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Podcast #206 // Rachel Scott on Better Than Blended

September 19th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #206 // Rachel Scott on Better Than Blended”

Rachel Scott and her husband, Willie, created Better Than Blended to help blended families not just survive, but thrive. In this episode we chatted about how to write your own blended family story, dealing with conflict, figuring out roles, and discipline. With children ranging in ages from infant to adult, Rachel offers practical advice and wisdom on the unique challenges and special love and connection that comes with their blended family.

Rachel is offering listeners 25% off products in her shop with the code sarah25.

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Weekly Vlog, Vol. 2: Michael Rides a Two Wheeler

September 18th, 2017 Posted by Life 0 thoughts on “Weekly Vlog, Vol. 2: Michael Rides a Two Wheeler”

In this weekly vlog Michael learns to ride a two-wheeler, I chat about my holiday decor challenges, and we leave for our New Mexico trip!

Podcast #205 // Erin Odom on More Than Just Making It

September 14th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #205 // Erin Odom on More Than Just Making It”

Erin Odom is the author of the new book, More Than Just Making It. In this book, Erin shatters the stigma of those on government aid while giving practical financial advice and creative ways to supplement additional income. In the book, Erin shares her personal story of scrambling to make ends meet and ultimately walking into bankruptcy court during the eighth month of her third pregnancy. Erin encourage readers to rise above their circumstances, empower them with money-saving tips, and re-imagine the good life outside the myth of the American Dream.

We also chatted about putting ourselves out there and sharing our truth.

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25% Friends // Episode #40 // The Yoga Edition

September 14th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The 25% Friends Podcast 0 thoughts on “25% Friends // Episode #40 // The Yoga Edition”

We both recently completed our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certifications, so in this episode, we chat all about our prior experience with yoga, our teacher training experience, and how we’re not really all that flexible.

+Our previous yoga experience and thoughts about yoga.

+The crunchy parts of yoga like mantras, chanting, and chakras.

+Our favorite poses.

+How we thought yoga teacher training would be – and what it was actually like.

+Advice on going through a yoga teacher training and why we picked the programs we picked.

+How we’re strong…but not that flexible. And we’re still yogis!

We also answer a listener question and chat about what’s making us happy this week!

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Shop with Me: Drugstore Makeup September 2017

September 13th, 2017 Posted by Style 0 thoughts on “Shop with Me: Drugstore Makeup September 2017”

I needed a few things from the drugstore, and I’m sharing what I picked up with you! I needed new concealer, and while I was there, I picked up a few more things to try!


Here’s what I picked up:

+Physician’s Formula RX concealer in the color fair light

+L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow concealer

+L’Oreal TrueMatch powder

+Maybelline Master Chrome by FaceStudio Highlighter

+L’Oreal Color Riche Matte Lipliner

+L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick

+L’Oreal Paints Metallic Paints Lipstick

+Revlon Skinny Eyeliner

Have you tried any of these products? What do you recommend?

Mindfulness in Marriage

September 12th, 2017 Posted by Wellness 0 thoughts on “Mindfulness in Marriage”

While being a mindful parent is challenging, being mindful in marriage can be equally challenging. I find since I’m so comfortable in my relationship (I’m not trying to impress Dan or make him like me!), I can spew words out of my mouth I don’t mean or check my phone while he’s talking to me. Not okay.

A big part of mindfulness for me is paying attention to the present moment so I can be attuned to the people in front of me, instead of every passing thought. It’s easy to get caught up in my own thoughts and tune out my family, Dan included. It’s even harder to be mindful in marriage when our marriage competes with our three small children. And since they are loud, demanding, and in our face, it’s difficult to hear ourselves, much less each other.

When I get frustrated and angry about whatever it is, be it something work related or personal or what have you, and the last thing I want to do is be mindful, it helps me to pull back and remember: we’re on the same side.

Dan wants me to be happy and successful. And I want the same for him. We both want a happy family. When I take a moment to stay in the present, I can remind myself that we both want the same thing. I can hear him and see how even if we’re not picking the same words, we’re both usually saying the same thing. And if we’re not saying the same thing, we are often using different methods to arrive at the same conclusion. Staying in the present moment helps calm my mind and see that things aren’t as big and horrible as they seem.

How do you stay mindful in your relationships? What works for you?

