I invite you to pause for a moment, take a deep breath, and arrive.

You have entered The Sacred Pause Substack collective, and I am so happy to have you here.

My name is Heather and I created The Sacred Pause to help wired + tired humans find true calm + balance using holistic herbal methods.

This substack delivers weekly herb profiles, articles, poetic musings, recipes, somatic practices + more… all around the theme of exploring what it means to heal through learning how to slow down + tune in. By learning how to take a Sacred Pause, and over time, embody The Sacred Pause as a lifestyle.

This embodiment has transformed my life and particularly the relationship I have with stress + anxiety, and how I approach these experiences with my clients.

As someone who has worked in the wellness industry for 10+ years and a practicing Certified Clinical Herbalist + Nutritionist, herbalism, plant life, and the natural world are some of my biggest sources of inspiration and a solid part of the foundation of what I will share with you in The Sacred Pause Substack.

However, herbs alone are not the answer. There is no magic “herbal” pill that will cure you of all your ailments, including stress + anxiety.

What I’ve discovered in my own practice as an herbalist is that the real “magic” behind herbalism lies in the integration. The big life shifts start to happen when we commit to building a relationship with our herbs in tandem with building a relationship with ourselves + our health as a whole.

When I unearthed this simple truth, I readapted my practice from “clinical” to holistic.

The Sacred Pause weaves together the magic + knowledge of herbalism with psychology, somatic movement, philosophy, anthropology, and more… to help us unearth the true roots of “wellness”.

All by slowing down and tuning in.

By learning how to pause within the chaos of our lives.

And by embracing the paradox that when we take small, devoted amounts of time to pause with intention, we actually give ourselves more time in the long run.

Life is meant to be savored.

Let The Sacred Pause be your invitation to begin again.

It’s an honor to share my life’s work with you on this platform and I hope it inspires you and transforms your health in big + beautiful ways, just like it has for me in my own life.

Why subscribe?

As a paid subscriber, you will receive:

  • Weekly herb profiles, articles, poetic musings, recipes, somatic practices + more...all exploring what it means to heal + unearthing the roots of wellness by learning how to slow down + tune in.

  • One monthly live group call (1 hour long, held over Zoom) where we will share, discuss, connect, and continue (or begin) the practice of embodying The Sacred Pause in our daily lives, together, collectively.

  • Weekly Q & A - submit any questions you have about the herbs, practices, recipes, and articles you read in The Sacred Pause Substack and have them answered weekly by me (and shared anonymously with paid subscribers).

  • Continued inspiration, personal accountability, wisdom, and guidance to help you regulate your nervous system and balance stress + anxiety.

When you subscribe, you get full access to all content within The Sacred Pause + you help support the continuation of my life’s work.

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Weekly herb profiles, articles, poetic musings, recipes, somatic practices + more...exploring what it means to heal + unearth the roots of wellness by learning how to slow down + tune in. Written + curated by holistic herbalist + guide, Heather Saba.


Heather Saba, CCH, CCN

holistic herbal + wellness guide, herbal educator, custom herbal formulator, holistic wellness writer, nutritionist, medical anthropologist, botanical mixologist, word artist, life designer