All The Things I Did Not Do (a poem)

on beauty

I did not buy the cheap house on the island no-one knew about. I did not finish the course. I did not climb Mt Sinai. Or publish the book. I didn’t start that business I mapped out in my mind. I did not learn Spanish.   I did not attend my graduation ceremony. I did not build the empire. I didn’t tell him I didn’t want to. I did not trust my greatness. Or follow that sensible path.   I … Keep reading…

2016 – A Manifesto

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Keep it light – value each beautiful, painful, joyful moment¬†as a masterpiece of the Universe. Connect then release – share ideas but don’t depend on anyone’s opinion or seek permission to be you. Seek wisdom – from teachers, teachings and friends, but above all, from within. Your heart center is your soul’s only true guidance system. Play – laugh, dance, sing and then do more. Let go – of struggle against change. You will never, ever know what is coming … Keep reading…

Here Goes

Sarah Somewhere isla Blanca

How do I describe the indescribable? How do I show up fully as my authentic self? How do I share my journey in order to serve others while protecting my sacred, inner life? How do I embrace my worthiness to live my soul’s purpose? These are some of the questions I have been reflecting on during my break from blogging. I haven’t really taken a break from writing, because I have been pouring myself into the pages of notebooks and … Keep reading…

Burn it Down to Light it Up: A Ritual of Rebirth

fire

Ever want to tear down something you created and start something entirely new? A blog you wrote, a house you built, a painting you did, a photo you took, a child you birthed… kidding. My creative fire is burning, burning, but I feel stuck. I feel trapped in my own creation, cornered by judgement and expectation (of my own making). I’ve thought about starting another blog. But why would I need to do that? I already have one. When I … Keep reading…

Announcing My Online E-retreat in January!

Journey to Shine E-Retreat

Hello friends, family, subscribers and random Google searchers. I am grateful you are ALL here. When we started this journey almost three years ago, I didn’t really know what it was I was looking for in my life, I just knew it was something very different to what I’d been doing. A year previously, I’d sat in a wooden boat on the Ganges River in Varanasi to celebrate my 30th birthday and when I was encouraged to ask the ‘Mother … Keep reading…

Within or Without: My Spiritual Journey on the Road

One step

Before we began this road trip through the US, I had a few concerns about losing my inner balance. The past year has been full of new experiences, new challenges and a few big (painful) lessons. As a result, the last six months in Latin America were a self-imposed spiritual retreat for me. Through the pain of realising how I was relying on my external circumstances to make me happy, I completely surrendered to a daily spiritual practice of meditation … Keep reading…

Consuming vs Creating: finding clarity at Costco

shoe rack

The other morning I had a bit of a crisis about my writing and my purpose. With red eyes and the sort of lethargy which comes from a morning spent sobbing on the bed in my bath towel, I tagged along with a friend on a shopping trip in an attempt to shut down my pity party. First, we hit a few flea markets, which I loved. From old baby strollers to sofas to artwork, I perused the dusty offerings … Keep reading…

A new design and a new direction

Pacific-view

The great thing about having a designer for a boyfriend is that you get free web design. The other thing is that you’re always last in the queue. Behind the projects of paying customers, behind TV watching and of course, flying. I’ve wanted to change things around here for a while. I’ve been busting to shake things up with a new design and slight change in direction but the truth is, it’s been good for me to be patient. I’ve … Keep reading…

Getting out of my own way

Taking notes

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! Ours was great – happy, joyful and relatively relaxed. My sister Holly is here visiting from the states and we spent the holidays eating delicious meals with lovely friends. I couldn’t help thinking the whole time how lucky I am to have such a wonderful community of people here in Playa del Carmen to celebrate my first Mexican Christmas with. Christmas is always a time of reflection for me, a chance to … Keep reading…

Write your heart out

Write your heart out

You’re out there, I know you are. You feel something inside, an uncomfortable urging you’ve suppressed for some time. You want to write, to express yourself, to connect with people and share your stories but you’re scared, unqualified and coming up with every excuse why now is not the right time. I know, because I’m you. Yes, I write, now. But for many years my inner urge to connect via the written word lay dormant inside me, withered from being … Keep reading…