Grief and Vulnerability {Poem}

June 6, 2017

This photo was taken yesterday among exhaustion and sadness.


A lot happened over the weekend, which just goes to show that we never really know what life will bring. We have no control, even if we think we do.

My uncle suddenly passed away as well as some other sad news around my family and friends and the terror attacks in London. As a highly sensitive person, it feels even heavier because I am sensing everyone else's emotions.  Because of this, I had to make the tough decision to post-pone my Hope & Peace Retreat 2017 this coming weekend. I knew I couldn't miss my uncle's services, nor could I lead from an energized and peaceful place during all of this life stuff.

I am so grateful the ladies who are coming to the retreat are compassionate and understand how important it is to put myself and my family first at this time. If I don't get some rest and make sure I'm eating, I know my body and mind would chance going into anxious and depressed-mode as it has in the past. I also know I won't be helping anyone else if I don't take care of my emotional health too.

What kind of example would I set to my clients if I don't take care of myself? So yesterday I pushed myself to take my dog for a walk and play with my nephew outside. I've had to let go of an intense work-load and schedule and just do the best I can to be there for others.

Thank you to my amazing family, friends, employees, mentors and clients for checking in on us and being there to help however possible. I have some truly amazing people in my life and this sadness is showing how much love truly surrounds us. 💗

**And I want to show that life isn't always pretty. Mental health awareness is essential for a better world. It can feel lonely and sad if we don't have others to turn to at tough times. Please help to stop the silence. Talk things out and be there for others. You never know the difference you could make.**

A poem for the grief around the world~

Where are you now
As life goes by
Minutes quickly passing
Time feeling slow 
Life is different for everyone
At any given moment
Rainbows above
A sign of the moments between
You laugh til your cheeks hurt
You cry til your eyes burn
Life's ups and downs
Your heart beats 
While others' may not
You keep going
Because that's what you do
Life will never be the same
So you love more deeply
You hug more fully
You don't let it harden you 
You open your heart
You open your mind
You live 
Because they want you to

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