Laura Lorentz: Welcome to the Empowered Essence podcast, where we liberate you and empower you to let your soul lead the way in life and business. I am your host, Laura Lawrence, sharing my thoughts and intimate conversations with featured guests on Human Design Energetic Spirituality to provide you with the tools you need to tap into your most authentic self. I am here to empower you to walk away feeling ready to live your most expansive and purposeful life. Let's dive in. Hello, everyone, and welcome to this week's episode of Empowered Essence. I am so excited to be here with this special guest today. I'm here with a lovely Sarah Glen Denning. Sarah is a 52 sacral generator, and she is also my COO. She is my right hand, my left hand, all of the things in between. I go to her for everything. And we have become so close, I would even say really close friends throughout all of this. Not just colleagues, but Sarah and I met about a year and a half ago, I would say, and we met through a mutual acquaintance, and she had booked a Human Design reading with me. And that was really such a profound experience for both of us because there were some similarities in her chart that were in mine that I was just uncovering. One in particular was the channel of surrender and really sinking into, like, we are meant to be entrepreneurs. And I shared that little nugget with her, and I think that changed the huge trajectory of her life. And so such a profound meeting has just led to such a great friendship and business relationship. So I am so excited to welcome Sarah to the podcast. So welcome, Sarah.
Sara Glendenning: Thank you so much for having me. I'm super excited to be here. And yes, that first reading that I had with you literally blew up my life in all of the most amazing ways possible, in the sense that it gave me permission.
Laura Lorentz: Yeah, that's so beautiful. So I would love for you to share with the audience a little bit about your journey. So when we met, you were not an entrepreneur. You were a nurse at the time. And so I'd love for you to share with them, you know, how you got into nursing and then this transition from nursing into entrepreneurship.
Sara Glendenning: We'll start, we'll go back kind of before I even met you. So when I went into nursing, I did it because my mom told me to. I graduated high school with no idea as to what it was I wanted to do with my life. I felt a lot of the pressure, and I'm sure there are pieces of my Human Design that lead to me feeling pressure due to all of the conditioning that had happened within my centers growing up. And I had no idea what I wanted to do. And my younger sister went to nursing school, and my mom kept saying, look at all the opportunities, gone to nursing school, and I knew I couldn't bartend anymore, so I had to do something. I went to nursing school, graduated, got my nursing job, and I loved it for two whole years. It was wonderful. And I very quickly hit burnout and I spent six years going, what else do I do? I don't want to go to school, I go back to school. I don't want to make less money, I don't want to work nights anymore. All of these things that I would not do at the end of the day going, but I don't know what like, what is possible for me. And so at the height of my burnout, another one of our mutual friends held an event for nurses. And that's where I met Marsha, which is who I met Laura through in human design. And I essentially immediately started working with Marsha and going back through my story and really learning about myself and pulling the lessons out of all of these hard times that were literally not allowing me to ground in my actual self and start seeing some of that conditioning without all of the human sign language. And then Laura appeared in my life out of nowhere. And I knew immediately that the day that she actually came in and spoke on the call, I was up on the river and I was like, I have to make it to this call. I don't know why, but there's something about this guest speaker that I need to hear what she has to say. And then Laura spoke. And for the first time in my life, I felt seen on a level that I've never felt seen before. And she also spoke about the channel's Surrender, which she doesn't normally do in these readings that she said. And there was my answer. There was the answer to what do I do? I didn't know what type of entrepreneur or what kind of business I was going to go into, but it was really the first moment where I had permission that I could really do whatever I wanted, regardless of what anyone else said, and this is my purpose and this is why I'm here. And then, yeah, so I played with that for a while. And it's interesting because when I first met Laura, I never do anything easily and the universe usually has to force me into seeing my way. And I was off work for the first time in my entire life. Spirit literally pushed me off my bike and said, you need to stop this and you need to see the possibilities for yourself. And then Laura played a key role in that for me, and kind of guiding how it was possible that I wouldn't have to go back to nursing and it wasn't going to be my forever answer.
