by Cailin O'Hara, MAcOM, LAc, Dipl OM
I’ve sat with hundreds of bereaved clients and patients facing circumstances in which there was no possibility of a positive outcome. I've also experienced it myself.
Sometimes we just don't get a happy ending to a chapter of our lives.
This is an aspect of life... the loss, regret and even tragedy. It’s real. It really happens. It's what I help so many of you through at Sun Tree.
But here’s the thing- we keep going. Everyone is truly doing the best they can. I never cease to be in awe of the resilience we all possess.
It has become my mission to help you cultivate that resilience, to remember who you are... not only DESPITE what has happened, but BECAUSE of it.
Resilience isn't about denying your pain or your life circumstances; it’s not about forgetting or avoiding. It’s also not about being happy all the time. It's more about transforming your pain into power, compassion and wisdom. It's about continuing to strive to live your best life because you know that there is more good to come and you want it.
We're all in this together. We can all be here for one another as support and love. Let the difficult things you go through soften you so you can be a source of light for others.
Your resilience is that light.
Dr. Cailin O'Hara, DACM, LAc, Dipl OM, is a nationally board certified Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, herbalist and coach. She is based in Phoenix, AZ.