“Regret is not dangerous or abnormal, a deviation from the steady path to happiness. It is healthy and universal, an integral part of being human. Regret is also valuable. It clarifies. It instructs. Done right, it needn’t drag us down; it can lift us up.” ~Daniel H. Pink
It happened when I reached midlife.
I’d experienced regret before, but this was different.
In my forties, I struggled with several deep-seated regrets all at the same time.
And I didn’t handle it well.
If only I hadn’t chosen to fall into unhealthy habits that were hard to break, like smoking cigarettes …
“Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” ~Iyanla Vanzant
Aren’t you tired of it?
You know, that sneaking suspicion you aren’t enough.
That inner commentary about where you fall short all the time. The mean internal remarks about your ability to handle life and how you just don’t measure up.
And aren’t you fed up with how it’s been holding you back from pursuing what you truly desire?
A better relationship or more meaningful …
“Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.” ~Alain de Botton
Do you feel lost and alone?
Adrift and confused about which way to go?
Do you long for “something more” but have no clue what’s missing?
Maybe you’re not miserable exactly, but you’re not animated and in love with life either.
Your circumstances may even look pretty good on the outside.
But on the inside, where truth resides, you are bored to tears, unfulfilled, and restless.
Or maybe you are miserable, stuck in a painful place, silently suffering.
Trust me; …
“I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.” ~Unknown
It’s happened to most of us.
Despite our best intentions, something goes dreadfully wrong.
You suffer a heartbreaking loss, make a terrible mistake, or get blindsided by an injury.
In disbelief your mind cries, “Wait. What?”
And then, “No, no, no, this can’t be happening.”
After the initial shock, when the surge of stress hormones has subsided, you realize that yes, this is happening.
And you can’t help thinking: “But how could this happen? It’s not fair. I can’t bear …