Welcome to Wild Arisings

Wild Arisings is a soul-stirring love letter to your inbox, filled with whatever insights surface from my deepest knowing to help you heal your emotional wounds, connect with your truest self, and shine your light brightly.

In each letter, I share my own stories, especially my challenges and how I overcame them, hoping they will inspire and encourage you on your own path of authentic living. I make each message meaningful because I only want to contribute to your life in a positive way, not add to the noise.


Kind Words from Readers:

"To tell you the truth, I just enjoy everything I get from you---it all seems to originate from who you are and how you see the world, which is with love and compassion and allowing."

"Your monthly topics make me search deeper in my own life and question and observe."

"I feel like at times when I open mail you have written to me personally with things true to heart."


About Sandra

I’m not a special or extraordinary person. I’m just an everyday person who is curious about healing unhelpful emotional and mental patterns and living a more aware and awake life.

My self-discovery and self-healing journey to date has included:

  • Studying Buddhism for more than 25 years because it’s all about healing and transforming the heart and mind.

  • Studying, practicing, and teaching mindfulness and other forms of meditation like loving-kindness and contemplation.

  • Studying trauma with experts like Irene Lyon and the team from the Community Resiliency Model.

  • Studying the Enneagram of Personality with Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Pais.

I currently live on the Big Island of Hawaii and enjoy writing about personal and spiritual growth on Medium.

Over the span of my career, I’ve held various job titles:

  • Founder and Writer: Always Well Within

  • Freelance Copywriter

  • Fundraising Consultant

  • Non-profit Director (for twenty years in two different agencies)

  • Employment Counselor

Thanks for your interest. May you be well, happy, and safe, always.