Self Awareness

How to Unplug This Summer

Alyson Jones | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

We experience our greatest joy when we are in the moment, and we are truly present in our lives. From a place of presence we can connect with ourselves and others. It is time to unplug from my technology and plug back into my actual life. So this summer I have a plan to dig in deeper, go outside, and stay present and reconnect with what is truly important.

It's Time to Embrace Our Individuality and Love the Woman in the Mirror

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

We women face unnecessary scrutiny regarding our bodies. Those who weight-shame will often use the excuse that they are just concerned about our health; but rather, it stems from paternal, controlling judgement. We need to love the woman in the mirror, to embrace our individuality and celebrate our unique selves.

Six Steps to Becoming a Hero to Your Children

Alyson Jones | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Living
Alyson Jones

The problem for many parents is that they want to become friends with their children, rather than heroes. Our children do not need more friends, and they certainly do not need their parents competing with their friends for their attention. But as a hero, you can find a way to transform challenge into growth.

YouTube Stars Cheer On Their Younger Selves In Empowering New Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living

Imagine your teenage self. You’re feeling awkward in your changing body, anxious about grades and confused by the world of dating. You’re uncertai...

Why I'm Making 2015 All About 365 Days of Me

Megan Fielding | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Megan Fielding

In summary, the year of fun ended in a drained bank account, a broken heart, and feeling slightly beaten down. Although the ending sounds like a massive Debbie Downer (insert wa wa wahhh sound effect), reflecting back it was an epic year and I wouldn't have changed a thing! With last year's lessons in mind, I'm embarking on this year's proclamation.

Do Our Online Personas Truly Reflect Who We Are?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

We can no longer hope to maintain separate online and offline personalities. Just look at the number of celebrities whose private lives are being made public and having adverse effects on their careers! I think you need to apply the same due diligence to curating your online content as you do your appearance, relationships or profession.

How to Redefine Yourself and Boost Your Self-Esteem

Jacki Andre | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

I continue to carry those words with me: "fat", "ugly", "lazy", "worthless". My one positive attribute was my smarts, and I owned being smart. I shaped myself into the female equivalent of Anthony Michael Hall's character in The Breakfast Club: a dorky loner who was thrilled when she got her first pair of prescription eyeglasses.

How to Stop, Breathe and Find Mindful Productivity

Paula Pyne | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Living
Paula Pyne

I happily stumbled across a post, on how to save time by doing less. I am all about doing more with less and exploring ways to simplify. It's what I practice and preach. This list resonated with me and serves as an excellent reminder to be the best you can be and focus on your priorities, what really matters.

Stop Scheduling and Start Enjoying Life

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

If you are constantly monitoring and managing your time, you'll limit the ability of your special gift to come through. In your effort to control, your creativity will be stifled, and you'll do what you think you should, as opposed to allowing your true talent to emerge. The expectation of security that comes from controlling time actually limits your potential.

The Best Ways to Stay in the Present

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

If you always want to be somewhere else or be someone else, you'll lose sight of the fact that "peace is in the present. Thus, I have developed three techniques to place me squarely in the here and now and anchor me there.

Do You Practice These 10 Happy Habits?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Living

A new survey has found that self-acceptance is the "healthy habit" people struggle with most. The U.K. charity Action for Happiness, in conjunctio...

Renewal Is in Special Moments

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada
Betty Ann Heggie

The moment the first spring crocus finds its way through the earth's brown crust and stretches toward the sun, we feel the power of renewal. Things ma...

Changing the Channel: Healthy, Higher Perspectives

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

With the news programs blaring the most recent political scandals, it's hard to remember that there are positive things happening in the world and leaders who are inspiring heart-centred change. It's integral that we maintain a healthy, higher perspective about what really matters and share it with our communities.

10 Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Dileen Simms | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Living

We're already into the second month of the year, and there are more than a few of us who'd just love to skip this one out because of two little words:...

The One Thing I Need to Be Truly Happy

Vicki Murphy | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

The other day, over a lunch-time pint, someone asked me to name the number-one thing I absolutely need to be happy. Now that's a heavy question. What's the one thing I need to be happy? Above all else, I need to be myself. It's simple logic. How can you be happy if you're not being yourself?

The Lazy Susan Cell Phone Experiment

Jessica Stam | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada
Jessica Stam

The next time you are sitting down to dinner, politely request that everyone turn off their phones and put them in the middle of the table in a big bowl. Some people will belittle this experiment -- but don't listen -- they are afraid of unobstructed conversation.

End the School Year on the Right Foot: How to Help Your Kids Finish Strong

Annabelle Fell | Posted 08.17.2011 | Canada
Annabelle Fell

Kids and parents alike are white-knuckling it until that last day of school. But wait, not so fast! This is the perfect time to check-in with your kids so they can start to see the bigger picture.