Be the Expression of Hope
Lighting the way
It's no secret that our country has been going through something major for a while.  More and more people are getting drawn into the black hole of despair.  I urge you, choose hope.
Two people can navigate identical life circumstances and have completely different experiences and outcomes.  In truth, it is a choice.  One person may go through a dramatic change that feels like life is over as she knows it-- going through the drudgery of the day, feeling frustrated and defeated.  Another person may refuse to let go of hope, always trusting, knowing that things are going to be okay, and continuing to smile even on the dark days.  Some may call the 1st a realist and the 2nd a foolish optimist.  But I wonder, who would you rather spend time with?  Whose company leaves you better than they found you?  Who navigates peacefully?
Stop Rolling Around in It
There's a strange phenomenon that happens when we're feeling blue-we want to wallow in it.  There's something cathartic about it at first, and it's imperative to feel what you're feeling.  But then, get out of the muck!  Only you can decide to be done rolling around in it, only you know when you've had enough and are ready to return to hope.  
Build your arsenal of inspiration.  Surround yourself with uplifting people.  Listen to music that makes you tap your foot or hum rather than songs that leave you melancholy.  Pick up books and magazines from the library that offer uplifting messages, remind you of your values, cause you to take positive action in your life.  Eat vibrant, live foods and steer clear from highly sugared and processed foods which compound fatigue.  Set up life so that it is liberally sprinkled with elements of hope.
Happy By-products: Essential You and Community
One positive by-product of difficult times is that we are forced to reacquaint with ourselves, and our values, and to remember what is truly most important to us.  That simplicity and less social running around actually creates room for the essential you, space to contemplate, time to restore and rebuild the significant relationships in your life.  Isn't it ironic that across the globe, those who live the simplest lives are often the most genuinely happy?
It is incredibly easy to isolate and insulate ourselves.  We feel different from our neighbors and coworkers.  But when I pause, I’m reminded that we're all the same.  We all want to be safe, loved, cared for, to make a difference with our lives.  We all want a bright future for our children. 

As we return to what’s most import, let's also return to our connection to one another.  We can offer support locally be it buying local produce, shopping at mom and pop stores, or simply practicing random acts of kindness.  We can choose to be an expression of hope in this world and light the way for others with a simple smile.

Much joy and freedom,


About Robin:

Robin Peglow Berg of is a Life Fulfillment Strategist --a consultant, coach and speaker devoted to guiding others to have the courage to live a fulfilling life with soul.

She shows highly driven, successful women entrepreneurs and biz leaders how to create a new model for success that is energizing, deeply meaningful and helps them to thrive no matter what. She applies 10 years of coaching, consulting and speaking to craft strategic programs for long term success.

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