Dearest ones, So much has happened in the last few months! We really hope you have been well, keeping yourself healthy and hopeful in these uncertain times we have been living. We gotta say: IT'S BEEN A LOT! We have said goodbye to our London home and we have welcome Amsterdam as our new location - not without complications - as our current physical base (what was meant to be our forever home) has turned out to be a complete disaster: humidity, water everywhere, mould, dampness...yes, we are surrounded by water but we weren't expecting it to be inside our house! As much as that has been a difficult outcome to handle, this opportunity has provided further hindsight to tap into gratitude, appreciation and perspective. YES it's not ideal, BUT we have a roof over our heads. YES it's not what we wanted, BUT we have a chance to create something better YES it's not convenient, BUT we can delve even deeper into appreciating the little things that make ALL the difference. It is in these difficult situations - combined with delivering work commitments, family issues, health scares and grieving a life that is gone - as we long what could be, we are offered a chance to release and create anew.
And on that tone, we wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of you for your amazing support over the years: friends, clients, partners, peers, and the team who makes all this incredible work and support for others possible. We love you. We cherish you. We celebrate you! Life will always be a dance of lights and shadows. It's up to us what we want to make out it where we direct our attention and what we allow ourselves to become.
Here are some strategies I have developed over the years to carve some "me-time" especially during intense times - such as Christmas - when a lot of us might feel triggered and might not be looking forward to it - because you don't celebrate it, you don't like it or it just brings something too painful.
Whatever it is, be gentle with yourself.
We will be taking a longer break - from 16th December to 3rd January to do precisely that - self-care - in all forms and shapes: from spending time with some of our favourite people to walks in nature and time in solitude. To reflect, to take stock and to appreciate the gift that being alive is.
AND if you are into New Year Resolutions, goals settings and all that wonderful planning and manifesting, here are some resources for you:
HOW TO SET GOALS
HOW TO MAKE THEM LAST
Have a beautiful end of the year and a brilliant start of 2023!
May the new year bring you and your family endless blessings, health and love.
With all my love and gratitude,