With all the driving I’m doing from Wales (home) to Bristol (work) I’m getting plenty of time to listen to quality podcasts and audiobooks.
I want to mention Russell Brand’s Under The Skin podcast as one of my current favourites – because he’s simply having really interesting conversations with really interesting people, like this one with Deeyah Khan (who I’d previously not heard of).
There are a number of episodes available for free, including conversations with David Lynch, Marianne Williamson, Brene Brown, Tony Robbins and many more, which I’m still working my way through. The most recent episodes need a subscription, but there’s a significant back catalogue to enjoy without paying a penny.
Happy days! Enjoy 💛
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I’m delighted to announce my new Massage Supervision Group starting in South Wales later this month. Meeting between Abergavenny and Crickhowell, it’s a space for massage practitioners to get support and be inspired, to share, to learn and hopefully to have a laugh! Please contact me ASAP if you’re interested in joining. Monday Mornings, monthly-ish! First one June 24th.
My latest newsletter is now available here… Please have a read. I recommend sitting down with a cup of tea and a biscuit / Welsh Cake for maximum enjoyment!
I’m really excited to be planning a new massage supervision group in Abergavenny.
I’ve facilitated supervision groups in Bristol since 2004, after being approached by a subset of my first MTI Holistic Massage Diploma group. Such a joyful way to continue sharing my love of massage, supporting practitioners as they develop into the therapist they’re destined to be.
Now that I live in South Wales, it just makes sense to start a group there, and Abergavenny is a truly beautiful and gently bustling location.
If you’re not sure what I’m on about, you can read more about supervision and mentoring here…
Thanks, Sarah x
Hi Massage Lovers, whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or an established practitioner, you may be interested in my 2019 schedule of training opportunities… All in Bristol unless otherwise stated.
2019 Introduction to Holistic Massage 2-Day Workshops – perfect for absolute beginners:
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th August
Monday 9th & Tuesday 1oth December
2019 Massage Practice Days – ideal whether you’ve just done an Intro or you’re already qualified (CPD):
Sunday 31st March
Monday 2nd December
2019 Advanced Workshops – designed for qualified practitioners (CPD):
Effortless Massage 1-Day Workshop – Monday 21st January
Deep Tissue Massage 3-Day Workshop (Worcester) – Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th March
Deep Tissue Massage 3-Day Workshop – Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Monday 11th November
Listening to Oprah’s podcast again, this time with Tim Storey, I’m struck by his phrase, “a vessel of honour”. Those who know me will know my love of words. I love how words sound together, how they conjure up images and feelings, and how the right words at the right time can elevate us to lighter moods and higher outlooks.
So, today I’m being a vessel of honour. And it feels great. To me it means that I set aside my doubts and concerns, my self-pity and my fears, and I fill myself with optimism and possibility. I ask, “What if today was going to be a great day? What if I could let things be easy? What if I could shine like the star I am from now til dusk? What if this blog could pretty much write itself as I allow myself to rise above the fear of judgement and the risk of failure?
Being a vessel of honour asks me to stand a little taller and breathe a little deeper. But it’s not just that. Being a vessel of honour calls me to awaken within and let my heart fully open into the moment. Connecting with my honour stirs my courage. Connecting with my honour reminds me that I have gifts to share and help to offer.
It’s with this openhearted courage that I invite you to the next stop on the Tribe of Thrive train.
If you want to get on with living and thriving; If you need to get unstuck; If anxiety’s holding you back; this 4 week evening class is for you.
A neuroscience-driven, fun and transformative way to get inspired, get focused, get confident and get on. You just need to get booked in. Full details are on my website.
All vessels of honour are welcome. And I’m excited to share this time, this learning and this opportunity with you. Contact me to reserve your place.
I feel humbled several times a day.
Today, as I ran through Horfield Common, listening to Malala Yousafzai talk to Oprah (on SuperSoul Conversations podcast), I was brought to tears.
Malala ignites in me a magnificent sense of awe and wonder at the strength, courage and potential that lies within us as humans. The power of intention. The majesty and the ministry of love.
Every good act on the planet is an expression of love. To be of service to others, and therefore to the world, is to make love manifest.
Malala’s path is to bring education to every girl. Mine feels twofold… to inspire fellow practitioners towards effortless excellence and to ease everyone towards wellness.
I want to live in a Tribe of Thrive. Do you want to join?
As meditation continues, my experience of my heart keeps evolving. Writing about it feels helpful to me. The discipline of selecting and combining the most appropriate words to outwardly express an inner experience is challenging and fun somehow. Publishing the words feels like a positive thing too. An owning. A sharing. Letting myself be seen. (Eek!)