Hey everyone, welcome to Beyond Hope Radio! I am so happy to be talking to you today and I just want to wish you a happy, happy new year. Some of you reached out to me over the last couple of months and I just want to thank you so much for thinking of me. You may have been wondering where I’ve been and I’ve gotten some nudges from you to record and I just want to say thank you and I’ve never forgotten about you and I’m not bailing on this podcast, but I really struggled with the timing of it all. I was seemingly bumping up against old beliefs and fears and falling into old patterns that were no good.
So today, I want to talk about traditions and how hard we push ourselves to recreate old memories, perhaps memories from a time when things were easier and how hard that is to do realistically, because we’ve changed.
Things have changed. Family members and loved ones may no longer be with us and how hard it is to recreate traditions that no longer serve us. Like cutting down a fricking Christmas tree, why was that so hard to do? I wanted to chat with you about some of the clues that may be showing up that maybe we’re stuffing our emotions. And how to identify the warning signs that maybe something’s not quite right with us or maybe we’re ignoring some of the things.
Some call it a defense mechanism, but I call it neglect. We’re neglecting ourselves, our self-care. So, listen in and let’s dive into a couple of those topics.
Thank you again for sticking by me, Happy New Year and I’m sending you and your loved ones so, so much love. And remember, you can always reach out to me. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond as soon as I can. Love you guys. Bye for now.
As the Mother of an addict, she understands the journey and is passionate about being of service to those who want to live a more meaningful life.
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