Kathy Kaufield

A One-Armed Doll Taught My Daughter About Love

Kathy Kaufield | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
It's been two years since my daughter cut off the arm of her doll, Brianne. That doll will forever remind me of my daughter's loving heart, her compassion, and her innate ability to know her own mind in the face those who would make a different choice. I hope she never loses those qualities.
Alison Tedford

Meet the Body Positive Blogger Working to Dispel Weight Loss Myths

Alison Tedford | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
Michele Burmaster of Disrupt Your Diet is a body positive blogger, an entrepreneur and an international role model in the fitness industry. She strives to change the fitness industry, while Disrupt Your Diet spreads the scientific evidence based truth about weight loss and fitness.
Barry Choi

These Events Will Make Summer the Best Ever in Toronto

Barry Choi | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
Toronto's been getting a lot of love this year. Lonely Planet named it one of the best cities to visit in 2015, and now the city is ready to show the world what it has to offer when it hosts the Pan Am and Parapan American Games in July. With so many summer things to do in Toronto, it's no surprise that locals are calling it the best summer ever!
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

Resolving Plantar Fasciitis Is the Start to a Pain-Free Journey

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
A thousand-mile journey may seem daunting for many of us, but the mores of our society encourage people, young and old, to be independent and stand on their own two feet. With the help of the Abelsons' latest book, Resolving Plantar Fasciitis, more people will be able to not only do so, but also to begin on their own individual and rewarding pain-free journeys.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sleeping Pills Are Not the Answer to Insomnia

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
It can be tempting to use sleeping pills in such circumstances. But they can be habit-forming. And you may develop a tolerance to the pills so that you need a higher dose to have the same effect. Prolonged use can cloud your thinking and dampen your mood.
Tally Abecassis

Returning to Work Has Given Me a New Appreciation for Working Moms

Tally Abecassis | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
I don't want to read any more arguments about who has it harder, whose work is "real work," who is contributing more to society, or who is doing a better job ensuring her kids become stable, non-homicidal adults. I'm proposing a new form of Internet literature, where one group of moms singles out another group of moms for a job well done.
Glynis Ratcliffe

The Anti-Nosepicking Tactic That Backfired

Glynis Ratcliffe | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
The Threenager has two favourites to pick: the skin around her fingers and, of course, her nose. What kid doesn't like to pick his nose? About a year ago, I decided I would try a different tactic with trying to stop the nose picking...
Julie Blais Comeau

Sticky Situation: Asking Bridal Shower Guests for Cash Is a Definite Don't

Julie Blais Comeau | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
My son and his future wife, live together in a small apartment. They are hoping to soon purchase a house. When we discussed the shower, she told me that she is thinking of a money shower. This seems very tacky to me. I am mortified. What should I do?
Murtaza Haider

India Needs to Make the Health of Female Children a Priority

Murtaza Haider | April 17, 2015 | Canada Impact
The ultimate goal of economic development is to achieve social justice and equity for all. The systematic biases that facilitate discrimination of girls, even at the hands of family, need to be confronted. When households stop stretching their fertility in hopes of having a son, a healthier and just society will emerge in India.
Andrew Tai

11 Everyday Expenses You Don't Need

Andrew Tai | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
We spend money almost every single day, but unfortunately our expenses aren't always productive. Even if you have a seemingly air-tight budget, you may still be wasting your money on trifles. How so? Perhaps you are still paying for something that's on its way to becoming obsolete or simply isn't all that practical.
Jordan Cieciwa

3 Ways to Lose Those Pesky Pounds

Jordan Cieciwa | April 17, 2015 | Canada Living
Are you connected to your workout? Guess what, there is no app for that. If you want results in the gym, you need to buckle down, get focused and be part of your workout. Exercise needs to fit your time schedule. It needs to be fun, functional and effective.
The Reply

Leaving No Doubt About Grad School

The Reply | April 16, 2015 | Canada Living
The debate surrounding whether to seek higher education post-bachelor's versus gaining workplace experience is common amongst millennials. Whatever direction you choose, becoming confident in your decision is a key part of the journey.
Mandy King

Try This Simple Trick to Get More Energy

Mandy King | April 16, 2015 | Canada Living
A factor that can often be overlooked when dealing with the determinants of one's energy levels is routine. Do you have one? Do you go to bed at the same time most nights? Do you wake up at a similar time each morning? Do you eat your meals around the same time each day?
Allan Lokos

I Survived A Plane Crash. This Is How it Changed My Life

Allan Lokos | April 16, 2015 | Canada Living
The first morning at home, I stepped onto our scale and learned that I had lost twenty-five pounds. This was undoubtedly the result of two months without real food and exercise, added to the damage done by the severe burns. I realized from that first day that my number-one priority, for as long as it took, had to be my healing. I had to put me first. It felt like a strange and egocentric view and, I would like to believe, not my usual way of thinking, but the reality was stark and clear. If I did not recover, my life would be miserable and I would be of little use to anyone.

As My Eyesight Fails, the World As I See it Is Changing

TamilCulture | April 16, 2015 | Canada Living
Imagine driving into a tunnel where you can only see straight down the middle, and nothing on either side: that is what life is like living with a rare genetic eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. I was 21 when I was diagnosed, excited to live life, travel, and experience so many things, but now I've been given a time frame for how long I'll be able to see the world around me.
Collette Gee

The 6 C's For A Healthy Relationship

Collette Gee | April 16, 2015 | Canada Living
Some people go their entire lives not knowing what a healthy relationship looks like, or they may have an idea, but have not defined them for themselves. The 6 C's illustrate the various components of a healthy relationship. A good relationship cannot exist without mutual respect.
Debra Macleod

Should the Catholic Church Acknowledge the Destruction of Classical Pagan Culture?

Debra Macleod | April 16, 2015 | Canada Living
I recently read an article that offered a Christian apology to Jewish people for the wrongs committed against them. The author also acknowledged the way that Christianity was "built" on Judaism. That's great; however, there's a glaring omission here. Christianity was also largely "built" on the destruction and desecration of Greco-Roman polytheistic culture.
Sacha DeVoretz

Don't Let Stress Affect Your Skin With These Helpful Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | April 16, 2015 | Canada Style
We all encounter stress in different parts of our lives. But in a nutshell, stress affects skin in five ways: accelerated aging, adult acne, irritation, dullness and dehydration. When skin is stressed it does not act properly, it's out of balance, it's literally exhausted, irritable, drained and depleted.
Angie Campanelli

Superb, Original Gift Ideas for New Moms

Angie Campanelli | April 16, 2015 | Canada Living
During my first year as a new mom, I came across, received and rewarded myself with some fabulous gifts that totally transformed my parenting experience. Although you're likely bombarded with gift-giving ideas, there's nothing like finding that one present that someone can't live without and didn't even know they needed.
Sandra Charron

Pink's Confidence in Her Post-Baby Body Gives Me Hope

Sandra Charron | April 16, 2015 | Canada Living
To be happy not only with the squishy parts of my body but also to simply have so much self-worth that happiness is not directly correlated to my efforts to control my weight is such a foreign concept, and yet, I can't help but feel envy for those who, like Pink, do not rely on their daily caloric intake for their sense of identity.
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