I have been quite impacted by all of the passings of late. I feel what is most affecting me is the young age of so many of the souls that are leaving this earth. All death touches me deeply though. Knowing loss intimately allows one to pierce the protective barrier that is so often wrapped around loss, grief and pain. I jump right smack dab in the middle of it all; that’s all I know. I prefer to feel than not to feel; the joys and the sorrows. Iam choosing to lean into the colors, the light, the joys, nature, gardening, friends, reading, hiking and the subtle nuances of my life. I feel comfort in settling into the safe, soft spaces when I feel a little raw. I recommend you do the same if needed. I am listening to my soul and honoring it so that I may live a conscious, mindful existence. I don’t want to just exist, I want to be here in this life with mindfulness, honesty, and transparency. Otherwise, what’s the point, right? I am doing just that. I am honoring the delicateness of this path by parenting myself with as much love, tenderness and care as my dear Mother has and would; if she were here. Whatever makes your soul happy people. Do that. And do it now. I love you.