Canada Wellbeing

Not All Canadian Children Have A Fair Shot In Life

UNICEF Canada | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Inequality limits the potential of children, increasing their risk of poor health, lower earnings and lower skills in adulthood. Affluent nations with wide inequality gaps tend to have fewer children in great health and well-being, so it's not only the most disadvantaged children who suffer the consequences of inequality.

The Rise Of Feminine Leadership

Paula Pyne | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Living
Paula Pyne

I believe that we're at a pivotal time in our history, where we get to rewrite the script to create a better world. A vision of a World that is kinder, supportive and compassionate, by embracing and embodying the feminine as a guide to becoming familiar with who we already are. As we become familiar with who we already are, we become gentler versions of ourselves and gentler on others. We all have a role to play.

How To Balance Wellness And Family

Lisa Davidson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Davidson

I know that feeling of saying goodnight to your little one and just wanting to collapse on the couch... As parents we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we let our own health slide. That needs to change.

Employers Must Address Emotional Trauma In The Workplace

Bill Wilkerson | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Business
Bill Wilkerson

In the wake of Paris, employers must remain alert to the potential "emotional aftermath" of terrorist attacks among employees. Such events can cause considerable potential trauma and anxiety for workers, and employers have a responsibility to ensure that the workplace remains a venue of safety, security and open discourse.

Inflammation: Definition, Diagnosis And Treatment

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

There are two types of inflammation -- acute and chronic. Doctors can tell these apart by understanding the history of the inflammation, and by carefully examining the inflammation under their microscope of education and experience.

What You Can Say To Someone Traumatized About Paris

Monique Caissie | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living
Monique Caissie

We don't have to have been in Paris on Friday to be deeply affected by this event. What do we need to know to protect our mental wellness?

Stress Could Be Your Silent Killer

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Stress is an inescapable part of our daily lives. Once we learn to see it as an emotional and/or physiological adaptation to help us to deal more effectively with the world, we'll be able to take stress on in a positive way- and without the crippling belief that it is killing us.

The Mission of Finding Happiness at Work

Amanda Cupido | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Amanda Cupido

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your health is quit your job. When it comes to work, a lot of us get caught up in the momentum. Many people are driven, have goals and want to be successful. So when people are unhappy at work (especially if their job looks great on paper), they find it hard to leave.

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.

We Need to Let Go of the Pressure to Have it All

Richard Dowcra | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Richard Dowcra

We try to have the most complete lives possible. We compare ourselves to other people and say "I want what they've got" like a greedy child in a sweet shop without stopping to realize that their lives are not ours and they are not us. Yet even when we have so much and our lives are full, still we seem to have a fear in the western world of NOT doing things.

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...

Don't Let Your Low Energy Become the Norm

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

The more I speak at workplaces, the more I'm convinced that headaches and low energy have become an accepted part of life. This has me perplexed.

Sometimes Kids Just Need to Be Heard

Kids Help Phone | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Kids Help Phone

Parents often think that they have to have an immediate answer or solution at their fingertips, but sometimes all a kid needs is to be heard. When we listen to young people without interrupting, it helps them feel understood and it validates their feelings by making them feel less alone in whatever they may be coping with.

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.

What I Learned About Health By Leaving Medicine

Dr. Carolyn Ee | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Carolyn Ee

I've been on a journey to discover the answers to true well-being since I diverted from Western medicine. Since then I've learned so much about nutrition, lifestyle and the mind-body connection and how to use it. Taking a different tangent opened up my eyes to new paradigms. It was startling.

Why Love Can Make Us Live Longer

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Love may not be all you need, but a loving relationship offers countless benefits and can even be a lifesaver. Loving someone and being loved in return does not only make us happier, it also motivates us to take better care of our health, reduces our stress, and can extend our lifespan.

Calm Down, You Can Literally Worry Yourself Sick

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Overly worried people reestablish a sense of perspective. While it is perfectly acceptable to be a little nervous before an exam or a job interview, getting paralyzed with fear over every eventuality is not. There is only so much the mind can bear in terms of apprehension. Beyond that things start spinning out of control.

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.

Be Creative or Die Inside

Lacey Haynes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Living
Lacey Haynes

I have experienced firsthand the internal withering that comes from slinking away from a creative existence. I have also felt the expansiveness, the joy and delight that comes from choosing imagination and possibility. I don't think it's too dramatic or petulant to say that life without imagination sucks.

Five Things You Should Know About Probiotics

Jane Dummer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

What is your gut instinct telling you about probiotics? Do you need more information? You're not alone. Over the past decade, dietitians and gastroenterologists have been discovering exciting new findings about probiotics, the gut and health. Here are my top five facts that will help you understand probiotics.

Great Leaders Inspire

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Paula Pyne

At the Wisdom 2.0 Business conference, I experienced this raw honesty over and over. It was truly moving. At one point, there were over 200 diverse people, coming from various backgrounds, chanting OM together then revering the silence that came after. It wasn't our titles or egos or the performance of our last quarter that brought us together.

Happy Employees Make for Innovative Businesses

Paula Pyne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paula Pyne

Wellbeing has a place in business, in education, and in government. We know that when people are given the space and the nurturing to do what they are here to do, they naturally become more positive, joyous, and compassionate...and it's out of this place that innovation arises.

Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found evidence that vegetarians have a slightly better chance at living longer than omnivores. So, should we all consider becoming vegetarians for the sake of a longer life? Not necessarily.

How Important is Exercise to Your Well-Being?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

"Health is not everything, but without it, nothing is anything." I am a great believer in that. I know now that my physical health is the foundation of what I can do in life, whether it concerns work or leisurely activities. The happier I am, the more fulfilled I feel, the easier it seems to stay healthy and fit.

The Hotdog Condiment That Can Fight Cancer

Harriet Sugar-Miller | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada Living
Harriet Sugar-Miller

Like other fermented foods, sauerkraut contains hefty amounts of beneficial bacteria -- and those bacteria ferment the fiber you eat to produce butyrate, a powerful fatty acid. That's right! The stuff that you lather on top of your hot dogs actually fights cancer, and here's how!