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    Sara Decker-Paules
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Hi, my name is Sara and I am a meditation enthusiast. I found meditation in undergrad and have continued to grow in my practice every day.
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Admittedly, I sometimes only find time to meditate in the 2 minutes waiting for my shower to heat up in the morning but that is why meditation is and always will be a practice. Meditation isn't a skill you can be perfect at. It's a place you go. The journey to get to that place is messy and beautiful beyond anything I could even try to articulate with words.
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I loved spending my last night in Sedona going on one of those journeys at @thechaispot before heading home to Austin.
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Who else loves to meditate? How has meditation helped you? Send me a comment below! ✌️
Hi, my name is Sara and I am a meditation enthusiast. I found meditation in undergrad and have continued to grow in my practice every day. 🧘‍♀️ Admittedly, I sometimes only find time to meditate in the 2 minutes waiting for my shower to heat up in the morning but that is why meditation is and always will be a practice. Meditation isn't a skill you can be perfect at. It's a place you go. The journey to get to that place is messy and beautiful beyond anything I could even try to articulate with words. 🧘🏾‍♀️ I loved spending my last night in Sedona going on one of those journeys at @thechaispot before heading home to Austin. 🧘‍♂️ Who else loves to meditate? How has meditation helped you? Send me a comment below! ✌️
I took a financial risk and suprised my husband with comedy show tickets in Sedona for his birthday which has proven to be exactly what we both needed! Just like so many other couples out there, travel has been such an important way for us to reconnect to ourselves and to each other. Sometimes the shared experience of wonder and awe can remind you why you fell in love in the first place. Can't wait to share more pictures soon!
I took a financial risk and suprised my husband with comedy show tickets in Sedona for his birthday which has proven to be exactly what we both needed! Just like so many other couples out there, travel has been such an important way for us to reconnect to ourselves and to each other. Sometimes the shared experience of wonder and awe can remind you why you fell in love in the first place. Can't wait to share more pictures soon!
After working until 9: 30 tonight, I came home to 5 inches of fluffy white snow in my backyard (This is a huge deal in Austin btw) and @loventuretherapyatx’s exciting news that our marketing materials have arrived just in time for @vibetribeatx’s first workshop tomorrow!! Eep! Night officially made. :)
After working until 9: 30 tonight, I came home to 5 inches of fluffy white snow in my backyard (This is a huge deal in Austin btw) and @loventuretherapyatx’s exciting news that our marketing materials have arrived just in time for @vibetribeatx’s first workshop tomorrow!! Eep! Night officially made. :)
2 more days until @loventuretherapyatx and I give our presentation on building your networking tribe with @vibetribeatx at @launchwellnessaustin!! ❤️
Speaking of... I am scared shitless of public speaking. Ugh. The vulnerability gets me every time I just want to puke and take a nap all at the same time! ❤️
I’m heading to Arizona with my boo-thang immediately after this Friday's workshop which is helping me feel more grounded inside. In addition to having something to look forward to, I’ve also been doing some EMDR in my own therapy to help with my fears and it’s actually been super helpful! EMDR has really helped to expand my point of view and become more resilient already. If you haven’t tried if, definitely give it a chance! ❤️
I’m curious though, how do you get through fears? Do you fear public speaking like I do? If you’ve conquered your fear, how did you do it and what advice would you give to others struggling with the same fear? (Photo credit: @Pinterest)
2 more days until @loventuretherapyatx and I give our presentation on building your networking tribe with @vibetribeatx at @launchwellnessaustin!! ❤️ Speaking of... I am scared shitless of public speaking. Ugh. The vulnerability gets me every time I just want to puke and take a nap all at the same time! ❤️ I’m heading to Arizona with my boo-thang immediately after this Friday's workshop which is helping me feel more grounded inside. In addition to having something to look forward to, I’ve also been doing some EMDR in my own therapy to help with my fears and it’s actually been super helpful! EMDR has really helped to expand my point of view and become more resilient already. If you haven’t tried if, definitely give it a chance! ❤️ I’m curious though, how do you get through fears? Do you fear public speaking like I do? If you’ve conquered your fear, how did you do it and what advice would you give to others struggling with the same fear? (Photo credit: @Pinterest)
A few weeks ago, I said I had something super exciting to announce. Today I ran into this Insta-quote from @bossbabequotes and couldn't think of a better way to capture the unique vision of the combined passion project of @loventuretherapyatx and myself! Head to our new Instagram account @vibetribeatx  to get all the latest news on our upcoming "woke"-shop series for creative soulful women and to gain access to our Spotify dance party! Come vibe with us and feel free to comment with feedback or ideas... We want to celebrate community, creativity and connection between women in all that we do which means we love to hear your voice! :) See you guys there!
A few weeks ago, I said I had something super exciting to announce. Today I ran into this Insta-quote from @bossbabequotes and couldn't think of a better way to capture the unique vision of the combined passion project of @loventuretherapyatx and myself! Head to our new Instagram account @vibetribeatx to get all the latest news on our upcoming "woke"-shop series for creative soulful women and to gain access to our Spotify dance party! Come vibe with us and feel free to comment with feedback or ideas... We want to celebrate community, creativity and connection between women in all that we do which means we love to hear your voice! :) See you guys there!
For anyone who needs to hear this today. You are always enough.
For anyone who needs to hear this today. You are always enough.
Hi guys! I've been sick in bed and with being sick, comes lots of sleep, weird vivid dreams and reflecting. Today I woke up and reflected on how I've come to love working with sex in therapy.
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I grew up in a small town dead in the center of the Bible-belt of East Texas. I also grew up Catholic which meant birth control and talking about sex outside of marriage was taboo. I never really got a real sex talk growing up much like most of my peers which only made all of our curiosities grow even more.
