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.

I received a Ph.D. in American studies at Penn State Harrisburg, specializing in environmental history and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnicity. The culmination of my research is titled “American Identity, American Nostalgia: Using Images of Nature to Perform and Connect.”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.

I am a wife, mother, and yoga instructor-in-training. 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


Find Sarah’s Linkedin profile here.

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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