Want to learn about my Bschool experience? (no BS…. Lots of waffling)

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I know many of my tribe have been here since the beginning and have watched my space evolve over the last 2 years (2 years, what?!) – organically growing from personal blog to thriving (yet still growing) mirco biz.

Last year, due to a series of syncronocities and signs, I found myself exposed to the wonderful world of Bschool.

I was primarily a stay at home mum, one income family – with a big dream to do bit things (with no money, no help and no fucking clue on where to start). *cue violins*

I was at a crossroads, I had just launched my little mandala ring biz and had a few sales rolling in each week. Enough to get me excited that a) people wanted to actually buy my designs and b)I had created something from nothing and finally felt I had ‘found myself’. Yet, reality was nipping at my heals, and it was make or break – I either had to start making some more money, or I was out to get a ‘real’ job.

I’ve put together this video blog for you to get to know my business journey a little better, learn about my personal experience with biting the bullet and investing in Bschool (trust me, it wasn’t an easy decision!) and shared some of my learnings with you to help you decide if it’s right for you or not.



So, what did you think? I’m hoping you could see past my blotchy nervous skin reaction? (ha!) and found something in there that resonated for you?

If you want to dip your toes into the free training videos Marie provides prior to Bschool opening it’s enrolments, just sign up here on her homepage if you haven’t already.

And, if you feel drawn and want to learn more about my special offering with Naomi Goodlet – Here are the details on our offering here (note the cart doesn’t open until Thursday 19th Feb for Aussies).


1. It’s only worth it if you put ALL of yourself into this – you are the key to a successful biz, no amount of money or training programs can make you a successful biz goddess.
2. If it doesn’t feel right, then trust that feeling – if it does, and you notice your fears/self sabotage kicking in, dig deep to decide which path to follow here – the fear, or the love?
3. Shop around for offerings, but remember that taking on a lot of things at once can be counter productive, so always look to people who you admire in business, pick an offering for something you know you could really use to your advantage (and won’t be an overwhelming amount of work for your already busy life) and who you connect with on that heart to heart level – because learning from those you admire in business is exactly what I did and still do, it keeps you on your own hearts journey, too.

Sending you lots of clarity, abundance and confidence for this exciting new chapter ahead for you and your business!

Wilder success,


ps >> I meant it when I said to email me to chat. sarah@thefifthelementlife.com


5 tips on how to build authentic + sacred business collaborations from social media relationships

(OFF TOPIC: It’s feeling great to be back here writing – I’ve felt guilty for not continuing to blog weekly over the last few months, but I feel I really needed the time to focus creatively on my business and new home – and it has definitely paid off so I thank you for your continued support and encouragement to get back here and share my journey with  you all!)

I can confidently say that I love the internet, and more specifically, social media. I do understand that it’s always going to be one of those love/hate relationships – but without it, I wouldn’t be here today. I wouldn’t be sitting in my beautiful office looking at the stack of orders I have to pack for today, sketching up a design for my exciting moon calendar collab, arranging supplies and photo shoots and all that stuff I love doing on a day to day basis. Continue reading

10 things I learnt in my first year of blogging


I’ve been blogging my journey since around April 2013, but more seriously from about June/July 2013 – indicating that a full year has now past and I’ve written something like 50 posts since then!

As a bit of a reflection and fun activity for myself and my tribe I thought it would be cute/scary to share the 10 things I learnt in my first year of blogging – in hopes to either inspire current start-up bloggers to keep truckin’ on, to help others decide whether this whole blogging thing really is for them or not, or for those with no interest in blogging apart from just reading blogs – for them to also learn something about the process of the person behind the blog feed.

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5 ways to cleanse with a full moon


Of late I have found myself awaken more to my feminine energy; thus now feeling a deeper appreciation for the moon and its cycle. It is such a fascinating topic and one that has really reconnected me with myself and my own habitual rhythms in life as a woman and a mother.

It is often evident that at times of the full moon that we, particularly women, do tend to feel differently – whether we are conscious of it or not. We have all heard the phrase ‘raving mad lunatic’ – and well, that’s because the word lunatic really means to be momentarily crazed by the moon. I’ve felt the urge to learn how to balance this more and help me to work with the moon cycles to help me find more flow and rhythm in my life, and to help manage hormonal impulses and emotional surges.

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What does it mean to be ‘spiritual’?

