Peace of Mind. It just might BE the best present we can give ourselves – at Christmas – and at any other time.
by Holly Myers
It’s surely a gift I desire for myself this holiday season – and writing this blog is one way to deepen that peace, give that gift to myself – and – offer it to you.
In August I’d published my first blog – about The Courage to be Ourselves. I cited Mister Rogers as one of my inspirations. And then I lost my courage. I see many nasty remarks in response to columns and opinions posted online. I didn’t want to subject myself to the possibility of such attacks – and it’s a whole lot simpler to NOT put in the time and effort to be expressed – so I silenced myself.
How we treat one another – and ourselves – matters deeply
As a mental health professional I am acutely aware that how we treat one another – and ourselves – matters deeply. We each need a safe place to be heard, to explore our thoughts, and to find new perspective, inspiration and courage for action that’s congruent with our highest values.
The Courage to Be Your SELF
by Holly Myers
An e-mail request arrived recently from an acquaintance seeking a speaker on the topic – The Courage to Succeed. It was for a telephone call to begin at 6 pm. It was already 5:45 pm when I opened the e-mail. What to do?
I surely had the freedom and ability to decline. I had plans to get other things done – and I could easily justify that the advanced notice was unreasonably short – and not even live. And yet – I also saw that the courage and willingness to step into such a request could fuel my own courage to succeed. I chose to be a YES.
I responded that I’d make myself available if I were needed – and then sat quietly and reflected. I prepared a few notes for myself before dialing in to the call. The whole thing turned into one of those profound experiences that spirit opens the door for us to walk through.