Author: Sara Westbrook

You don't need to hide your talents, ability, and personality in order to fit in and please others. A little fear of what others think is normal (even the most confident people feel fear from time to time). The key is to notice your fear, knowing...

You've probably heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child". When children enter their preteen and teen years, many start to rely more on the relationships with their friends, and less on their parents. This can be problematic if they believe their friends...

Sometimes we make mistakes by being thoughtless, careless or not being mindful of our words and actions. Maybe we forget to do something, or we hurt someone’s feelings. Making a mistake doesn’t feel good. Sometimes you’ll feel embarrassed, sometimes you’ll feel scared of what others will...

After seeing a UPower presentation, young people often share their thoughts and struggles with me in person and then later through social media and emails. One recent message I received stood out: Hi Sara! I’m Alex, I don’t know if you remember me but I said “I...

I speak to a lot of parents and I often hear them say, ‘I don’t understand why my child behaves the way they do.’ Parents are looking for strategies that will help bring some control back into their home. Recently a parent shared her frustration about...

‘There’s been many times in my life Where I have doubted myself But I will achieve great things Because I refuse to give up.’ Lyric from ‘Push Through’ Sara Westbrook Everyone experiences fear, especially when it comes to achieving dreams. Often dreams come with taking risks,...

Who do you smile at? Do you only smile at friends or people you know? Or do you smile at strangers too? Smiling is such a little thing, but it has a big impact. A smile can brighten someone’s day. If they are feeling low, a...

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