Be a Better Friend to Yourself
At pivotal turning points in life it is often necessary to look back and take inventory of the past in order to move forward anew. Yet at the same time, the goal is not to dwell on the ‘shoulda, coulda, woulda’s’. But rather decide to embrace the lessons learned as a way to rewrite the present. It takes courage to look inward. Be a witness to the full range of emotions that reside within you. Look closely to the parts of the journey spent being less than kind to yourself. We can use the ‘busy’ness of each day or the need to care for others first as a diversion. Yet this is just an unconscious protective mechanism to avoid befriending yourself because most of us don’t know how.