Well, it has been a year. Improbable though it seems, we have made it to the end of 2020. I wish you and your family, your friends and your pets, especially all the dogs, a wonderful time. See everyone in 2021!
This week, I wanted to share a colouring page for Christmas. It is a simple image but as will see in next week's post, it can be fancy! Would love to see what you make of the design.
It has been a long, hard year. I have lost track of the number of people who have told me that they are struggling to deal with the uncertainty in their lives.
It is December and we are creeping closer to the end of the year, we still do not know what lies ahead. There is no certainty about the end to our global uncertainty.
A few weeks ago, on Map the Maze, I made a podcast with Dr Monica Borschel, and she spoke about the importance of being kind to ourselves. Last week, I suggested listening to some of the episodes for support and ideas.
This week, I urge you to consider finding your flow this month. Each of us has an activity, that we can immerse ourselves in. The noise of the world, even our inner world disappears and we focus on the present. For me this can be walking with my dogs (who have starred in previous blogs) or drawing (again colouring pages!) or reading a great book (Hello Sherlock Holmes!) or watching a truly silly movie.
We have all been tested by the experiences of this year, even without being engaged in mediation. For most of us, our capacity to deal with challenges has been compromised and decreased. When this occurs, we need to find a way to recharge our batteries. Over the next few weeks, if you can, I suggest that you find that charger. Find the flow and do it. Book it in the calendar. Find a way to look after yourself.
Next year, 2021 is likely to bring more challenges rather than less. We need to be prepared and ready. Find your flow, even if it is just watching all the silly movies you love.
This week no blog. I wanted to encourage you to listen to my podcast Map the Maze which is available on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Anchor FM (links below).
Each week since June I have been sharing ideas and thoughts about how people experiencing family mediation can find ways to empower themselves and to heal.
If you are transitioning through divorce or separation, then it can seem like things are overwhelming. Listen in to the podcast mini-series with Dr Monica Borschel (9 , 16 and 23 November 2020) where she shares how this can feel, why we feel this way and how we can help ourselves.