Laura Lorentz: I get chills every time I hear your story because you have been so supportive and divinely guided along this way. And I want to go to like, the beginning of your story and talking about like, how you got into nursing and all of that, because I see this with a lot of generators. So a lot of clients that I've worked with that are generators tend to get into these roles or these careers that are very focused on helping people. So whether it's nursing, social work teacher, they get into these careers that are very like, nurturing and very supportive because they have this desire to help people. And so they're amazing careers. They're perfect for them at that time to learn the lessons that they're meant to learn. And so for you, one thing that I want to point out about Sarah is that she has an open solar plexus. So being in a nursing career with an open solar plexus, you're taking on a lot of the emotions of the people around you when they're feeling anxious and stressed and sad and going through all of the feels like you're taking on a lot of that. And there's a huge emotional burden to those roles if you're not aware of that in terms of how to manage your energy. So a lot of nurses and doctors and social workers, firefighters, whatever, it is, like those really like, service focused roles. Like, that's why there is so much burnout, I feel, is because, like, taking on the things of those jobs, like taking on the emotional toll, taking on the things that they're serving people for. And so there's these moments in some people's lives, not all people's lives, that really focus and force them to reevaluate and really focuses on on this different path that allows them to still be of service, but maybe in just different ways. And I feel like you are still of service as a generator and really in your power, but just in a way that is just so aligned for you. So can you share with everyone, like, what do you do now? What is your career now?
Sara Glendenning: What is my career now? I am a business owner. I'm an entrepreneur and I'm building out my business. And essentially I provide operations and system support to soul led spiritual businesses. And kind of my tagline is you can have the Whoo and systems too, because I get the Whoo and I understand human design, astrology, and the spiritual aspects of so much of what guides you and your business and what you do. So it allows me to, first of all, see you as my client and actually be able to work with you. But I also have this wonderful brain that can create systems that have thin air within like a handful of programs that allows your business to run seamlessly without you having to spend hours a setting up all of these systems or be manually sending out emails and all of the things that are repetitive in our businesses.
Laura Lorentz: Yeah, the work that Sarah does is absolutely incredible because I personally don't have the energetic capacity to dive in and understand how to set up all the back end of my business, but I am so grateful for it. And I think systems, when you hear, like, the word systems and strategy, oftentimes people think very like, masculine, but it's actually the thing that allows you to be more in that feminine flow because you've got things working behind the scenes and supporting you so that you can focus on the things that are within your zone of genius. And that's really what Sarah does for me, is she takes away all of the things that drain me, all of the things that would take a lot of time and effort for me to do on my own and really allows me to do the things that I enjoy, like connecting with my audience, serving my clients, doing this podcast. Sarah for me, she edits my podcast. She supports social media posts, she supports any of like, my checkouts and Kajabi pages, getting ready for launches, all of that kind of stuff. So she supports me in a huge, huge way from an operational perspective. And I know she works with other entrepreneurs as well. She's got a full load and big visions for growing out her business. So I can't say enough about what you do.
Sara Glendenning: It's busy, but it's awesome. And like you said, I'm still able to be of service without the emotional drain. And the emotional burnout because I'm from Ontario, but I'm currently in Oklahoma, and my journey here has led me to see really how emotionally I don't want to say the word damage, because that's not it, but drained I was from my nursing career. And the more that I feel and focus on that part of myself, the more of service I'm able to be for my clients and the more work I'm actually able to take on.
Laura Lorentz: Yes. No. That's so beautiful. I can tell you are so in your zone of genius right now. It's so incredible to watch. So can I ask, can you share with the audience, like, what you know, diving into your human design? Like, what are some things that were like AHA, moments that made you realize that you did need to make some shifts in your life?
Sara Glendenning: So there's, like I've said already, there's the permission that came from the fact that I was born to be an entrepreneur and then not just with human design, but diving into the gene keys as well. I am literally a systems expert. I was put on this Earth to create systems. One of the biggest challenges I've had in my business. I'm a nurse, I have no business background. There are days where I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing, but I just wake up and know how to do these things. And back when I was wondering and questioning what is it that I can do that's not nursing? And once I tapped into it, it's so clear that this is what I'm meant to do because it just comes so easily. Like, life doesn't have to be that hard. Oh, also the permission of, like, a five two line. So I'm a five two profile. I've literally been at odds with myself my entire life. This is something else that Laura like, I'm actually normal and not crazy. The fact that I want to be seen, but I also want to hide all the time is literally the way I was born. And when Laura first had the conversation, I was dying. Because I remember as a kid at my birthday party, like, all the other kids come to my parents'house, we'd be sitting around the table, and I want you to come and celebrate me. But when it got to the time of, like, singing Happy Birthday, I would be under the table, bawling my eyes out as my dad, like, pulling me out and putting me back in the chair, because it was like, come and celebrate and let's have fun, but don't make me the center of attention. So it really just gave me permission that I'm normal.
