Sarah Kaler is part of the dynamic and bliss filled duo that makes up SoulPowered - a leadership development and coaching company on a purpose path driven by love.
She shares with us how she started her mindfulness and meditation practice and how that drives her life and business.
Q: When did you first experience meditation/mindfulness?
I had been practicing yoga for about a decade and studying alternative medicine and healing practices for a few years when I had the opportunity to seeJon Kabat-Zinn speak.
He taught about mindfulness practice as day-to-day living; as the solution to healing our emotional, mental and energetic turmoil and the definitive methodology to heal our physical pain.
It moved me to take action. Or should I say it moved me to practice stillness and commit—in a way that I had never committed before—to being still and present mentally and physically.
Q: What impact did that first encounter have on you?
I realized the profound impact a mindfulness practice had in my life beyond my sitting meditation.
Mindfulness had me experience freedom in my body and created a greater awareness of myself, my communication, the people around me and the impact of my choices and decisions. This was so profound for me because I was always in a leadership role surrounded by people counting on me to show up.