Like many of you, I’ve been on the roller coaster of emotions lately.

Monday was awful with lots of unexplained tears. Tuesday I was good and Wednesday even better. Then yesterday, I felt myself sinking again for no apparent reason.

On those low days, my mind fills with doubt and self-criticism. I fight the feelings, mentally beating myself up for feeling bad, trying to force myself to justify why I feel bad that day, and telling myself I have no reason to be so down, comparing my situation to others, and asking what’s wrong with me. It’s exhausting and so not helpful.

Today I’m sharing an emotional one in the podcast — a meditation I wrote months ago shortly after I finished my book. It was during a time when I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t okay yet. I was wondering when will I “get over it” and “be myself again.”

It felt especially relevant again now. And even though it was hard for me to even read the words aloud again, I’m sharing it with you today in the hopes that it will help you too somehow.

Listen to Episode 23 of the GRIT + grace Podcast and please share it with others you know who might also find it helpful in navigating the dark days of this experience.

We will get through this ❤️

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