How are you?
Friend, last week... was a week. I do not have a new blog for you. However, I want to check in with you to make sure that you are okay. Like, really okay in your heart and mind and spirit.
With the unexpected passing of, both, Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I am reminded of the importance of making sure that my loved ones are doing well - and if you are not, that you know you have a safe place to lay out your feelings, fears and frustrations.
I understand that there are dark places that our mind can take us. Places that, although are just illusions, seem very real. At times, I have struggled to keep my mind out of those places. I know the fight all too well. Though mine may be very different from the battles of others, please know that you are not alone.
If you feel close to the edge, like you might not win this one, please ask someone to join your squadron. It is O.K. to have help from someone else when you cannot help yourself.
Talk to someone you trust. Talk to me.
If you are in a place where you do not feel you can trust another person with the weight of your troubles, contact a third party that is ready to listen and help you sort through your thoughts. There are people equipped to shield you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No judgement.
All you have to do is call 1-800-273-8255.
It doesn't cost anything to get help, but it could save you (and those who care for you) everything.
You are loved, so so special and deserve the victory that is waiting for you on the other side of your inner war.
You can win this.