We all struggle with complex questions brought on by current society:
How will I know when I’ve found the right career? Should I let my kids have Instagram? Why do I feel so alone even though I am constantly surrounded by people, both live and virtually? Why does it feel so wrong to relax?
While just about every statistic out there tells us that life is getting better and easier, it definitely doesn’t always feel that way. Life is tough enough as is, and now we have so many outside influences shaping the way we see ourselves and our families. We are constantly being bombarded with messages and opinions, many of them conflicting. On top of all that, we are all now dealing with the aftereffects of a global pandemic and trying to figure out how to live with COVID in our midst. It’s no wonder that rates of depression and anxiety are rising; it can be exhausting just to make it through each day.
My practice is focused on helping teenagers and adults navigate through all of this mess that is life in order to find the good that is always there, waiting to be found.
“Perhaps we just need little reminders from time to time that we are already dignified, deserving, worthy. Sometimes we don’t feel that way because of the wounds and the scars we carry from the past or because of the uncertainty of the future. It is doubtful that we came to feel undeserving on our own. We were helped to feel unworthy. We were taught it in a thousand ways when we were little, and we learned our lessons well.” -John Kabat-Zinn