We are living in extraordinary, consequential times and we each have a part to play in creating a better future for ourselves and generations to come. From the slow, tortuous seemingly deaths of democracy, journalism, the rule of law, the EU, our planet, and the recent shocking tragic loss of Kobe Bryant, we are reminded that we can't take anything for granted and that each day, each hour, each breath, is one to be cherished and appreciated. We must strengthen our bonds with ourselves, each other and the world around us; we must make the most of what we have, and fight for what we love and know to be true in life. What are you doing every day to honor yours? For a little inspiration check out this Instagram post to help you find the warrior within , and check out this Instagram post to give you a sense of calm when things seems too overwhelming. You can also watch my PGG Video of the week with some thoughts about what you're feeding your mind and emotions during these tumultuous times. As always, feel free to let me know your feedback about anything I'm doing. <3 Kristina
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Joni Mitchell Never Lies
Originally published September 13, 2011

 Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. ~ Joni Mitchell (via Janet Jackson )

I recently read that we have about 100 billion neurons in our brains, which also happens to be the approximate number of stars in the Milky Way, further illuminating my belief that “macrocosm and microcosm are mirrors of each other.”

We are all experiencing some facet of the same reality, some piece of a greater whole (which is why so many of you wonder how I could know what’s going on in your life every week…!). Until we start to truly comprehend that concept, there can be no real progress and we kiss that bright shiny future goodbye.

At some point in our lives we have all suffered or have been witness to the loss of loved ones, a job, our health, money, minds, homes, pets, friends, freedom, security, dignity, identity and the list goes on. And it seems like we’ve been losing more than ever over the past several years, doesn’t it?

When so many experience loss at the same time, it provides an opportunity to bond and elicits an empathy that might not normally be there. The challenge is to keep this awareness on a daily basis so we can honor each other and appreciate what we have when we have it, but at the same time be sure we don’t fall into a perpetual pity party or throw in the towel, because if we work at it and are patient enough and have the right perspective, Things Can Only Get Better

Loss also moves us to seek purpose and meaning and to recognize what is important in life, which is pretty much the same for everyone. The more of us who embrace that fact, the more we will desire and take responsibility for creating peace and understanding in our own worlds.

Looking for a little more Kumbaya these days? Give me a buzz and I’ll help you see that your glass is indeed half-full and there are silver linings all around you, channeling my practical Pollyanna to facilitate peace in your piece of the pie so that you always make the best of what you’ve got, way before it’s gone.

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