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About Sarah

I work with courageous people like you, who’ve taken charge of their health, and recovered from a major health crisis. Maybe it’s depression, cancer, or an autoimmune disease, but whatever the diagnosis, you’re winning!

The only problem is, as good as it is to feel better, your life didn’t just go back to the way it used to be. You just didn’t expect as many things about you as a person would change, and that’s where you feel stuck sometimes. You take less for granted, but you’d like to feel there’s more to health than this.

If ANYONE deserves to feel such contentment in life, that even total strangers can see it in
your eyes, it’s most certainly YOU. Together we slow down, listen, and get to know the person you’ve become.

Post-Recovery Coaching allows you to finally stop wondering if you’re making the best of this second chance, and turn it into the most exciting and meaningful time of your life.

My story

I’m Sarah, your personal coach, and I’ve been exactly where you are right now.

I used to be a sought after graphic designer working for fortune 500 clients. I’m talking about the big wigs like Dell, Mercedes-Benz, and Hyatt Hotels. I was super successful and I love, love, LOVED what I did.

But my health pulled the plug rather abruptly (to put it mildly) when I was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and multiple sclerosis in the same week.

In the same damn week!

Six weeks later I was being wheeled into the operating room for brain surgery, and that’s when everything changed for me. I had to take three months off work to recover, and decided to give myself permission to make the most of them. I mean, how often do you get time off like that as an adult?

I was a little (ok, a lot) unsteady on my feet at first, but I decided to do all the things I loved doing, but never really had much time for before.  I took my dog out for marathon walks in the park, I took sewing classes, I played card games with friends, studied books about the brain, and strolled around the local shops as if I was on vacation. It was the best thing I could have done for my healing.

As the date to return to work approached I started feeling anxious. All sorts of new interests I’d never considered before were bubbling up, and I found myself repeatedly Googling career changes, and nutrition schools. I even started crunching the numbers to see if it was feasible for me to quit my job.

Except, what the hell? Just three months earlier I LOVED my job! I felt like I was going crazy. I thought I was having some kind of weird reaction to my health issues, and decided it was just a passing phase.

The night before I returned to work and the real world, I found myself bawling in the shower. I did NOT want to go back. When I looked at myself in the mirror I realized I didn’t know the person looking back at me anymore.

I had changed.

Everything was different, my personal relationships, my thoughts on money, where I wanted to spend my time, and what was important to me. I questioned everything, feeling confused, and claustrophobic wondering “Is this IT? Is this all there is to health? Do I really just go back to my life, and get nothing out of this?”

You know what? It wasn’t a passing phase. I bided my time until my strength and confidence returned, but ultimately I:

  • Tiptoed away from my six figure design career.
  • Learned how to be a brain tumour thriver, rather than succumbing to the fear-mongering in my head.
  • Left the marriage that did nothing but concentrate my sense of unease.
  • Went back to school to study nutrition, and as a result helped hundreds of other people take control of their health too.
  • Moved across Canada from Toronto to rural Vancouver Island so all the outdoorsy things I liked doing were right on my doorstep.

 

Then I realized that playing an active role in recovery from major health issues, was just the beginning of something much bigger, not just for me, but for people like you too. That’s when my business evolved to help you find the freedom I did.

The freedom to not sit back and wait life happen to you, but to make decisive moves to go after exactly what you want. When you’re given a wake up call, you have to do something with it.

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