Sarah is a coach, bodyworker, and founder of Ready For Radiance LLC. She has learned the art and science of support, empowerment, and growth through her own journey out of an abusive relationship and into purposeful living. The journey has included extensive training as a coach with highly skilled teachers, and profound transformation through bodywork and development as a massage therapist. Sarah primarily works with women who feel stuck in patterns that they know are getting in the way of shining as bright, standing as tall, and living as powerfully as they know deep down they were meant to. Her work supports integration of your unique picture of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual life to deepen your experience of personal radiance.
She can be reached at email@example.com, or in her free Facebook community, currently just for women, called Women in Wisdom.
00:05 - Introduction to podcast
00:29 - Introduction to Sarah Thompson
01:27 - Sarah shares her journey
04:37 - Misconceptions of what an abusive relationship looks like
08:04 - It was important to have friends express their concerns
09:27 - A woman might not feel safe to get out
09:50 - Sarah makes a phone call and is given an opportunity to get out
11:20 - Sarah's in Graduate school without support for what she's experienced
12:33 - Sarah acknowledges she was the victim of domestic violence
13:55 - Sarah's biggest lesson
17:11 - Listening to inner guidance leads to awareness of personal growth
20:19 - The opposite of depression is a really rich life.
21:13 - Sarah share's advice for those going through a similar experience
25:29 - Sarah's final thoughts
About your host:
Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.
Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family, her partner Satnam and her dog Lulu. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.
Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.
You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.
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