The best week of the year!
For so many of us, including some of my clients, this year has been a bumpy ride.
I'm still grieving the loss of my dad.
As a nation, the U.S. feels more turbulent now than in the past few decades.
Though necessary, transformation and revolution are rarely comfortable and joyful.
Even in the darkness, we can still seek hope. Here's some inspiration:
- More of us are paying attention.
- We’re having conversations we’ve never had before as a greater society.
- An opportunity is being presented to heal some of the deep-seated “infections” of division and separation that have been festering within our culture—weakening us individually and collectively.
- And we’re listening.
We're rising up and having the tough discussions; both in our personal lives and with people farther outside the intimacy ring. It’s not always easy or effortless. Cultural change rarely is.
Being able to talk about issues in a skilled and open way is a sign of emotional maturity. Even if we don’t always have it, we are growing up and into this worthy goal. Classes devoted to competent communication all throughout schooling is something I’d heartily vote “YES!” for.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing some tips on how to improve communication skills.
For now, I invite you to join me in releasing the chaos of this past year:
- Give gratitude for the lessons learned.
- Integrate what you need and discard what you don’t.
- Create space for the new.
Breathe easy and rest in the collective pause offered by the week of December 26 through January 1. It's a great time to double down on your sleep—learn my tips in this video replay.
Tune in and listen for the slower pulse during this time. Life feels less urgent and there’s a sense of added ease around deadlines. May this tempo become our new normal.
Say YES to less.
P.S. Plan to get more sleep this next week or so.