Podcast #204 // Liz Bohannon on Sseko Designs

September 12th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #204 // Liz Bohannon on Sseko Designs”

Today’s guest is Liz Bohannon, founder of Sseko Designs, an ethical fashion brand that is using fashion and design to help bright & brave young women in East Africa continue on to university. To date we’ve enabled 87 women in Uganda to go to college, pursue their dreams and become change makers in their communities. Upon graduating college, Liz moved to Uganda to assist in the communications efforts for a youth development organization based in Kampala. While there, Liz met an incredible group of talented young women who were struggling to finance their education. She wanted to find a way to help them attend university, and that’s how Sseko was born.

In this episode we chat about how Liz changed directions from journalism to entrepreneur, her ups and downs along the way, and how she created a socially responsible company. Using her unlikely story of a journalist-gone-shoemaker, Liz shares her passion for social enterprise, conscious consumerism, social justice, creative leadership, gender equity, risk-taking, and empowering women. She believes deeply that business is a powerful platform for social change and that girls are our future.

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Weekly Vlog, Vol. 1: Birthday Week, New Coffeemaker, & Planning

September 11th, 2017 Posted by Life 2 thoughts on “Weekly Vlog, Vol. 1: Birthday Week, New Coffeemaker, & Planning”

Hello! Welcome to my first weekly vlog! I had so much fun putting this together and sharing things about my life in a way I haven’t before. I hope you enjoy!

Creative Connections, Vol. 2

September 8th, 2017 Posted by Life 0 thoughts on “Creative Connections, Vol. 2”

Hello, Friday! I hope you had Monday off, so this felt like a short week. I hammered away creating content, fueled by our new coffee maker. Seriously, the world’s best coffee! This coffee maker deserves it’s own post. I’ll write up a post about why we needed a new coffee maker and why we picked the Technivorm Moccamaster.

I’m subbing yoga again this evening. This is only my second yoga class (for people NOT in my teacher training), so I’m a little nervous. But I know I’ll feel good after class. I’m also going to be teaching at the Machine Performance Center in Vienna! If you’re located in the greater Vienna area, let me know! I’d love to see you in my class!

This week I’ve also been thinking about creating a block schedule for myself. Do you use a block schedule to plan out your work? Ideally, I’d like to block off certain times for recording podcasts, writing, editing, etc… It feels like such a good idea, but I also have a lot of moving parts in my schedule that seem to roll around or only come around once in a while, making a block schedule not always possible. I am trying to limit certain tasks to certain days. I’ll let you know how it goes.

I’ve also been dedicating a few minutes each day to mindfulness. Mindfulness just feels good. Well, not always in the moment. In the moment, I’m thinking: I can’t sit here! I have 10000 things to do besides listening to my own breath! But, after I complete a session, I always feel refreshed. It’s a reminder that the benefits of mindfulness happen “off the mat” in my everyday life. I always feel more inspired and happier after several days of mindful practices.

Speaking of inspired and happy, here are a few links that made me smile this week:

+I was a guest on the Coffee + Crumbs Podcast. Yikes! I’m usually on the other side of the mic, so this was new for me.

+Does narrowing in freak you out? Yep!

+I’d love to make my own mala necklace!

+I love the ladies of What’s Up Moms, and this new video hit close to home.

Have a great weekend! If you’re not already signed up for my e-news, I’d love to have you join my personal e-mail list. I love putting this together.

Podcast #203 // Mini Episode on Mindfulness

September 7th, 2017 Posted by Podcast, The Sarah R. Bagley Podcast 0 thoughts on “Podcast #203 // Mini Episode on Mindfulness”

Today’s mini episode is all about mindfulness! I decided to dedicate the month of September to mindfulness since this month has all those fresh-start feels. I’m also following along with a Mindful30 Challenge from mindful.org, so the time felt right to think about the present moment!

And that’s what mindfulness is all about: allowing all those passing thoughts to pass on by like clouds in the sky and keep a focus on what you’re doing right this moment. In this mini episode I’m sharing why mindfulness is important for me, and how it helps me stay happy and less anxious. I also share a mantra I love and two breaths I like to practice.

Do you practice mindfulness? Do you have a mantra? Or a favorite breath?

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Hi! I’m Sarah, I am passionate about creating community, building deep connections, and the power of creativity. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband, our three kids, and our golden-lab mix.

I believe in leggings as pants, and I drink my coffee black. I love shopping at Costco, teaching group exercise classes, and, athleisure.

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