Author: Sara Westbrook

I received an email from a student who felt they were two different people – one side of them is their school self, the other side is their home self. I could relate to this student as I remember my ‘school self’ being self conscious...

“Common sense is sound practical judgment concerning everyday matters, or a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge that is shared by nearly all people.” Let’s dive into this definition...

“Resilience: noun The ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change: toughness The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. What does it mean to be tough? Or to be elastic as a person? Maybe we bend, but never break. Maybe we...

It can be easy to allow negative opinions and judgments become what we believe to be true about ourselves. Important reminder: You have the final say in what you choose to believe about yourself, your body, your ability, your world. Think of 3 things you are...

Believe it’s possible. ⁣Beyond the doubt. ⁣⁣Beyond the “what if’s”. ⁣⁣Beyond your ‘imposter’ feeling.⁣⁣Beyond trying to ‘figure it ALL out in advance.’ ⁣Beyond trying to be perfect. ⁣Beyond that voice in your head that sometimes says ‘you’re not enough.’⁣You are Enough! ⁣⁣Make your UPower voice Prouder, LOUDER than...

The new school year is full of excitement and challenges. Young people may worry about fitting in, liking their teachers and not being in the same class as their friends.  As parents/guardians we have lots to consider – making lunches, homework, extra-curricular activities, after school care...

It's Summer!!  There is one side of my brain saying 'YAY' and the other side saying 'Yikes! Our son Kai is going to be finished school and raring to go. I need to plan activities!'   Since I take a break from travelling and presenting in the summer...

I believe people can tell when we are experiencing emotions - they can feel it - especially our children. ⁣⁣During my ‘3 Habits of Resilient Families’ presentation I ask parents:⁣ Have you ever had your child sense something is wrong and ask you, ‘how you...

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