As the holidays approach, our thoughts may turn to loved ones who have passed or are sick. Grief shows up, but usually so too does gratitude.
Personal growth comes via different pathways, but we can move towards it by intention setting and practice, using creative self-care tools like challenging ourselves and engaging in self-directed acts of kindness.
If your loved one has dementia, saying goodbye to the relationship you once had is one of life’s biggest challenges. If you’re their caregiver, I hope to inspire you to find a balanced approach to caregiving because your health and mental well-being are essential.
Move beyond happiness toward meaning and purpose. A meaningful life takes some work, but it’s work that feeds your soul and creativity. Try journaling, reading, socializing and helping others.
Comparison, especially comparing ourselves to social media images, can rob us of the ability to acknowledge our personal strengths and abilities. To counter the negative effects of social comparison, engage in self-affirming activities like gratitude journaling and building creative social networks.