Today we’d like to introduce you to Sammy Brown Goodrich.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
When I was a little girl, I would watch my maternal grandfather meet and treat patients in his home medical office in Hartford, CT. I remember noticing how much time he took with each appointment and how appreciative his patients were. My maternal grandmother was an avid gardener and I would often find her up to her elbows picking green beans or poking her nose into the bud of a flower enjoying its scent. They were both great lovers of nature, especially, plants and birds.
I am convinced that these early observations of my grandparents’ tenderness towards and observation of the natural world, both human and animal, led me to pursue the healing arts of; meditation, yoga, Reiki and essential oil applications. My current dream is to create and manage a holistic clinic near my home by the ocean. For now, like my grandfather, I enjoy meeting clients in my home treatment space in addition to making the occasional house call.
Has it been a smooth road?
Like many others, I teach and share what I have felt to be “true” in my own body, heart and spirit. Anxiety attacks are something I struggle with personally. Often, my initial reaction can be to try and control everything within my reach in an attempt to stop the downward spiral that anxiety brings. These attacks, in combination with the challenges of living with chronic Lyme Disease, can leave me exhausted, dispirited and depressed. Fortunately, the practices of yoga and meditation, in combination with Reiki and essential oil treatments, empower me to make more holistic decisions when it comes to treating my symptoms. I find that when I respond in this way, I am also addressing the root causes of my pain. Both the physical and otherwise.
Looking back, I wish I had been more in tune with my body and the messages it was telling me at an earlier age as I navigated relationships, situations, and transitions. Had I done so, I may have avoided some terrible pain. The body “knows” before the brain, but like a bad game of telephone, the message gets lost. The past seventeen years have been about improving this line of internal communication. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to teach young women (and men) some of the more holistic ways they can support themselves as they navigate their own young adulthood.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Feather Rock Yoga & Wellness – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I don’t think I can really speak to some quality that “sets me apart”; I suppose I balk at that notion, perhaps because what I’m doing is sort of the opposite of that: I want to connect with. These are trying times, to put it mildly, and I feel passionately that what I’m doing honestly aims to alleviate the alienation we feel and see around us. I am thoroughly excited to be involved with something that helps, and it helps in how we connect to core ideas that I can throw myself into completely.
I am hopeful that the yoga I teach and the holistic treatments I offer help others heal themselves so that they may live authentically and continue the thread of self-care for the benefit of us all.
Are there any apps, books, podcasts or other resources that you’ve benefited from using?
Although I enjoy practicing at On The Mat Yoga in Concord, MA, I cannot always get to the studio as much as I would like. I am a big fan of Yogaglo.com and the Insight Meditation app. Both of these resources help me maintain a steady practice when getting to the studio is difficult. One thing I enjoy thoroughly is rolling out of my bed in the morning and practicing yoga in my pajamas alongside my two dogs. There is usually a giant pile of unfolded laundry on the floor as well!
- Website: featherrockyoga.com
- Phone: 978 302 0093
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: sammybgood
- Facebook: sammy brown goodrich
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