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.

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

Stop Spinning Sideways

"This is just the visual difference that 6 months made when I started making better choices in how I lived my life and applied principles we discussed during your coaching and expressed in your book. No surgeries, prescriptions or fad diets. Just eating healthy, exercising, sleeping, and re-centering my life around core values." Robert is [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Bulletproofing the Psyche: Mindfulness Interventions in the Training Environment to Improve Resilience in the Military and Veteran Communities

While clinical health services exist for service members with existing mental health conditions like posttraumatic stress, they are not stemming the rising tide of service suicides. A new approach to mental health intervention and suicide prevention in military-connected personnel is required, one that speaks to the participatory, hard-working ethos of military culture. Social work and [...]

By | February 7th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Your Nose Knows – Getting Balance, Clarity, and Calm With this Powerful Breathwork

Ever heard of or tried "alternate nostril breathing" or nadi shodhana (in sanskrit)? Nope? Well, you're not alone! This simple, yet powerful, way of breathing is one that taps into all sorts of intuitive body-based helper systems within us. Huh? That was my verbose way of saying, this breath work does the (good) work for [...]

By | February 4th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Restore & Rebuild: A Free Resilient Leadership Retreat for Veterans this March

Resilient Leadership Retreat for OIF/OEF Veterans A quick break in my regular blogging programming to ask you to please help Just Roll With It Wellness LLC share a unique opportunity with wounded, injured, or ill veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. The retreat is this March in beautiful Charleston, SC. Lodging, food, and gear are all covered, and travel [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Living Your Practice: Incorporating Yoga Into Your Daily Life

Like many other things in life, yoga practice becomes deeper and more meaningful as you spend more time with it. In Yoga Sutra 1.14, Patanjali notes that the three keys to success in any aspect of life are to do it for a long time, without interruption, and with full sincerity. Yet today’s busy world [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

The Pistol or the Yoga Mat?

Originally posted January 4, 2016 by Yoga Service Council in Trauma-Informed Yoga / Veterans A couple of years ago, in a New Year’s Eve note to my readers on SemperSarah.com, I encouraged them to be vulnerable. Then, I decided, I was going to walk my talk. First, I shared this note with them. Then, I included an expanded version of it in my [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Does It Piss You Off When People Tell You To “Just Let It Go?”

Ya, me too. But I think that's because somewhere deep down I know I need to. I need to just. Let. It. Go. So, I got to thinkin' - I'm probably not the only one who's felt this way! And as we approach the New Year and goals and resolutions galore begin to crop up [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Semper Sarah|0 Comments

Focus Outward. Pay Attention. Extend a Hand. Today is the day!

Happy Friday December 11th, 2015! Today. Is. The. Day!  :-) My book, Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths for Building a Resilient Life, is now available in hardback, paperback, and kindle on Amazon.com. Whooooooo hooooo!!!!! Ok, but beyond my own personal excitement about my book finally really being ready for the world, I’m [...]

By | December 11th, 2015|Sarah's Blog|0 Comments

Resilience – Want It? Build It. Here’s a meditation to try.

Whether you’re “into meditation” or not, I think you will enjoy this blog today. As my dear friend and owner of Third Eye Yoga, Lisa Theis, says "Meditation is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Though easy to dismiss, taking even 3 minutes out of your day to quiet your mind can [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Semper Sarah|0 Comments