GREETINGS, MY DEAR FRIEND!! How I hope this note finds you deeply and wholly well. My love and prayers are whooshing your way this day.

Several times this week, conversations about the vitality of PLAY and REST – as parts of living a life that feels AND does good – has come up. (It’s always interesting when the same things keep “popping” up, aye?)

So, from my heart to yours this week, a nudge to commit to a moment each day for play AND rest.

I believe this can be a sacred, spiritual practice.

(Keepin’ it real … I really need this – because, to be sure, I have a tendency to take myself way too seriously and have found PLAY and REST to be the stuff that grounds AND fuels me for life. So, if you find this both intriguing and seemingly impossible, we’re in this, TOGETHER.)

About PLAY, consider this:

‘The opposite of play is not work – the opposite of play is depression.’ [Continuing, Dr. Stewart Brown] explains, “Respecting our biologically programmed need for play can transform work. It can bring back excitement and newness to our job. Play helps us deal with difficulties, provides a sense of expansiveness, promotes mastery of our craft, and is an essential part of the creative process. Most important, true play that comes from our own inner needs and desires is the only path to finding lasting joy and satisfaction in our work. In the long run, work does not work without play. –Brené BrownThe Gifts of Imperfection

For more from Brene, head here for a collection of conversations, writings, and resources all about the power of music, dance, playtime, and creativity. 

Annnd, speaking of PLAY come to SRI LANKA – virtually, right now! – with me. In the video rePLAY below, JOIN IN on a special CELEBRATION – the VERY DAY a playground for children of all abilities opened in Sri Lanka!

In it, CATCH a glimpse and BE INSPIRED by a global collaboration to build a most-extraordinary playground for sight and hearing impaired children. At times the video and sound are glitchy – but we hope you enjoy this INSIDE LOOK at the energy, joy, and community that is being unleashed within and upon this special campus in Sri Lanka!



In this episode of The Seeds Storyteller Series, I have the joy and honor to talk with Reza, founder of The Power of Play, Juliet, co-founder of Lubirds Light Foundation, AND Sofia and Agustina with DOC LAND Films … and sit with my long-time soul sister, Nilmini, for opening day of this heart-warming and globally-impactFULL project.

Although the playground has been constructed and kids have begun to PLAY, funds are needed to complete this project and build more projects ’round the world.

We have until noon MST on Friday, April 28, to reach our goal. 

DONATE to finish BUILDING A PLAYGROUND for sight and hearing impaired children in Sri Lanka. LEARN MORE on our Seeds website. When you donate, kindly consider becoming a monthly donor, so you can feel good and make an impact with ease all year long AND collaborate with Seeds in our partnership with changemaking non-profits around the globe each month.

LEARN MORE about and connect with my dear friends:

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The Power of Play / Reza:

15-min video about Power of Play (by our friends at DOC LAND Dubai Films)

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LuBirds Light Foundation / Juliet:

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IN PERSON | DENVER, COLORADO. TOMORROW – on April 27 – JOIN US! Hosted by Lisa McAlister / With Good Cause, Inc., LEARN about human trafficking, LEAVE with stories about some phenomenal women from Nepal, and DISCOVER a path to fulfill your own big, audacious dreams AND to create impact locally &/or globally.RSVP / Register with the promo code ALMA25 for 25% off. Food & drink available for purchase.

Email me if you or someone you’d like to invite would like a $10 or free student ticket. All registrations include a copy our book, No Longer Untouchable.

As we wrap up, one more nudge: For a guided PoP (Place of Pause) to cultivate REST and a moment of peace and stillness, head to our Seeds YouTube channel and pick one of the 40 guided PoPs to fill up your cup today.


You are loved.

We belong to each other.

Let’s standTALL, together,

and light up the world!


xo, -Sarah DT ❤️🙏🏻🌏