Well Being.

How Scents Can Change Your Mood for the Better

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Scent has the ability to impact well-being in a very powerful way. Our olfactory centre is directly linked to the emotional and memory centres in our brain, which are all bound up in the limbic system, the most ancient part of the brain. This means when we smell we literally feel and create memories.

How Massage Can Enhance Your Well Being

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Massage is definitely in the top 10 things I love. Hunched over a computer all day (and sometimes all night) my shoulders can end up in knots. Charlie Ritchie of Pampr shared with me how massage can help you get your physical and emotional well being back into balance.

Are Your Kids Mentally Healthy?

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Bell's Let's Talk day is a special day each year designed to bring awareness to mental health issues in Canada. This campaign helps to reduce the stig...

10 Recipes To Make Your Kids LOVE Cauliflower

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Parents

Some kids don't like cauliflower because, well, they kind of taste like nothing. But cauliflower can be made into incredibly tasty treats with just a ...

Frozen Treats To Choose And Lose This Summer!

The Huffington Post Canada | Rose Reisman | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Parents

There isn't a child I know who doesn't love the creamy and sweet taste of ice cream. As we try to beat the summer heat, it's hard to resist the call o...

10 Pregnancy Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me

The Huffington Post Canada | Ashley Bennion | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Parents

Being pregnant, especially for the first time, is a surreal experience. You're exploding in weight, your hormones are off the charts, and you eventual...

9 Energy Bites Recipes Your Kids Will Love!

The Huffington Post Canada | Alex Mlynek | Posted 04.29.2015 | Canada Parents

There's so much to love about these tiny balls of goodness. Most energy bites are no-bake, can fit tons of healthy ingredients in their little package...

When Our Daughter Became Sick, We Found Strength in Nature

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

In 2010, our five-year-old daughter, Lily, was diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Whenever Lily was released from the hospital, and the weather cooperated, we headed outside. We really started to depend on these adventures, these outdoor excursions, to get us through the bad days and help Lily along her road to recovery. According to the National Environmental Educational Foundation, exposure to nature can reduce stress levels by as much as 28 per cent in children. Health benefits of nature may include reduced anxiety and depression, increased energy and immunity, decreased stress and improved mental health.

10 Facts You Need To Know About The Measles

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

Last month, the measles outbreak in California Disney parks sent parents into a flurry of panic. So far, 151 people from 17 U.S. states have been infe...

Absolute Worst Foods You Can Give Your Kids

Rose Reisman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

We all know the list of those foods that are harmful to our children's health. We refer to them as "junk" food. This is a battle most famili...

Top 5 Breastfeeding Provinces In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Parents

When women become mothers they have a very important decision to make: will they breastfeed or bottle feed their baby? According to Statistics Canada,...

Why Truffles Make You Feel So Good

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Why do some foods make us feel good? Is it cultural or chemical? Or something else... At the 17th Festival del Tartufo Vero in Montefortino, a little...

United Nations Geneva Cooking-Up Some Peace

Shannon Skinner | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

The United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland has recently published a unique cookbook, Recipes for Peace, Rights & Well-being, which shares the secrets of many "recipes" for its peace and humanitarian initiatives that have changed the world, combined with superb recipes from some of Geneva's most celebrated chefs.

Wellness in the 21st Century

Marcia Sirota | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Wellness isn't simply about getting enough exercise, eating our greens and ensuring that we have enough good-quality sleep. Wellness is also about paying attention to all the other things that constitute well-being: it's considering the toxins we're being exposed to every day.

A Luxury 15-Minute New Year's Eve Dinner Recipe

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

If you've overdone it at Christmas but you want to have a stunning, easy to prepare luxury meal for New Year's, think truffles, think Rossini...

The Whys and Ways of Gratitude

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, I thank you for being part of my community just by virtue of reading this post (and for those who are part of my life in other ways). And let's all spread more of the gift of gratitude -- to that end, here are a few more whys and ways to express gratitude.

Canada Day: What Does the Colour Red Mean to You?

Shannon Skinner | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

This Canada Day has given me more than a reason to pause and celebrate. With all the waving of "red and white," it reminds me of how colour impacts our daily lives. In honour of Canada Day, let's take a look at the colour red and its impact on our culture.

How Do You Recharge Your Batteries?

Dr. Sara T | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Alberta
Dr. Sara T

Do you ever feel guilty just picking up a book and sitting on the couch in the middle of the day? I most certainly do. Why is it that we always feel we have to be doing something? Probably because there is always something that could be done.

My Love Affair With the Spring Truffle

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

Italy is lucky to have wild truffles all year round. With impatience I've been awaiting the spring truffle or the Tuber aestivum, which grows here in the Sibillini Mountains of Central Italy. These truffles grow closer to the surface than the more expensive black or white truffle that are both harvested in the autumn and into the New Year.

The Huge Advantage to Making Tiny Goals

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada Business
Eileen Chadnick

Recently, I've been talking a lot about goals (professional and personal) -- with friends, with my leadership coaching clients and in my own personal reflection. But something has changed. Whereas I used to ask "Are you thinking big enough?" I'm now asking "Are your goals small enough?"

How to Become Your Own Olympian

Jane Dummer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Passion and hard work are recurring themes when you ask people how they achieve their success. Supporting your inner champion with an optimistic mindset is also key. As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia it's a great time to reflect on your own fitness and nutrition goals and aspirations.

The Art of Enjoying Life

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

In Hinduism, appreciation of life is viewed as an art one learns through maturity of thought and experience. In contrast, in western countries there i...

Enjoy Beauty, Enjoy Life. Repeat

Yasmin Grothé | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada
Yasmin Grothé

Too often, as we age, we lose the ability to be filled with awe by the most simple things that surround us, and seeing beauty in its pure state is slowly stripped of all its magic and replaced with doubt, fear and cynicism. It has to fit in a box, have meaning in the proper context and be absolutely practical, of course.

The Science of Mountain Climbing

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

For many hikers the environment above the tree line offers the most poignant mountain experience. This is where the feel-good factor kicks in and multiplies. Mountains are intensely symbolic in almost all world religions and play a large role in western culture, but new research is revealing why climbing one makes us feel so good.

I Was a Mute and I Got Over My Panic Attacks With a Little Help

The Purple Fig | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

When I was 25 years old, I went mute. Not for a few seconds, not for a few days, or weeks, but months. Talking, for me, evoked acute panic attacks. When I found my way to Figueroa Street in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, I panicked over how I was to teach a group of juvenile delinquents without any training let alone without a voice. I was to work with one student. He was 17 years old. He was over six feet tall and his name was Anthony. I learned that this 17-year-old Anthony was awaiting trial. He was allegedly involved in a gang shooting where one individual died. I feel like I owe much of my life to Anthony.