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Periods of transition or major shifts in your life are difficult because you are ultimately experiencing loss. It is the failure to launch from letting go of what was or hoped to be and acknowledging what is.  That can be pretty scary for some of us: not knowing. It can be a pretty exhausting: physically and mentally, to figure out what you're going to do- while also reminding yourself to calm down at the same time.  In the earlier stages of my recent life shift, I felt as if I was being buried under disappointment. I'm not a fan of surprises and the unexpected tends to throw me for a loop. After a while, I reframed my thinking and perspective of this time as an incubation, like plants.

“The human mind is like a fertile ground were seed are continually being planted. The seeds are opinions, ideas, and concepts. You plant a seed, a thought grows, and it grows. The word is like a seed and the human mind is so fertile!” ― Miguel Ruiz

A seed destined to bloom into something great first needs to sink into something dark and unknown. There may be several moments of doubt and confusion, frustration maybe anger- quite frankly it's very overwhelming to transition into a new phase of life. However, you will come into an enlightenment period and realize that success goes hand in hand with setbacks.

You'll notice plants sprinkled around the YWF social media channels. Aside from my love of the aesthetic, I believe that plants & people maintain a strong parallel. Take a few pointers from them this week:

Positive Distraction of The Week

  1. Do not deprive yourself of nutrients and resources in your soil to help you flourish.
  2. You will draw the energy from others around you, root wisely.
  3. When you need to grow, you will be planted in deep, dark, unknown surroundings until it is time for your bloom.
  4. Stay hydrated.
  5. You need light, sun, and clean air.
  6. You grow roots to prepare you for the storm.
  7. It is only through your independent growth that you can provide support to other people and things.

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Best, Dr. Dyce