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How to Make Complicated Simple

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“That my complicated life could be made so simple was astounding.”  Cheryl Strayed, Wild


How to be simple when the world we live in demands so much attention and energy from us?  I can’t answer that question for you, but I can share what I’ve realized recently. The key is to discover where you find your strength. I don’t mean the physical kind.  I’m talking about those things or experiences that make you feel light and grounded all at the same time. The thing that gives you fuel, that makes you feel alive.

Ask yourself when the last time you felt that way was.  Can you even remember?  If you cannot, you are in danger.  

Burnout becomes no one.  Lately I’ve found that often you are only as resilient as the number of deep breathes you are able to take.

So take some, once in a while.

You’ll find yourself, somewhere in there.

I did.