On your wedding day…

Posted by Sarah Young
Dear Chris, Okay. Breathe! This is it. Today is HUGE. It is epic. It is something you’ve been waiting for, ever since your first dance with a pretty little blonde 8 years ago. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. You are the best around. You love people. You love helping people. You love making people laugh. You love making, building, fixing, remodelling anything you can get your hands on. You’re

Take a step back

Posted by Sarah Young
When was the last time you got into a “toff” with a friend, coworker or family member? Did you feel your blood pressure rise as they made comments you didn’t agree with? This is common and unfortunately happens all too often. But what matters most is how YOU react. I openly admit that sometimes I take things too personally or react too quickly – – but this usually happens when my heart is invested and

Fathers are..

Posted by Sarah Young
Today is Father’s Day! The importance of a male figure in a child’s life has become more and more clear to me over the years. And I think a man who becomes a father and is present, involved and is happy to be a father is one of the most special relationships there is. Fatherlessness is an issue that impacts all of us—whether we know it or not. The absence of positive male role models

Relax

Posted by Sarah Young
How do you relax? What do you do to unwind after a stressful week, event, argument, deadline, or just the general craziness of daily life? In recent years I have made distressing at the top of my list of priorities. Here is a list of things that I find most effective and helpful when I’m feeling wound up, stressed or just drained. I hope they help you too! A warm bath A glass of wine

If you love your life…

Posted by Sarah Young
I was in a photoshoot yesterday morning and the photographer kept repeating “smile like you love your life more than anything!” … This statement really got to me. You shouldn’t have to smile “like you love your life” – – you should love your life. Yes we all have awful days, sad days, frustrating days, disappointing days, lonely days etc… but we get to choose our state of mind and how we are going to

How would you like to be perceived?

Posted by Sarah Young
How would you like to be perceived? This is something we all think about (consciously or unconsciously) but think about it – – how do you want people to think of you? Personally, I always wanted to please everyone and to be accepted. So I spent a majority of my life trying win people over. BUT what I’ve learned is that how other people “see” you is a reflection of themselves and how they think