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It's our Anniversary

Do the four years since the world turned upside down feel like an anniversary? Or a milestone marker? I am remembering vaguely hearing about this... problem... my daughter who was in New York at college told me about it first, but until we heard about the shut downs and quarantining, I had NO clue what I was in for. Who did? I do remember thinking that it was going to be just a few weeks...until it wasn't. I do remember waking up every day thinking--is it over? And then being disappointed and depressed. I do remember up-leveling my at home office space and zoom skills.

In some ways it doesn't feel like four years to me. But, let's be real, a LOT has happened in these four years, and a lot of it hasn't been great. There are super heros in the mix, of course, but there's a lot of disappointment about the "new normal" that came from that global crisis.

When I am teaching yoga, I often say--look up and out--at the sun, the moon, the stars, the sky. And then other times, I say to my students--gaze down and in, at what's in your heart. Only you know what that is.

I think this four year milestone marker/anniversary is a time to gaze down and in. Consider what you (we) have been through in four years. Consider how you have shown up for yourself and your life. Consider what you are working on, e.g. hobbies, activities, social connections, self care... Consider your attitude of gratitude. Consider how far you have come.

After raising my girls through their tumultuous teenage years (Lilia is 26, and Natalie almost 23) I became painfully aware that I can't make anyone do anything. I have to work on myself--and how I choose to respond or not. I think this applies to the world we are living in. So much chaos out there. But that does not mean I have to have chaos in my heart, mind or body. Neither do you.

With that in mind, anniversaries are to be celebrated. Surviving is an achievement. Thriving is a next-level achievement. Take a reflective moment and pat yourself on the back for all you have done for yourself! Whew!

xo Coach Karen :)) I am always cheering for you.

Reminder: My free masterclass is coming up: next week: Tuesday March 12 at 4PM central on zoom. 3 Keys to Clarify Your Purpose and Create your Authentic, Powerful Life. You are cordially invited. Feel free to invite a friend who might need a boost of motivation too!

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