Sarah Rudell Beach is a teacher, writer, and mother to two little ones. She is the creator of Left Brain Buddha, where she explores ideas and practices for mindfulness, and shares the challenges and riches in her journey to live and parent mindfully in a left-brain, analytical life. She is also the Executive Director of Brilliant Mindfulness, LLC.
Her writing has been featured on The Huffington Post, Psych Central, Tiny Buddha, and Mamapedia, and she is a contributing author to The HerStories Project and Sunshine After the Storm. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, dancing, and hanging out with her little Buddhas.
“I wasn’t just tired, it wasn’t just because ‘motherhood is hard’ — I had depression. I needed help — I needed more than exercise and fish oil supplements and an occasional massage. I finally made the call and got professional help. And I started practicing mindfulness. I read the book Buddhism for Mothers and it changed. my. life. I learned that I am not my thoughts, that just because I think ‘I’m a terrible mother,’ it doesn’t mean I AM a terrible mother. I always say, my formula for recovery was meditation + medication. Don’t be afraid to try either!”