Laura Lorentz: Yeah, I know. The 5225 even, like, the two four and having those lines together are very opposite because the two is the hermit, and the two want to have your space and time to yourself. But then the five line is the leader. Like, the five line wants to be recognized. Like, wants to get out there, wants to show people how things can be done and how they can be done differently. There's a rebellious streak. And even if you have a fourth line in your profile, if you're listening to this, it's the same kind of thing, because the fourth line wants to build community and wants to be around people. So there's always this, like, finding this, like, right balance. And it's the beautiful thing about it is it's not that one is better than or worse than another. It's really all about harmonizing them. So that doesn't always mean that there's a complete balance. Sometimes, like, you're going to want to hide more than others, and other times you want to get out there and lead. So allowing yourself to just, like, recognize and balance and harmonize those energies is the most beautiful thing for anyone with those I'm going to say polarizing, but they're very different ends of the spectrum in terms of the energy of them.
Sara Glendenning: The other piece that stands out to me, kind of from that initial human design reading, is like, I'm a sacral generator, so it's following my gut. And when I go back in time and looking over my life, going to nursing school, it didn't feel good in my body. And I can recognize this now because I've made decisions based on what feels good in my body. So kind of before the business was even saying, I had an opportunity to write a chapter in a book and I am not a writer by any means, but I knew that I had to. And I can't explain it's like this glow. It's this feeling, it's this thing inside of my body that is just like, I have to do this and I don't know why. And it doesn't make any sense. It's not logical. And I'm now able to recognize that feeling. And when it's there, it never makes sense. Like, nine times out of ten, this glow is like, I have to do this and it's going to be really painful or it's going to hurt really bad. And I don't want to. Logically, it makes no sense, but every time I listen to it, the most amazing healing opportunity pops up. The most amazing opportunity in my business happens. Money comes out of nowhere. Like, I can't explain it, but every time I listen to my body and myself, life gets better compared to all of those years where I logically made decisions. Because getting a nurse is a great career, we have a great pension. It sets you up. You only have to work for 25 years and you're essentially that and you can be of service. And nurses are amazing people. And there's this whole post and stuff that's been brewing since last March about how grateful I am for all of the incredible nurses that I met along my journey, but I just can't do it. But my sake, my body told me that before I even went to nursing school. But I didn't know how to listen to it. I didn't know what it was telling me then. And now that I know when my body is leading the way, if I can, just for lack of a better term, like bite the bullet and the hard decisions, the biggest gifts show up.
Laura Lorentz: Yeah. That is so beautiful. I think that's the biggest thing for people to learn. And you can't learn it in a textbook. You have to literally learn it by experiencing it, by trusting it. Trusting your body will always tell you what's right and what's wrong for you. And so for any generators or manifesting generators, listening, whether you're an emotional authority or a sacral authority, like, your sacral is still always responding to you. And trusting that gut, knowing that gut feeling, that hell yes. Like that excitement, that passion that you get when something is right for you and when something is like, no man or like, hell no, like trusting those things too, even if they don't make sense. And like you said, I think it was very beautifully said the way that you said it. But like, essentially the more you trusted it or the more you acted on it, the better your life got. And that's like that trust muscle. It's like building that intuition within you of the more that you act on your intuition, the more that you act on your authority, the more that you build trust. In it. So you pick up on those subtle nuances. You pick up on those, like, OOH, I just got a twinge. Like, what does that mean? You get curious. And the more that you listen to that, the louder it gets, too. So it's like exercising it and pardon.
Sara Glendenning: Me, what would our world look like if every parent was able to teach their kids to make decisions based on their inherent authority? Like, how many less times would people be going, why did I do that? Or I made this huge mistake, instead of I just followed what my authority was. I followed my intuition, I followed my gut, however you want to define it, to listen to that versus, like, the logical things that actually don't need you where you're meant to go.
Laura Lorentz: Yeah, I think about it all the time with my kids. For example, so generators and manifesting generators, because of the sacral, they respond really well to yes, no questions or this or that type questions. So even, like, for my kids, because my son is a Manny Gen and my daughter's a generator, like, when I'm asking them what they want for dinner, I don't ask them, what do you want for dinner? I ask them, do you want craft dinner or do you want chicken nuggets? Things like that. That subtly get them tapping into their gut feeling. And it's like the first answer that comes out is always the right answer. But when I phrase things like very openended questions, they have a hard time answering it. And they're young, like, three and two. So they're young, but at that young age, I want them getting to tap into that feeling of what it's like to listen to that. So, like, simple questions like, do you want craft dinner or do you want chicken nuggets? Little simple things like that to get them tapping into that intuition. And I think I totally agree with you that our next generation of children are just going to be so different because we are doing the work, we are healing ourselves. We are doing the work to get them ready for their next evolution, whatever that looks like.
Sara Glendenning: Yes, this work is magical. That's all I have to say. Like, I'm so grateful every day for, like, the opportunity that not just human design, but like, this whole healing coaching world has provided for me. And all I want is for every other human to experience that. And that's, like, the beauty in what I'm doing and building in my business is it's not only allowing me to be of service, but it allows those service providers that are able to help people heal to do it more efficiently so they can reach more people. And that's, like, ultimately the end goal or the end game is to help other people reach as many people as possible so that they can experience what I've had.
Laura Lorentz: I love it, I love it, I love it. So, as I mentioned at the beginning of the podcast, so Sarah and I worked together. She is my COO. And so we really embrace our human designs in the way that we operate together. And I want to share this with the audience because I think it's so important to understand whether it's coaching relationships, whether it's your service providers that you're working with to give you an understanding of what it's like working. With someone when you just know them, when you just get them because there's no back and forth, there's no hard feelings, there's no disagreements. Usually at least. I love our working relationship, I really do, because we just get each other. And when I say no to something, Sarah totally gets it because it's just not aligned to me or vice versa. And so I think a perfect example of this, and I hope this is okay, that I share this. So last week we were on a call, or two weeks ago, I guess, we were on a call. And so one of the services that Sarah had started working with me on is with my social media posts, helping with content for them. I basically drop down the idea in a voice note, I would share information and then she would just basically put it together and take that information. And so one of the things that she was struggling with was that it just didn't feel right, like there was something off. Do you want to share a little bit of what was going on with you?
Sara Glendenning: Yeah, it just wasn't like, flowing. And it's interesting because I don't know if it's my open head or the open auto in my chart, but there was so much pressure for me to be able to like a my business and integrity is one of my gene keys. And I felt like I wasn't being integral because I wasn't able to get this content to you and the volume that I said I was going to. And so I was feeling blocked. And putting together one post was taking, like 4 hours of my day and it was like, this is crazy. And, like, trying to work through this pressure. And then we had this opportunity to have a conversation and you knew instantly because you could feel the energy around it. And so we had a conversation about is this something that we pull back in and I do something else? Or we just remove the service as something that I'm doing for you? The other opportunity is that I can try and find a solution that would help me to work through this. And ultimately what we came up with is I literally took all of the content that we have created for you. I pushed a copywriter and said, hey, can you write 20 posts out of all of this content? There was like 15 emails, four landing pages, like, there's so much stuff I sent them and they were like, yes, sure, no problem. And literally, because I removed that block from myself and I removed the pressure, it was almost instantly that all of a sudden, the content is now flowing for me again. And I can listen to one of the podcasts that Laura does and pulling four posts out of it. Whereas before we had the conversation, the pressure was literally paralyzing me.
Laura Lorentz: And the best way, like, I could describe it, like, I saw like, I sent her like I just kind of, like, saw her aura detract when she was doing this work. And that's why we had this conversation, because at the end of the day, even though I'm your client and there are things that I desire to get done, like, I want this to be like a working relationship that's good for both of us. Like, I do not want to give you something that your sacral is not excited about. And so I think what was so beautiful about this outcome is, like, yes, I got what I wanted out of this. But then it freed up so much capacity for you to do the things that you really are good at, like are within your zone of genius, which is more on the system side and the optimization of my processes and that kind of stuff. So I think that that's so good. And then on the converse side, the one thing that Sarah does, and I don't think I've ever told you this, but I'm going to share this on the podcast, something that Sarah is really good at. And whether you do this consciously or unconsciously, I love it as a projector, but she's always my cheerleader. She's always like, when I've had a tough week or going through things personally or whatever, she's always like, Laura, you got this. Like, you're doing this. And like, as a projector, I love it. I love it because I'm being seen, I'm being recognized. I am a mom. I have a full time job. I run a podcast, I run a business. I have a lot on my plate a lot of the times, and sometimes I still don't see myself fully. And that's projectors, a lot of the times. And that's one thing that I just love about you is your ability to see me and to know, like, OK, what can I take off your plate? What can I do for you? Where can I cheer you on all of that? So I love that about you.
Sara Glendenning: Well, and I think part of because I see you like, you're a human first. You are a mom first. Like, I know you're a projector. I understand your emotional authority. So I'm able to say, like, hey, these ideas came up for me. Like, I was editing your podcast and oh my God, you should do this, or whatever. I drop your voice notes regularly. And it's just but like, take or leave it, you know, like, let it sit with your staples. It feels good, let's go. If not, that's totally okay, too, because at the end of the day, it is your business and it is you, but at the same time, knowing that you are a projector and I am a generator, and I want everything done right now, yesterday. And so waiting for responses, but understanding that you're a projector and you're not always going to get it to me right away, so I literally just drop things to you and then I wait. You always get back to me, and you always get it done. But I understand it like the ebb and flow of like, okay, I'll drop this to Laura. She'll message me when she gets to it, and then I'll go back in and do it. And your expectation is not that it was done today or yesterday, and that it will happen when it's in flow.
Laura Lorentz: And then too, like, I have a defined heart. And so my expectations are very high of myself. I set very high expectations of myself, which is my own personal development journey. But, yeah, I appreciate you not putting that pressure on me. Because with having the undefined sacral, there are often times that if someone is like, you know, saying, we have all of this work to do, my undefined sacral is like, okay, I gotta go. I gotta get this done. Like, she's working at a certain pace. So I'm absorbing that and I'm like, okay, I got to go. I got to get this done. But I actually don't feel that pressure from you. And I appreciate that because I do work at my own flow. There are some days that like and you know this like, on Sunday, as an example, I was on fire. Like, I was, like, sending you voice notes. I was on like I had all of these ideas flowing, all of this stuff. But then Monday, I just needed time to myself. I needed to retreat. I needed to just focus on me. And then now, today, now I've got all this energy, and we're recording a podcast and we're doing the things. My energy, I'm very in tune with when I have the energy and I want to go and I want to do the things, but when I need to retreat, then I take it. And that actually is something that I was not good at before. And that's something that a lot of projectors face, like, we face burnout, we don't know when enough is enough. But that's something that I've really worked on. And you knowing that about me really helps because it takes a lot of the pressure off, and I don't feel the need that I have to keep up by any stretch of the imagination.
Sara Glendenning: No, and it's really funny because when I say you're listening to and I think back, like, Sundays are usually you're on day. Like, it's the day of the week when you're not. Working in your corporate job, you're with your kids, I don't know what you're doing on Sundays, but it's usually the day that I can like, tap into you more than any other day of the week. And we will just go back and forth with voice notes. And so part of my systems is I understand that Laura does best when she talks out loud. Like she has a defined throat. If she can speak it, she like, always gets there eventually. And then what I'm able to do on my end is actually take all of these voice recordings, have them transcribed into written, because I do better with that. I can then break them down into sections and then I'm able to pull content from her voice notes, essentially, so it's all of her language and I'm able to break it down and create content out of it. So it's just really cool how we're able to work together because I can see you and how you work best and then I apply how I work best to you and it all disclose.
