Your marriage is good enough, the kids are not in crises, you’re pretty healthy for the most part, and you even have good friends and activities or work that you enjoy…
Then why the hell aren’t you jumping up and down with joy????
When is the last time you stared into the eye of your partner? Or anyone for that matter?
Have you spent a lot of time with family these last few weeks?
If so, are you feeling a little off balance? Confused? Wondering why all of your coping skills that you’ve been practicing for months just fell by the wayside.
Are you sick of making New Year’s Resolutions that only REMOVE things from your diet or life in general? You know, the “I want to lose 5 pounds” or “I want to clean out the pantry” or “I want to get rid of those toxic relationships”? I know I am!
Here it comes — that stretch of holiday festivities that bring endless opportunities to overindulge. While it ’tis the season to be jolly, everywhere you turn you come face-to-face with all those tempting holiday foods. Are you worried that the constant exposure to goodies will start to weigh on your willpower like so many choruses of “The 12 Days of Christmas?”
Do you ever bloat so much that you look 8 months pregnant?
Well, sometimes I do, and I have for the last 25 years. YIKES!
If you saw me on the street, you probably wouldn’t notice my bloated belly because it is usually stuffed inside my tight jeans or spandex undies. However, if you happened to be present with me as I unzipped my jeans at the end of one of those days, you would crack up and say “whoa - she wasn’t kidding!”
What does it take to improve your life? It can seem unattainable, impossible, and downright discouraging when we try to tackle our biggest challenges and weaknesses. However, when we become focused, amazing things can happen.
Mass shootings. Natural disasters. Death. Accidents. Terrorism. Political unrest. Heath. Safety. Money. Relationships….
There is so much intensity in the air right now.
Intensity that rips our hearts open with fear.