How to Lift Yourself Out of the Gloom When Life is Challenging

Summer’s on the horizon, and it’s wonderful to have the sun shining and flowers blooming. Mother Nature’s bringing us a sense of hope once again.


And yet, many are feeling the weight of a pandemic that has continued on for over a year and our second summer of Covid. Our lives continue to be affected.


Some feel sad or lonely. Others are just tired of life as it exists now, a Covid fatigue that has set in.


Will life ever return to what we had before, we wonder?


When can I travel again, see my relatives and friends, go to a concert or the theater?


If you are feeling like this we invite you to check out our free Masterclass, Moving from Doom and Gloom to Awe and Wonder where you’ll be able to connect with joy and wonder in yourself and in the world again. Join HERE.


In moments like these, we, David and Jeannine, like to remember a favorite story from José Hobday, a great spiritual teacher. José was a Native American woman who became a Franciscan nun. Can you imagine what her life’s journey might’ve been? Such an amazing woman and so wise.


It’s said that she often shared this story from her childhood with others during her life.


One Saturday night in her home in Texas, her brothers were playing outside, and she was inside, sitting in the front room of her home. She overheard her mom and dad in the kitchen who had their few dollar bills spread out on the table, trying to figure out how much they had to buy food for the family to eat for the next week.


José heard her mother advocating for saving a few dollars for any possible emergencies that may arise. Her father spoke about paying off the unpaid bills. José felt the tension and anxiety growing in her home, and her stomach muscles tightened.


Growing up in a poor household, she knew that times were tough. And she worried about how her parents would be able to get enough food for the family to eat for the next week.


But what happened next even surprised José that night!


And it was something she remembered the rest of her life.


For her, it was a moment that taught her about lifting herself and others up, out of doom and gloom, during difficult times. About how to reach for joy and wonder when life’s challenging. And that’s why it’s one of our favorite stories!


You can hear the rest of the story HERE in our Masterclass, Moving from Doom and Gloom to Awe and Wonder, available now for free.


When you’re feeling down and gloomy, what lifts you up? What brings you joy and hope in life? Take a moment to consider this now.


Maybe you love to cook and eat a delicious meal?


Maybe you love to go out in nature with the sun shining on your face and the gentle breeze blowing through the trees?


Maybe you love to connect with other friends or family for a walk or a cup of tea or a phone conversation?


Whatever it may be, we hope you can take a little time today to bring some joy into your life!


We invite you to check out our free Masterclass, Moving from Doom and Gloom to Awe and Wonder where you’ll be able to connect with joy and wonder in yourself and in the world again and recognize the royal nature you have within so you can take the next steps in your life with confidence. Watch HERE.

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