About Sarah Plummer Taylor

Sarah Plummer Taylor is an established leader in the field of resilience building and holistic wellness. She teaches veterans, busy professionals, students, and entrepreneurs how to find clarity and build stronger, healthier lives. A U.S. Marine veteran who deployed twice to Iraq, Sarah is the author of Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths for Creating a Resilient Life. She is also the founder of SEMPER Sarah®, a national wellness practice. Sarah holds a Master’s in Social Work with a Mental Health concentration from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Virginia. She was an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion at Charleston Southern University until 2019. Sarah is also a registered yoga teacher ERYT200/RYT500, who teaches vinyasa, yin, restorative, and trauma-informed adaptive yoga classes in addition to retreats and workshops. Her work has been featured on Capitol Hill and in noteworthy news and entertainment outlets like the Katie Couric Show, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, MSNBC, and others. In addition to speaking, leading workshops, and providing individual and couple’s counseling and coaching through SEMPER Sarah®, Sarah gives back to organizations like Veterans of Foreign Wars, Team Red White & Blue, The Give Back Yoga Foundation, Comeback Yoga, and the Women Marines Association. Sarah lives in North Carolina with her husband, their two daughters, and dog.

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 [...]

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, [...]

Faith, what is it good for?

“Without exception, spirituality – the belief in connection, a power greater than self, and the interconnections grounded in love and compassion – emerged as a component of resilience.” ~Brené Brown   Personal stories and research alike provide rich evidence for faith, spirituality, or some sort of practice of that type to be of supreme importance... [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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