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

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