Finding Peace & Balance Amid The Storm
Lately, I have been working with many wonderful women who are going through major life transitions:
- Kids going to college,
- Empty nest,
- Change of work,
- Menopause, and others.
I’m also going through a precious life transition… My transition involves sending my daughter to experience life after finishing high school.
I will tell you that, going through all the motions and emotions, wow! It’s inner work lessons for us all!
I would like to share with you what I’m learning along the way.
I don’t sleep much. I’m worrying… and journaling to make sense of it all. I’m learning to let go – a LOT (especially parenting a teenager), and I’m working on even more clear communication with a college-age young adult.
What hit me the most, is that I won’t be in every moment of her life and experiencing it with her.
I’m ready to let her grow to be the person she’s meant to be, make her own decisions and learn from them, feel the feelings fully with all the challenges involved, experience a new adventure, learn, learn, and learn…
Empower Your Mind
The one thing we can’t change is… change. We have no control over it. Change can happen at any time and there is nothing we can do about it. In fact, change is always occurring.
All around us nature teaches us that changes are normal, natural and necessary for growth. Just relax into it and go with the flow, just like the waves coming in and out.
We often spend so much of our lives trying to achieve our goals and trying to arrange our lives in the manner we desire. We are trying to hang on to pleasant situations and avoid unpleasant ones. And, just when we think we have things figured out, life throws us for a loop. It hits us with both “good” things and “bad,” some exciting and others exhausting.
Your life is a story of transitions. You are always leaving one chapter behind while moving on to the next.
Embrace Your True Self
The lesson I have learned is that, sometimes, what is good lasts and what is hard ends quickly, and at other times, it’s the reverse.
I have learned that all the challenges we are experiencing are temporary,
I have learned that, while we can be concerned and plan for the future and we might carry the scars from our past, we shouldn’t allow these concerns to overshadow the fact that we live in the present. This moment is really all that we have, so make the best of the present moment and don’t miss out.
Evolve from Within ~ Journal It ~
Embrace the inner work. Learn to feel the feelings and embrace all of your emotions fully, without labeling them, and work on expressing them authentically to yourself.
One thing to remember is that change is often a stressor. If you have experienced major changes in your life ~ such as losing a job or relationship, moving to a new place, or entering a new phase of life like retirement, marriage, menopause, illness, “the empty nest” or deaths of loved ones ~ stress is a near certainty and quite normal.
Change can make you feel like you are adrift on a great, twisting river, being bounced around by the currents. Just relax and go with it. Trust that you are strong enough not to get dragged down by the current.
Start by saying to yourself, “Change is here and I know more is coming… now what?
What can I learn from this change?
What qualities and strengths can I draw from this?
What am I grateful for?
Who am I now?
To help you even more, I’d like to share 6 Tips that will help you maintain balance and peace through life’s transitions.
As my family navigates this transition, I’m coaching myself like I coach other wonderful women.
- feeling the feelings
- observing the emotions without judgment
- meditating and journaling to gain clarity
- reminding myself daily to relax, be present in this moment, and flow with the current
- following the 6 Tips To Help You Weather The Storm
“Grant me the serenity to accept what I cannot change, the courage to change what I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Every time we go through a challenging life transition, it’s an opportunity to learn new skills, develop new tools, and grow.
Imagine how much better we will be at handling the next transition life throws at us!
Bliss & Peace,
Mentoring & teaching courageous women how to overcome their fear of being visible, confidently lead powerful women’s circles, and build communities that help women navigate life’s transitions with more balance and peace.
“Within you is the power to rise above any situation or struggles and transform into the brightest, strongest version of yourself.”