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Chakameh Shafii

Social entrepreneur building products that matter!

Chakameh is the Co-founder and CEO of TranQool, an online platform designed for Canadians living with mental distress.It was Chakameh’s personal struggles with anxiety that triggered the idea for TranQool. She was inspired to build a solution after hearing from others and experiencing first-hand the challenges of access to mental health resources.
Making Mental Health Training A

Making Mental Health Training A Priority

Imagine a version of you that's in perfect shape. A version that eats healthy, works out daily, and cut down on caffeine. When we think about the perfect version of our life story we each have an ideal life we aspire to live. Ask yourself this: Do you know the details of how you achieved this ideal life? Most of us won't know every little detail, but isn't it true that having that ideal case inspires us?
06/13/2017 03:01 EDT
Decide On Your Definition Of

Decide On Your Definition Of Success

Most of us have heard this at least once in our lives. But if we can't achieve the perfect life we have dreamed of our whole life, then what's the point? How can we expect ourselves to be happy? Trying to achieve the society's definition of success won't bring all of us happiness.
12/21/2016 04:51 EST
3 Reasons Why We're More Anxious Than Ever

3 Reasons Why We're More Anxious Than Ever Before

I'm not a parent but I wanted to understand the jump in anxiety levels from 10 -20 years ago and how they correlate with social media. So I interviewed Dana Kendal, a therapist (MSW,RSW) with 18 years of experience working with youth and families.
09/08/2016 11:21 EDT
Successful Entrepreneurs Need To Be Selfish

Successful Entrepreneurs Need To Be Selfish Sometimes

I think becoming an entrepreneur is not as hard as some might think, but staying an entrepreneur with passion and drive is not for everyone. It's not a label of courage or wisdom by any means, it's about one's personality. But when you've decided to build a business you need to do all it takes, without burning out, and this could mean being selfish.
08/03/2016 01:40 EDT
4 Tips For Dating Someone With

4 Tips For Dating Someone With Anxiety

Your partner might have had their anxiety long before you came along and you can't try to "fix them". Remember to pay attention to your mental health and well-being. By leading an active lifestyle not only do you feel better but you encourage your partner to stay healthy.
07/11/2016 10:38 EDT
Let's Talk About Suicide Precisely Because It Makes Us

Let's Talk About Suicide Precisely Because It Makes Us Uncomfortable

Next week is mental health week and as we talk about mental health, I want us to take the time to talk about suicide. To many, suicide is a scary word, forbidden from their vocabulary. We're scared to talk about it because we don't know what the implications are.
04/26/2016 12:08 EDT
Designing Life Your

Designing Life Your Way

As we grow older we start to get to know ourselves a little bit more each day. Taking on new habits, letting go of old habits
02/04/2016 01:40 EST
4 Things That Will Help You Love Your

4 Things That Will Help You Love Your Job

I think many other entrepreneurs would agree with me when I say coming to work every day gives me a kind of joy nothing else can replace. Feeling like I have an impact and can change someone's way of living through TranQool lets me work longer hours and not regret a single day of it.
01/05/2016 04:01 EST
Those Fake Selfie Smiles Hurt More Than You

Those Fake Selfie Smiles Hurt More Than You Think

We're used to having multiple faces -- at work, at home, or with our friends. Now there's a chance to have a social media version of ourselves. The pressure to present the best version of ourselves is creating new types of problems for the mental health of the society.
12/29/2015 12:03 EST
A 25 Year Old's Journey To Finding Inner

A 25 Year Old's Journey To Finding Inner Peace

I was very sad and nervous and couldn't explain why; I had a great job and wonderful friends. I now know that it wasn't just a phase I was going through, I had mild anxiety which brought on occasional depression.
12/18/2015 04:05 EST