As we approach the New Year, I think about resolutions for myself and I think about my hopes for the clients I see as a counselor. When you have had to start from scratch in your life, where did you find your strengths? How have those become resolutions that you take forwards with you into new years and new experiences?
Starting from scratch for me has been about food and cooking, but it’s also been about so much more. In developing food allergies I learned how to communicate better with family and friends, how to engage in a faith community, where to find silver linings, how to manage food-related anxiety, and how to use my personal strengths to grow. And more recently, how to challenge myself (I’ve been getting much better at figuring out restaurants that may be safe! – but more on that in a separate post).
In my latest Huffington Post blog, I’ve written an open letter to my clients wishing them self-compassion, connection, insight, and growth as they head towards the new year. These are things that I think we all could use as we head into 2016, myself included.
Happy New Year!