Inspiration for this project was born from personal experience. I was given unfortunate news. I was flooded with heavy emotions but my attention quickly shifted to my upcoming interview on the radio. I asked myself, what's the gift Life is giving me by this experience?
I later unwrapped my gift: An opportunity to sit with my uncomfortable emotions, walk with them and yes, even answer questions from the radio host while accompanied by these emotions.
I did this instead of immediately fixing them as if they were bad.
By the time I could exhale, I noticed there were no agitated feelings lingering about the incident. What happened? I'm unsure. I just know I sat with my emotions observing the dark beauty of my frustration, overwhelm, weariness, and fear. I also felt spurts of joy in other areas of my life. I noticed the varied emotional landscape within me and declared it, Good.
I wish for each child a deep, intimate knowing of their emotions which is foundational to their well-being.