A humbling Thanksgiving, and holidays to you and your family.

With respect to the numerous shootings, acts of violence, fires, political tension, increased complexity of the world and the speed with which we hear about it all and how it effects each of us on an individual level, I think it’s appropriate to use the word humble, rather than happy to describe the holidays.

Despite a lot of my clients and myself being in a good place and doing well, depending on the day, it doesn’t stop my heart from feeling full of feelings on a consistent basis this year and it’s become increasingly so, lately; you’re not alone if you’re feeling similarly, don’t panic, it’s normal.

For someone to reply with how he or she has been doing, with “awesome or amazing,” without any sense of heaviness to their heart, would be considered out of touch – too much is going on for someone not to be effected in some way.

I’m humbled by all the pain, that’s part of being in this world, and what it means to be alive today.

Not that I’m trying to, but I couldn’t outrun the sadness even if I wanted to, the only thing I can do is get better at processing it all and taking better care of myself, knowing what a sensitive person I am.

I want to thank you for being a part of my life this past year and for sharing all that you have with me, and for putting your trust in me to help guide you with your health and lives.

Regardless of where you find yourself this holiday season, I hope you can find a sense of gratitude and peace for what you do have in your life, rather than what’s missing …

…God knows that’s not an easy task for me to do, being someone who often feels like things are never good enough.

Cheers to you and your loved ones on this humbling holiday season.

With all my love and gratitude,