“‘Finding yourself’ is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you.” ~Emily McDowell Somewhere between becoming a parent, a wife, and a career woman, I began to lose myself. I wouldn’t say it happened all at once or as the result of
Have you ever experienced something so spooky it’s made the hair on your arms stand up? Maybe you’ve felt an unexplained draft of cold air, or perhaps you’ve felt like you’re being watched. Ghost stories are a worldwide phenomenon, and Canada is no exception. There has been no shortage of ghastly ghost sightings, strange apparitions
In a world of more than 50 million Americans living with autoimmune diseases, the stories of discrimination against them are all too common. This is the tale of Julia Apodaca-Lane, a woman battling not only psoriatic arthritis but also the stigma attached to her condition. Psoriatic arthritis is a daily struggle for Julia. It comes
The “dark feminine era” has become a trending hashtag and theme, especially on social media platforms like TikTok. But what does it really mean and symbolize? The dark feminine is code for rebirth, female empowerment, shadow work, and owning your power. It is associated with dark feminine goddesses like Hecate and Lilith. Here are some
Performance management is no longer limited to formal, infrequent reviews and rigid structures; it’s about fostering a culture of growth and development that emphasizes a collaborative approach. A cornerstone of modern performance management is continuous feedback, a dynamic process proven to be a game-changer that fosters ongoing, interactive dialogue between employees and their managers. A
Prom is typically a big deal for high schoolers; a night to dress up, dance, and make lasting memories. But for Felicity Warburton, her high school prom meant even more than that. It was also an opportunity for her to send her classmates and tormentors a very clear message — “They can’t hurt her anymore.”
“If we are ready to tear down the walls that confine us, break the cage that imprisons us, we will discover what our wings are for.” ~Michael Meegan It’s weird, isn’t it? One day you’re playing hide and seek with friends without a worry beyond the playdate you’re having or dinner options for that night.
In the small community of Lucasville, N.S., there’s growing concern around road safety, as mass development in recent years responds to the province’s population boom. The historic African Nova Scotian settlement, which was established nearly 200 years ago, still has descendants living there today who are feeling the congestion as the community grows around them.
“Kindness is choosing love over hate, light over darkness, compassion over judgment.” ~Raktivist One of the things about being “good” (and for me that includes things like patience, kindness, and being agreeable) is that people assume things about me. They think I’m always patient, I always make the right decisions, and I’m an all-around great
Two difficult questions for which there are no simple answers:What should the role of employers be in times of crisis?And, should organizations make public statements about macro events—those that have broad global effect on culture, politics, the economy, and workforce well-being? The latest macro event—violence in Israel and Palestine—brings these quandaries to the fore again.
Canadians of all ages are feeling the pinch of inflation, but it seems that the current cost-of-living crisis is having a particularly heavy impact on the mental health of younger adults, according to a poll commissioned by RBC. Forty per cent of Canadian adults reported losing sleep worrying about money — a fact that may
*This story was posted on the Love What Matters Facebook page Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down by all the feel-bad news in this world. At this point, with the way we interact with tech, it almost feels unavoidable. Every time we open our phones, we’re swept up in a tsunami of endless negative
On this episode, we chat about commitment devices—forcing functions you can add to your life to accomplish more of your goals. Topics covered include: What commitment devices are; How they work for both approach and avoidance goals; The intention—action gap; Financial commitment devices; Social devices; Ways of adding and removing friction for goal attainment. Links
“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” ~Sam Keen Like so many of us, my relationship with my mother throughout my life is best described as complicated. We’ve had our fair share of turbulent times in our journey, and her alcoholism and drug
The NHL has rescinded its ban on players using stick tape to support social causes, including rainbow Pride Tape. In a message on social media, the NHL issued a statement on symbolic tape in support of social causes. “After consultation with the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL Player Inclusion Coalition, players will now have the option
In the realm of extraordinary human stories, one that resonates with warmth, compassion, and the power of the unexpected always stands out. In the case of Nancy Ramirez and her little girl, Esmeralda, this narrative unfolds as a heartwarming testament to the kindness of strangers, the magic of television, and the miracle of a second