Working as a mental health practitioner, I am witness to a wide spectrum of experience. Stories of depression, grief, anxiety, and trauma are often a part of my day. Some days the impact of these experience weighs more heavily than others. But what keeps me in this work, is the courage I see in my clients to keep showing up for themselves and the transformation that comes in the process.
The courage to show up
It is this courage to show up and the difference that this can make, that is a part of what motivated me to bring The Calm Store to life.
I started to wonder “is there a way I could inspire us all to show up more – for ourselves, for others, for the planet?”.
You see to ‘show up’, requires us to be in connection. And, when there is connection, there is the potential for healing.
So how do we stay in connection?
- Place feet on floor
- Hand on chest
- Inhale … then …exhale deeply through the nose (repeat 3 x)
The premise is the same in therapy. The more we can name and acknowledge what is happening for us internally, the more we can begin to come into connection with ourselves and ultimately meet those parts of ourselves with loving care.
Showing up has an impact
So many of you have shared what a difference taking time to care for yourself has made. Plus along the way, you have helped plant 969 trees with our partners at Ecologi. You have prevented a whole lot of landfill by purchasing sustainably made beautiful products all packed in recyclable, recycled and compostable materials. You have made a difference to the families of some very talented Australian makers. And finally in all of the gifts that you have sent (and I have loved wrapping!), you have let a whole lot of people know just how much they matter.
So my invitation is to keep showing up
Show up for yourself. Show up for those you care about. Show up for the planet.
We all need it.
It is through connection we heal.
Take care beautiful people.
Love Sarah xx