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Always the person who likes to shake up conversations, I quickly learned that sex seemed to be one of those topics that most people seemed to romanticize or mysticify. Everyone I knew talked about sex as though it was some sort of abstract thing that nobody knew answers to. People would place arbitrary meaning to things like the size of their penis or clitoris that never really seemed to add up.
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I became curious but also felt a great deal of shame in my interests. What would people back home think of me wanting to learn about sex? What about my family? So because of this, I chose the safe route: I would study general therapy and work with children. My mom was a teacher and my best friend had dreams of being a play therapist so it made sense at the time...
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What I've come to learn over the course of a year is that sometimes you can't hide from what makes you passionate. Much like how denying your sexuality, kinks or desires in the bedroom only cause more pain, the same is true in following your passions and not being afraid to put yourself out there for fear of not being as educated or experienced as others.
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Long story short: I love working with sex, sexuality, kinky people, desire discrepancy, infidelity, and individuals in or considering poly or open relationships. Sexuality has so much shame attached to it and I love working to help individuals work through those masks to feel freedom and acceptance in their own sexuality. How did you pick your niche? Did it find you easily or did you have to do some of your own soul searching like I did? Comment below!
Hi guys! I've been sick in bed and with being sick, comes lots of sleep, weird vivid dreams and reflecting. Today I woke up and reflected on how I've come to love working with sex in therapy. 🍑 I grew up in a small town dead in the center of the Bible-belt of East Texas. I also grew up Catholic which meant birth control and talking about sex outside of marriage was taboo. I never really got a real sex talk growing up much like most of my peers which only made all of our curiosities grow even more. 🍆 Always the person who likes to shake up conversations, I quickly learned that sex seemed to be one of those topics that most people seemed to romanticize or mysticify. Everyone I knew talked about sex as though it was some sort of abstract thing that nobody knew answers to. People would place arbitrary meaning to things like the size of their penis or clitoris that never really seemed to add up. 🍑 I became curious but also felt a great deal of shame in my interests. What would people back home think of me wanting to learn about sex? What about my family? So because of this, I chose the safe route: I would study general therapy and work with children. My mom was a teacher and my best friend had dreams of being a play therapist so it made sense at the time... 🍆 What I've come to learn over the course of a year is that sometimes you can't hide from what makes you passionate. Much like how denying your sexuality, kinks or desires in the bedroom only cause more pain, the same is true in following your passions and not being afraid to put yourself out there for fear of not being as educated or experienced as others. 🍑🍆 Long story short: I love working with sex, sexuality, kinky people, desire discrepancy, infidelity, and individuals in or considering poly or open relationships. Sexuality has so much shame attached to it and I love working to help individuals work through those masks to feel freedom and acceptance in their own sexuality. How did you pick your niche? Did it find you easily or did you have to do some of your own soul searching like I did? Comment below!
Thanksgiving weekend got me like...
Thanksgiving weekend got me like...
Did a thing today and spoke to creative women entrepreneurs about the importance of creativity, connection and community. Over the past few months I've been working with @loventuretherapyatx on a combined passion project that we got a chance to finally speak about today. Thank you so much to my friends who showed up to support me and for @bossbabesatx for putting on such an important event about self-care! Right now you can follow us and stay tuned to hear more about our upcoming events by following @vibetribeatx on Instagram and Facebook. Can't wait to share our exciting news for you guys! :)
Did a thing today and spoke to creative women entrepreneurs about the importance of creativity, connection and community. Over the past few months I've been working with @loventuretherapyatx on a combined passion project that we got a chance to finally speak about today. Thank you so much to my friends who showed up to support me and for @bossbabesatx for putting on such an important event about self-care! Right now you can follow us and stay tuned to hear more about our upcoming events by following @vibetribeatx on Instagram and Facebook. Can't wait to share our exciting news for you guys! :)
Creativity involves part excitement, part what-the-f-am-I-doing-I'm-a-poser and that's exactly where my mindset has been these past few weeks. Announcing some super exciting news this weekend that I can't wait to share with you all soon!!! Hint: it involves a little something to do with creativity.... ;-)
Creativity involves part excitement, part what-the-f-am-I-doing-I'm-a-poser and that's exactly where my mindset has been these past few weeks. Announcing some super exciting news this weekend that I can't wait to share with you all soon!!! Hint: it involves a little something to do with creativity.... ;-)
Sometimes we feel like we can solve all our problems and we want to be our own hero... Other times, we feel stuck on the same issues we thought we solved and the most minor inconvenience, like a car cutting you off in traffic, can make you feel angry and overwhelmed. ❤️
I love containing overwhelmed feelings by imagining myself placing all of my distressing thoughts and emotions into a container, visually locking it up and placing it in a safe hiding spot. ❤️
I have to remind myself time after time that sometimes we are the hero and sometimes we just need space... There's nothing wrong with either- we need both just as much as the other in order to feel balance in our lives. I am not perfect at this at ALL and need little imagery techniques like this to get me through the day. ❤️
If you're feeling overwhelmed today, can you trust your brain's natural alert system to take a break today? #allthethings
Sometimes we feel like we can solve all our problems and we want to be our own hero... Other times, we feel stuck on the same issues we thought we solved and the most minor inconvenience, like a car cutting you off in traffic, can make you feel angry and overwhelmed. ❤️ I love containing overwhelmed feelings by imagining myself placing all of my distressing thoughts and emotions into a container, visually locking it up and placing it in a safe hiding spot. ❤️ I have to remind myself time after time that sometimes we are the hero and sometimes we just need space... There's nothing wrong with either- we need both just as much as the other in order to feel balance in our lives. I am not perfect at this at ALL and need little imagery techniques like this to get me through the day. ❤️ If you're feeling overwhelmed today, can you trust your brain's natural alert system to take a break today? #allthethings