YOU CHOOSE.... whether to give up at the first obstacle or give it your all, to speak up or stay silent, to change what you don't like or let it change you. With every word, every step you take, you define who you are - and create your future.

The past two years have been challenging for so many reasons. We have all navigated through the pandemic and political/economic/social shifts simultaneously in our own way.  Overall, we have experienced a collective grief - loss of the life we once knew and finding ways to adapt to the continuous changes.  

Although restrictions have been lifted, we are still faced with many other challenges.  As I write this, the social and political climate is in chaos.  It is most important to engage take of yourself when you feel overwhelmed.  How do you this?  There are many interventions such as slow/deep breathing, relaxation techniques, guided meditations, exercise, journaling and anything that brings joy and calm. 

I like to read books for fun (find a topic you enjoy and you will discover the joy of reading). I exercise daily, talk with friends, take walks, visit the beach, go hiking, and sometimes it is just watching mindless tv shows. 

It is also important to have something to look forward to and goals to work towards.  Ask yourself, what are you looking forward to?

I look forward to reconnecting with friends, traveling, spending time doing what is important. I also have look forward to attending some performances i.e. STOMP, Cirque de Soleil, etc and going to the movies.  
What are you looking forward to in your near future? -
Posted May 2022

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