My word and all that I bring into this platform that I share with all those that can hear me is: in order to serve those in need in a positive, effective, and sustainable manner we must be well as the professionals providing the services and support. What does this mean? It means much, and it takes much, and if you are reading this and you are confused, CALL ME! As change agents we are in the position to help others change for the better in a life changing, life transforming manner. That is a powerful position to be in, and not the power based on control, fear, or any type of $ amount one may have. No, we as change agents have a part in helping someone in need live the a quality of life that they want to, but often can't get to on their own. A life that doesn't include abuse, violence, neglect, mental illness, incarceration, homeless, addiction, and on, and on. Now, if you are in a position to help facilitate change for those dealing with these risk factors and you are not well, do I even need to explain. The lesson today is practice what you speak to, the only way is to model it and live it, demonstrating what well-being looks like. When I found myself on the go and running today I stopped, took a pause, three deep breaths and I went to the gym. A place where I can put the headphones on, music in my ears, and disappear for a few while I release the strain. Most importantly a place where I can breathe. As you move forward I ask you to embrace the wisdom that has become knowledge based on personal experience.
Until we meet again be strong out there, walk with your head up and heart open and it will lead you down the right path. Can You Hear Me?
"To learn, read, To know, write. To master, teach."~ Unknown