I know for many of us, 2016 was rough, and I am certainly keen to look ahead and see what this next year of life brings with fingers crossed that we find more balance and peace as individuals, communities, and the world as a whole.
But I'm guessing that 2017 will come with it's own surprises, challenges, and both beautiful and ugly moments.
I sometimes marvel at the tenacity of us humans. With so much unknown and unseeable, we forge ahead, we find a way to remain optimistic and hopeful, we continue to love, take chances, and push forward with our goals and pursue our dreams.
I love that!
And as someone who has the joy everyday of working with survivors who find a way to do this in the face of past trauma - I am all the more inspired.
Today, if you are feeling hopeful, I want to encourage you to cast your vision for 2017 and to get clear about what you want to create!
If you're feeling less than hopeful today, I get it - I've been there. If there is anything I can do to support you, I'm just an email away.
With love and hope,
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What would you like to leave behind as 2016 comes to an end? What do you look forward to creating in 2017?
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
"Every face I see, I am looking for them in it. If I did meet you then the first thing you would have noticed would have been my eyes staring at your face, as if they were trying to see someone else in you, as if they were desperate to make you into a ghost. If we did meet, I hope you did not take this personally."
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The fear of abandonment is extremely common in those of us who have been abused. When it comes to abandonment, we are very much driven by a fear of the unknown. We do not know if the people we are connecting to may one day withdraw their protection or support.
"People always leave" can be a common inner belief we hold. Some of the behaviors that we fall into as survivors to try to avoid being abandoned can set us up for failure in our relationships.
Boy have I been there! And I can't wait to share with you what helped me put an end to this paralyzing fear.
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