Took a cue from my last post this weekend and spent a little staycation with an old friend hiking the Griffith Park trails, walking the boardwalk in Venice, laying on the beach in Malibu, driving the PCH with the windows down (and the hip hop up) and into the winding roads of the mountains (the Mini did it’s best), cooking healthy meals, talking about pains from the past and aspirations for the future.
I think we live in such a largely individualistic society today that we sometimes lose sight of the importance of human connection. We are all hardwired to connect with each other. So much of what we see scrolling on this screen and hear on our earbuds is about self help, self growth, self love, self empowerment…you get the idea. All of those things are wildly important, but because they allow us to go out into the world and connect with each other at a much higher level. They allow us to foster those relationships that make up what life is all about.
At the end of the day, it will always come down to people. Cherish those relationships. Make time for them. There’s no connection more powerful than the one we have with each other.
Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.