HI! I'M SARAH

writer + podcaster + speaker

Hi! I’m Sarah, and I’m passionate about building community, creating real connections, and the power of creativity. I believe great things happen at the intersection of passion and purpose.

I live in Northern Virginia with my husband (and college sweetheart) Dan, our three kids, and our Labrador/Golden mix, Beatrice. I love black coffee and drink multiple cups a day, I believe in leggings as pants, and I think the morning is the best part of the day.

I’m passionate about the power of connection. I believe the key to a happy and fulfilling life depends on our connections to ourselves, others, and something bigger. Through my writing, blogging, podcast, and vlogs, I explore the concept of connection and what it means to live the bigger life.

To connect with me, read my blog, listen to a podcast episode, watch a video, and be sure to email me and tell me about yourself.

power of connection

here's are my daily connection practices

Daily Exercise

I love exercise, and it’s my daily habit. Each week I teach several group fitness classes, and I also exercise on my own. I love lifting weights, yoga, and walking my dog.

Organization

Organizing is self-care for me. I connect to my space when it’s neat and organized and clutter free.

Meditation

I believe in the power of mediation to calm our thoughts. I take a few minutes each day to meditate and connect back to myself.

Curating an Athleisure Wardrobe

Clothes are super important to me. I’ve always loved clothes, and I love styling myself in comfortable and put-together outfits.

Mindfulness Practice

I’m passionate about the power of mindfulness. Mindfulness is an everyday practice for  me, and I’m happier and more patient when I remember to stay in the moment.

Writing

I’ve been a writer since I was a little girl, and as an adult I’ve seen how writing is a powerful way to connect with others.

sarah r. bagley

by the numbers

317

Interviews

3472

Cups of Coffee

2184

Blog Posts

3

Kids

Featured Posts

posts that got most attention

13 Nov

Podcast #278 // Heather Chauvin on Mindfulness, Transforming Experiences, and Being Present in Your Life

Heather Chauvin has been named the next generation’s thought leader in…Read More

06 Nov

Podcast #277 // Anna Whiston Donaldson on A Hug From Heaven

I’m delighted to welcome back my friend, Ann Whiston Donaldson, to…Read More

30 Oct

Podcast #276 // Kristen Carbone on Preventative Mastectomies, Body Image, & Thriving After Life Changes

In 2013, Kristen had a preventative mastectomy and reconstruction after losing…Read More

The SRB Podcast

recent podcast episodes

Podcast #277 // Anna Whiston Donaldson on A Hug From Heaven

I’m delighted to welcome back my friend, Ann Whiston Donaldson, to the podcast! For more of Anna, go back and listen to our first show together and our discussion of her first book, Rare Bird. Anna is a full-time writer and speaker. Her work has been featured in Woman’s Day, Ladies Home Journal, The Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, Today’s Parents and more. In today’s show, Anna and I chat about her new book, A Hug From Heaven. A Hug from Heaven is

Podcast #276 // Kristen Carbone on Preventative Mastectomies, Body Image, & Thriving After Life Changes

In 2013, Kristen had a preventative mastectomy and reconstruction after losing her own mother to breast cancer years earlier. Healing was a journey through sometimes crippling loneliness, nagging body image issues, and a full spectrum of uncomfortable sensations. After learning that she wasn’t alone in these experiences, the foundation of Brilliantly, her brand and product (to be launched in late 2018) was born. Brilliantly empowers women to embrace their new self by linking resiliency with comfort, vitality, and community. Her hope is that Brilliantly will both offer

Podcast #275 // Tracey Mitchell on Becomming Brave

In Becoming Brave: How to Think Big, Dream Wildly, and Live Fear-Free, Tracey Mitchell offers a fresh, innovative approach to intentionally living a meaningful, courageous life. By offering tactics to grow and seek courage, Tracey prepares readers to step into discouraging or uncertain seasons with strength. Each chapter of Becoming Brave contains insightful wisdom, real-life stories, and illustrations of how to transform fear and anxiety into confidence and courage and become truly brave. With questions for reflection throughout the book, Tracey offers women an action

SELF CARE FAVORITES

what I do to take care of myself

Self care isn’t selfish. It’s imperative I take care good care of myself, so I can take care of my family. One of my most important values is giving to others, but I can’t give what I don’t have. Here are a few of my favorite ways to connect and take care of myself.

Hot Baths

I love to run a hot bath, pour in Epsom salts, drop in a bath bomb, and read Mindful Magazine.

Long Walks

Walking my dog, Bea, is one of my favorite ways to check back in with myself. I listen to a podcast or music while I mindfully put one foot in front of the other.

Reading

I love to read most anything. I usually have one fiction and one non-fiction book going at any one time. I also love Yoga Journal, Real Simple, and Mindful Magazine.

A Good Talk

Not a day goes by that I don’t call my mom. I Vox friends throughout the day. And Dan and I love weekend chats over hot coffee.

BLOG POSTS

daily reflections

Nov 2018
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Podcast #278 // Heather Chauvin on Mindfulness, Transforming Experiences, and Being Present in Your Life

Heather Chauvin has been named the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s leadership. Her mission…Read More

View Post

Podcast #277 // Anna Whiston Donaldson on A Hug From Heaven

I’m delighted to welcome back my friend, Ann Whiston Donaldson, to the podcast! For more of Anna,…Read More

Oct 2018
View Post

Podcast #276 // Kristen Carbone on Preventative Mastectomies, Body Image, & Thriving After Life Changes

In 2013, Kristen had a preventative mastectomy and reconstruction after losing her own mother to breast cancer…Read More

View Post

Podcast #275 // Tracey Mitchell on Becomming Brave

In Becoming Brave: How to Think Big, Dream Wildly, and Live Fear-Free, Tracey Mitchell offers a fresh,…Read More

connect with sarah

I love hearing from listeners and readers. Please email me and connect with me on social media. I enjoy your thoughts on my blog posts, podcast episodes, and videos.

ENFJ, Enneagram 3, Virgo

Sarah is an ENFJ, Enneagram 3, and hard-core Virgo. Her love language is words of affirmation. She loves good conversation, cleaning out closets, and striped shirts.
Sarah is a family gal who loves getting up early, shopping at Costco, and spinning chakras. She’s a writer, podcaster, and speaker who studies passion and purpose. She believes in changing the narrative on motherhood, family, creativity, and work.

  • Extrovert 100%

  • Intuition 82%

  • Feeling 80%

  • Judging 76%

Work with Sarah

I am available to speak on a variety of topics including blogging/writing, podcasting, overcoming fear and self-doubt, creating real connection, and more.

I host events at local businesses throughout the DC Metro Area. I can host private shopping events, workshops, and more.

I take sponsored content on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Info

For questions, business inquiries, or even just to say “hi!” please message me. I am one of those people who responds to every email, and I pride myself on Inbox Zero.

Sarah R. Bagley
Writer, Podcaster, Speaker
Northern Virginia
E: sarah@bagley.org