Why Choose Me?

I’m Really Passionate about this work.
[Education and Certifications]
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • B.A. Elementary and Special Education
  • English as a Second Language, K-12 Endorsement
  • 200 HR Therapeutic Yoga
  • 100 HR Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy
  • Mindful Education
  • Certified Heart-Strong Parent Coach

I’m so grateful you’re here. 

I’m SaraJane {she/her} – the one behind Rising Resilient.

Let me share a little about myself….

  • I’m an admirer of stories, particularly those of truth-telling and bravery.
  • I love time spent outdoors, especially in sunshine and mountains. 
  • I believe in healing, compassion, and being an advocate and seeker of justice and equity.
  • I consider myself a lifelong learner, and deep feeler.
  • I’m a cisgender white woman, a mother to three through adoption and in relationship with my partner of 18 years.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a questioner, a gatherer, an in-betweener and a helper. My work began long ago with children. However, after time spent parenting and working in rural and urban schools, I quickly realized in order to have a greater impact on the collective, we have to first start with ourselves. 

With more than a decade of life as a parent and educator in the school systems, the impact of trauma became a familiar and frequent visitor. However, trauma, let alone vicarious trauma, was not something that was commonly spoken about. Neither were the strategies to support or address this disruption.

Long before my consulting and coaching work, I learned that what makes my heart beat is the opportunity to help others feel seen, heard and empowered along the journey of life. This drives my passion for creating environments and opportunities for individuals and communities to experience transformation from being more compassionate, curious and resilient beings. 

My book, Don’t Just Survive, Thrive (released March 2021), offers sustainable options beyond burnout through a collection of practices such as reflection, mindfulness, and creative art that provide a guide for becoming a social-emotional role model for students while fostering your own resilience.  This book, meant for anyone that considers themself an educator, invites you to reflect on your well-being and become a healthier you. 

Want to learn more about cultivating resilience?

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