Given the state of the world, health has never meant more in our lifetime than it does now as Covid-19 is still apparent in our everyday lives. Forcing us to change the way we interact with our families, friends, and the toll that sudden adaptation has taken on our mental health - - there are so many women silently getting by only imagining the light at the end of the tunnel, as the road to normalcy still remains a guess.
Why is birth so exciting? It’s because it’s the beginning of something new that we’re not able to conceive, yet we know it’s on the way and will change our lives forever. In the context of rebirth, why do we still feel those same feelings?
The New Year is all about resolutions, but we’re flipping the script because whether you’re starting this year with a “New Year, New Me” vibe or a “Dear New Year, It’s Still Me” rhythm, your life deserves a celebration!
First off, let’s address the elephant in the room. The year 2020 was a doozy of a year for most and not the whimsical quirky doozy we all grow to love, but rather the type we wish to bury in a box and never speak of again.
In this month of gratitude and thanks, we look at the word Merci as it relates to “thanks” in French, but has evolved to “mercy” here in America meaning compassion or forbearance. Merci comes from the Romans meaning ‘wages’, as in a favor. As human psychology would have it, whenever someone does a favor for us- we typically return the favor tenfold according to psychologist Robert Cialdini.
What does living mean to you? Are you living simply to survive? Are you living for fulfillment beyond basic needs? Are you building a legacy? Living doesn’t live on some linear idea as we’re all complex and varying in our ways.