Ebb and Flow

Have you noticed there is an ebb and flow to life? To life in general, to your moods, to your relationship with grief, your ongoing connections with loved ones who are no longer here? That’s normal!

When you’re on the wave, feeling the groove and things seem to be “clicking” it feels SO good!  You start to wonder why you were struggling so much before.  You get a lot done, you’re making good connections with the people in your life and sometimes you’re even feeling inspired to do big things.

Then the wave ends. You’re at a decision point, do you stop and take some time to rest or do you have enough in you to paddle back out and wait for another sweet ride? There is no universal right answer, only the right answer for you at that moment.  But at some point, I do hope it IS time to paddle out again and catch another wave, because the reward is so worth it!

So, what do you do when you struggle with being stuck in the ebb, the resting and recuperating part, and how do you get the momentum to get back out there?

  • Notice what in your life most drains you. Is there a way to eliminate it?
  • Notice what you were doing when you were last on a wave.  Can you do that again or make baby steps towards it?
  • Do you have a “go to” that fills you up? If so, find a way to tap into it.
  • If you’ve been in rest mode awhile, take a baby step towards flow.  Set aside 5 minutes a day to be pro-active.
  • If you’re in an ebb and it feels debilitating, examine that.  What is keeping you down?  Have you accepted and embraced the yuck you’re feeling?  If not, try it!

If you’ve felt inspired to do big things either in the past or right now, tell me about it.  Let’s figure out ways for you to take steps towards making that dream a reality.

Peace and aloha,


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