Wow, we are well in to 2013 – and so I’m sure you have already grabbed your copy of the Water issue with Elen Rivas on the cover… the holistic celebrity answers my questions on the Editor Six page of this issue… after she dried off from her amazing underwater shoot with Robin Conway and a fab team of professionals, including yoga-loving celebrity hair stylist Vicki Lord, our very own make-up therapist Emily Rose (who had a beautiful daughter recently, Megan – Congratulations to you and Anton and Lara, from the whole of HTM), Nina Sobers styled the shoot and Sophia Love designed the couture dress.
We decided to do a water special as water is a fab metaphor for some business situations and because water is such a massive part of a healthy lifestyle… it stands for freshness, new life, as well as health and vitality. To find out more of what is in the current issue read my Editor Letter below… and of course subscribe to the industry’s no.1 business guide and get your very own copy of Holistic Therapist Magazine to your door per quarter… it’s easy! Click HERE!
It’s 2013, and our one-year anniversary! A big gorgeous happy new year to you all… and we made it through the winter solstice: 21/12/12… Whoopee! Whilst the world didn’t end, as predicted, (phew!) – I think many people are certainly beginning to see the world in a new light… more holistically, with more gratitude, focusing on what is real and gaining more perspective – they seem to be taking a leap of faith in different directions, but one that is true to their core and essence, and this, to me, is a small, but definite shift in humanity. And a fantastic time for the holistic industry, and for you as therapists to reach out to these people and share with them your knowledge of a more holistic way of being, perhaps even bringing about the end of the world, as we have previously known it.
Talking of sharing knowledge, we have plenty of business tips as always; with JP’s social media advice on surfing the web (page 16); ten top tips to keep your head above water in business (page 18); Simona Hart’s News Year’s resolutions for therapists (page 23); focus yourself with Sue Masters’ class (page 22); and how to grow your business using Annette’s marketing advice (page 21). You may have noticed some of the water metaphors already – well, that’s because it is the water special, and I just cannot resist splashing droplets of wet words… I thoroughly enjoyed reading Karen Watkins’ article this issue about water consumption (page 35), and working with model-celebrity, and mother, Elen Rivas – who took an elegant plunge in to Kentish Town’s swimming pool in-between answering my Editor Six questions (page 38).
To all of you mums out there, including Elen – Happy Mother’s Day – it is a lovely day of the year, and also a fabulous opportunity for business in the holistic industry. My four-year-old son (pictured with me above) loves yoga, and mediation, and massages… so maybe hold a family day, or provide mother and daughter offers? It is even worth opening your doors for business on Mothering Sunday, for a special day of pampering and treats. Express to your clients that it is great to involve your family in their holistic hobbies, and for those that have clients who are pregnant, or if you are indeed carrying a baby yourself, then you’ll love the fitness and pregnancy interview with expert YMCAFIT teacher, Michelle Smith. Rosanna Kalliabetsos delivers a wonderful article on ‘who to trust’ when you are pregnant, with great advice that you can pass on to your clients (page 26).
As always we have a super lot of content packed in our pages especially for you, your business and your health – so once again, I’ll leave you to it, but I’m just a click away on [email protected], if you want to share stories, case studies, advice, products or photos. Chat soon – and on behalf of the HTM team, I wish you a warm, and wonderful New Year, for business, and for health to you and your family.