Hello to the best internet people in the history of the internet.
I hope you are doing well.
I have titled this article “Keeping the P.A.C.E. in Wackadoo Times.”
this is because if I NEVER EVER EVER again hear the phrase
I will be a-okay.
The fact is — this is what life is.
and it stinks.
But if there is ONE THING this godforsaken year of absurdedness has taught us, it’s this:
we are resilient.
YOU are resilient.
(also, you look very cute today and I like your hair.)
the acronym for Peaceful Acceptance of Changing Events
because this, too, is how life works —
a *balanced* life.
This doesn’t mean that you are Pollyanna-ing your way through life with your head in the sand and are muttering to yourself constantly “it’s fine. I’m fine. it’s all fine.”
No — that’s kind of nutty.
But it does mean that you pause. you breathe deeply. you figure out what you CAN control and what you can’t.
and then you act accordingly.
I have been working closely with my coaching clients about “feeling all the feels” but then “acting on the facts” —
because sometimes (a lot of times) we want to Act on the Feels —
and that’s where we get into trouble.
In the privacy of your own car you can swear and have a temper tantrum when somebody cuts you off —
but not at work.
and not at a family dinner at your mother-in-law’s — even though your cousin Charlie is an idiot.
So there you go.
Here is your homework:
Feel the Feels (all of them!! that’s okay!)
but then stop and go slow.
and Act on the Facts.
lots of love to you.
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