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

Social Justice or Jesus?

I had a friend post something on Facebook today saying (and keep in mind, per usual, I’m paraphrasing here) that she had people questioning how her Christian faith and her liberally-oriented political stances could rightly coexist. Liberal equaling progressive, feminist, etc. Her initial post answered the query and followed up with a question of her [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Once upon a time, in an Indian village…

One of my teachers (yes, it’s Lisa again ;-p) had a sanskrit teacher who went to India (naturally) to study for awhile.   This woman practiced yoga daily. It was a regular part of her life.   She noticed, though, that in this little village in which she lived that she was the only one [...]

By | December 24th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

9/11: A Reminder of the Power of Choice & The Option to Heal

The annual remembrance of September 11th, 2001 evokes a lot of emotions in me, many of which have changed over the last few years. In 2011, I wrote an account of where I was when it all went down in 2001, and how I felt that the "Tumbling Towers Built America's Next Greatest Generation."  But [...]

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

Last Weekend in New Orleans…

I got to spend two energizing days with the Mission Continues at the Women Veterans Leadership Summit in New Orleans, LA from April 1st to the 3rd. The intended purpose was to empower women veterans for successful transition to civilian life. And the message I heard loud and clear was the importance of finding authentic [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|Sarah's Blog|0 Comments

Yoga: How We Help Veterans of Combat Reintegrate Into Their Lives – HuffPost

"Since I began teaching, I understand the principle of 'yoga off the mat' more and more every day. I teach veterans -- who tend to be survivors of anything from combat to sexual assault -- that you can apply yogic principles to all areas of your life. Service... is also about helping people live better, [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Cheering On Women Leaders

This week I had the honor of guest-blogging for author, Daniel Allen, to try to concisely answer the question "How Do We Cheer On Our Women Leaders?" Be sure to let us know in the comments - how do YOU support your women who are leaders? Or, if you are a woman and a leader, how [...]

By | August 2nd, 2012|Semper Sarah|0 Comments