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  • 07
    Dec 2017

    Does it feel like a bad weekend for you? Too much money? Let’s talk about it.

    It was wonderful to see so many of you Monday on my Facebook live. Together we did a welcoming winter ritual and talked about how to embrace the energy of this season. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here.

    At the end of the Facebook live ritual I also talked more about  Wise Woman Winter. I can’t believe it’s only a month away! We’ve received a ton of great questions about the retreat yesterday and over the last several weeks. I know that taking the leap to enroll is a big decision, so I want to take some time to walk you through the questions and comments I’ve received to help you make the right choice for you.

    What can I expect?
    Imagine driving up a snowy path (plowed of course!) to a warm, beautiful lodge in the woods. You are greeted by 25 other women just like you who are ready to start their year in a totally new way. You feel the excitement.  You take off your coat, get a hot cup of tea, and start to notice the details. Flowers, candles, a mandala.  Everything is curated to make this weekend exquisite just for you. And then we begin.

    I sit alongside you and guide you through ritual, ceremony, dance, and meditation to connect you with your Inner Wise Woman. Between our sessions, we dine together around the fireplace in my home, eating healthy, delicious food. You feel nourished, lit up, and sacred, and from that place, you are ready to plan a year that makes you feel this way all the time. To read more about what I have planned and see photos from the last retreat, you can get the invitation here.

     

     

    What if I’m not spiritual or into magic?
    You don’t have to have any prior experience with spirituality to come to Wise Woman Winter. I will guide you through many practices, some familiar and some that may be new to you. All I ask for is curiosity. This retreat is for open-minded, soulful women who want more in their lives, who are done playing small and are ready to step into a new way of being. No experience required.

    It’s a bad weekend for me. It’s too close to the holidays and I shouldn’t take time off.
    I deliberately scheduled Wise Woman Winter the first weekend in January so that we can harness the energy of the New Year and start 2018 off with total alignment and authenticity. I have heard from some people that they feel like they need more time after the holidays to recoup or are worried about taking time off so early in the year. While I honor your desire to take care of yourself and your commitments, I want you to notice if you have a pattern of not going for something because it feels inconvenient. Is that keeping you in a place of playing small and staying stuck? It’s never easy to get away or to do something for yourself but it is always worth it. I’m asking you to dig deep, to stick your neck out, to take a day off and to make this happen for you yourself if you know you’re meant to do this work.

    I want to come, but it’s too much money.
    My friend Kate Northrup once told me “make how you spend your money a prayer for what you want more of in your life.” I’ve planned a luxurious retreat that will make you feel cared for and inspired as you craft the next phase of your life. I spent a long time sitting with the investment for this retreat and this was the lowest I could make it while still being able to provide you this exquisite care and nourishment. If this pricing will not work with your budget, I do not want you to go into major financial strain to come. But, if what you are feeling is resistance, know this is normal. It’s always uncomfortable to spend money on ourselves especially when we’re not getting a thing like a washing machine or a refrigerator. I invite you to sink down and listen to your Inner Wise Woman. Does she want you to set aside your resistance and come anyway?

    It would be such an honor to have you at Wise Woman Winter this January.  This transformational and intimate experience is only open to 26 women and we only have a few spots left. To get more details and save your spot click here.

    Lots of love,
    Sarah

  • 29
    Nov 2017

    Big news!

    I’m so happy to finally share with you that Jonathan and I are having another baby!

    I’ve always wanted three kids, but with the challenges I’ve had with motherhood so far, I questioned why that was the case. And with a boy and a girl, did I really need to have more? But the truth is that as soon as I had Annabelle, I started missing the third baby. Every time we picked out a Christmas Tree or went on a big family trip, I found myself wishing that number three was there.

    And motherhood has been filled with so much more joy and ease now that we are in nature, close to my family and have the kids in daycare (as opposed to dealing with endless nanny complications) that I’m feeling space open up for this third soul.

    This baby came a bit earlier than expected so there are some unforeseen changes on the horizon. The main one is that Wise Woman Winter will be my last retreat until Summer 2019, and we have a few spots left. I will still be holding workshops, full moon circles, and perhaps a one day retreat, but nothing as in-depth and transformative as Wise Woman Winter.

    I created Wise Woman Winter because I see so many women lose themselves in life. Whether you’ve thrown your whole life force into motherhood, or you’ve been working tirelessly at a career that doesn’t light you up, or you’ve spent your whole life trying to please others, not rock the boat and just fit in, it’s important to know that none of this is your fault. Our culture is designed to encourage women to abandon our own sense of self for the benefit of others. This makes it critical for us to carve out the time and space to remember who you are, uncover your full potential and finally make space for your brilliance in this life.

    I chose to do Wise Woman Winter in January because winter provides the perfect energy for stripping away all of the extra crap so we can meet our inner Wise Woman – that part of you that has always known why you are here and has the chutzpah to be that woman in your daily life.

    Winter is here to teach us how to slow down and come inside, just as the seeds are gathering energy and laying dormant until spring. We all need this time of stillness in order to grow.

    My retreats are a combination of deep soul work through sacred ceremony, guided journeys, coaching and an opportunity for you to be completely taken care of. It’s a time for you to let it all go and do something deliciously selfish.