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I’ve been noticing a few comments from the kindred folk around me regarding spirituality. I feel like this word gets thrown around a lot with not very much conscious thought being considered for it’s origin at times. I get the feeling a lot of ‘non-spiritual’ types associate the word spiritual with being a hippie, a psychic or just plain out-there/bonkers/cray cray/stupid/woo woo *insert judgemental assumption here*.

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Mecury Retrograde – My how to thrive guide

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Well, this was a fun one! I have been thinking of writing about this old chestnut for a while now and as syncronocity would have it – My girl Gala Darling already posted the purrrrfect post about my mate MR (mecury retrograde) earlier in the month. I thought – well, I’m not one to re-invent the wheel, so I thought I would ask you to read this little gem first to learn about WHAT it actually is in a astronomy sense and then refer to my little illustration below on how to not only survive, but to THRIVE during the rest of this retrograde (finishes early July!) and to help us be better prepared for the next one in October.

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Magic Money Month – DIY style!

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I’ve had a fair few requests and comments from some amazing peeps who are going to be taking on the ‘Magic money in May’ concept in their own time after seeing how effective it was for me (refer to my last post).

It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to read how others have manifested some cool shiz into their lives, or want to do so after being inspired by the magic we spun together on my Facebook page throughout May.

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How spending magic money in May manifested me REAL abundance

day3.jpgIf your a regular on my Facebook page you will have noticed throughout the month of May that I set myself a challenge to spend a magic (virtual) amount of money each day on something that matched back to set daily themes.

The idea was to shift my money mindset from scarcity to abundance – instead of focusing my energy on how we would pay the bills on one income, how I would continue to expand my business, pay childcare fees and continue to work towards my dream, without resorting to me effectively selling my soul to a job at the new local Bunnings. Yep, that was a legit option my partner suggested to me when we realised we could no longer sustain our lifestyle on his income alone (no offence to Bunnings employees, it’s just not my bag, baby).

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The best $20 I’ve ever spent

Last week was a ROLLERCOASTER RIDE. I had plenty of wins but also some major loses (errrrmmm…aka gastro…). Now that I reflect on last week, I realise it’s not the hours spent curled into a ball rocking or the hi-fives I was giving myself for my awesome manifesting skills finally falling into place; it was how I spent $20.

The back story is – My beautiful friend Liz over at Living the Light Way started a daily “random act of kindness” challenge on social media and through her newsletter. Each day people were given a random things to do to put themselves outside of their comfort zones, and to truly GIVE to recieve. Law of attraction style stuff, right?

So for example – one day her and I went out for lunch and after we went down to the local main street and left little notes with coins taped to them and stuck them all over the parking metres.

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We felt like little school girls driving away giggling, wondering who would see them and what their reactions would be! But we made sure not to watch anyone as the magic was truly just in the act itself, not the outcome. The key is to avoid clouding the experience with judgement or ego.

The following day she upped the anti on me. We were finishing our weekly hiphop dance class, and she sprung on me that we would go home via the local shopping centre as she had a challenge for us.

The challenge was to head into a shop, buy a store voucher – write a little note on it and then high-tail it back into the store and find a random person to gift it to.

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Can I just say, it’s called a CHALLENGE for a reason. Not only did I instantly start sweating bullets; but I felt nerves like I used to back in highschool – you know that moment your teacher calls your name to perform your oral infront of the class? Yep – that feeling.

So bazaar, right? Like giving to people is really hard? It was such a foreign state to be in, so awkward yet I just knew how right I felt about doing it – and it was totally more for me in that moment than it was for them. I needed a personal challenge; I craved getting outside of my comfy little zone.

We purchased our vouchers and headed back to the entry. Liz announced “right, so you go that way and I go this way and we meet back here” – hold on – what?!?!! We weren’t doing it together?! Cue heart palpitations.

I took a deep breath (aka strapped my nuts on) and I went in. I started walking, nerves building with each step.

I caught myself beginning to judge people I would see “they look rich”, “he’s a kid, he’ll just buy lollies” “They don’t look inviting” etc etc. Serious learning curve in that right there.

So I said to myself, stop it – Sarah. Stop judging. The next person to make eye contact with you is the one.

I walked over past the layby counter and noticed a small queue by the desk and the guy on the end was standing there in his hi-vis shirt, a pram with a cute little bubba in front of him and a pile of baby paraphinalia in his basket.

He locked eyes with me. Before I had any time to judge, I locked eyes with him and darted into his direction.

I blerted “hey mate….ah…. this is for you. It’s my random act of kindness for this week.” He looked at the card I handed over with a startled face, still registering the kindness bomb I just handed him. He said “ohh….wow….gee, thanks so much” and I gave him a reassuring tap on the shoulder and said “have a great weekend” and I scooted off.

