Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sad? Jazzed? Be real.

I recently received an e-newsletter from an author and speaker I’ve followed for years. In it she admitted to feeling sad in the past few weeks. She had several reasons for her sadness.

What really struck me was that this woman was willing to let herself dwell in that place for a while, knowing that she needed to be with what was real and true for her. Her e-newsletter was permission-giving for those of us who read it, too: She invited us to see our emotional states as part of the ebb and flow of life. She encouraged us to stop and feel—to be human, to rest and reflect.

What are you feeling right now? Are you totally juiced and jazzed? Or are you sad or discouraged? Whatever you feel, it’s OK. Stay with it. Feel it. Draw it. Journal it. Dance with it. Cry with it. Do whatever will help you be human. Do whatever will help you move on—when you are ready to move on. But whatever you do, be real about your feelings. Don’t ignore them. They contain important clues about what’s going on in your life. Be authentic. It’s OK.

Contact me for a no-obligation, complimentary telephone consultation if that would help you face whatever you’re feeling right now.

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