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. Now, she is an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Education and Promotion at Charleston Southern University. 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 Colorado with her husband and their two dogs.

Life or Death Choices + New Website Look

Since November contains both the Marine Corps Birthday and Veteran’s Day, I thought the first day of the month was as good as any to share a boiled down version of my story with you + announce my new website release (and ask you to give it a good perusing whilst you're here, of course!). [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

One Team, One Fight: We Can All Be Warriors

In the spring of 2015, I had the honor - and the subsequent butterflies! - of delivering a keynote speech at the Service Member to Civilian Summit hosted by the University of Alabama. Many of my mentors, colleagues, and researchers who I cited in my own academic papers and publications were present in the audience [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Veterans Saluting the Sun for a Change

Sun Salutes Sun's fingers reach over the hills (pausing first, of course, to inhale the beauty of that recently swollen river and admire his own reflection along the way) through the trees, and around the pavilion pillars.   Light Breeze, she travels with the Sun, and reaches, sweeps, dances over the warriors, too, as they [...]

By | October 7th, 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

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

Stephen King Helped Me Write My First Book

In this episode of Dan Evan's Military Entrepreneur Podcast series, I discuss how THE Stephen King helped me write my first book, Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths For Building a Resilient Life. Well, not directly (that would be amazing!) but via his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. That book, [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|0 Comments

If Athletes Do This Without Question, Why Are So Many of Us So Skeptical?

Why practice? Specifically, why practice mediating, moving, and/or praying mindfully DAILY? Because it trains our brains during times of calm how to better respond in times of anxiety, pressure, or stress. It is like soccer practice versus the big match: we cultivate the skills and muscle memory mindfully when we have the time and space [...]

By | April 21st, 2016|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|2 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

Once-stodgy, the VFW is now a new portrait of America’s changing military

Our progressive Veterans of Foreign Wars Post-1 in Denver has been featured yet again, this time in the Christian Science Monitor. You know why? 'Cause we're rocking it with gender equality, gay rights, yoga, meditation, child care, art shows, and much more at this Post! Healing happens together, folks. :) So, as the article goes... "In [...]

By | April 1st, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Healing Doesn’t Happen in Isolation

Integrate, don't isolate. Healing happens together because healing happens in the very place the initial trauma or stress occurs - in relationship. I know this might initially sound contradictory, but think about it - healing cannot happen in isolation because we are relational creatures. Of course, we often want to retreat at the very times we [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments