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About Sarah Leavens

Sarah Leavens is a yoga teacher and an energy coach, who works with students and clients for yoga, guided meditation and energy clearing.

We Are Women

balanceHere’s to the single women who raise children.  As well as the mothers of these women who help, or raise their daughter’s and son’s children for them.  Here’s to you, making your family by working as two people outside the home, and leading as two people inside the home. Doing this all as one person.  Here’s to you putting a smile on every time a married woman calls herself a single mother.  Here’s to every married woman who feels like a single mother. Here’s to you, each of you for not being bitter at one another. Here’s to still making forts, hosting birthday parties, and teaching your son how to throw.  Teaching your daughter how to happy as herself and still love the thought of being in a good, honest, supportive, and equal relationship with a man.  For teaching your son, that he is not the man of the house, that he is a little boy.  That all children should spend as much time as possible being children.  Here’s to the women who don’t want to marry, or when they do marry, they don’t want any children at all.  Here’s to the aunties.

Here’s to you being kind to other mothers, to other women.  Here’s to you for choosing if you want to work, or stay home.  Here’s to feminism being about the freedom to make a choice that works for you without guilt.  Here’s to you for not judging someone else’s choice for happiness defined by themselves. We are the women of the world.  We are the healthy spirit that takes care, and nurtures ourselves and others.  When women feel whole, happy and confident the entire world can work better.  When war takes our families, it is the women who get back up.  We get back up for ourselves, each other, for our children, and our communities.  We see the world for all of it’s beauty, even in heartache.  We see the pain, we see the bitter, and sure sometimes we are the victims.  Sure sometimes we stay there, and that is OK.  Do you want to know why?  Somewhere else there is a woman who has been able to get back up.  That is because another woman before her has shown her how, or given her a helping hand.  That strength is like a pulse, sometimes just enough to get by on for that day.  Enough to inspire.  With that strength there is enough to go around for those who do get stuck. For those that need a bit more time. For those who lose hope.  We women watch out for one another, for each others children when we fall.  If you are not a mother, then at least you have one, or have had one.  Even still maybe you have had another woman step in to fill that role.  You know enough to not make it all about yourself, but enough to know that when you are in trouble you take care of yourself first.  Or in really big trouble, you call on your mother. If your mother is one of the ones who is stuck, you call on another mother, or your other strong woman friend.  For we all share it.  We all have it in us.  It comes out in different ways and in different callings, but it is there.  For the mothers who can’t mother, we hire another mother.  For the mothers who can’t be mothers, we find children who need us, or we let that little part of our soul ache and watch over the world in our own way. Or, we power on, for we are so powerful.

We raise the world, us women.  We raise each other.  When we feel we can’t do that, we find a woman to heal our wounds that may have even come from another wounded woman.  We are not alone.  We are the beat, the backbone, the unconditional love that is vibrating through the world.  Where ever you heard your story here, don’t let it define you.  Where ever you heard another woman’s story, be kind to her.

I see you. I see you all, and I am in awe.  To truly be ourselves, living in our purpose and in our own happiness is a gift, one that we all deserve. We can also give this gift when we see each other in the same way.

– Sarah Leavens

Go for your dreams, go for the banana

There was an experiment done years ago with 5 monkeys, don’t worry, no animal testing here.  However it was a social experiment.  Read the full story of the experiment here.

The end result was that when one monkey wanted to climb a pole, and retrieve the ultimate prize of a banana the other monkeys would attack that monkey.  As a group they would keep all the others down.

Sound familiar?  Have you ever told someone your dream, of reaching for the top of the pole, to go for what you desire and their reaction was to tell you all the reasons you shouldn’t do it.  Or all the reasons you can’t do it, or why it will be difficult, or tricky, or risky?

Most people do this to keep you safe, it is scary to go for your dreams, it is scary to try, to risk, to fail.  Well I am here today to tell you to forget the fear.  To forget the voices in your head, for the nay sayers, even with the best intentions.  No, today I say go for it!

Enjoy some free meditations to help remove those doubting voices

Also read my reviews of other programs for personal development.  There is a whole world out there of wonderful people who want you to succeed.  To live your life to its full potential!  Go to where the cheerleaders are. It’s worth it.  What else do you have place to help you?

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Love or Above Review

I want to be able to help people live the life of their dreams, to remove limiting beliefs and energy blocks so we can all enjoy happiness where ever we are in our lives.  I do this for my own clients and students by using energy clearing techniques.  There are lots of training programs out there to help with personal development.  I want to give you my personal experiences with these programs, so you can choose the best one to fit your needs.

Love or above is Christie Marie Sheldon’s program, and she is a very gifted healer.  Her main focus is on raising your energy levels to make the love vibration.  In this vibration you can start to manifest and easily clear more of the blocks holding you back in your life.  Who doesn’t want more of what they love?

This program is great for people who are just starting to work with their own energy bodies, the law of attraction, and even seasoned pros who need a little pick me up.  The best part about this program is the support you get.  Christie is very involved in her community, this is not a buy it and see you later program.

Bonus, Christie Marie Sheldon also gives lots of FREE webinar and group clearings too!

Check it out here and enjoy your path of growth and happiness.  love or above

Don’t forget you can always have one on one coaching with me.  Book at support@wholelifeenergy. ca


The Courage To Create

I have spent more time creating courage and confidence in myself than I have creating the end product.  Whatever that product is, being a teacher, a writer, a coach.  The end product of being myself, of using my purpose in life to make others feel better.  To heal.  I want all the trauma that blocks others, as it did in myself to be clear from us all.  That we can be happy, that we can shine, that we can all work in our purpose and share that with the world.

The purpose comes, but it is the courage that we have in ourselves that makes us use it.  Keep up the courage, we are all meant to shine, to succeed and to give to the world our own unique gifts.  Be brave enough to do it, because you can.



Whole Life Energy was created to give more FREE meditations, blog advice and Videos to help keep your energy body clear.  Want to know more about this?  Check out my background and keep using the FREE products.  You can also book in your own private energy clearing session, to help you live the life you desire.  Go to book a session now!

Energy clearing is great for removing any blocks that are holding you back in your life.  Most of my clients work to have more abundance, health or love and happiness in their lives.  Who wouldn’t want more of that?  If you have any questions I am always around to help. Don’t forget to sign up for the email list to stay up to date with what is going on here at Whole Life Energy.

Follow along with these guided meditations to help clear the mind, lower stress, and help you to focus.  There are lots of options to help you with whatever you need to clear or focus on today.

Check out the reviews page, and posts to learn more about what personal development programs are going to work best for you.  I hope with the meditations, coaching, and personal development program reviews you can feel as chill as this sunset paddle.  Enjoy!

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“My session with Sarah was like Magic.” R.C

“Always positive and helpful! Inspires me to be happy” UWO student

“Amazing teacher and amazing course! Would highly recommend it to everyone. Has such a positive attitude and energy” Workshop student


You need Unconditional Love too

We are often great at loving those special people in our lives.  We forgive them for their faults, even sometimes when we don’t want to.  Giving love feels great, and unconditional love is even a Universal law.

Now what would happen if I asked you if you loved yourself unconditionally?  I am sure you have worked to love yourself, and that there are things that you really do love about yourself.  However is it really unconditional?  Do you forgive yourself for your own faults, like those you forgive in others?

I see this a lot with my clients, and I realized with myself as well.  I was quick to see the good things in myself, to generate some love for myself.  However I was also quick to judge myself when I felt I had failed, or wasn’t as good as I thought I should be. Also major conditions of love when one of my annoying habits wasn’t being managed properly.  I would get down on myself.  I was literally telling myself that I love me when I think I am good enough, but not when I don’t.  It turns out I often felt I wasn’t good enough.

Making a change to love myself unconditionally, hasn’t been entirely easy, but it is something that I am happy I am working on. Like anything it is a new pattern, and takes practice and daily work, but it is working. I find it helps to keep connecting to the Universal unconditional love. I want to work towards a place where I know who I am,  and I can be OK and loving with myself, no matter what.

Parenting Advice – Sort of;)

I was once asked for parenting advice from a guy who’s wife was almost due.  First I thought that was nuts, hadn’t he had enough unsolicited advice about being a parent?!  It was because of this thought that I gave him pretty lame advice.

I told him “it isn’t as hard as you think it is going to be”.  Well of course it is hard, but what I meant was  if you just accept the fact that you are now responsible for another human being for the rest of your life it takes some of the pressure off.  Also helps to stop the complaining about having a kid so much. You wanted it, or at least you can’t be that surprised that having sex actually makes other human beings.  Side note, also helps you to look kind to those people who struggle to have children.

Now my advice is this.  Parents, make sure you still take care of each other and yourselves, especially if you are a single parent.  When you are happy, feel loved, important and cared for; It really does make it easier to care for someone else.  For example small children that need to feel loved, safe and seen.

That, and put in a dimmer switch in your bathroom.

What self love are you going to give yourself today?

In what wonderful way will this turn out?

When life is seeming difficult there are two paths, the victim, or to have faith that there is an easy solution coming to aide you. Choose wisely. 

When something goes wrong in my life, I like to ask “In what wonderful way will this turn out for me?”

Also I remind myself that when you are at the goal line, that is when the entire defense is trying to stop you.  Keep up a little faith and make it over the line with ease.

Passion needs Purpose

I was raised by very supportive parents who always told me, do what you love and the money will follow.  This was good advice, but there is something more that I want to add to it. You have got to figure out where you are going to be able to make the most amount of abundance. I read Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs article on why he doesn’t encourage people to follow their passion.  Instead he states “Don’t Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it With You.” 

I believe that somewhere in between there is a happy medium.  See, now I do what I love, but it took me forever to figure out what that was.  Unfortunately even finding that love didn’t really bring in the money, certainly not as much as I needed to raise two kids on.  This income gap brought about the need for me to get creative on how to make more money while still doing what I love.  Thankfully I also started to figure out how to manifest money out of nowhere sometimes. The use of Universal energy when inline with what I desire when I know what that really is, does help me out.  If you have met me you may have even heard me say I pay my bills with hopes and dreams.  Now it is time for bigger hopes and bigger dreams, as well as finding the time to make those dreams realities.  Raising two kids by myself I realize does put me in a certain set of circumstance, however I wasn’t ready to give up what I loved doing. If things in my life were hard, I at least wanted to have fun somewhere.  My work as a yoga teacher and an energy coach has brought me a lot of joy.  I have had to make some allowances and changes though in terms of how to make it all work.  When my kids were really little I wanted to be there for them, I wanted to make sure that they were getting enough attention and love as we went through so many changes and difficulties.  I also knew that putting two kids in full time daycare would make it almost impossible for me to be able to pay for anything else (that is a whole different post topic). I did the best I could, but ended up in the trap of many other single working parents, I had to take on multiple low paying part-time jobs.  This was not something that I could really sustain though.  What is the point of doing what I love if I still can’t afford to live above the poverty line?  Things weren’t working, I needed to be realistic and find a way to take care of my kids.  Being a parent is also a pretty important job that I need some passion for as well.  Being totally overworked and not able to be there as a happy mother for my kids was something that I wasn’t willing to be anymore.  Did I mention that yoga and meditation relieve stress?  

It was from this place of lack, and feeling stuck that I knew it was time to make a change.  I started to make my own energy shifts (which is why I know they work so well) and now I am in a new area of working with my passion.  I had to find my purpose. What is the point of doing what I love if I can’t better myself, and the people around me.  I am a yoga teacher and an energy worker.  It is who I am.  I wish I had better skills, or something else to give in this life, but this seems to be it for me.  Once I accepted this about myself, great things started to opened up for me.  I get jobs offered to me, clients referred to me, and fun opportunities without even asking for them.  Well I do spend some time each day meditating and asking for what I need, manifesting can be fun!  However, I know it was getting in line with what I wanted and allowing myself to be seen as I truly am that made the biggest shift.  It started to give me the confidence to create my own job, to use my skill set for myself.  In this way I agree with Mike Rowe’s above article, don’t just follow what you love if you aren’t good at it.  There is a balance to follow what you are good at, add some passion, and have the confidence to really make it work.  I see this a lot in the trades, in the difference between people who work for a big company, or people who start their own.  If you are an entrepreneur, it doesn’t matter what your trade is. 

Why you should meditate no matter who you are

I first started to really believe everyone should meditate a few years ago on my first day of teaching yoga in the Kinesiology department at the University of Western Ontario.

I was teaching 50 UWO students an activities course in yoga.  I knew I wanted to add meditation and breathing into the curriculum because they are part of yoga, but I also knew that they would benefit from it. This was a group of tired, stressed and over stimulated 20 year olds, the perfect candidates for meditation.  They needed a time out, a break from the stress of life in a big way.  Students are known for cramming for tests, partying, staying up late, for being in a competitive environment, often all on their own for the first time in their lives. There are also a lot of changes happening and new experiences.  Some students have to balance jobs, or are creating debt, or maybe even aware of the strain on their parents finically to support them.

There is also the ever distracting electronic devices, phones, internet, TV, computers, and tablets often used at the same time. We do so love them!

I asked the students on the first day, “Who feels stressed or overwhelmed?” They all put up their hands.   “Who feels like they are thinking about more than one thing at a time?” They all put up their hands.  Then I asked “Who has been told that they must multi-task?” again all hands went up.  Finally my favorite, “Who knows exactly where there phone is right now? We all laughed at that one.  As I was thinking about this, I realized I don’t know a single person who doesn’t feel this way.  It sort of blew me away, I knew that I was stressed and over worked, and had used meditation to balance my life.  To keep me happy, sane and focused.  I just took it for granted that my stress was because of my unique life experiences.  I was trying to show these students that I understood what they were going through.  However, WE are all going through life like this. Stress from jobs, relationships, dreams, goals, disappointment and the every distracting electronic devices is happening in everyone’s life.  So if I could use mediation to make me happy, and I was telling these students to use it to help them focus.  To take a break from everything swirling around them at all times.  To allow them to experience how great it feels to have one focus at least once a day.  It became so clear to me that yes, everyone everywhere should be meditating.

Just think about the world full of people who have taken even five minutes a day to find some quiet calm peace within.  Even if those five minutes are just following the breath, and allowing a wondering mind to have something to return to. The possibility of the amazing kind, patience, and happy people we would all be.  From this who knows what could happen, what we could achieve successfully in our lives.

I love to tell everyone I meet, just take those five minutes, see what happens when you are only thinking about one thing.  Each and every time even before they do it, there is a relieved look on their face.