S.A. Snyder

My name is S.A. Snyder, and I’m a writer, editor, and oral storyteller. My background is in conservation, so I have a particular passion for nature, the outdoors, and science. I also love exploring the world, inner and outer. I invite you to explore what I discover about people and our relationship to the planet through my blog posts and books. By sharing my personal experiences, I hope to inspire you to find and express your true nature of Love. Leave a comment, share your thoughts–and mine–with friends, but most importantly, take good care of yourself and others.

My Books

My memoir, “Plant Trees, Carry Sheep” (2019), is about volunteering in Scotland at a spiritual retreat. It’s available now on Bookshop.org, Amazon world-wide, Nook, Barnes & Noble, and other platforms. I published “The Value of Your Soul,” a spinoff of my memoir in 2020, and “DIY Solo Retreats” about creating your own retreat at home, for times when you need self-care. The 4th edition of my travel guide, “Scenic Driving Montana,” came out in May 2021 and is the perfect travel companion through my home state.


I write about self-care and self-renewal through (affordable) retreats on this website and in my blog. If you’re thinking about a retreat to recharge and reset your life, you may want to:

My Newsletter

Join my mailing list to receive the latest blog posts and periodic special offers. You’ll see the simple sign-up form in the sidebar of each page on this website. UPDATE 2023/4: My newsletter is basically my blog post, and if you read the note below, you’ll see I haven’t been keeping up for a couple years.

Yeah, that’s my blog link below. I blogged for a few years, fairly regularly, but I’ve been taking a hiatus for nearly 2 years to focus on a few creative writing projects. Feel free to filter through some past blogs and leave a comment. I may start up again in 2024. If you have any topics you’d like me to discuss, get in touch via my contact page.

My Latest Blog Post

  • December 31, 2021
    Well here we are, the last day of 2021, day 365 of the year, which means this is the 365th blog post. On January 1, 2021, I challenged myself to post a blog every single day. It started as a creative experiment and morphed into a habit that I didn’t want to stop doing, although Continue reading →

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