by Rachel Hadiashar
The theme in our community this week seems to be:
life is hard.
Goodness, can it ever be.
"No one ever said life is easy," is an adult realization I wish weren't true.
For some of us, the storms of life are light rains.
While others deal with regular tsunamis.
Reality is: we can't escape from the storms of life.
They are woven into the fabric of our existence.
Hopefully designed to make us stronger, and our lives better.
There's one thing you can do.
Today. Right now.
To get you through to the other side.
So your challenges don't bring you down
-- they uplift you.
Reach out to your people.
Set-up a get together with your people- your community of mama friends.
Simply pick up the phone or send a message and invite the people you love most
to a day at the park, an art day, or nature walk.
Or schedule in some time without the kids.
And then talk and share your experiences with them.
Complain and get it all out.
Support one another.
We're all designed to have the support of the people we love around us,
to get us through the storm.
So give yourself that gift of community support to get you through the storm...
And if you feel all alone and like you don't have a community behind you,
reach out to a Facebook group or a MeetUp, and find your people.
Your people are there waiting for you, waiting to support you.
Support from your people is one of the only things that will ever get you through the challenges and storms of life.
So you come out stronger than ever, and more powerfully you.
Let your people help you.
We need each other.
Lots of love and support,
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!