With Spring in the air and some warmth in the sun, I’m feeling wonderfully positive.
Lately I’ve been thinking about finding ways to factor in some ’me’ time. Give myself some guilt free space, a long walk with friends now and again, making sure I squeeze in workout time four times a week, and just some more fun times!
There can’t be many jobs as satisfying as my work as a holistic therapist. Seeing my clients transformed after a treatment, all signs of anxiety, stress, and worry erased from their faces and body language. Regular treatments promote a general sense of self care, and respect for one’s own wellbeing. This is what it’s all about for me.
I have met some seriously talented people along the way, who have been very happy to ‘Swap Skills’ with me. I have a wonderful website from Clever Hedgehog Design. Get my hair done by the lovely Louise Spencer. A fabulous new Logo design, with vouchers, cards and leaflets to match from the Uber Designer Helen Ward, and have had an incredible ‘Hypno Holiday’ from the incredible Lucy Fey, and I’ve eaten some delicious food from The Eating Room, in return for seated back massage (at Floriography and the Healing courtyard every Monday)
Even my daughter got in on the act with ‘Singing Tree’ music lessons from the kindest teacher in the world, Molly Parry Jones.
All of these things are so much more special partly because I couldn’t afford them otherwise! But also because there is a sense of a gift being given and received when money doesn’t change hands. Of course the act of giving makes us feel good, and the whole process adds to a sense of community and inclusion, and often leads to great friendships.
The deal is worked out on a cost for cost basis, both parties need to feel it is completely fair. For a growing business it makes for great advertising too, each person I treat hopefully leaves here, bumps into a friend, or tells their work colleagues or clients about a great experience with Emma Seville Complete Wellness.
So this Year, if you have skills set you could exchange, give it a go! You will probably want to test the water first, to experience or view each other’s work. It makes for positive human interactions, and we all need as many as possible of those!