come as no surprise that these five stages also apply to obesity.

Redefining Beauty and Brains as a Middle-Aged Hippie

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When I was much younger people saw me as being so beautiful or sosmart. Some who knew me very well, actually saw both. I strove at all costs to have...

1.4 Billion People Don't Like Me -- And That's OK

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada Living
Roger Covin, Ph.D

Constantly trying to avoid being disliked can take its toll on one's mental health. Indeed, most of the people I have seen in therapy with such an issue were more harmed by the worry and anxiety caused by the possibility of being disliked than by actual instances of rejection or negative evaluation.

10 Good Habits to Cultivate in 2012

Marcia Sirota | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

You create a lot of unhappiness for yourself out of your impatience. Why not give yourself a break, enjoy the present moment and have more reasonable, realistic expectations of how long things should take? You'll be much happier, less anxious and more competent if you do this.

20 Steps to Genuine Happiness

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

When we're clear about where to find happiness, we can make the kinds of choices that will maximize our chances of having more of it. Here's a list of ingredients that you can combine in your own way to move toward greater happiness.