Relationships

Practical tips on how to build and foster healthy relationships with your friends, family and loved ones.

What I Learned From Cold-Calling Long-Lost Friends

Stuck at home because of COVID-19, I started calling people I hadn’t spoken to in years.

What Not to Say When Someone Comes Out as LGBTQ+ (And What to Say Instead)

When a loved one takes the brave step to come out to you as an LGBTQ+ individual, the way you...


How to Care for Aging Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Practical ways you can help your parents stay healthy and happy while sheltering in place.


How to Get Through Mother’s Day Without Your Mom

Mother's Day can be incredibly painful after losing your mom. Here's how to cope, from women who have been there.


How to Communicate Effectively With Your Elders

Don't let an age gap stand in the way of close friendship and entertaining conversation. Here are easy ways to...

10 Etiquette Rules You Can Now Ignore Because of Coronavirus

It's better to be safe than sorry while the world continues to go through a pandemic from COVID-19.


Taking in Boarders Forced Me to Share My Space and, I’ll Admit, Become a Nicer Person

As Toronto's housing crisis grew, I decided to rent out my home to boarders.


The Upside of Isolation: 3 Surprising Benefits of Being Alone

Anxious about being alone? Don't be. It turns out there are a host of benefits to be had from rediscovering...


The Humbling Moment My Five-Year-Old Taught Me About Patience

A severe stroke left my mother paranoid, confused and needy. Just when I was at my wit's end, my child...


Why Do Some People Hate Receiving Compliments?

You've put on your fanciest duds, your hair came out just right, and someone tells you how great you look....


Here’s How Much You Can Spoil Your Grandchildren Without Ruining Them

Mary Jane Sterne, co-author of Intentional Grandparenting, gives us her best advice on how to be a good grandparent.


How to Help Someone with Depression

One in six Canadians will experience depression at some point in their life, but many of us don't know what...


15 Signs You May Have a Love Addiction

The idea of being addicted to love, an emotion we all feel and want others to feel for us, may...

6 Things You Should Never Say to a Single Friend

Despite our best intentions, the things we say to our single friends can be hurtful—and occasionally even devastating. Relationship and...


How to Stop Living in Regret

Everyone has regrets, but it's not healthy to dwell on them for too long. These tips will help you get...


8 Ways to Keep the Peace at Family Dinner This Holiday

Don’t see eye to eye with family members on a hot-button issue? Relationship and wellness expert Deepak Kashyap shares tips...


1 GIFT, 2x THE IMPACT

Katie and Karie were both diagnosed with cancer in their 30’s. When they met at the Look Good Feel Better...


How to Overcome Social Anxiety This Holiday Season

Here are some strategies to help everyone from garden-variety blushers to serial party-avoiders get through the season—and maybe have some...


What to Say When Someone Is Sick with a Serious Health Condition (and Topics to Avoid)

It's difficult to know what to say when someone you care about is suffering. Here's a good list of conversation...


Elbows on the Table: Why Is It Considered Rude?

No elbows on the table is one of the oldest etiquette rules in the book—but why?


6 Polite Ways to End a Conversation

Bound by manners and common decency, you can find it difficult to walk away from a conversation without seeming rude....

How to Set—and Maintain—Healthy Boundaries

Everyone can benefit from setting boundaries. Here are some tips on how to draw the line—and stay inside it.


How to Overcome Envy: 3 Simple Strategies

What can you do when someone has what you want?


7 Canadian Writers Share Their Loved Ones’ Final Words

Losing someone close to you is never easy, but we always remember what they said at the very end.


12 Simple Ways to Make Friends as an Adult

The quality of a person's friendships can make or break their life, adding to feelings of happiness, and providing health...


3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Relationship

Not all couples fight: some seethe in silence until they combust, while others simply let themselves drift apart. Bring the...


5 Types of Toxic Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them

Working in an office can offer an exciting path to a successful career. However, sometimes our colleagues can be unprofessional,...