Places Hold Power: Goodbyes & Hellos

“Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” ~ unknown A week and a half ago, I drank in my last walk in the woods at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve in McLean, VA like a cup of tea, sip by sip, cradling the mug with both hands, [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Sarah's Blog, Semper Sarah|3 Comments

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

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

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