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6 Step Relaxation Practice

  1. Get Comfortable.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Relax your muscles from toe to head.
  4. Breathe in and breathe out a word that feels ‘right’ for you. (ie. Breathe in ‘ease’ – Breathe out ‘flow’.)
  5. 10-20 minutes. Sense and feel your process of relaxation.
  6. No judgement. Let your process occur at it’s own pace.

And practice. You’ll find the more you do it, the more familiar you get with your process – and it may come quicker and quicker.

Here’s a short vid on the 6 Step Relaxation Practice. Let me know how it goes.

Also, the free Holiday Survival Master Class is in one week. Click here to sign up.

Much peace, Sarah


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Stress – Stress Response & Chronic Stress

Your soma – body, mind and spirit – reacts beautifully to stress. The problem is, it doesn’t hold up well when we don’t come down from the stressor. It adapts for a time, but wasn’t designed to handle it long-term.

Learn more by clicking here – Stress Response Chronic Stress Vlog

If you’d like to learn more, click here to sign up for my Holiday Survival Master Class – 1/2 hour. TOOLS to help. Saturday, December 16 9:00 am central. It’ll get taped and sent, so if you want to check it out, sign up.

Peace, Sarah

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Stress & The Body

There are physical effects of stress in the body that go along with fight or flight. In our multi-part series on stress during the holidays, learn first what happens to the body when stress starts.

Click here for the info.

Click in the sidebar for the Holiday Survival Guide – lots of tools to help your body, mind and spirit.

Or, sign up for my Holiday Survival Master Class. It’s December 16 at 9:00-9:30 am central. If you can’t ‘attend’ a copy will be dropped in your inbox. Sign up here.

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Depression – Part One

IMG_20171205_140309945It’s hard for me to look back there. My divorce was a painful time that involved a great deal of shame. I didn’t just end my marriage, I took an Uzi and some explosives to it.

The shame sat on the back of my neck like a coiled snake. It whispered things like, “you are no good. you aren’t a nice person. you are terrible. you are bad.”

So I drank…a lot. My roommate at the time when asked for the 15th consecutive night in a row to go out, “Sarah…I can’t keep up with you.”

You have to understand – I was on tv. I faked EVERYTHING. I was sunny and happy – maybe noone saw? I’m not really sure. I want to ask my people, “Did you know? Did you know how bad it was? Did you know how bad I was?”

I moved to Minneapolis at the end of November – new sparkly job, new apartment, new city, new people. It kept me occupied – busied me from my depression.

But not really.

I functioned, but maybe not well? I have no idea. I got up. I went to work. I partied a lot. And I did it again and again and again.

Are you depressed? Anxious? Sitting with trauma? Living with chronic stress? Dear one – you aren’t alone. And there are tools to help.

Learn some of them at my Holiday Survival Master Class. It’s a half an hour. It’s free. You can learn from the privacy of your own home. It’s Saturday, December 16 at 9:00 am Central. But don’t sweat it if you can’t come – a recording will be e-mailed out.

Join me/Click below – Peace, Sarah


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About that time I slipped into disordered eating.

triathlon1Sometimes, when I look back at the pictures from this summer, I get a little mmm… confused. I don’t recognize that woman in the picture.

And it’s not just because I was 25 pounds lighter (I don’t have a scale, so it could be more.) It’s because the way she was in the world is SO different than the way I am in the world now.

I want to hug her and tell her that her worth isn’t determined by her size, her fitness level, her ability to conquer long distances, or by anything on the outside.
Her worth is determined simply because she is. Simply is. She is a gift. An essential part of the whole. Loved. Cherished. Seen.

If you are wrestling with your size in relation to your worth. I want to tell you something important. Feeling well in my soul helped me to feel good in my skin. And it didn’t, doesn’t, have ONE THING to do with having cellulite or not having cellulite, being cut or being soft, being fit or out of shape.

Feeling well in my soul came from simply loving the gift that is me. My body is just the shell that holds me. I take care of it because it is a beautiful gift. Taking care of myself springs from my self love.
But there are no expectations on treating myself to wellness anymore. No limitations either.

I eat whole food.
I drink a lot of water.
I move my machine in a way that pleases me.
And my body – my spirit – my mind has found balance.

Join me for The Eat Whole Foods, Drink More Water, Move Your Body Month. And invite your friends. Because you, they, WE are worth it.

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Question. Need HELP Putting It All Together?

Hey I put a call out on my FB page about, “What is your challenge? What can I help you with?”

I got a bunch of e-mails from people telling me that they have a hard time doing ALL OF THE THINGS. The eating well, the exercise, the drinking water.

What about you?

Do you get to the end of your day day and are like, “CRAP I haven’t planned anything for dinner so it’s takeout AGAIN”??

Or get to the end of the week and realize you haven’t exercised ONCE.

And water – totally not on your radar?

Here’s the FB Live.

Could you use some help putting it all together and coming up with a plan that includes:

Eating Whole Foods
Moving Your Body More
Drinking More Water

Then join me for The Eat Whole Foods, Drink More Water, Move Your Body MONTH! Consistency is KEY. Giving your body the gift of consistency will help you feel balance inside and out.
Join me!