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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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