Sonia Satra Reinvents Herself After Soaps Are Cancelled

For years, people watched daytime dramas like One Life to Live and Guiding Light, faithfully hanging on every episode to see what happened to their favorite characters. But as times changed, so did network television, and one by one the soaps were cancelled, until only a few remain. But what happened to the actors after the set lights went dark? 

Last week I had the chance to chat with Sonia Satra who starred in both the aforementioned shows. What I love most about Sonia is how effervescent she is. Her positivity is both refreshing and inspiring, and she has a real knack for turning a potentially negative situation to her advantage.

After the demise of both daytime dramas, Sonia kept moving… literally. She exercised regularly, and one day while she was running on the treadmill watching the news, she realized that there had to be something more inspiring to watch, and that gave her an idea. What if exercise could actually be motivational? Thus moticise, motivational exercise, was born.

Sonia thought back to the folks who inspired her over the years, from infomercial king Tony Robbins to her own life coach. She liked how they all teach people to visualize success, and she decided to integrate that type of goal setting with personal training. Now she says her new business is just as rewarding as acting was.

I loved her story because in today’s ever changing times, it is one many of us may be able to relate to at one point or another. Layoffs, company restructuring and other events frequently put hard-working people in the unemployment line. But Sonia didn’t let this stop her, she kept moving, kept dreaming, and has since built a new life for herself. That’s why I wanted to take this chance to share her story.

I hope you enjoy our chat.

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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