healing the sea

Mazeylotus helping L'Oréal go greener. Click Above to meet the squad.

Mazeylotus helping L'Oréal go greener. Click Above to meet the squad.

The communities I’m sharing with you in 2019 will reflect my love for the ocean, and my mission to heal the sea the way she has done for me.

Some of you may have noticed my love for nature and the environment evolving over the past few years while living on the ocean. The twins and I are back in Philadelphia living in East Falls, but the ocean hasn’t left me for one moment and neither has what I learned.

Click the image above to learn all about Seed Phytonutrients, a squad with a lot of heart, clear vision and purpose. They’re cultivating sustainable beauty in a brand new way. A group of local PA farmer divas have started a big conversation about the environment, the plastic in our oceans and food supplies, while supporting local organic farmers to spread seed diversity and bringing their beauty products in the first ever shower friendly paper bottle. It’s so cool and fun to touch and smells divine.

They’re nurturing our health as well as the planets with high performance, vegan, cruelty free beauty for skin and hair; Along the way guiding the “number one green cosmetic brand,” L'Oréal into an even more sustainable approach.

I’ll be on the Seed instagram @seedphytonutrients as well as @mazeylotus and @saltydivine from my bubble bath as per the usual so if something calls out to you don’t hesitate to connect. I’m happy to send you some samples of the new hair care line! Keep an eye on the social media sites for some upcoming rituals, meditations and unique ways to soap up with these delicious indigenous flowers from the earth that we’re all working on together.

Lots of love,

Sarah xx

Chasing the SEA

The energy of the wave stops at the shoreline after interacting deeply with the atmosphere to become a wave, yet not everyone believes that says David Rastovich. The sea brings us to another world. The salty sediments hold the story of our origins as well as determine our trajectory. For many of us, it's our own private church, temple, or sacred space. 

For the past three months, I've been unable to go in the water. Even being near the ocean caused me to become ill for days at a time. Outside my door, the cure-all aroma of salty sea air filling my lungs with rebirth, beautifying my face with its mist was replaced with a neurotoxin coming from the oceans cry for help. For the past three years, I've witnessed two pristine oceans surrounding two remote islands turn into sewage right before my eyes and the animals inside lay waste at the hands of preventable abuse.  The female character Morgan in my new book became a champion on this topic as a direct result of my experience and research that followed.

There's so much left to discover about the ocean.  Its forces are so much bigger than us. It seems remote for many of us yet the sea spreads across over 70% of the earth's surface, while we sit on a wee mass of under 30%. The ocean rules us. Its outcome is ours for better, or for worse. Containing coral reefs that hold our ability to exist in their hands as well as cancer cures, it's not a situation where the ocean can die and we will survive. It just doesn't work like that.

The ocean will forever be intrinsic to our survival. Surrendering to it the only option. The sea will do as it always does, reflect everything back to us, even our weakest link. Some say humanity is oblivious and although it's tempting to agree at times, I don't buy it. When we believe we're powerless, worthless and meaningless it directly impacts the way we live our lives, how we treat ourselves, others and the world around us. That's why the ocean is dying. It's mirroring the current status of our collective human spirit. 

Coral reefs, "the rainforest of the sea" or lungs of the earth can now be found as rotting skeleton and tissue. The rest glowing with an iridescent self-made radiant chemical sunscreen to protect themselves from their deteriorating environment. The most broken of our civilization can be found as we speak slaying whales and dolphins, the parts of the sea designed to nurture, protect and guide us.

Dave Rastovich and countless other surfers have been rescued by dolphins in pending shark attacks and drownings. After swimming and surfing with dolphins, feeling the deep echo vibration within from a whales song their majesty leaves no questions and honoring them is what makes us human. 

The transformation to restore has already begun and won't be stopped, but rather grow stronger like the tides. The big blue's force will always be greater and resisting her remains futile. It's our own existence we're struggling to feel worthy of currently. After something challenging happens everything changes and within those layers of courage and fear lives something valuable. I see more people surrendering and shining their light and believe in all of us to continue to lift ourselves to higher ground. 

The ocean that soothes our pain leaves a lasting memory. Go visit her in private, in silence to remember who you are and do one thing to protect her. Pick up any trash you see while you're spending time with the ocean, support her champions and those defending the precious life inside of her, replace single-use plastic with reusable materials, always consider what you discard and how, consider the ground you walk upon as holy and think for a moment about how you treat it, walk instead of drive, think of what you wear, sleep on and put inside your body, become a positive part of the solution rather than fueling negativity further, and keep the sea forever in your heart. Carry her with you wherever you go.