Those first steps away from him I felt such a huge range of emotions. Firstly, I was bloody relieved, my oral presentation was over. Closely followed by tears of joy?! Yep, I felt just a little bit swelly in the eyeball area. Then, as I took more steps – I just smiled. Like legit, I’m so proud of myself smile. I pretty muched skipped/floated out of the store and saw Liz standing there, grinning and giggling and we just looked at eachother with sheer excitement. Both proud mamas for eachother.

The value in this random act of kindness is untangable. 

I understand the random act of kindness thing should be more about making a difference in another persons life; and I’m sure it did. I will never know what that gift meant to him but I feel it would have caused a massive shift in his energy because it made a huge difference in mine, too. It showed me how to truly FEEL something again. As I mentioned, I experienced such a huge scale of emotions just by spending $20. You can’t get that feeling buying your lunch. I felt alive. It was the best $20 I have ever spent. The memory for me will never ware off.

This challenge reminded me that this is what life is about – FEELING & TRULY EXPERIENCING it. Taking a chance. Sending those vibrations to the universe that resonate “hello! I’m here, I’m full of love, I’m full of light and I want you to feel it too”. Its such a powerful gift we all have, yet so many of us don’t share it enough. That gift of shift.

Now, you know what I’m gonna suggest to you, right?

Yep. I challenge you to do your own little random act of kindness.

Maybe you pay for someone’s coffee; shout someone to the movies – or better still – shout the bloke behind you a ticket to the movie too!

I would love for you to share your stories with me in the comments below.

With wilder shifts (no…not shits),



What is your life purpose?

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Last week on Facey B I mentioned I had some big stuff I wanted to talk to you about. I’ve been feeling the pull to get outside from my introverted box and out into the ‘speaker’ arena and start doing the occasional video blog post for you to connect with me on a more personal level. I really want you guys to, in a sense, ‘meet me’ because I feel so much connection with you all, just by writing interacting online together, so I thought it’s about time I show you more of me so you can get to know me better.

So, today is the mother flippin’ day! Here is my very first VLOG – and it’s a BIG one. It’s all about me, explaining to you, what your life purpose ACTUALLY is…. It’s kinda of the starting point on how to ‘find it’ and should hopefully put your mind at ease, and your heart back in prime position, inspired, ready and willing to follow it.

I thought a video blog entry would be an easier way for me to share my thoughts with you on a less ‘word overload’ kinda way, like when I post novel long blog posts and ain’t no body got time to read them?! Well, apologises in advance because my plan really backfired. I had every intention of keeping it short and sweet…. but maybe that’s just not my style? My strength is not in getting to the point!

It’s freakin’ 17 minutes long. WTF?!!!

For someone who is introverted and doesn’t talk much in a social setting, get me speaking my mind about stuff I’m interested or passionate about, and well, I can churn out 17 minutes of dialog in ONE take. Boom!

So, I say get yourself a coffee / smoothie / chai / wine and find a comfy place, but more importantly, some free ‘you’ time – and watch this clip.

I promise it’s got what you have been looking for.

And if it doesn’t, then I’m sorry – but at least it’s given you 17 minutes of down time, right? That’s still a good thing.

If you aren’t able to watch right now, and want the juicy bits in point form, here’s  what I covered:

1. I tell you about where I am at in my ‘music’ career – I watched a documentary called ’20ft from Stardom’ which I found a lot of parallels in my own life right now, so I highly recommend checking this flick out.

2. I explain that finding your life purpose isn’t actually ‘a thing’ – like you don’t magically just find out your purpose in life is to be a yoga teacher and then you live happily ever after…it’s much more simple AND complex than that. See why it’s such a big, loaded question?

3. I ask you the question – ‘what is the one thing you have, that no one else does?’ – Maybe you need to find this out about yourself. That’s what I’m busy doing right now.

4. I discuss how our childhoods and education have allowed us to be here, now, questioning our lives, and the keys to undoing all of the limiting conditioning from those times which will allow you to contribute who you truly are to the world, in a free spirited way.

5. Key quote to focus on was “If you don’t get to know yourself first, then you will settle for less”.

I hope you enjoy! Please, I would love for you to leave your feedback in the comments below and if you’re picking up what I’m puttin’ down, please sign up to my weekly newsletter where much more secret squirrel stuff will be revealed soon 😉

With wilder purpose,