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This is the second iteration of this post. There’s a decent chance it will iterate again. Let me know your thoughts, and thanks for being here :)
This project isn’t about me, it’s about human beings in the world in the twenty-first century. It’s about you. It’s about us.
This project started because I got tired of writing SEO titles for my career coaching blog around the general theme of “3 ways to stop being your sucky self and start being someone better”.
For the record, I don’t think your Self is sucky.
I love my career coaching practice (please come visit over here), but writing “for” it was creatively limiting.
I guess you could say my writing outgrew it and needed to move into its own place.
Welcome to our new place :)
My prior version of this post detailed the global problems that terrify me on the daily. My editor told me it was a bit much.
“We already know,” she said, “and it’s depressing.”
So this time, I’m just going to get metaphorically naked right here on the internet and tell you this: I am a highly sensitive person who is attuned (violently) to the people and systems around me. Lately when I’m not protecting my own wellbeing (spoiler alert: parenting comes with a high risk in this area), I end up eyebrow deep in clinical anxiety and depression. I’ll spare you the details - if you’re reading this you probably already know because obviously I am not the only one.
Anywho. When my editor told me to relax on the doomsday sermon, I took her advice. Instead I will re-introduce this project as, quite simply, a tool for healing.
I am here to heal myself. And I am here to help you heal yourself.
So let’s heal together. This is your invitation. My gifts are supporting humans, being grateful and making beauty. My healing is about creativity and connection to nature, to wonder, to each other. This is how I do it, and if there’s one thing I can say about me it’s that I may not be doing it perfectly, but I am definitely doing it.
My ambition for changing the world probably exceeds my ability to do so, but isn’t delusional optimism the seed of most positive new sprouts? If we are going to be delusional, let’s at least choose delusional optimism over delusional pessimism - or worst, delusional apathy.
What are your gifts? What is your healing about? I am very grateful that you’re here. And I hope you will join this conversation.
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