After surviving a chaotic 9 months of 2020, being on "house arrest" (aka quarantine), seeing people you know pass away, and watching the credibility of leadership dwindle...all while dealing with your own mess, and the human right issue causing protests worldwide... it's time to recenter and cut off the toxicity (news, social media, etc) for a moment. Try to focus on your breathing when overwhelmed and anxious....just inhale deeply (Let that quarantine belly extend fully), then exhale ...slowly. (Repeat as needed; a relaxation technique I used a lot in hospital settings)
The message today is simple; it serves mostly as a reminder. Just remember to be kind to yourself. Be kind to the ones you love. Forgive yourself and others. Let go of what you can’t control and change what you can. Hold yourself accountable. Take time to heal. Embrace the scars you carry, they are your badge of honor from living on this earth. As hard as it can be at times, try to crack a smile ( see picture above)
The marathon of life is made for those who pace themselves, not for the swift. It’s not a sprint! So slow down when you can, and make sure you enjoy the view, moving forward one step at a time.