Lessons From My Haters

What I had been fearing most since getting on social media finally happened last week after I posted about the night I spent with Billy Idol. If you didn’t see the post, I recount an evening back in August, 2008, where I was “scouted” and taken back to Billy’s hotel room after the concert and…

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Billy & Me…My Night With Billy Idol

I am scared to post this story. I am concerned with what people will think of me after reading it. I wonder if people will think I made it up. I worry that people will see me as irresponsible and stupid. But as I continue to share myself with you, I am learning that I have made decisions…

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Cecil and Roger

Being Friendless…and Eating Sausages

At the time of this writing, I have 1101 friends on Facebook. That seems crazy to me, considering not long ago, I was virtually “friendless”. 1101 people have told me that they want to know who I am. They want to see what I am interested in and they are curious about what I have to say.…

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I Am Not Afraid

Every Father’s Day weekend for the last 18 years, we have celebrated with my Dad’s side of the family at the cottage near Waterloo, Ontario. It is a wonderful time to gather, reconnect, share our news and enjoy nature. We take time to enjoy family members we don’t often see, we have a 9-hole golf tournament,…

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Can You Believe It?!

Today, I’m offering a message that, had I learned earlier, could have helped me avoid some painful mistakes in my life. Perhaps it will serve to help you in yours. The message is simple….believe in yourself. I say “simple”, but I know it’s not always easy. It wasn’t easy for me. You see, I went…

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The ONE Secret That Changed Everything

If you saw this post, then you KNOW how much I love the beautiful East coast province of Prince Edward Island, and I am so excited to tell you how it has happened that I am heading back there…TOMORROW!!! But first, some context. As I have mentioned several times before, when I was a drinker,…

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I DID it!!

It was “Race Weekend” in Ottawa this past weekend, and we watched as thousands of runners achieved their goal of running 5 K’s, 10 K’s, half- and full-marathons. What an accomplishment! It was hot and humid, and there was even a possibility of cancelling the event, but people rallied and they pushed their limits. They…

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WHO Can I BLAME For This?

My name is Sarah, and I am a recovering blamer. I have a long history with blaming. Growing up, our family went to church on Sundays. My father was a warden, my mother sang in the choir and my brother and I served at the alter. We couldn’t be late. We would all eat breakfast,  get…

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Lies We Tell Our Ourselves…and Our Children

“If you eat fat, you’ll get fat”. “You can never be too thin or too rich”. “If you don’t eat, you won’t gain weight”. These are some of the messages that I heard growing up. My mother taught me the importance of eating well from a young age, and a strong positive message I received…

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I Didn’t Have Time

This past weekend, families everywhere celebrated Mother’s Day. As you probably know, I am not a mother. My own mom lives out West, and Roger’s mom lives down East, so celebrations this year consisted of some phone calls. Sunday was not only Mother’s Day, it was also what would have been my father’s 74th birthday.…

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