Choices Tag

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...

‘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,...

Recently I witnessed an adult reprimanding a child for bad behaviour. The child’s body language was hunched over, closed and defensive - not ideal for getting a message across. As parents and educators we want to teach valuable lessons that develop character and appropriate behaviour and...

Q: I often feel I can't speak my mind because people will make fun of me. I feel like I am two different people. One side of me is my 'school-self' and my other side is my 'home-self'. A: I think that we can all relate to...

Believe in YOU! Most of us have said and heard those words. As simple as ‘Believe in You’ sounds, we know it can be hard to put into action, especially if we hear negative opinions and are faced with challenging circumstances. There were times growing up, when...

Q: I am a singer and every competition I have entered I have not placed. I feel like a failure. How should I deal with this? Answer: I know this can be frustrating and disappointing. I have also felt the disappointment of not placing in a competition....

Q: Right now I'm really struggling with self esteem. I try to tell myself it doesn't matter what others think or what others say, but I still get self conscious. I want to stand out and speak my mind, but as soon as I make...

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