Welcome to Oak Tree Notebook!

You will find several aspects to this blog.
1. Oak Tree: Exploring ideas relevant to the convergence of motherhood, spirituality, meditation, and yoga.
2. Americanist Diversion: A platform to publish snippets of my professional research, covering environmental history and humanities, and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnicity.

Professionally, I am a Ph.d. A.B.D. in American studies at Penn State Harrisburg specializing in environmental history and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnicity. My current dissertation work focuses on the landscape idea in American culture and its significant connection with identity formation and as a source of entertainment. Sarah Ruth Wilson I also hold a B.A. in art history from Wilson College and therefore continue work in American art, particularly landscape painting.

Personally, I am a wife, mother, and yogi in search of truth. I write about meditation, yoga, and spirituality, centering on the journey with a recognition that all I can do is try to make myself a more loving and compassionate person.

It may seem strange to place academia and lifestyle in one blog, but I do so in an effort to work as a complete person. I approach my professional and personal life with the same commitment to truth. Please join me in the conversation.

I am glad you are here.

– Sarah Ruth Wilson


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Find Sarah’s Medium profile https://static.medium.com/embed.jsSarah Ruth Wilson“>here.



  1. Erin Battat says

    Great blog, Sarah! I’ll add it to my list of diversions:)

    • Sarah Ruth Wilson says

      Thanks, Erin! It is so nice to see your name “pop up.” I hope all is well. We often talk about you at PSH. 🙂

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