KRISTINA'S WEEKLY EMAIL OF THOUGHT-PROVOKING ESSAYS & VIDEOS TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO YOURSELF ON THIS JOURNEY CALLED LIFE
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Happy Friday! Spring here in the Northeast can't seem to make up it's mind and hasn't quite sprung yet, but we've had a few glorious glimpses recently. It's a good metaphor for what many of you may be experiencing - trying to move forward but still dealing with and needing to let go of some issues and patterns from the past , while simultaneously getting a sneak peak into or inklings about the future and what's around the corner. As I often remind folks in my talks, we are living in dynamic times and we need to accept change and evolve and grow with it in a grounded, positive way. And perhaps your path is to play a major part in that change? Just some food for thought for you to reflect upon this weekend...You can also check out my PGG Video of the week where I remind you that change is inevitable and how to navigate it , and a recent Instagram post to remind you there's no accident who you are at this time in history . As always, please feel free to let me know y our feedback about any and all that I'm doing :) Big hug <3 Kristina
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Don't Worry, Be Happy
(Originally published on June 7, 2011)

In every life we have some trouble / But when you worry you make it double. ~ Bobby McFerrin

As the saying goes, three things are certain in life: death, taxes and change . Change comes in all shapes and sizes, some scarier than others: climate change, career change, graduations, marriages, relationships, TV changes, sex changes, change of residences and regime change to name a few – and right now seems chock full of them!

The reality is that time keeps on slippin’ into the future, so we have no choice in the matter of change, because like Kevin James dancing in Hitch, You can’t stop this, you cannnoottt stop it…"

Most folks have a hard time with change. We’d rather stay comfy and/or miserable rather than letting go of our crutches and seeing what else life might have in store us. We cannot control things but we can control how we respond to them: we can resist and go kicking and screaming or we can accept that change happens, and just go with the flow.

Going with the flow means listening to yourself, and giving yourself what you need at any particular moment. The best way to deal with change is to trust in yourself and be your own best counsel, so it’s important to have that "muscle" in place as you navigate the white water rapids of feelings that come with this thing called life.

Change is not always fun, but it’s almost always for the better because change forces growth and growth is good. And once the change happens, we can’t be like a goldfish that lived in a fishbowl its whole life and then when put into the ocean swims around in a little circle as if he were still in a bowl!

David Bowie tells us time may change you but you can’t trace time. So if you feel you are ready to be hatched, then fly, be free! Not quite like Mork’s egg, b ut more like Steve Miller’s Eagle or with the help of Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds and the wonder of that other Stevie who sings,   Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing 

But if you’re not quite ready to fly the coop, walk without those crutches, or swim in the big blue ocean, give me a buzz and you can Lean on Me until you get strong and carry on!

Remember, you can always see PGGs from any month or year going back to 2010 on my website at www.kristinaleonardi.com and visit my social media pages for more inspiration throughout the week! Want to share my PGG? Use my Medium page for friendliest posting version.

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