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Martial Arts & Crafts

Welcome to the Martial Arts & Crafts Podcast. I’ll be your instructor, Sara Deacon. In this podcast, I'll discuss what it means to make an impact when it comes to physical and mental health, personal success habits, spiritual practices, leadership, communication, connection, creativity and more. So let’s step out onto the figurative mat together and get to work!


Martial Arts & Crafts

Recent Episodes

Making Meaning

Aug. 13, 2022

In this episode, I discuss the art-making process, how fragile it is, especially for emerging artists who are still building up their creative confidence, and how focusing on making meaning isn't necessarily the best way to …

Creative Intelligence

Aug. 6, 2022

Can you be both artistic and smart? Apparently, I didn't think so. Hear my thoughts about confronting a powerfully held belief and what it's been like for me to not only recognize how this lie has affected my life but also h…

Song of the Body

July 30, 2022

The body gives access to the mind and spirit. And it's important to acknowledge that our whole selves are valuable and magnificent. If you don't make it a point to practice regular, radical self-care, when are you going to s…

Curious Connection with Sean Stockman

July 23, 2022

Sean Stockman is one of my favorite people to kick around. From our time together in karate classes to collaborating and networking on a professional level, Sean and I have formed a great friendship. He is passionate about p…

Body Image

July 16, 2022

If I ask you to talk about your body image, what emotions come up? When I asked this question on social media, the responses were about what I expected based on my experience with people, including my own self. Most people h…

It's Not About the Dance

July 9, 2022

The activities we choose to do and the images of ourselves that we choose to put on display to the world aren't always about what they seem to be about. Dancing on TikTok isn't just about dancing. There are layers to it. Thi…