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10 Things I’ve Learned @ 50

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As I sit with a cup of coffee and fingers on the keyboard…the words start to pulse forward.

Today I’m 50. And why does it feel so monumental and so mundane all at once?

I have been on the Earth for 50 years. How is that possible? I was just bombing around Belle Fourche, SD in my Volkswagon Thing smoking Swisher Sweets with my girlfriends! (gross!)

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For some reason today, there are tender tears right behind my eyes. When I look back, when I sit in the present, when I imagine my future…it all seems really sweet. And that moves me.

So I thought I’d just share a list of ten things that on my 50th trip around the sun that mean something to me:

  1. Life’s short. It may not feel short, but it is SO short. Enjoy the shit out of it.
  2. Love your people hard. Hug them. Call them. Pull them close.
  3. Be open to newness. New people, new food, new places. Taste the world.
  4. Be grateful. Grateful for this one amazing, beautiful, messy, fantastic thing called LIFE.
  5. Find your center. Where is that small, still voice within? Find it. Listen to it. Follow it.
  6. Live out loud. Shine brightly. Do your thing unabashedly.
  7. Recognize the people with the least. Serve them. Follow them. Live from the place of humility.
  8. Don’t get too attached. Don’t grip. Don’t cling. Try and enjoy the permeability of it all and don’t get too attached to outcomes.
  9. Whatever you’ve been told, you are a tremendous gift. See if you can mine that treasure and see it, celebrate it, enjoy it in yourself.
  10. Eat the croissant. Savor it. Let it flake apart in your mouth. Slow down.

I love this life and I’m so grateful for it all. I want to fling my arms around it all and squeeze.

In gratitude, Sarah

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7 Exercise Excuses & Ideas to Handle Them

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What excuses do you use to avoid exercising?

My most common is “I’m tired” and I also bring out “I don’t wanna” sometimes.

Totally normal.

Exercise is fully loaded. In the face of moving, we can get in our own way and avoid moving our beautiful machines.

This happens for many reasons. In this Pajama Talk we talk about seven really common excuses or reasons people use to not exercise and some ideas about how to deal with them.

CLICK HERE – Pajama Talk Episode 1

Peace, Sarah


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Lead with Love

Today I found my favorite lemonade on sale at the grocery store (Calypso – try it) and it was 3 for 3.00. I bought 3.

The lady at the checkout is named Anita. She was excited to enjoy the sunshine on this beautiful day getting out of work in 45 minutes.

“Do you like lemonade?”

“Yes!”

“Try this one!”

We talked about motherhood. Her daughter is 38 and works with her at the grocery store. She has six kids. She adores them.

The man sitting on the corner hoping for change looked hot. I rolled down my window.

“Want some lemonade?”

“Yes please!”

The thing is…we can lead with love. We can look in each other’s eyes and see our connection.

We are all connected.

Look…see.

Copy of Copy of The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.


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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. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FB LIVE ON THIS TOPIC.

Let me know how it goes.

Happy Holidays. May they be peaceful.

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.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR STRESS RESPONSE & ABOUT CHRONIC STRESS

 

Peace, Sarah


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Self-Compassion Exercise

When my kids were both finally in school, I knew I needed to do some work around self-love and self-compassion. So I designed a self-study course for myself. High on the list was a book by Kristen Neff called, “Self Compassion.” You can see her TED Talk too by clicking here. 

One of the exercises in the book was to write a letter to myself from the position of a loving friend.

It was a game changer for me.

You try. Click on this link: http://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/

Do Exercise 3.

The…if you want, click and do all of the exercises and meditations.

You’re worth it. xo.