Curiosity

My friend, Jenn, is one of the most curious people I know. Her inquisitiveness is something I admire because it bespeaks a hunger, a zest, a courage, a seeking that I believe the wise and brave to have. Jenn’s eyes are big, bright, and wide. I imagine they’re that way so that she can take [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

You’re invited to participate in the divine life

You're invited to participate in the divine life, because when you’re going it alone, you’re kinda at your worst.   Last week’s sermon at my local Denver church opened with this question: “If God were totally knowable, explainable, definable, etc would that be a God worth worshiping?”   The pastor’s answer has stuck with me [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Tantra: Calm and Steady

The teacher I mentioned yesterday, ya, well she blew my mind again today in yoga class.   It’s not the first time she’s mentioned Tantra. I don’t think she talks about it for the shock value, but there’s always at least one lil gasp or two in the room when she first mentions it. The [...]

By | December 17th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Time and Pressure

As a gifted teacher can so seemingly effortlessly do, they bring lessons into the yoga room that are about everything else other than yoga. They are talking about yoga (move like this, breathe like that, consider this in your body, notice that in your mind), but it’s about so much more. It’s simple, powerful. It’s not [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Life Is a Mirror – Good News or Bad?

“EVERYTHING IS A REFLECTION OF THE CONDITION OF YOUR OWN HEART; or at least of the condition of your garden: of the seeds you have planted there, by being kind or not to others. And so looking at the world is like looking in a funny kind of mirror – a mirror that takes weeks [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Service Human In-Training

Eloise, my 8 month old Golden Retriever puppy, wears a patch that says “Service Dog In-Training” if she’s out and about wearing her special vest. Service Dog. In-training. Ok. This morning, I spoke with fellow Marine Corps veteran, Lydon Villone (of Heel the Heroes) who is extensively educated on dog training. It’s what he does [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Yoga Resources to Keep You Cozy This Winter

Happy December!   What?! DECEMBER?! Am I the only one who feels like 2016 has gone by in a flash?! Well, if you're trying to get a grip this winter, and if cooler weather has you heading indoors for your daily health & wellness practices, yoga may be a good option for getting - or staying - on track [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Predictors of Depression Diagnoses and Symptoms in United States Female Veterans: Results from a National Survey and Implications for Programming

Research suggests that female veterans of the United States military are more likely than their male counterparts to report mental health concerns such as posttraumatic stress, depression and suicidal thoughts. The purpose of this study was to explore the interaction of service era (time period during which active duty service occurred), social support, and beliefs [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

How Do We Fix Long Wait Times at VA Hospitals? An Unexpected Proposal…

In light of recent news here in CO (and across the US) that wait times at the VA are still egregiously long or are being manipulated to a point where veterans cannot utilize the Veterans Choice Act and seek covered care outside the VA medical system, I wanted to re-voice my concern over this issue because [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Life or Death Choices + New Website Look

Since November contains both the Marine Corps Birthday and Veteran’s Day, I thought the first day of the month was as good as any to share a boiled down version of my story with you + announce my new website release (and ask you to give it a good perusing whilst you're here, of course!). [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments