Raise Restraining Device


If you’ve ever been downhill skiing, you’ve seen this sign before you got off the chair-lift: Raise Restraining Device. Most likely these words didn’t change your life, but they inspired Steph Jagger to change hers. In UNBOUND – Finding Myself on the Top of the World Jagger shares her story … Continue reading Raise Restraining Device



Love what they Love

I was fortunate enough to have three healthy children. We rarely made a trip to the hospital, they did well in school and were relatively trouble-free. Not every family breezes through child raising as lucky as we were. Childhood illnesses, behaviour challenges and learning struggles all add to the already … Continue reading Neurodiversity


Change Your Part


I’m still trying to deal with the ongoing saga of my hair regrowing. Every day is a new adventure! My hair stylist was kind enough to not cut my hair but give me a lesson on how to handle this new part of my life. Speaking of part…she said the … Continue reading Change Your Part


Embrace, Inspire, Lead


  Two ‘leading’ ladies joined me on CJOB radio for this week’s Your Life, Unlimited show. Your Grow Advisor, Wendy Hofford and I discussed the benefits Strength Based Development via the Clifton Strengths Finder assessment. This tool allows you to find your unique signature themes and plan a process of … Continue reading Embrace, Inspire, Lead


Truth and Consequences

Just Steph

My name is Stephanie Staples. They call me a Motivational Speaker. My ‘job’ is to inspire, motivation and educate people. I travel all over North America. I love my job. I get paid to speak. My husband says he would pay me to shut up. Lol Some people think I … Continue reading Truth and Consequences


Ubering Through Life

The right thing

    By the time he dropped me off I had tears in my ears. I know there is controversy about Uber, personally, I have enjoyed the service on my trips out of town. Every time – without exception – I have been met by a very friendly driver, in … Continue reading Ubering Through Life


Don’t Hover

Stephanie Staples

It takes a lot to get me out of my comfort zone but Teri Hofford yanked me out! This spitfire photographer does more than just photography, she changes the way women interact with their bodies. Teri’s specialty is Boudoir Photography or as she more appropriately calls it, Empowerment Photography. To say … Continue reading Don’t Hover


Pathway to an Amicability


  Tracey Code, Commercial Banker at RBC shared a cool after work idea that accomplished at least four things 1) helping people declutter. 2) Saving money 3) Helping those in need 4) socializing with colleagues! Adopting the guidelines from Oprah’s Clothing Swap, she organizes clothing swaps at her work which … Continue reading Pathway to an Amicability


Make Your Heart Smile

Kate Ferris and "Penny"

Lots of time in life things just don’t line up the way you plan it. And so it was today on Your Life, Unlimited radio ( that my first guest did not show up. Hmm..what to do? So I talked, I talked to you, the audience like we were sharing … Continue reading Make Your Heart Smile