I am thrilled to introduce you to this month’s Sista Soul!
I met the beautiful Sarah Jensen through Bright-eyed and Blog-hearted and there was an instant connection.
Sarah is such a warm and supportive creature, having her in your life is like having a big beautiful hug and a warm cup of tea!
Sarah’s bright shining light in this busy, somewhat crazy, online world is inspiring, and I cannot wait to delve a little deeper into what sisterhood means for her.. So lets!
Celebrate A Sista Soul! Sarah Jensen
+ What do you think it is about female friendship that makes it so fucking cool?
There’s a beautiful synchronicity that happens when we bond deeply and
honestly with each other as women. We become like a clan, a community,
a tribe. We lift each other up and help each other shine bright.
There’s also an incredible understanding and acceptance in true female
friendship. When you and your girlfriends just ‘get’ each other – no
explaining, no apologising; when you’re free to be you and you’re
whole heartedly loved and accepted exactly as you are. That special
feeling of belonging, of comfort and trust. That’s pure magic.
+ Why do you think sisterhood is so important?
When women work together we can achieve such incredible things. We
draw strength from each other, inspire each other and encourage each
other. When we embrace the sisterhood we’re able to celebrate the wins
of our sisters rather than resenting them or being jealous. We
acknowledge that their success paves the way for us to lead and
Surrounding yourself with likeminded sisters can help you feel
confident enough to push through fear and leap outside your comfort
zone in amazing ways. If it weren’t for my soul sisters I’d never have
had the courage to go after my dreams and in my moments of doubt or
fear they remind me ‘I can do this’ which helps me keep going. With my
soul sisters in my corner I know I’m loved and supported and it makes
me feel unstoppable.
+ Sometimes in life women can tend to tear each other down.. have you ever experienced this? If so, what lessons did you learn?
I’ve seen this happen so much in my life. It’s cruel and pointless.
Everyone ends up hurt and if you’re the person being torn down it’s
I’m sad to admit I’ve been on both sides of this situation and
ultimately I’ve learned that no one wins. Ever.
The beautiful lessons that have come out of it though are that true
love and confidence come from within. What that means for me is I can
now meet my own needs (instead of desperately seeking my worth from
others) and it frees up so much more love and energy that I can give
to others. I can be selfless, generous, kind and giving and it
doesn’t leave me feeling empty. I don’t have to tear others down to
raise myself up.
I’ve also learned how much more fulfilling it is to help others, to
support, encourage and empower. When women work together and lift each
other up it’s magical.
I’ve learned that there’s enough for us all to live in love and
abundance and we’ll all get there a hell of a lot faster if we work
+ And importantly, what do you think we can do to counteract it and encourage sisters supporting sisters?
Honestly? I think we need to stop competing with each other; stop
trying to live these perfect looking ‘highlights reel’ lives and stop
trying to outdo each other or be better than each other.
We need to speak up and call bullshit on the bad behaviour, the
pretending and the jealousy.
If we all stopped pretending we’re all ok all the time; that we have
it totally together all the time, then we’d create space for things
like honesty, compassion, caring, support and love. We could help each
other become confident, love ourselves and feel fulfilled with the
choices we each make and the life we each live, however that looks for
each and every beautiful individual.
We need to say fuck the fake shit – let’s help each other be free.
Let’s help each other shine. The more we each step up as individuals
and love and accept each other, the more we create a global movement
of celebrating the hell out of ourselves and each other exactly as we
+ How do you celebrate a sista soul?
I’m a fan of small gestures made with big love. A message, a hug, a
handwritten note or a postcard, a phone call or a lovely catch up if
we’re in the same city. I love to build up my soul sisters, remind
them they’re loved, appreciated, wonderful and worthwhile, that they
matter and that I’m grateful for them.
+ What do you think would be possible if women all over the world stepped into their personal power?
Absolutely ANYTHING! We’d be rocking it left, right and centre.
Seriously, it would be incredible! Can you imagine the whole world
filled with women who unequivocally KNOW how amazing they are, how
capable they are, how valuable they are and how important who they are
and what they have to offer is?
I think absolutely anything and everything imaginable is possible in
general, but holy mamma we’d be manifesting magic by the truckload.
+ What’s one thing about you that only a few select soul sista’s would know- that you’re willing to share of course! 😉
I’ve ridden my motorbike around the Phillip Island Moto GP track.
+ What advice would you give to a babe wanting to make more female friendships and create those soulful connections?
Don’t be afraid to step outside your normal circles and put yourself
out there. Find an event or workshop that interests you, whatever that
may be, where other women are seeking the same soulful connection as
you. It might be a full moon circle or sacred women’s workshop, a
burlesque or pole dancing class, a business networking group, a
blogging group, craft group, photography group, running group or
sporting team. Find situations and groups where the people share your
values, goals and interests. Be open, willing and gentle (with
yourself and others) and don’t be afraid to just say ‘hi’ and
+ What’s your fave ‘Celebrate A Sista Soul’ song?
Oh my goodness, this is SUPER tragic, but it’s Horses by Daryl
Braithwaite. I have brilliant memories of being out on the town with
my soul sisters singing this at the absolute top of our lungs and it
+ What’s the number one book you would gift to a sista soul?
I’m a book-a-holic from way back so I’ve got three that come to mind
instantly – Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, Nasty Gal by Sophia
Amoruso and Daring and Disruptive by Lisa Messenger. All three of
these books are messages of ‘yes you can’ from one soul sister to
+ What is your ultimate way of spending time with your soul sisters?
I’m actually a bit of an introvert so I love quiet one on one time to
talk, laugh and catch up over a delicious dinner or lazy Sunday
+ And tell me, who run the world?
Sarah is a life coach and writer who will help you take charge, build
confidence and create the freedom and fulfilment you crave in life.
She’ll help you cut through the clutter, get clear and achieve your
Sarah’s focus is on helping you get unstuck and make practical,
sustainable change so you can make your dream life your real life.
Sarah loves getting lost in a good book, exploring the world and
laughing loudly and often. She’s a passionate advocate for honesty,
connection and real world change.