Since Sponsorship began here nearly two years ago, I've had the pleasure of getting to know the owners, teachers, and shopkeepers who grace the sidebar here at SouleMama. I've been inspired by the way they run their businesses, live their lives, and value their families too. Today, you'll notice a slight change in the way weekend giveaways are run. In addition to the lovely product giveaways you've come to expect, I hope you'll also find some words that will help you get to know them a bit better. I hope it will inspire you as much as they have inspired me!
Today, we welcome back Unravelling: an e-course as a Featured Sponsor. In Susannah Conway's words:
"The Unravelling e-course is designed to help you heal the way you see your self and your world, using photography and journaling to access hidden thoughts and dreams, encouraging personal realisations and ultimately acceptance. Susannah is your guide through this process, sharing her insights and wisdom gleaned from a four-year voyage through grief and healing. To date they've had participants from 30 countries around the world – when Unravellers come together online a tribe is formed, and the encouragement and fellowship found in these dynamic groups supports each person in their own journey." (Testimonials from the e-course can be found here.)
You can keep up to date on all of Susannah's offerings:
on her website - Susannah Conway
on twitter - photobird
at her blog - Ink On My Fingers
in her Etsy shop - Photography by Susannah Conway
And some more words from Susannah, of Unravelling
SouleMama: What inspired you to start your business?
Susannah: I lost my partner in 2005 and after a year of very intense grieving I started a blog and slowly began to put myself back together again. I'd studied photography at art school and found that blogging encouraged me to pick up a camera again; I was working as a photographer when i was asked if i'd like to teach a workshop. I immediately knew i wanted to combine my philosophy of photography with the healing path...and Unraveling was born.
Susannah: As a photographer I am always looking for the light - the way it lands on objects and illuminates the world. I spend a lot of time online, looking at photographs and art work; i read a lot of poetry and literature, and blogs of course.
Susannah: I'm not very good at doing this, to be honest. I have to remind myself to take time off - it's so easy to work all weekend and then wonder why I am so tired by Wednesday. I'm working on this... :)
Susannah: "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." ~ Dorothea Lange
Susannah: My diaries. Totally and utterly irreplaceable.
For today's giveaway, Unravelling is offering TWO gifts:
Thank you, Susannah & Unravelling!
To enter today's giveaway, leave a comment in today's post (one entry per person, please). I'll close comments and announce the winner at 8am EST on Sunday.
Comments closed! Winners to be announced shortly...
for the Unravelling course:
this gives me goose bumps...unreveling...hmm. part of me wants to run away (grief and loss are eminent here) the larger part of me wants to post this comment...visit the website and begin my own unraveling. thanks for posting such a beautifully wide and diverse range of soul food!
Posted by: Jenn
for the Photograph:
Beautiful photography! Don't we all need something to heal from, even when everything looks Ok from the outside. I love how she does it with photo's & words.
Posted by: Gina