The compliments I receive today include, Sarah, you are so free in your own skin. You’re shameless. I’ve never seen so much light radiate out of one person. I’ve learned to soak-in the deliciousness of these words because I believe them to be true. This hasn’t always been the case.
I was bullied, and from the age of 10 to my mid-twenties I lost friend after friend. We would be so close, and, all of a sudden, this girl that I loved hanging out with, didn’t want to be my friend anymore. This cycle repeated itself again and again. It was devastating and left my confidence in tatters.
I looked so great on the outside, but inside I felt lost and at odds with the woman I thought I was, and wanted to be.
I grew up around addiction, which created chaos in my reality, my thinking, and my heart. I didn’t know it was alcoholism when I was younger. I just thought I was crazy.
Have you ever felt like the YOU outside and the YOU inside don’t match up?
I know you’re a great woman, with a great marriage and mission. You’re in need of some small, yet significant tweaks to take your reality to a whole other level.
The #1 desire we have as women is to feel comfortable in our skin; to let loose, to have the courage to live by our own rules.
I was at an Oprah event in 2013 and a group of people were stood around dancing in the hallway. One by one, with a DJ off to the side, they would claim their space in the middle of the circle and dance. They seemed so free. I wanted to dive right in, but I couldn’t get my feet to move. Every time I thought about it, I came up with another story about how stupid I’d look, or maybe I’m not as cool as I think I am. It was a small but significant moment. I felt so frustrated and ashamed that I couldn’t get into the circle.
We all have moments where we want to dive in, and instead, we pull back.
That gap is resistance and it’s exactly where I can help.
I believe, as women, desire is the greatest untapped resource we have.
Desire is your intuition.
Desire is your sensuality and feminine wiles.
Desire is taking up space.
Desire is dancing and singing freely.
Desire is saying yes or no without explaining yourself.
Desire is prioritizing beauty and pleasure.
Desire is your unique blend of special sauce that the world craves.
Desire is using your voice confidently in the world.
My core human need is growth. I feel giddy when I sense growth in even the most micro of moments and can be often be found bragging about my new found insight.
I wouldn’t be half the woman I am without my husband, Preston (a Texan). Together we have a little boy, Austin (nothing to do with at the city in Texas).
Here’s to the journey of courageously, liberating our spirits.
Lots of Love,