How can we incorporate meditation and spiritual wisdom into the messy realities of our lives? How can we think of spiritual practice as something that happens within life, rather than in retreat?
Hi I'm Sarah, and for years I trained in yoga and a form of Tibetan Buddhist meditation, but found it incredibly difficult with two young children to train in traditional ways which required me to step out of my life to sit on my own. What I have discovered over these many years is that many of us need an adapted form of spiritual practice that fits in with our lives. Especially for women whose approach to spiritual practice may be different.
This podcast is a continuing conversation about how spiritual wisdom can illuminate our messy real lives as women. Sometimes you'll get me with some stuff I've been thinking about. Sometimes you'll get me in conversation with another woman about the realities of their spiritual practice — what it's actually like, how it helps the in practical real-life situations and what inspires them most.
We are Messy. We are Luminous. And just Being.
Episode 062 The Art of ReWilding w/Natasha Lythgoe
This is an episode about how we come home to ourselves. It is about getting to know ourselves below the neck and beneath the words, and connecting into the depth of our human experience. Sometimes it takes being out in nature and really allowing its wisdom and aliveness and presence to be felt for us to then know who we truly are. I know you are going to love this conversation with Natasha Lythgoe, who runs nature connection retreats, guides vision quests and leads The Art of Rewilding @the_art_of_rewilding
Episode 060 Facing criticism and finding courage in your creative work & life
Whenever we put our creative work into the world or express ourselves authentically, we open ourselves up to criticism. We might tell ourselves that it's okay if not everyone likes our work (or us!). But the truth is, criticism not only hurts, the fear of criticism can prevent us from creating or being authentic in the first place! This episode is about my own evolving relationship with criticism & the mind-training practices that have helped me find courage to keep creating and live authentically.
Episode 059 Chasing Clarity w/ Meghan Hatalla
Small movements, brief moments, these have more value than we often realise. They can sneak up on us when we look up at the night sky and feel that clarity reflected within ourselves. They can come through gentle movement of the body and bring transformation. In this conversation, I talk to yoga teacher Meghan Hatalla about her own practice with Soma Yoga, giving ourselves permission to make small moments meaningful, and how she's getting intentional about the way she uses her time & energy this year.
Episode 058 What my meditation practice really looks like
When we think about meditation, most of us probably imagine sitting somewhere on a cushion with our eyes closed. But meditation, or mind-training, is actually a range of practices — and some of the ones I find most effective happen "on the go" when I look like I'm doing anything but "meditating". In this episode, I share the range of practices I do every day to reduce mental distress and increase my inner access to joy, gratitude, acceptance, compassion and peace of mind.
Episode 057 Effortless Effort & the Wisdom of Yin w/Claire Graham
How can we learn to get into the flow and allow things to be easy? (Or at least easier...) In this episode, yogi Claire Graham reflects on the the fluxuations of yin and yang energy. She highlights how we are taught if we are not directing things and "making things happen" we are failing...and why this is exactly the opposite to the wisdom of yin and getting into the flow. And she shares how yoga and mindfulness practices are a way out of this habitual pattern of pushing, forcing, and working too hard.
Episode 056 Quirky meditation advice
Here we are beautiful messy luminous souls, trying to find a sense of balance and connect inward to our deeper selves...while also trying to get to work on time, give our kids our loving attention, keep food in the fridge and the laundry from taking over the house! We are part of an evolving tradition of meditation weaving inner practice into messy real life. So from one messy luminous soul to another, I wanted to share four quirky pieces of meditation advice I use all the time to practice.
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Highly recommend this podcast for deep reflection and change!! Sarah has a natural ability to hold space and connect with many scenarios that we might be experiencing right now 🙏
Perfect little pep up
Your podcast totally resonates with me. Enjoying an adapted spiritual life with 2 young children, yoga mat and meditation for me. Thank you for the inspirational podcasts. Namaste!