NAME: Sue London
1) WHO ARE YOU, HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?
I grew up as an only child filled with many fears. Fear of the unknown, fear of the future, and fear of success. I was completely filled with worry. Then I was diagnosed with Crohns disease in 1989, I had a life and death pregnancy, was given 30 minutes to live in my life, had a near death experience, went through divorce, then met and married my best friend and soul mate, Ross. Together we are guided to help many people cope, heal and move forward through my speaking events, and our air bnb, and many more unexpected places.
2) HIGHLIGHT YOUR WHO CAREER (STANDOUTS/HURDLES)
In 2001,I was asked to go on a TV show to promote an event I had organized. I was absolutely petrified. (I gave a speech once in grade school and I never had to give another speech due to throwing up on my teacher’s desk) At the age of 38, I joined Toastmasters International, got over my fear of being the centre of attention, and ended up marrying my mentor, Ross, became a motivational speaker, and two of my Toastmaster speeches became books – “Soar Above It All- Overcoming Adversities in Life”, and “Rocky’s Trip To The Hospital”.
One of the greatest gifts I have ever received was on my 40th birthday. A 10 year old boy whom I had visited at McMaster Children’s hospital, read him my “Rocky’s Trip To The Hospital” book, given him a copy of my “Rocky’s Positive Thoughts Coloring Book”, and helped him do visualization techniques, shared with me that his cancer had gone into remission. He said I helped him heal. What an incredible blessing!
3) WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW? GOOD, NOT HAPPY?
At the time of writing this I am excited, grateful, and motivated! I have just booked another guest for our Air BnB, finished signing up a new Doterra Wellness Advocate, am supporting a friend going through a challenge, while getting cuddles in with our dogs, Marley and Gus. While I was doing all of this, my hubby was making us a delicious healthy fish dinner.
4) TELL US A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?
I love when my husband, Ross, and I pack up the car, make a lunch or supper and take our dogs on a winter picnic. Most of our winter picnics are eaten in the car wrapped in blankets. We have created such great memories and visited such interesting places.
5) WHO DO YOU SHARE YOUR LIFE WITH (FAMILY/AFFILIATIONS)
I enjoy quality time with my husband, our dogs, and dates with my married children. To me, many of my friends are family. We host many dinner parties at our house. We love getting together with friends to go to Trivia Night at Station One in Grimsby on Friday nights, or to a local hockey game or in the summer sitting by the lake with friends enjoying the scenery.
6) HOW DO YOU PERSONALLY LOVE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE?
I wake up each morning filled with love and gratitude that I am alive. Before I start my day I have a daily routine of meditating and setting my intentions for my day. I am a believer that everything happens in our life for a reason and know that miracles can and do happen for each of us. We just have to become aware! I feel we are all put into the right place at the right time to meet the right people. When we put our focus in the present moment and go with the flow life becomes a wonderful adventure.
7) WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS?
My goals and aspirations are to continue living a rich full, rewarding life with my very special husband and together continue making a positive difference through our words, educating people how to take their health to a better level and giving our Air BnB guests a wonderful memorial stays.
8) WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU?
To me ‘community’ means a group of like minded people supporting and encouraging each other.
9) HOW DID YOU COME TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD?
Moving to our neighborhood was definitely a meant to be and you could say we were guided here by a higher power. One morning my husband and I woke up and knew it was time to down size and sell our house in Burlington. We followed our intuition as we got in the car and just drove until we felt home. As we crossed over the Fifty Road bridge and saw the sign ‘Welcome to Winona’, we knew were home. Then we came across the exact spot where a new development was going in. There was one lot left for sale and that was lot 49 – the same number as my age. Our house was built, we moved in, and I purchased my first pair of rubber boots. I am now a country girl and loving every minute of it!
10) WHO INSPIRES YOU?
11) FAVORITE QUOTE OR PHRASE YOU USE
I actually 3 phrases I say ALL the time:
“Everything happens for a reason. Have faith! Trust in God”
“There is a higher purpose for this (or that) happening”
“I LOVE my dogs!”
12) BEST COMPLIMENT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED
The best compliment I ever received came from a kindergarten student while I was doing a school presentation. He thought I was only 24 years old when I was actually 50 years old.
13) WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
There are actually 2 things that really make me laugh – watching my dogs, Marley and Gus play, and the other thing is watching my husband, Ross, watching Mr. Bean on TV. Ross’ laughter is contagious and very entertaining.
14) NAME ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW
I absolutely love traveling to the Caribbean but am not a lover of the iguanas at all. Only one other thing I am not a lover of and that is chocolate.