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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

No Try

Oct. 1, 2022

Words matter. Words are powerful. How do your words prevent you from keeping your promises? What about your promises to yourself? In this episode, I invite you to notice how often you use the word "try" to avoid making a com…

What's Your Motivation

Sept. 24, 2022

What does motivation look like? Do you have trouble motivating your teenager? Maybe you're looking for ways to get them to make more of an effort in some area of their life and you're sick of dealing with the resistance and …

The Thing Behind the Thing

Sept. 17, 2022

Have you ever had a raging argument about something that turned out to be extremely trivial? If you're a parent, I bet you've had more than one. In this episode, I talk about what's really underneath those heated, yet silly,…

Pain Power

Sept. 10, 2022

This is an important conversation about why the pain we fear, either for ourselves or for our children, might actually be good for us. You've heard the phrase, "No pain, no gain"? I enjoy this conversation because for some c…


Sept. 3, 2022

Do you find it uncomfortable to think about submission? Maybe you're like me and the parts of the Bible that talked about a woman's submission and obedience always rubbed you a little bit the wrong way. In this episode, I wa…

Our Art

Aug. 20, 2022

This week, I discuss connection, collaboration and creativity. I share a story about a project from my past that I've brought into the present. Consider how you show up in your community, the different ways you connect with …