If you are anything like me, there's been a moment in your life when you've wished you didn't feel so alone. Thee were times I felt I was the only one struggling, and the only one who wanted MORE from her life but couldn't figure out how to get there. I spent years busying myself with things, coping mechanisms that kept me from feeling so alone. I shopped. I ate. I had funky relationships... It was hard for me to sit still and just exist. And I thought I was broken, because nobody I knew was talking about this stuff.
If there's one thing I know these days, its this simple fact - if I am feeling something, there's a really good chance other women are as well. Whether people talk about it is a different thing... but the reality is, when you strip away the paint, we're sitting in houses that are pretty similar. If we could only cut through the bullsh*t and come together... how much more empowered and stronger could we all be?I stand, you stand... and together, we rise the f*ck up.
If I had only had someone tell me I wasn't alone. If there had only been a person who had been in my shoes to say "yo, this is hard but WORTH it, and here's what I do!" If I had only had someone to raise the good questions, how might I have handled things differently? How much sooner would I have allowed myself to believe that I was ENOUGH? How much earlier might I have made the leap to create my own healthier and happier life? I don't know. But, if I can help other women than I've done my job.
I hope you will join me for this journey. If you've ever wanted to be challenged, inspired, and supported... you've found a home.
Q) What is Rise Up With Sarah
A) Rise Up with Sarah is a monthly membership group that offers guidance, and support to those wishing to create their greater their most badass life from the inside out. It offers guidance and community, that you can access at any time.
Each month of your membership you get:
- A personal growth monthly challenge podcast or video. Each month Sarah will challenge you to "Rise Up" in your life in some way, based on a lesson she has learned alongside her journey. The video or podcast will be available to watch at any time you are an active member of the group.
- A guided meditation to use in your everyday life.
- A group hangout every month. Join the group by video or by phone! Hangouts take place on the first Monday of every month at 5:30 PM PT and last approximately one hour.
- Access to our private chat community. There is NO pressure to join or maintain a steady presence. Come and go as you are able to for your life! This is a discussion-based community of women who are connecting with each other to offer support, connection, in an authentic and affirming environment. No judgments! A safe place for us to come together to talk about the hard sh*t, the good stuff, and everything in between, as we support each other in living our greatest lives!
- Chat with Sarah Live during her scheduled "Office Hours." Every Wednesday morning, from 9 am - 11 am PT, Sarah will be live and hanging out in our chat room.
- Enjoy extra perks, like access to special offers, live-events, discounts for the Body + Love Workshop and more that are ONLY available to members!
Note: Sarah will be launching a (free) app this Fall. Rise Up With Sarah will use Slack as its communication platform on a temporary basis till the application launches.
Q) What is Slack?
A) Slack is a real-time messaging tool that you can access directly from a (free) app on your mobile device, using the browser of your mobile, or through your computer. A team (in this case, all the women on Rise Up With Sarah) uses Slack to communicate, participate in different discussions, and connect. It’s pretty bomb!
Unlike Facebook or Instagram, this Slack channel is entirely OURS and is not connected to ANY of your social media profiles. No ads. No popups. No algorithm. No fishing through random posts from your relatives to find the discussion you really want -- and NO risk of your random highschool friends or family seeing what you talk about. Just us. Just community!
If you've never used Slack before, you may be weirded out by adding another channel or app? Don't be! Slack is super easy to use, and allows us direct, real-time chat to connect and come together! There's another really cool benefit to Slack, but I'll talk more about that later...
Q) What will we talk about in Rise Up With Sarah?
Everything that we share in our private community will be based on the ideas of self-love and showing up for our own lives! By sharing ourselves with authentic vulnerability, and sharing support for OTHERS, we’ll come together in a safe space and be part of something bigger than each of us alone.
In short, personal-growth, wellness, and self-love!
“It would be SO COOL if there was a place I could go to connect with other women who are ready to SHOW UP for their own lives with badassery and self-love!”
You are right, it would be cool. So I’m creating the space for it to happen. No judgment. Just the sh*t that bonds us together - our shared fears and hopes and desires and the things we struggle through every day.
Topics will include for the months include:
Hangout. Shoot the shit. Connect. ‘Nuff said. Regular chatter with a group of like-minded women? Sign us up!
Every quarter, we’ll share a new book together. Snag it on your own, read along and participate in the chat!
Finding self-love and peace with our own bodies is hard sometimes. Let's support each other through the process.
Links and lists to the products I use, things I love, and the stuff that helps me on a daily basis. Honest reviews to help inform!
Asking the hard questions is what helps us grow the most. We’ll raise new questions to help challenge us all!
This is not about enforcing diet culture, but a way to discuss how we can find a balanced relationship to food.
“Can you tell me more about your journey, Sarah? I want to know EVERYTHING!”
I hear this question all the time; y’all want to know the actual process and choices I make and the things that I do to create a happier and healthier life from the inside out. You want an inside look at my journey!
It’s impossible for me to share the in's and outs of my journey with you on Instagram and Facebook. Self-love is a choice I actively make every day - some days are easier than others. Sometimes the stuff I work on sucks and is scary, but the ending, long-term process is something really beautiful. RUWS is the best you can connect with me for questions about my wellness journey. Ask and I shall answer you!
Q) Will I get to chat with Sarah?
A) Yes. I'll participate in the discussion as I can on a weekly basis, within reason. Some days I may have more time, others less, but the goal is for RUWS to be a place you can interact with me and a community of like-minded women. There is no guarantee that your specific questions will be addressed every time, but I will regularly participate in the group to facilitate chat and offer guidance.
Q) Do I have to share? Can I hang and observe?
A) You can interact as much, or as little as you feel comfortable. The more we connect, the better. This is a chance to really find a safe space… but it’s all what makes you comfortable! Remember, anyone you “meet” here could be standing right alongside you at the next Body Love Workshop! The people you meet here can become support and friends if you show up to support others and share YOUR journey with vulnerability.
Q) Is RUWS therapy?
A) No. The Rise Up community is not therapy, nor a substitute for it. I 100% support and encourage women to get help when they need it -- no shame in serving yourself with some knowledge and guidance from experts!
Q) What does it cost?
A) Membership is $10 a month and available on a recurring, subscription basis. We keep it super easy to stay connected! $10 is due at the time of enrollment; additional monthly payments of $10 are billed every 30 days. Payments are processed securely through Stripe, using your debit or credit card.
All sales are final; subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.
Q) Why isn’t this group free? Running a group takes time and resources. Mentoring of any kind is an energetic exchange.
I will continue to share my journey on social media in the way people have come to love and appreciate; this will never change.
I have also stated quite honestly, that I hope to merge my passion and drive to serve other women, with things like speaking and running events, working with brands who "show up for life" mission; I hopes to write a book and continue to create community on and offline for women of every shape, size and color. Rise Up With Sarah are for those who want to go beyond social media and get more resources, community, and guidance.
Registration is super easy! Click on the link below to be directed to the (totally secure) checkout page that processes your payment using Stripe. Your initial payment of $10 will be processed today; additional payments will be auto-billed every 30 days. Debit or credit card is required.
Once registration is complete, you will receive an email from Sarah with your invitation to join the RUWS Slack community! You will receive your email invite the same business day. If you register after 5 pm PST, or during a weekend, your invite will be sent by the start of the next business day.
Click on the registration link, and create an account! It's super easy, we promise.
*All sales are final. To cancel your membership at any time, email firstname.lastname@example.org .