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

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