Danila Botha

Gentrification Will Never Change My Queen Street West

Danila Botha | August 4, 2015 | Canada Living
From the artists drawing on the sidewalk with pastels, to the street performers, psychics, jazz bands standing on the corner playing for tuition, punks, skaters, and the truly fashionable, Toronto's Queen Street West explodes with individuals, artists, writers, musicians and creative freedom.
Marcello Cabezas

How Hamilton's Collective Pursuits Are Creating Canada's Brooklyn

Marcello Cabezas | August 4, 2015 | Canada Business
In case you haven't heard, you can do anything in Hamilton. We even have a t-shirt to prove it. That place known as "steel town" is no more. Meet Hamilton 2.0. A city that is organically and strategically turning into what some are saying could be Canada's answer to the movement that inspired a modern Brooklyn.
Niloufer Mavalvala

How Spain Stole My Heart

Niloufer Mavalvala | August 4, 2015 | Canada Living
I land in Madrid and take a train to Barcelona, Catalunya. The heat is sweltering, the city is bursting with people, food, drink, culture. A five-day street party has just kicked off and I'm living with a friend in an alley way called La Luna.
Robin Summerfield

Since My Husband Died, I Have Grieving Wounds

Robin Summerfield | August 4, 2015 | Canada Living
Since Mike died I am a one-woman wrecking crew. Unfortunately, my body is the demolition site. On my left forearm I have an deep yellow, inch-and-a-half-long bruise. On the underside, I have an angry red scrape that curls around from front to back. On one palm, I have a wee boo boo. Further down, I have four pink slashes, in various states of healing, across my shin.
Jason Tetro

We Now Know the Reasons Behind "Fearbola"

Jason Tetro | August 4, 2015 | Canada Living
It's been less than a year since the dreaded Ebola virus appeared on North American soil. In a matter of a few weeks, the virus went from being someone else's problem to a homeland threat. In the process, media headlines captured the attention of millions and struck fear into most of them. But Fearbola, as it was coined, was completely unnecessary. Last week, a report came out detailing exactly how the public responded to the Ebola crisis in the United States.
Debra Macleod

8 Ways to Take Your Marriage "Off Hold"

Debra Macleod | August 4, 2015 | Canada Living
It's a mistake to think that you can put your relationship "on hold" until the kids are gone. Instead, practice these eight ways to take your marriage "off hold" right now, and keep it alive and well throughout the various stages of your life together.
Joshua Ostroff

Drake Turns OVO Fest Into a Political Rally And Declares Victory

Joshua Ostroff | August 4, 2015 | Canada Living
Drake handily won the re-election as hip-hop's prime minister after a recent scandal threatened to derail his rule.
Marcia Sirota

Guilt Is Really Manipulation

Marcia Sirota | August 4, 2015 | Canada Living
We can be so successfully manipulated that we see our guilt as coming from our own conscience, when in reality, we've just been subtly (or not so subtly) coerced to act out someone else's agenda.
Dr. Christian Turbide

10 Tips to Keep You Eating Well

Dr. Christian Turbide | August 2, 2015 | Canada Living
We all know that following a diet pattern that includes a variety of whole, real foods, vegetables, fruits, ethically-sourced proteins and healthy fats is a big part of leading a healthier (and longer!) life. Unfortunately, this is often easier is concept than in practice.
Reeha Korpal

Why Canadians Aren't Always so Kind

Reeha Korpal | August 2, 2015 | Canada Living
We are not all the ideal, liberated, and wonderful "Canadian" which we assume to be part of our national identity. We're not all there, but hopefully one day we will be. One day we can proudly proclaim that these wonderful positive stereotypes we hold dear to ourselves are complete, factual truths.
Kyana Miner

What Courage Really Means

Kyana Miner | August 2, 2015 | Canada Living
When we think of courage, we see a soldier, a fighter, or an athlete. Over the last few centuries, courage has been associated with masculinity, outward strength, and yang energy. This view has caused us to overlook some of the best parts of courage.
Louise Green

Why Plus-Size Running is a Global Media Sensation

Louise Green | August 1, 2015 | Canada Living
We keep women of size behind a curtain like she doesn't exist or matter when the reality is she is athletic, fashion-conscious, and pop-culture savvy with incredible buying power.
Pamela Tourigny

Why is Cecil Different From the Billions of Animals We Eat?

Pamela Tourigny | July 31, 2015 | Canada Living
Cecil's death has caused an Internet uproar. It's almost all that I am seeing in my newsfeed. Most of it is unadulterated outrage directed at the perpetrator. The world (or North Americans, at least) are experiencing collective grief, horror, devastation and anger in a way that I haven't seen for some time.
Lisa Orr

5 Ways to Be the Ultimate Cottage Host

Lisa Orr | July 31, 2015 | Canada Living
One of the great joys of having a cottage is welcoming friends and family to come and visit. However many cottage guests are not regular cottagers and because every cottage is so different, it falls to the cottage host to take a few extra steps to ensure a wonderful visit is had by all.
Sacha DeVoretz

How to Make a Healthy AND Tasty Summer Smoothie

Sacha DeVoretz | July 31, 2015 | Canada Living
It's no secret, I love smoothies. Two reasons why I love them so much are that you can make them to taste similar to ice cream and they pack a great nutritional punch! You can pack a lot of veggies into one smoothie.
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Body Image Cuts Both Ways for Teenagers

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | July 31, 2015 | Canada Living
Becoming more conscious of and admitting to existing or developing problems is a necessary first step to adopting behavioral changes for nutritional health as well as successful weight management. It is important to find a good balance from early on.
Ken Becker

How Insulting Canada Has Become an Industry

Ken Becker | July 31, 2015 | Canada Living
The Canadian news media are again proving to be a PR bonanza for a smart satirical comedy show south of the border. Comedy Central, HBO and others have learned that all you have to do is insult Canada in any way and you're guaranteed free publicity from coast to coast to coast.
Dr. Christian Turbide

If You Cheat on Your Diet, Forgive Yourself

Dr. Christian Turbide | July 30, 2015 | Canada Living
Above all, the most important thing you can do for yourself, and your health is to forgive yourself and move on. The past cannot be changed and only you can create your best future. Especially when it comes to your food, forgive yourself for any past transgressions, then move forward with a clean slate!
Arthur Gallant

The Media Needs to Address Suicide

Arthur Gallant | July 30, 2015 | Canada Living
In my opinion, the media has a responsibility for helping to push social justice issues forward. While we should always be remembered for how we lived and not how we died we need to call a spade a spade. Let's take away the fear and stigma out of talking about suicide.
Arlene Dickinson

Why You Should Stop Telling Me to Find Someone

Arlene Dickinson | July 30, 2015 | Canada Living
I can't imagine I am the only woman over 50, not married or in a serious relationship, that has been told by some well meaning friend that It would be so good for me to find someone. Find someone? Is there a specific spot I should look? Is there a lost and found pile I can dig through to see if someone in there belongs to me?
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