As we approach the end of this year, I wanted to take the time to reflect on our journey. It was marked by global events that may sometimes leave us uncertain and can challenge our moral compass. The headlines have stories that test our collective resilience and raise essential questions about our world.

During these challenges, we are reminded of the power of trauma-informed coaching—a guiding light that acknowledges the impact of difficult experiences and fosters healing through understanding and compassion. It’s a reminder that in the face of adversity, we can choose to approach ourselves and others with kindness, recognizing the invisible struggles hidden beneath our surface.

Despite the hardships, there is also room for joy. Celebrating the moments of triumph, no matter how small, and finding solace in the connections we’ve maintained or discovered during the year is essential. Joy is an act of resistance, a refusal to be defined solely by our difficulties or environments.

This year has taught us the invaluable lesson of adaptation. The ability to pivot, adjust, and find new ways of navigating the challenges before us is a testament to our strength and resilience. In every difficulty, there lies an opportunity for growth. Through these challenges, we discover our inner reservoirs of strength and the capacity to endure.

The seeds of growth have been sown. As we look back on the year, let’s recognize the personal and collective growth that has taken place. It’s a reminder that despite adversity, there is potential for transformation, positive change, and advancement.

Above all, let us carry forward the lessons of love. Love for ourselves, love for those around us, and love for the world we inhabit. Love is the foundation upon which resilience is built, and it’s the force that propels us forward, helping us navigate the complexities of life.

As we step into the new year, may we approach each day with the understanding that we are all carrying our burdens, and may we extend the grace of compassion to ourselves and others. May joy be our companion, resilience our strength, adaptation our skill, growth our journey, and love our guiding light.

We wish you a year filled with healing, growth, and abundant love.

About the Author: Brad Hardie

MCC, ECPC, PNLP, MPNLP. Trauma Informed Coach, Families & Couples Coach, Stress & Chaos Management, Facilitator. Co-Founder of Moving the Human Spirit.

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