Greetings!

This week was a very difficult one for me, and I imagine for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of others here and abroad like me who are either - understandably - too afraid to speak out, or are ostracized if we do, as we see our outer world closing in more and more. The increased restrictions in NYC did not come as a complete surprise, but I think many of us were in denial or thought it would take a little longer to get to this point. And also, it really doesn't hit you until it actually happens.

As I have been saying for the past year plus, we are going through a massive collective transformation that is happening from microcosm to macrocosm and vice versa. Remember though that with every death comes a rebirth, and with every door that closes another one opens. Thankfully, that is what I have been experiencing after the initial shock and grieving, but it’s never an easy or fun process to go through! I just pray that various histories do not repeat themselves and that people start to connect to the power that they have within themselves and to the best of their abilities take control of their lives, including their health, on all levels in a way that is right for them while being compassionate and respectful of others. One size does not fit all.

I realize my perspective might not be a mainstream one, but I will always be authentic and stand in my truth, as I hope that inspires all of you to do the same. No matter how much we may differ, let us respect each of our paths, and interact with each other from a place of love and unity, not fear and division.

And as my 14th anniversary as a coach approaches, I would like to emphasize what I know from my experience talking to hundreds of men and women from incredibly diverse backgrounds (last week I even had a lovely gentleman from Saudi Arabia!) about their biggest frustrations and goals in life: It's that in essence we all have similar challenges, needs and desires, they just might look drastically different in how they take shape and form based on our current and previous choices and influences.

Today's essay talks about how the road less traveled is not always the smoothest but ultimately the most rewarding; the PGG Video of the Week is a reminder that you have a job to do and this week's Instagram post is a reminder about the hope that flowers can bring. And here's my classic bonus post about how the acorn doesn't become an oak tree overnight. The PGG Vibe of the Week is, what else, Queen/David Bowie's Under Pressure ;)

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Big hug <3
Kristina

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