DC Area Yoga Enthusiasts – Early Bird Discount before Aug 31st to NamasDay Yoga Celebration Oct 21st

“One of the greatest joys in my life is getting others to realize the healer in themselves. This ability is truly within all of us but sometimes we just need a little guidance.” ~ Sarah Plummer Taylor DC area yogis, and/or friends of DC area yoga practitioners/students/wannabes/interested parties ;) I don't know if you knew [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Bench to Bench

Last week, while out for a morning walk with my two little beasts – Eloise (the four-legged kind) and Bailey (the three-legged sort) – I noticed an older woman ahead of me on the sidewalk.   The woman’s walking pattern seemed erratic, so it caught my eye. First, she was quickly approaching me. Then, I [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

This Hippie $hit Will Actually Change Your Brain – A Freedom Meditation for the 4th of July

Up front confession – If you have been reading my blogs since at least last fall, then I’ve shared this meditation with you before. Really want to cut to the chase? Here’s the recording:   Not-so-confession’y – why am I sharing it again? BECAUSE IT’S SO DANG POWERFUL. Lastly – it’s the freaking fourth [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

A Commentary on Freedom

"We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it." ~ William Faulkner Happy day-after Independence Day (if you’re living in or are from the United States)! Yesterday, when I hopped onto my Instagram account, I paused, feeling an opportunity to potentially offer something a little more than a Happy 4th fun [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Never eat THIS again!

Never, ever, ever, EVER eat ____________ (fill in the blank) again!!!   OK, if I told you that, what would be the first thing you’d want to eat before the respective time arrived to have to stop forevermore?!   THAT THING!!! Right?!   Us humans are squirrely little creatures sometimes, and we definitely don’t like [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|1 Comment

Loneliness Kills

"Social connectivity does more for your health than quitting smoking." ~ Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) We all want to be resilient. (Right???) Resilience is built by cultivating: Self-Care Spiritual Practices Social Support Therefore, we suffer when we don’t do the following: Invest in healthy habits for ourselves Cultivate spiritual practices [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Liars Don’t Heal

“Pass your wisdom on; not your suffering.” ~ Dr. Caroline Myss, PhD Dr. Caroline Myss, a wise teacher who has been going about this whole life-advice thing a heck of a lot longer than I have says that “choice terrifies people.” I’d agree with that (and I’m including myself in that agreement). I think part [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Are You In or Out?

Remember when I pondered liminal space and how helpful, albeit uncomfortable, it can be at times?   How it’s necessary to honor the space between not yet and no longer? From mental health research to yogic teachings, we know that being able to operate in this liminal space is a sign of health and maturity, [...]

By | January 16th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Time Management: Accepting Limitation in order to Transcend It + Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. -Mark Twain I don't know about you, but lately I've caught myself feeling like a victim to time. WHERE did it go? Argh, I'm a few [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Semper Sarah|1 Comment

Faith, what is it good for?

“Without exception, spirituality – the belief in connection, a power greater than self, and the interconnections grounded in love and compassion – emerged as a component of resilience.” ~Brené Brown   Personal stories and research alike provide rich evidence for faith, spirituality, or some sort of practice of that type to be of supreme importance... [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Semper Sarah|0 Comments