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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How Did I Get Here?

I am currently in the car traveling back from Fredericton, New Brunswick, where Roger’s family runs several trade shows each year. It’s always a ton of work, but it is extremely rewarding and a lot of fun! A big reason we enjoy it so much is because we work together as a high functioning team where…

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Dare to be DIFFERENT

Music has always played an important role in my life.  My Dad was a huge music lover and at his funeral, a friend shared that they always knew when he was coming home because they could hear the car stereo blaring; usually the voice of Josh Groban or Buddy Holly or The Beach Boys as he…

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The ONE Thing That Will Set You Free

Earlier this morning, I spoke to a group of businesswomen about the freedom that comes from living authentically and how doing so changes the way we live and the way we do business. While I tailored my talk to relate to business, I wanted to share the more personal side of my journey here. As…

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(NO SUGAR) Dark Chocolate Cherry Tarts & Coconut Whipped Cream

I developed this recipe as a finale, if you will, for my Kick The Sugar Warriors! We hadn’t tasted chocolate the entire time we were on the Challenge and I wanted to create something decadent, but without sugar. Enter the Dark Chocolate Cherry Tart with Coconut Whipped Cream! One of my Warriors made them and…

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