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Sarah J. Downing: Butterflies & Phoenixes My name is Sarah. Originally from England, I've also lived in Germany and now I live in the US. I work as a freelance translator and writer, as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Being sick myself has enabled me to use my own healing experience to help others to heal, and for that I am incredibly thankful. I'm passionate about vintage clothes and music, and I also enjoy traveling and trying new foods.

Sarah's writing on thyroid and chronic illness

Guest Blog for Thyroid Mom: 7 Lessons Chronic Illness Has Taught Me: A Retrospective Look at Hypothyroidism

17 January 2015 ~ 2 Comments

If you haven’t already, please check out the guest blog I wrote for the lovely Thyroid Mom, aka Blythe Clifford. I’m honored that she included me on her inspiring site: http://www.thyroidmom.com/blog/7-lessons-hypothyroidism-has-taught-me/






“Some People are a Blessing; Others are a Lesson (And Some are Both!)”

23 December 2014 ~ 6 Comments

  2014 has taught me sooo much about myself, others and who I want to be. It’s been filled with challenges, joy, pain and revelations. Here are the lessons I have learned that I would like to share with you. Thank you to those who have taught me these lessons – both good and bad. […]






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Guest writers

The Divining Dragonfly: My Journey with Autism (Part 3), by Cindy Caprio

06 May 2012 ~ 8 Comments

You can read Part 2 of this article here I began and completed part 3 of my five-part column in April, Autism Awareness month. This is about my son and our ups and downs with him having autism. My boy turned three in February. It was during this time he was making the transition from […]






The Divining Dragonfly: My Journey with Autism (Part 2), by Cindy Caprio

11 February 2012 ~ 3 Comments

You can read Part 1 of this article here Age 2 One day I was so upset with my son not having any words, it brought tears to my eyes. He was in the kitchen pointing and grunting at the cabinets. I lifted him onto my hip as I typically did to figure out what […]






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Other writing and poems

No Expectations

31 October 2014 ~ 2 Comments

If you let go of all expectations, the world will come to you and its potential will unfold like the beauty of a lotus flower.






Our Fate is in the Stars

27 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Sometimes for us the stars align Despite our worries we’ll be just fine Our spirit guides set things in motion To our lives they show devotion You never know what’s around the bend A new opportunity or a new friend So don’t give up or you’ll miss the surprise Hold out your hands and open […]






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