Posts By Helen Creighton


Avoid Burnout and Meet Your Challenges

Adapted by permission from the Canadian Women’s Wellness Foundation There are clear signposts that indicate the experience of burnout. When one feels overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, and finds it hard to […]


Stress, Meditation and Hans Selye: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Flip through any popular health magazine or scan the internet for health topics, and you will find countless posts and articles on stress and its effect on our health. Given […]


The Wealth and Happiness of Nations

Karin Mizgala is co-founder of Money Coaches of Canada, a national network of fee-for-service money coaches offering a holistic approach to money management that includes helping people get clear on what is important to them and how to connect their finances to their core values.

Karin is also co-founder of the Women’s Financial Learning Centre and co-author of UNSTUCK: How to Get Out of Your Money Rut and Start Living the Life you Want and Your Money Map. She is frequently interviewed in the Globe and Mail, Wealth Professionals, the Financial Post, Money Sense and Yahoo Finance.


Wealth, Well-Being and the Transcendental Meditation Technique: An Interview with Money Coach Karin Mizgala

Karin Mizgala is co-founder of Money Coaches of Canada, a national network of fee-for-service money coaches offering a holistic approach to money management that includes helping people get clear on […]


A Writer’s Perspective: An Interview with Sasha Parmasad

Sasha Kamini Parmasad, an educator, visual artist, and award-winning writer, is the daughter of a Trinidadian historian-poet-songwriter and a lawyer who devoted many years of their lives to the struggle for social justice. Sasha began composing poetry at age five and began performing her father’s Indian folk songs, poems, folktales, and calypsos before thousands in her native country from age six.

Her novel, Ink and Sugar, placed third in the national First Words Literary Contest for South Asian American Writers (2003) and her poetry placed first in the annual Poetry International Competition (2008). Her collection of poems titled No Poem: A Divine Rising will be published this year (2015).


Saving a Bathhouse in Uzbekistan: The Human Side of International Development

 Linda Cloutier is a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique in Ottawa, Canada. Before becoming a TM teacher she worked for 20 years with the Canadian International Development Agency […]


Bringing Smiles to the Faces of Women in Uganda

Numerous studies have shown that the Transcendental Meditation technique is an effective way for women to manage stress, to develop a greater sense of fulfillment and inner peace, and improve overall quality of life. Stress can take a serious toll on both body and mind. It can inhibit the flow of creativity and inhibit one’s ability to see oneself in the most positive light. Every human being has the inherent capability to be more creative, happy, and successful in their daily activities.

In developing countries, severe poverty and conflict is the norm for so many women—the challenges wrought by the impact of stress are extremely apparent and have a damaging ripple effect on every aspect of their lives. I had sometimes wondered what effect TM would have on women in such circumstances.


Telling Stories that Touch the Heart: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Leigh Badgley

“I try to tell stories that show how much we can learn from Nature, from ancient cultures, indigenous people and each other. If you want to reach people, you have […]


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