Tag: mind-body-&-soul

A Story About… best laid plans

A Story About… best laid plans

How do you deal with a big change in what you had carefully planned? At the weekend we were meant to plant our hedge. The trench was dug in readiness last week for 100s of plants to go in. And then it rained, a lot […]

A Story About… life experience

A Story About… life experience

Do you have a seemingly unconnected job in your past which has given you skills you use now?   After taking delivery of these beauties I am facing a weekend of revisiting a past career as a garden designer ????   ????And it got me […]

A Story About… Habits

A Story About… Habits

I have a habit of messing up taking videos of important stuff – as you can see from this clip of my daughter’s first ever rock step climb in Wales this weekend.

In my excitement I pressed the record button twice ???? I like to think this was a one off. But I also did it on my husband’s turn of the ascent ????????‍♀️

????What relevance does this have to you, you may wonder?

Well, habits can help or hinder us.

And we get to choose which ones we persevere with!

Mike Foster & I are collaborating on 4th May with our Habit Makers event. Our aim is to help you explore, develop and sustain those habits that help you in your business and personal life.

The Eventbrite link is live for more information and to book your place ???? I promise I won’t do any videoing ????


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A Story About… The Shed Social

A Story About… The Shed Social

A Story about … The Shed Social March’s Shed Social was epic ???? We got warm and cosy over Dr. Jenny Gordon fresh baked scones ???? and talked about so many things. Some work, some personal and some just plain funny ???? The Shed social has no […]

A Story About…CBA Days 2

A Story About…CBA Days 2

Do you get them? What do you do? For those of you not familiar with the term CBA stands for Can’t Be Arsed We all have those days, even people who seem to regularly have all their ducks in a row!   Some signs of […]

A Story about…It’s Personal

A Story about…It’s Personal

Have you felt it was truly personal with your PT or coach?

I’m often asked what makes me different from other health & fitness professionals.

Here’s one of the main ones: For me, it’s personal.

By that, I mean I’m all in for each and every one of my clients.

Here’s why.

So my clients are very special people.
?They are my Superstars ?

Each and every one of my clients inspire me to be better than I think I can be (and I think I’m pretty awesome ?)

My Superstars ? lead very different lives and work in a variety of industries that, on paper, wouldn’t look like they have any common ground.

But they do.

They are all driven in one way or another to help others to the best of their abilities. Both inside and outside their work environment.

All have a tendency (which they recognise) to put themselves last in their list!

?My purpose?
To help then be fit, healthy and happy within themselves so they have a rock steady foundation to live their purpose.

That role is impossible to achieve with a cookie cutter approach.

Non of these Superstars ?would come to me at The Shed if this was my approach.

My Superstars ?need to be supported with a personal approach.

Each one of these people is an individual, bringing their own agendas, purpose, way of working and thinking and actioning into The Shed.

So I work within those parameters, guided by each Superstar ?. After all, there is not a lot worse than being shoehorned into someone else’s way of working is there? Especially when it’s your life and your journey!

One may come in and want to get cracking on the physical exercise straight away. Another needs time in The Chair to download.

One may like working to goals and deadlines. Another responding well to suggestions.

One may share, in the safe shed space, personal issues ready for an independent set of ears to help dig out a solution. Another may want to joke and have a laugh.

One may like to be timed on their workout as a measure of achievement. Another wants nothing to do with the clock.

One may like to work out to Motown. Another preferring K-pop.

One may want to be pushed hard and into the red zone. Another may want to never sweat at all.

Each Superstar ?could be one or more of these things or some I haven’t mentioned!

So, for me to achieve my purpose, it HAS to be personal.

Because for each Superstar ?it is personal. Their choice, their journey.


Group, Online or 121 Memberships – what works for you best? You choose. PM me for a chat to find YOUR best solution.

A Story about …CBA days

A Story about …CBA days

Do you get them? What do you do? ? For those of you not familiar with the term CBA stands for Can’t Be Arsed We all have those days, even people who seem to regularly have all their ducks in a row! ???? Some signs […]

A Story With…A Starfish

A Story With…A Starfish

Long Story Short: Why is The Southey Way logo a starfish? Did you know that there are over 1900 different types of Starfish? And this number is, amazingly, growing.   Did you know Starfish can regenerate? Most can regenerate damaged parts or lost arms.  How […]

It’s Story Time at The Southey Way

It’s Story Time at The Southey Way

Welcome to A Story With…

As someone I have had conversations with, you probably know I’m a little ‘different’

When I was thinking about how to stay in touch with you, I looked for something different to do and A Story with… was born.

I hope you find it interesting and fun. Please tell me, if not!


So what is A Story With…?

We all love a good story. And Life is full of them.

Yours, mine, people we know.  Events that happen, actions we take, things we learn, places that change, you name it and there will be a story around it.

A Story With… is my way of bringing some of these stories to you.

These stories will not be newsletters or buy from me emails.

These will be a sporadically irregular arrival into your inbox about life, the universe and everything.

Any topic that I find interesting and that I think you might too.

There will be stories about life challenges and successes, fitness, mental and emotional health, life and lifestyle, work and play.  There will be guest story tellers and true stories from inspirational people. You will (inevitably) find out more about me as a person as well.

Sometimes these stories will be in written form, other times a short video or audio.

Always, my aim is to entertain you and maybe encourage a new thought or two.

And if you are interested in finding out more about working with me and The Southey Way, you can always book a time for a chat or book onto my TSW SOS Workshop using the links at the end (That’s about as salesy as I get smiles :D)

Watch out for the next couple of stories.  One about who I am and why The Southey Way exists. Oh there’ll also be A Story About a Starfish!

Until next time, stay strong!

Sara x

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TSW SOS: Take Control Workshop

Sara Southey

07860 454514