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Life is Fragile – You ARE Strong

The world over has been reeling from the devastating Hurricane Irma and Harvey, the fires in California, earthquakes in Mexico, flooding in India, Nepal, Bangladesh as well as recent terrorist attacks.  You may know someone who has been caught up in these terrible events and as my email goes out around the world, if that’s you, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

I returned this week from my holiday in Barbados in the Caribbean, it was a wonderful time away and we were fortunate that Hurricane Irma’s presence, only meant the ocean was whipped up for a few days and beaches closed to swimmers.  I chatted quietly with a number of Bajan locals who were waiting 

desperately for news of family and friends in the neighbouring islands… and as the time went on, 01.they finally received word that their loved ones were safe.

One of my daughter’s childhood friends Kat, was in Miami and despite her best efforts to leave, had to stay where she was.  She was scared, unprepared, emotional as she sent her love to her cherished family and friends and awaited the full force of Hurricane Irma.

It was a life changing experience for her.  A time for us all to reflect on the fragility of life.  A deep sense of thankfulness for coming through the other side.  And Kat realised, just how STRONG she is… we’ve always told her she’s strong, but she finally got it.

YOU ARE STRONG TOO.  Never doubt that.  In the face of adversity you draw deep on strength and inner power you always have available to you. Remember a time when you experienced that?  Channel this inner power and use it  whenever you’re faced with a steep challenge.  RISE UP.

I know I am here to support women to feel empowered and to rise up again.  It’s at times like this that my mission feels deepened and more urgent.

  • I’d like you to consider what’s really important to you right now?
  • If you weren’t afraid, what would you be doing differently?
  • What do you need to do next?
  • Who would you like to send a note of appreciation or love to?
  • Who is it time to forgive and unburden yourself in the process?

If you can find a way to contribute to one of the funds to help those who are homeless rebuild their lives, please do so.  If that’s not possible, please take a moment to be still, close your eyes, breathe deeply so you feel the life force within you, and connect, heart to heart with those who right now need to feel loved, that they matter and that their is hope.

It feels a bit insensitive to talk about my holiday miracles now, so I’m going to save them and share with you next week.

Stay safe, stay thankful and I’m sending you my love.

Ali xx

 

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