Laura Lorentz: Yeah, I just love it. I love when you can work with people. For anyone watching, like, this is service providers and your businesses, even like your coach, this is even your clients, this is basically everyone in your life. Understanding them just changes so much. Your partner, your kids, appreciating them for who they are, that they are not meant to be changed, however they do things is not wrong. It is perfect for them. And just being able to understand that and being able to work with them and support them in that way, it's like totally, totally gamechanging. So well, thank you for that. I hope everyone enjoyed that because it's been something on my heart that I wanted to share this more because I just really want this language to be spread so far that people can just understand people better. Because when you understand people better, you understand yourself better too. I find your patterns and your conditioning, like how you treat other people, how you work with other people. It is just so, so cool. So before we wrap up, I do have a question for you. And this is a question, you know this question because I ask everyone who's a guest on this podcast, what is your quantum vision? What is your vision for the work that you're doing in this world and how do you want to change the world?
Sara Glendenning: I guess, yeah, I think I already spoke to this, but it's really just helping people to reach as many people as possible. So we'll take it back to when I first started this work and before podcast editing came into my realm, which showed me that I was good at systems and all of that, I knew that I wasn't a coach. Like, I said it over and over again, like, I am not a coach. I am not the person that's going to tell you how you can change your life or make it better. I'm not a therapist by any means. All of these modalities have changed my life in like, I can't even explain or express how greatly I am a different human, period. I say that I've gone through many shifts in my life. There was kind of like my teenage shifts and then the early 20 shifts and then the nursing phase. And if you knew me when I was 19, you didn't recognize me by the time I was 29. If you knew me at 29 and we lost touch, like, I am a completely different human now. And it all comes down to these incredible humans, like healers and coaches and therapists that I've had the pleasure of having them drop into my life. And with what I do, it's helping healers reach as many people as possible by helping them to put the systems and the things in place that allow them to run their businesses efficiently in a way that works for them, because not every platform allows you to really make it yours. I have a lot of challenges with some of them because they're not intuitive, but it's allowing creating intuitive systems that work for you specifically in your business and how you work. So part of your human design, part of your team keys, part of your astrology customizing it for you so that you can literally reach as many people as possible, because that is like, the ultimate goal, is for everyone to be healed in some capacity and living their best lives. And, yeah, all of that.
Laura Lorentz: I love it. Well, I am so grateful for you. I am so grateful for the work that you do, because at the end of the day, you allow me to do the things that I love the most. And like you said, achieve or not achieve, but to reach the most people possible in what I do. So I so appreciate you. And if anyone is listening to this podcast and you are interested in any of the services that Sarah offers, I highly, highly recommend her. So can you share with everyone how they can reach out to you? Your social handles, your website, all of that?
Sara Glendenning: Yeah. So you can find me at Instagram. I am not there often. At Sarah Simplified, lauren and I talked about this, about how I can reach more people because I have zero desire to show up online. My two line very strongly kind of holds me back from doing that. And it doesn't feel good to me in my April. But you can DM me there. I do check it often. I just am not very active on it. Or you can email me and I will drop my email below. It will be in the comments that you can catch me there, and we can kind of talk about what it is that you're doing and what you're looking for and where you want to go in your business, because we're always building for where you're going and not for where you necessarily are right now. At the same time, Laura, like, I just want to thank you for dropping into my world, because if you know a little bit about human design or you're in business and you want to align your business more, like, I don't recommend anyone but Laura at this point. A two hour conversation two weeks ago has shifted my business in a way that I don't even know. I can't explain it, but it's opened up so much for me. And, yeah, I think that's part of why we work so well together is because we can see each other's visions, too, and where we're both going and how we can both get there through it all. So, yeah, thank you.
Laura Lorentz: Thank you. I'm getting all misty eyed over here. I really do appreciate all of that. I'm receiving that as such, beautiful compliments. So thank you.
Sara Glendenning: Different when you're seen.
Laura Lorentz: And so I highly recommend, as I said, reach out to Sarah if you want to learn more about what she offers. But until next time, keep shining your light. Thank you for tuning in to today episode of Empowered Essence. If you loved this episode, don't forget to leave a rating and review on your favorite platform. And until next time, keep shining your light.