The Autumnal Equinox, Life’s Transitions and Coping.

The Autumnal Equinox is upon us. This means that there are equal amounts of light and dark hours today.  After today, the days will get shorter and the nights will get longer.  Transition is upon us.  This makes me think about transitions in our lives – school, perhaps university, work, maybe marriage or significant relationships – a whole series of events.  Sometimes, an event can happen that casts a shadow upon other experiences that we have.  Bereavement, trauma, separation, the list goes on.  It is important to connect with these difficult moments in our lives, to reflect upon what they meant to us when they happened and what they mean to us now.  We can then decide how we will move on, what we will process and put away so that we can experience life’s many surprises being as fully present in the moment as we can be, without regrets, shame, guilt, even anger.

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