My name is Sara Benveniste, mum of 3 kids, Music & Wellness coach, flautist and intuitive writer from London, UK.
As well as being a linguist, I am a musician at heart. I learnt to play the keyboard (Grade 1) when I was at primary school, and in secondary school, learned to play the flute (Grade 6). At school, I used to enjoy singing in the choir and playing in a band.
However, after I went to University, I stopped playing the flute for about 20 years, and only recently in the past 3 years, have re-discovered my love for music and playing the flute.
As well as playing an instrument, I also love singing, whether it is listening to music on YouTube, the radio, singing in a local Rock choir or karaoke-style. I also love listening to and playing songs from musicals and films, as well as classical, meditative, pop & jazz music.
Music really has become a part of me, despite my challenges with moderate hearing loss – it has become part of how I manage my everyday life being a mum of 3, and how I validate myself when no-one else is around to listen. All in all, music adds to my joy, boosts my energy and helps me to unwind throughout the course of the day.
As well as my musical interests, I enjoy meditating… I love peace and quiet whenever I can grab it!
My story in brief
Over the last 27 years, I have been living with Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that causes two main symptoms, widespread pain and fatigue. This has affected my energy levels, metabolism, strength and pain for many years, all of which got progressively worse after I had each of my three children. I also have moderate hearing loss, which can also cause me to have low energy.
In the past 4 years especially, it has been a big task of mine to continually find new ways of keeping up and improving my energy levels to be able to cope with the stress, exhaustion and struggles of everyday life.
During this time, I have been on an enlightening learning journey, mainly through developing a new series of small energising and fulfilling habits, which has essentially helped me to shape and discover my purpose and passion in life.
Initially, it started with a lot of self-care then it progressed over the past couple of years, and with much self-reflection, I have really been delving into what lights me up and what makes me feel good, helping me to fuel my energy, to make my day more productive as much as possible and helping me to feel much happier in myself and ultimately more connected to the essence of who I am.