Fellow friends and colleagues, Serious times call for serious hearts.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 18th century German poet
As we anticipate the hope and goodness of Springtime ahead, unsettling images from around the globe, right on the heels of a two-year global pandemic, are enough to cause us, and all those we serve …more than a little PTSD in our souls.
If we can bring steady words and a calming presence into the fearful reality of the unknown for our clients, we will do a good and worthwhile day’s work. Our clients are often reeling from negative upheavals and toxic relationships long before we ever have our first encounter with them. Now is the time for collaborative professionals to assess our own emotional and mental state not only for us, but for our clients as well.
My mantra continues to be that CDT inspires each of us to be practiced and trained, to hold steady during these challenging times! Most of our clients will benefit from kind wisdom and voices that can encourage a healthier path forward, regardless.
In order to truly believe and demonstrate that we are fully equipped to be a trusted guide, we need to be healthy in relationship with our own inner-selves. Whatever that is for each of us, be it a spiritual reflection, getting those running shoes out, or just getting together with close friends and breaking bread. Whatever it is, I hope we will all invite a little extra grace into our own inner-sanctum, so that in the hardest moments … we have already anchored down and stored up a little extra grace for others.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Spring Conference, March 24 and 25!!!