Author: Sara Westbrook

My grandpa died a few months ago of natural causes. He was 102… ONE HUNDRED AND TWO. Isn’t that amazing? I think he had a secret to his longevity. My grandpa always told me something I thought was very special which I often remind myself of: “If...

It’s amazing how many photos I have of our dog Finn and yet I find myself taking more. He looks at me as if to say … ‘again … don’t you have anything else to do?’ Sometimes I will walk Finn chatting away. I'm sure the neighbours wonder? He pays attention to...

A Sticky Scenario I have helpful suggestions to implement in your day-to-day, but let’s start with some inner reflection before we get there. Read the following two scenarios and let me know what you think. Scenario # 1: Your child/student asks, “Are you okay?” and...

'You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.' Oprah Winfrey Think about a time you wanted to ask a question and didn’t.  Have you ever avoided asking because you were scared you would hear that one word … it's not yes ...

My husband coaches our son’s hockey team. His coaching philosophy is one I admire and wholeheartedly believe in. Here's what he shared with the parents early in the season: “We've been praising the full effort of the kids and are less concerned with who scores… not that we don't acknowledge...

Let's not wait to only celebrate on special occasions – let’s celebrate along the journey. Sometimes we think that something big needs to happen - only then can we justify a celebration. Have you ever said ‘when I get there or when that happens, then...

What a wonderful year! I loved presenting at the schools, conferences and businesses that have invited me to share my UPower message. I have had the opportunity to connect with so many amazing people who believe that emotions matter! Speaking of emotions...

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...

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