My SECRET to Staying Sober

I was talking to someone recently about my recovery journey. At one point, I told them that when I first got sober, over 14 years ago, I would chug back non-alcoholic beer every evening. I drank those beers the way I drank my beloved Corona. Out of the bottle. With a lime. Fast. They said my…

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Exciting Times!

I have said it before and still believe now, that my alcoholism has been my greatest teacher; recovery my greatest blessing.  If you know me or have been following my work for a time, you will know I got sober from alcohol over 14 years ago. I see all addiction as the same, no matter…

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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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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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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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Revealing More Of Myself… (and a SINFUL Dessert!)

I was honoured last week to be interviewed by UK blogger Olivia Pennelle, a fellow sober living lover and passionate healthy foodie. She lives in Manchester, and I just LOVE the Internet for connecting us across the miles. It’s so cool! Olivia got sober on March 26, 2012 and proceeded to completely transform her health, losing…

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Line In The Sand

Today is Tuesday February 16th, 2016. No big deal. Just another Tuesday. Just that boring day of the week that brings us one day closer to Wednesday, which gets us to Thursday; and Thursday is almost the weekend, and then we’re at Friday…where we can say “we made it”. That’s what Tuesday means to a lot…

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Are You Coming With Us?!

If you’ve been following along over the last few weeks, you’ll know there is only one week to go before I officially launch the Kick The Sugar Challenge. I am so excited for it and I am so proud of everyone who has already signed up! It certainly won’t be easy, but together, we can do…

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