Well Being

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

Shannon Skinner | Posted 06.30.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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.

How Do You Achieve Success? Q&A With Stedman Graham

Tamy Emma Pepin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada
Tamy Emma Pepin

What are the things that I want to achieve in my life? What do I want to do? How do I structurally lay it out? Are there places that I can visit that are relevant to what I want to do, to whatever will make me happy. I try to be clear on those things that are important in my life as opposed to those things that are not important. And I try to eliminate all those things that have nothing to do with me focusing on things that are relevant to my passion, my purpose, my skills, my development.

Can't Beat Fatigue? You May Be Low in B12

Natasha Turner, ND | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Turner, ND

Fatigue is one of the most common concerns that initially prompts a new patient to book an appointment at my clinic. While the cause can range from insomnia or excessive stress to food allergies or a hormonal imbalance, more often than not I find that low levels of vitamin B12 (and often iron, which can go hand in hand) are at least partially to blame. The good news is that it's also one of the easiest things to restore and replace.

Ultimate Health Checklist: 7 Things You Should Be Doing Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Dr. John Dempster | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada Living

With chronic illness being linked more and more to diet, lifestyle and environmental factors, now is the time to reevaluate your current healthcare pl...

How Happy Are You? This Test Will Tell You

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Treleaven | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada Living

Have you ever wondered whether you're truly unhappy with life? Now's your chance to find out. After writing his book, "Thrive: Exploring Happiness the...

5 Free Ways To Get In A Good Mood - Fast

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 10.30.2011 | Canada Living

If you're like many busy families, the advent of September means an end to the lazy, hazy days of summer and a return to the stressed-out, hustle and ...