About Me…

How I think, how I work, what I believe

Sarah Ditty Self Portrait
I, Sarah Ditty, go by many names; and each name represents a different aspect of me, of my personality. No matter what you choose to call me, you are getting all of me. I recently entered my fourth decade and that is something I am proud of. Society has us hiding our age, our wrinkles, the gray hairs…I have chosen to embrace them and shout out that they are a reflection of what I have achieved and what it took to get here. Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes says that those who have lived and have the scars to prove it, can be counted amongst the “Scar Clan.” I am a proud member of the Scar Clan, for I have truly lived.

Everyone who has worked with me or is counted amongst my circle of friends knows that what I treasure most is each individual’s journey. It is not for me to place judgement on what you have/haven’t done or what has happened to you. What I am interested in is where you want to go and what you want to do with the information you have gleaned during this journey called Life. I want to know what you desire and where you struggle so that I may help you find what you are looking for. Some desire connection, to self, to Source, to others…to be truly seen and truly known. For some, they desire courage, or fortitude, or discipline. And for many, there’s the desire to make the pain go away. I have come to learn that the blockage that keeps us from attaining our desires is frequently rooted in fear. And it is fear that holds the answer.

For many of us, too much of our life is kept in secret. We fear what people will think and how they will react if we tell them the truth…the truth about who we really are, how we really feel, what we really think, and what we have done, are doing, or will do. We’ve been taught that curiosity is something to suppress; so that when we do explore, we do so in secrecy while trying to push away any feelings of shame, guilt, inadequacy or worthlessness that may surface. We’ve all told lies and have kept secrets in order to survive, to “keep” our dignity, to maintain the façade and status quo. We fear the backlash, the consequences…and for some, they are very real. I’m okay with it all. In fact, that’s what I love about being human… the truth of our humanity, our vulnerability, and the fears that unite us all!

My desire is to create a safe and supporting environment where people can relax and sink into themselves. Based on experience, it is in the relaxing and the sinking that our hidden self is given permission to emerge. It is also in this space where we learn to face the skeletons in the closet, bring them out into the light, and then smile at how far we’ve come. I am here to be a non-judgmental guide, to help facilitate the process, and hold space for you as you unfold and allow your truth to emerge. As I see it, my job is to help you navigate what comes to the surface, and to help you integrate all of you back into you.

How did I come to believe this way…well it has been a long and wild ride. I have lived in ashrams, Asia, traveled the world, studied Shamanism, indigenous cultures, plant medicine, yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, martial arts, music, energetics, somatic psychology, paganism, read extensively, attended numerous workshops and trainings, obtained a BA in International Business Management and an MA in Counseling Psychology. I have been married and have divorced. I have quit things I have started (which is rare for a type-A personality). I have been a friend of religion, of 12-Step programs, and Mother Nature’s school of spirituality. I have sat at the feet of amazing teachers, traveled the world in pursuit of finding “My Purpose,” and have gotten lost many times, feeling completely alone and confused. I have been clinically treated for OCD and depression. I have battled chronic allergies and sickness and the pursuit of healing has led me down several of these paths. I have worked in Corporate America and have walked away from a career. I have stayed in relationships far longer than I should have. I have allowed others to tell me what I believe, what I should do, and who I was destined to become…only to spend decades undoing everything that no longer served me or which was never mine in the first place. I have cried, screamed, and been humbled. I have been impatient, immature, and egotistical. I’ve been too proud to ask for help. I’ve been a perfectionist who has worn myself out, for what cause? I’ve been the person who looks like they have their shit together and yet I am chaos on the inside. I have stood up and then fallen back down again only to find myself trying to figure out where to go from here. I have seen and felt things that I will never fully understand. I have been mentored by some of the most amazing people in the world. I used to think in black and white, but have come to learn and love that gray is where it is really at…for nothing is truly as black and white as may first appear. The truth is, life has only just begun. I’ve discovered that the more I learn, the less I really know. And somewhere along the way, all of this has come together to make sense. I am proud of where I have walked, what I have learned, and am hopeful of where I will go. So here is to writing your own chapter! And I hope that I get the privilege of being a small part of your story…now let’s go play!