Healthcare entrepreneur, Sarah Morford, is fearless and inspiring. She shares her thoughts on the swiping sensation that is modern dating, how to get what you want, and what helped shape her perspective on life.
1. What is your life motto right now?
My thoughts create my path.
2. What's your most-played song within the past week? Why?
Ariana is a queen and I love the lighthearted message about being thankful for (and having the strength to move on from!) experiences in life where pain, heartbreak, or disappointment were involved.
3. Your Top Three Books of All Time:
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
What Happy People Know by Dan Baker
Harold & the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
4. Your Approach to Health in One Sentence:
Listen to your body, it knows what it needs.
5. Your Approach to Happiness in One Sentence:
Happiness is a matter of perspective and choice.
6. Your Approach to Dating in One Sentence:
Make a list of what you want in your partner—now stop swiping and spend your time cultivating these characteristics in yourself.
7. What are 1-3 things you do when you feel blue to make yourself feel better? / or feel like you’re having an off day?
Call my mom. Adjust my perspective. Spend time alone—praying, journaling, watching a good movie.
8. Insert most used emoji:
"Make a list of what you want in your partner—now stop swiping and spend your time cultivating these characteristics in yourself."
9. Most inspiring quote:
“Don’t wait for the right opportunity: create it.” George Bernard Shaw
10. What was the last thing that made you laugh?
A Hillary Clinton GIF my friends sent about losing sometimes, because today I feel like I’m losing, but it’s really no big
11. Who’s someone who you can rely on to always make you smile? Why/what do they do?
My dad. He is a goofball, and when I’m sad, upset, discouraged, or in straight-up bitch mode, one goofy grin from him can alter my entire demeanor, reminding me how ridiculous I’m being. He’s been through a lot in his life, yet always makes the choice to rise above his circumstance and stay hopeful. Even now that I live across the country, I imagine his goofy grins and it grounds me.
12. Best advice you’ve ever gotten:
Event + Response = Outcome (E + R = O), from my dad. (and in a few more words from Viktor Frankl—Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
13. Someone/something that changed your life (for the better):
Nearly dying of a surgical error during my cancer treatment. I spent the first 22 years leading up to my surprise diagnosis of thyroid cancer waiting for my life to happen to me. And then it did... From that day forward I became determined to be the force happening to my life.
14. Most overrated advice / trend right now (in your opinion):
Ketogenic diets (I’m a nutritionist)
“Everything in moderation” will never go out of style, but I promise high fat diets will…
15. Something you feel like saying:
If there is something you want so badly you’re afraid to speak it—afraid to acknowledge the desire exists at all—because who are you to get something so spectacular? THAT is the thing you need to pour your energy into getting. Don’t waste your energy pursuing distractions you think will make you “happy enough” …spend it wisely pursuing the thing that’s going to fulfill you on a soul level that no one else understands.
…life isn’t about “getting”, it’s about respecting yourself enough to go after what you want…and surrounding yourself with people who acknowledge your success when you do so—fall or fly.
16. Fave website / youtube video / link online at the moment:
I’m obsessed with the movies, so I watch a ton of trailers on Youtube plotting out my next night out at the AMC. Since I first saw the trailer for Mid90s a few months ago, I’ve been obsessed with Jonah Hill’s directing debut. The movie didn’t disappoint, but honestly, it’s the trailer I can’t stop watching. Something about the music + the emotion just resonates…puts me in a good headspace.
(FYI it’s p explicit)
17. Fill in the blank: I’m happiest when I: _______________________
Am surrounded by close friends—the kind who help me discover the core of who I am, and who inspire me to live by it.
18. Tag a gem who inspires you:
Rachel Turner at StrongChicksRock
"Event + Response = Outcome (E + R = O). Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."