Dear Friends,

Everything starts from yes! As the days grow longer and we navigate a year filled with pure potential, it’s a great time to reflect compassionately upon the state of your well-being. Do you recognize the evidence of your progress towards your goals for health and happiness in recent months? Is there also evidence of setbacks or perhaps some resistance to success? If this review prompts harsh feelings or self-judgment, it would likely serve you well to re-frame that response. For instance, what would you say in order to help, encourage and support one of your dearest friends going through a similar situation to your own? You can be that friend by encouraging yourself with patience and compassion which make all the difference in the world. Beginning anew from a place of acceptance and worthiness, we are in a better position to say “Yes, and…”

Throughout life, we all have times that feel down or even dark. Sometimes we judge ourselves as weak, lazy, ineffective or lost when our energy doesn’t meet the demands of our lives. It may not even occur to us that we NEED A REST. These lower times present an excellent opportunity to give yourself a ‘pass’. Tune in and ask what you truly need now. Is it warmth, sunshine, comfort, practices that promote your better peace of mind, connection to others, someone to witness your process, fresh air, reassurance, music, laughter or a quiet space? I’d love to hear from you. What have you done this month to truly care for you?