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

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

The Pistol or the Yoga Mat?

Originally posted January 4, 2016 by Yoga Service Council in Trauma-Informed Yoga / Veterans A couple of years ago, in a New Year’s Eve note to my readers on SemperSarah.com, I encouraged them to be vulnerable. Then, I decided, I was going to walk my talk. First, I shared this note with them. Then, I included an expanded version of it in my [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Focus Outward. Pay Attention. Extend a Hand. Today is the day!

Happy Friday December 11th, 2015! Today. Is. The. Day!  :-) My book, Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths for Building a Resilient Life, is now available in hardback, paperback, and kindle on Amazon.com. Whooooooo hooooo!!!!! Ok, but beyond my own personal excitement about my book finally really being ready for the world, I’m [...]

By | December 11th, 2015|Sarah's Blog|0 Comments

4 Ways Yoga Can Help You Manage Chronic Pain (Guest Post)

Yoga has become a tremendously popular way to relieve stress, improve flexibility, and boost both physical and emotional health. For those with chronic pain, yoga can have a powerful effect on reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. Although it will not necessarily get rid of all the pain, research has repeatedly shown that yoga [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

I wanted my life taken from me. Yoga brought me back.

In my New Year's Eve note, I encouraged you to be vulnerable. Today, I'm going to walk my talk. I'm going to be vulnerable, authentic, and share an excerpt from a larger piece of writing I'm working on which describes some of the challenges I faced during my second deployment to Iraq... "Although I never [...]

By | January 2nd, 2014|Semper Sarah|0 Comments