HuffPost Canada closed in 2021 and this site is maintained as an online archive. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.

intention

This is the perfect time for pure, unadulterated optimism. In order to hone in on the power of collective hope, we gotta get intentional. Not only dream big, but pull up those gumboots and get ready to get dirty, cuz creating change requires creating some mess. Oh yes.
Not too long ago I was in a mall. I'm hardly ever in malls. I was running around, trying to complete my 503 errands and I
Yoga practice is as much about the mind, as it is about the body. The ritual of opening your practice with a dedication, moving through poses with intention and finally, finishing with gratitude is familiar to most who practice but here's we how could bring these concepts to the workplace.
Think of the things you really want to do in your career and in life. That's your bucket list. Now, what will you have to get rid of in order to make that stuff happen? That's your fuck it list. One serves the other. Is there something you can ditch to serve your greater vision? Fuck it.
In the early 2000s I started to read about the Dalai Lama. It was a revelation to view the world through the eyes of compassion. Venturing to the grocery store, driving in traffic, all became a practice of kindness. Then after I became comfortable with the concepts of Buddhism. I embarked on yoga. This extended my mindfulness. Now I continue to bring these concepts together and combine them with visualization.
So many of us spend our days stressed out and full of tension. Whether it's a heavy workload, a busy family life or a late night social calendar, it all catches up eventually. That's where meditation comes in handy. Simply taking time out of your day to stop and breathe with purpose can alter your attitude and make the day much smoother. Check out these five tips.