    Here are what some of the women are saying about working with me in a sacred retreat:

    “I have attended many retreats, and this was by far the most intentional, sacred, and life-changing that I have been blessed to experience. I will hold this special weekend close to my heart for the rest of my life. ” ~ Hannah

    I left the retreat feeling more love, gratitude, connection, and deep joy than I have felt in years, maybe ever.~ Liza Ortiz

    It was one of the most beautiful and life changing experiences of my life. Sarah’s presence and the magic that all the other participants created with me was amazing. I keep saying to my friends and to everyone that every woman on the earth should do a retreat just like Sarah’s so you can find or re-find your purpose, your magic. You will love it. You will find meanings for “sacred,” for “sisterhood,” for “love”, for “acceptance,” and I’m sure you will find another way of being and another way of thinking about yourself.~ Lorena

    Sharing space with other women in ceremony healed a broken heart. There is no other way to put this… it restored my faith in humanity.~ Nicole

    I know you may be thinking it’s not the right time for you. That it’s too close to Christmas or too much money, but I just want to reflect that we already have women coming who have moved mountains to be there, and I know you can too if you feel called to gather with us. Early January is the perfect time to remember your full potential so 2018 can be the first year of an incredibly meaningful, joyful life.

    If you have questions you can respond to this email, or join me for a Facebook Live gathering on Monday, December 4th, at 1pm Eastern. I’m going to be sharing about the magic of winter, a full moon exercise and answering questions about Wise Woman Winter.

    I can’t wait to see who is going to complete our circle for Wise Woman Winter.

    Sending so much love,
    Sarah

  • 16
    Nov 2017

    Sensuality after babies

    I remember feeling so far away from myself. The powerful, confident, sensual, beautiful, alive woman I used to know was just gone. I felt like she had been replaced by this round, ogre, grumpy troll. I just felt dead inside.

    My “enough is enough” point happened when Annabelle was just over a year old, which would make it around this time last year. I felt like I had come out of the postpartum period but still felt empty and lifeless.

    I wanted to feel vibrant, confident, beautiful, even sexy. SEXY!? The idea felt so foreign as a mother of 2 young kids with a body that nowhere near resembled my own ideal.  But, as you know, I’m not one to settle for flat.

    I started with my health, getting acupuncture, taking herbs and eating less gluten, dairy and sugar. I went on two different cleanses and felt my physical life force returning.

    I did an intensive with Rachel Rose around divine feminine self care and lifestyle. We created a beautiful morning routine, bathing rituals and explored how my body wanted to be nourished.

    A few times I tried to return to the old pre-kids sensuality stand ins: red lipstick, lingerie and little black dresses. I felt like a grown ass woman dressing up as a 16-year old. It just wasn’t me anymore. I had to get acquainted with my new body, my new self.

    I learned what she liked to eat, how she liked to be touched. What made her happy, and alive. What was beautiful to her now, and what lit her up.

    Every time I dove into an Inquiry, I was pointed to the same place – Nature. But nature in the sense of its magic, power and sensuality.  I realized that my whole body is built for the pure pleasure of experiencing nature with all of my senses. And if I’m quiet enough, to hear her wisdom.

    The more I spent time meeting this part of myself, this nature/magic loving part of me, the more sensual I became.

    If you want to learn specific rituals and practices to connect to the magic of nature, check out my Create A Magical Life Workshop happening tonight in person and online.

    Remember, sensual doesn’t always meet sexual, and none of this had to do with sex.

    This was about me enjoying being in my body and feeling full of life and beauty.

    This transformation of feeling dead inside to filled with life took about 7 months, and when I realized how sovereign and Whole I felt, I knew I needed to capture the essence of this new embodiment, so I did a photoshoot with Melissa Hoffmann.

    Melissa and I explored what this sensual part of me wore, where she longed to be and how she expresses herself.  The day we did the shoot we went to a waterfall I loved and visited often.  She asked me questions and helped me really call forth that sacred, sensual part of me.  It wasn’t about posing, but about capturing the full expression of love I felt for my body and spirit. I even surprised myself by getting in the waterfall!

    I don’t feel like this all the time, nor do I walk around dressed like this, but this is a side of myself that I try to call on often.  And when I can’t, when I’m stuck in “ogre mode” I now have these pictures to remind me of this important part of myself. If you feel called, I can’t recommend working with Melissa enough.  You can learn about her work here

    This journey showed me how easy it is to cut off parts of ourselves when we are a mothers.  I saw how I could have gone my whole life without reclaiming my sensuality. What a slippery slope!  I know this is something I will come back to over and over, as well as to other parts of me like my creative side, my warrior side, my priestess side and more deeply embracing my mother side.

    As women, we are all things and I am learning that the more I nurture the sides of me that are the weakest, the stronger the others become.

    In the coming months I’m going to be talking more about the importance of reclaiming all parts of ourselves and how to stand firmly in the knowing that your are a Whole Woman.

    I’m looking forward to diving in deeper with you.

    So much love,
    Sarah

    P.S.   Wondering where to start with creating a more sacred, magic fill life?  Tonight, from 6-9pm I’m hosting a “Create a Magical Life” Workshop for women who are wondering where to start. We’re going to be exploring:

    • What the Moon phases are all about and how to work with them
    • The importance of rituals, how to create them and what you need to have in your tool box
    • What does it mean when people talk about the Goddess, Divine Feminine, Great Mother etc. and where does that leave your relationship with God?
    • How to navigate your new spiritual curiosity with your religious upbringing
    • What practices you can do on a daily basis to feel more connected
    • And you’ll leave with a morning ritual mapped out so you can tune into your magic everyday, right away.

    You can join this workshop by visiting Hawthorn Farm in Medfield, MA
    Register here to attend the live event.
    OR
    Purchase the digital home study version which you’ll receive in a week.
    Register here for just $47 (Price increases to $97 after the workshop).

    (Photos by Melissa Hoffmann)

Design: Jane Reaction. Development: Brandi Bernoskie.