About Sarah Plummer Taylor

Sarah Plummer Taylor is an established leader in the field of resilience building and holistic wellness. She teaches veterans, busy professionals, students, and entrepreneurs how to find clarity and build stronger, healthier lives. A U.S. Marine veteran who deployed twice to Iraq, Sarah is the author of Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths for Creating a Resilient Life. She is also the founder of SEMPER Sarah®, a national wellness practice. Sarah holds a Master’s in Social Work with a Mental Health concentration from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Virginia. Now, she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion at Charleston Southern University. Her work has been featured on Capitol Hill and in noteworthy news and entertainment outlets like the Katie Couric Show, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, MSNBC, and others. In addition to speaking, leading workshops, and providing individual and couple’s counseling and coaching through SEMPER Sarah®, Sarah gives back to organizations like Veterans of Foreign Wars, Team Red White & Blue, The Give Back Yoga Foundation, Comeback Yoga, and the Women Marines Association. Sarah lives in Virginia with her husband and their two dogs.

An Easy Sunday Meditation

"Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10 I can't take credit for the idea of utilizing this particular scripture as a meditation. In fact, I heard an example of it in a church sermon a year or so ago. I've always loved this verse. It reappears in my friends' work, my own, [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Service Human In-Training part 3 – EPIC FAIL

"Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure." ~Napolean Hill   This morning I had the grand illusion of taking Eloise to someone else’s yoga class for the first time. The illusion part comes in where I thought it would be a seamless endeavor. ;)   I suppose I [...]

By | January 7th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Manifesting in the New Year – the Day of Epiphany

I sat – slouched a bit – in a plastic chair with metal arms. We were in a room in a semi-destroyed building that US troops now used as office space for various units in Al Asad, Iraq. It was cold. (Yes, it gets cold in Iraq). I had a brownish green polar fleece mock [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Balance is Bullsh*t – Logotherapy part 3

Wrestling with it is good.   Tension is necessary.   If we believe there is value in the conflict (often perceived as “darkness” when we’re in it), be it internal or external, it not only is bearable, the struggle will have meaning.   We are meaning-making beings after all. And my goodness, doesn’t this show [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Explore more; immediately gratify less – A call for challenge, opportunity, and being present – Logotherapy Part 2

Et Lux in tenebris lucet ~ and the light shineth in the darkness ~   Explore (aka: challenge, struggle, face obstacles, experience discomfort and resistance, etc) more; seek immediate gratification (aka: pleasure, boredom, lack of lasting satisfaction when getting something easily and immediately without any investment in the process, etc). A maxim I’m hearing a [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

People Do Have Choice – Logotherapy part1

Tonight in my regular Monday yoga class, I shared some excerpts from Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning to set the tone.   I did so because I often find myself saying to my classes that one of the things I most appreciate about yoga is that it’s a place where we get to choose, [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

We do not take a trip; a trip takes us – Where are you going in 2017?

I finished reading Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck a couple weeks ago, and there are a couple key passages from it still bouncing around within me. Although this little excerpt – we don’t take a trip; a trip takes us – was at the very start of the book (page [...]

By | January 1st, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

“Domain Expiring” – Letting Go for the New Year

An email arrived in my inbox with the subject line: Domain Expiring.   I opened it, and was reminded that I’d declined the auto-renew of a very special domain, my first domain, the one, the only…. MarineChick.com.   (This pic to the left was one of my main feature photos on MarineChick.com for awhile).   [...]

By | December 31st, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

The Carrot or the Stick? Service Human In-Training, Part 2

"Once you start making the effort to 'wake yourself up' - that is, be more mindful in your activities - you suddenly start appreciating life a lot more." ~Robert Biswas-Diener A new technique one of the dog trainers I work with suggested using an old wooden cooking spoon, putting a dollop of peanut butter on [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Social Justice or Jesus?

I had a friend post something on Facebook today saying (and keep in mind, per usual, I’m paraphrasing here) that she had people questioning how her Christian faith and her liberally-oriented political stances could rightly coexist. Liberal equaling progressive, feminist, etc. Her initial post answered the query and followed up with a question of her [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments