Support Stories ~ Strength from Within
holiday encouragement series
Encouragement for the holidays, because:.
Everywhere there are Hallmark reminders of what the holidays are supposed to be like - and if the cultural pressure isn't enough, we've got our own desires and delusions - sigh..
The holidays can be hard normally (whatever that means), but if you're in the middle of changes (divorce, moving house, empty nest, overly full nest, midlife, physical difficulties, job change...) they can be downright painful.
Being in the middle of changes myself, I felt the need for some encouragement this holiday season - and what's more encouraging than a good story?
I decided to ask some of my favorite writers (who write with grace and heart) to share personal stories about connecting with their inner support (the strength within).
Connecting with our inner support - with the core of our being - is our biggest strength (and, unlike friends and family -- who may not be able or willing to be with us 24/7, our inner resources are always available).
So here we are - a number of writers gathered together to offer our readers (and ourselves) solace and encouragement for the holiday season. Enjoy!
Links (in reverse chronological order):
Anne Marie Bennett Circled on a Map
Lisa Hofmann Heart-open Video
Teresa Deak Butterflies to the Rescue
Sarah O'Leary The Voice
Kelly Gill Let Go. I'll Catch You.
L'Tanya Durante Oh Void, Where Art Thou?
Alana Sheeren No Such Thing as Alone
Jane Cunningham Louises' musings on self care at this time of year
Dian Reid Holiday Solstice
Jeanne Hewell-Chambers currently in progress (that's the post name!)
Julie Daley Light upon Light
Angela Kelsey Stories of Wounds and Weaknesses
Kathy Loh Support: It’s an Inside Job
Maribeth Doerr Support Stories ~ Strength from Within Round Robin!
Heather Plett Finding strength
Karen Caterson (aka Square-Peg Karen) Now
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I hope these stories touch your heart and offer you encouragement if you're in the midst of a rough time (and a hearty reminder of your inner support if you're in the midst of a smooth ride).
If you've got a support story you'd like to share, please join in by adding your link in the comment section.
light and love,