DC Area Yoga Enthusiasts – Early Bird Discount before Aug 31st to NamasDay Yoga Celebration Oct 21st

“One of the greatest joys in my life is getting others to realize the healer in themselves. This ability is truly within all of us but sometimes we just need a little guidance.” ~ Sarah Plummer Taylor DC area yogis, and/or friends of DC area yoga practitioners/students/wannabes/interested parties ;) I don't know if you knew [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

The Trauma Therapist Project with Dr. Guy Macpherson

What a fun podcast with Guy Macpherson, PhD on The Trauma Therapist Project talking resilience and mental health! We recorded this a few weeks ago, and it's now live on his site HERE.  You can also access it directly on the PodCast. There is a crack, a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen Why [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments