Family – We’re Known By the Company We Keep

Written on our way back home to Denver after a trip to Chicago for a family funeral…   “When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room. Why cry for a soul set free?   Miss me a little, but [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

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

A Life-Changing, Thanksgiving Meditation

In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to give thanks to you AND I wanted to share one of my all-time favorite meditations with you today. This is commonly known as the “loving kindness” meditation, and it is a powerful and life-changing one if I do say so myself. Give it a try, and I promise you’ll [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Sarah's Blog|2 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