I just love this quote:
In the end what matters most is
How well did you live
How well did you love
How well did you learn to let go

While working as a social worker in palliative care, I had the opportunity to visit this idea almost daily with the patients with whom I met and journeyed. In the end what matters most is…

I try to hold this intention in my day-to-day living in terms of how I relate to others and ‘walk in the world’ and have especially tried to remember this when making those big life decisions that we all our faced with from time to time.

Last year, I took a one year leave from my position at the hospital and spent the year focussing on, and more fully developing, my private practice. I have had my practice for many years but, while working full-time, never felt I had the full emotional capacity to do the things I wanted. I would give of myself daily in my position at the hospital and when I came home and it was time to sit down to focus on creating workshops and wellness projects – well –  let’s just  say –  my creative juices would not be flowing as freely and abundantly as I would have liked. I just didn’t have enough space energetically to put together all these wonderful ideas I had brewing in my mind.

I was very lucky in that the patients with whom I worked at the hospital were open to looking at life and wellness holistically and this gave me the opportunity to still work in a way that was consistent with my passion. I am very grateful to those who came to me for help.

And so my year’s leave is coming to an end and I had to make a decision about my future. So I remembered the saying, especially the part…How well did you learn to let go…

My year has been phenomenal and filled with opportunities that I could not have imagined. Along with my counseling, I have continued to teach professionals, residents and students in health care, teach meditation individually and in classes, run groups and retreats, and do workshops and presentations in the community. I feel very blessed and feel that I am living in a way that is consistent with what I believe to be my life’s purpose.
So I decided to ‘let go’ and to ‘surrender’ to what opportunities lie ahead…
I decided to leave the hospital and to continue to follow the path of my practice Choose Wellness.

I believe that there are numerous opportunities and paths that are available to us all and when we makes choices that are consistent with our deepest desires and values, and in tune with what we hold true and dear, then we will be successful and feel fully alive in this world.

so…I hope you will join me in one of my adventures. I will keep posting under current events and hope to blog a bit here and there about where this next chapter of my journey takes me…

My hope is that we all someday discover our passion for life and that we are open to the opportunities to follow that which is dear to us…

with gratitude for those who have taught me along the way the importance of ‘letting go’…

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