For many of us, both the winter solstice and the post-winter holiday season can increase our feelings of loneliness, sadness, and frustration. We can experience tensions relating to new goals or even have trouble focusing. We must allow ourselves the space to feel what we are feeling. Guided meditations can be a great way to identify our emotions and carefully move through our emotions. Research shows that many folks may already be abandoning their most recent New Year’s resolutions around this time of the year. This reminds us to be kind to ourselves and each other when our energy and to-do lists aren't aligned. Take the time to find some humor with others who are having similar challenges.
This week, our J Reed Consulting LLC team discovered a special Christian Science Monitor feature: News & Values. This page allows readers to select global news and editorials that highlight shared values like Fairness and Forgiveness. It's important to be value-centered in the year ahead especially when some of the most vital shared values are being diminished. Work by folks like Texas Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is invaluable. Lee has continuously invested in securing freedom and equality for everyone in our contemporary society. She has recently introduced the Leading Against White Supremacy Act, a bill intended to “prevent and prosecute white supremacy inspired hate crime and conspiracy to commit white supremacy inspired hate crime.”
We’re also inspired by Trevor Beck Frost, an Afghanistan veteran struggling with PTSD who has found healing by attempting to reintroduce an orphaned into the wild. Frost’s most recent film serves as a reminder that there is always something bigger to serve.