Let's Explore Empowerment with Kat Savage
When you’re near death, your life does indeed flash before your eyes. And not only do you see the things you love, but also all the ways in which you emotionally conducted your life. For me, some of these were silly acts of blame, unrealised passions, untold truths, forgiveness — all of which I should have expressed but didn’t, simply because I was too scared. These ‘flashes’ were smaller than I thought they would be: I bet no one actually thinks of ‘the big things’ in those moments.
I was being pulled out of a landslide in six feet of snow, the cold so deeply set in my bones that I wanted to fall asleep and never wake up. At that moment, living in my body didn’t seem that important any more. All I could think about was how I hadn’t said sorry to my dad for trying to help me, all because I wanted to prove something to the world. Now I might die because of that. I was utterly ashamed; I had traded in my small valuable truths for a whopping big fear.
No form of empowerment ever feels quite as strong as the freedom to use our own voice. For Kat Savage, that freedom became something she couldn’t take for granted.
Kat Savage is a multi-hyphen award winning creative artist and therapist based in Cornwall United Kingdom. She has a podcast called ‘The Brave Moment’ which came to be after walking the length of Great Britain and explores the moments in our lives that change us. She loves to write songs, sing, paint, read and walk with her old sea dog Cooper along the coastal paths where she lives, especially in a good thunder storm. She lives by the Stoic philosophy ‘Memento Mori’ (remember you must die) and as a consequence tries to make the most of her precious time here on Earth doing that which makes her heart sing. Her life’s ambition is to help others to do the same.
On Expedition and walking
Journey through Britain, by John Hillaby
On breaking out of the comfort zone
Becoming supernatural, by Dr. Joe Dispenza
On the limiting stories we tell ourselves
The science of storytelling — by Will Storr
The emotion code, by Dr. Bradley Nelson
F**K IT, by John C. Parkin