Updated: Sep 23
I hope everyone is having a great day. Be kind to yourself. Let your thoughts love you and be nice to you. You really are a wonderful person, and you are doing your best.
This year has been a beast ... for all of us. I think it's important not to compare our journeys, to allow ourselves grace and a DEEP BREATH.. no matter what we faced. Everything in *our* lives matters to us, and is important to us.
My own personal struggles this year include isolation, loss of income, navigating the virus, and losing my sweet Ben. Losing Ben on top of it all has amplified some of my reactions. I feel *more* alone, and more uncertain for sure. I miss having a partner and I miss him being around.
It takes work, but if I look for blessings and joy this year, I can find it. My job now is to work on my mind; help it to find peace, find joy, find grace. To not be hard on myself and to allow myself to just be....whatever that is on any given day.
Focusing on beautiful things in my life does not mean I am ignoring the pain, hurt and grief of Ben's death. I feel it frequently- whether I want to or not. Crying on the phone to the air-conditioning guy, choking up when I'm weed-wacking the yard, crying into Mia's fur... it's all there.
My goal is to let myself feel that hurt, but then to take baby steps to keep going. To reach out when I feel I can't take it anymore, to share and let myself be loved.
I wish the same for you. Please reach out, please share (with whoever you need to- I'm here if you like!) and let yourself be loved. BY yourself... and by others.
About Kris Fuller:
Kris is the co-author of the best-selling journal: Best Ever You: 52 Week Journal to Your Bravest, Boldest You. She is an author with Waldorf Publishing, a self-published author with lulu.com, and blogger. She loves writing and poetry is one her favorite things.
She is the CEO of Your Life Sparkles and Chief Creative Officer of the Best Ever You Network. She is an inspirational speaker and has a wonderfully positive energy.
Kris has taught and consulted in public education in England, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. As an Executive Consultant for businesses in Western Canada, Kris excelled at problem solving in the areas of team, sales and marketing. Her business coaching focuses on small business launches including websites and social media platforms plans.
Kris is a graduate of the University of Alberta (Bachelor of Education), University of Sedona (Bachelor of Metaphysics) and certification from the Palouse Center for Mindfulness. She also holds a Performance diploma from Red Deer College and Gifted Mind Series from Oxford Brookes University in the UK.
Kris has been a guest speaker on multiple pod-casts and radio shows as well as host for 'Ladies Day: Focus on You' events. Kris Fuller Inspirational Speaker
Kris has the ability to weave together humour, authentic experiences, strength and love even in difficult times. Follow her blog as Cancer Wife Ninja here.