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Top 10 things to be Thankful For



Well, this year has certainly been challenging, unexpected, and not necessarily what we'd call fun. Interestingly, we've heard a lot from our clients in session about the positives of this year now that we've made it through a lot of the negative and uncertain aspects of this pandemic.


Since it's Thanksgiving, we thought we'd change things up and highlight what we might have reason to be thankful or grateful for given what we've experienced over the last year. Here we go!



  1. We've gotten really good at sitting with this transition period. Transitions are uncomfortable, but we know that we will be back to a more comfortable space and place in the near future.

  2. We've honed our ability to be flexible and forgiving when things don't go completely as planned.

  3. We've gained clarity into at least one aspect of our lives.

  4. It's heightened our awareness of what is going on in our world and the world around us. In doing so, we've been able to look at our own values and opinions and decide how to shift them based on the information we have.

  5. It's tested and strengthened our problem solving and planning abilities.

  6. We've built more confidence in at least one area of our life.

  7. This year has taught us how to grieve and feel emotions. Not all negative emotions are bad and learning to sit with them arms us with a new way to cope and heal.

  8. We're thankful for the ability to settle into and have a different kind of down time (yes, this includes binge watching TV shows and taking up a new hobby).

  9. Technology has worked in our favor by helping us stay connected to family and friends near and far.

  10. We've been able to express gratitude to those working on the front lines, understanding how critical their role is in our health and safety.

This is just a list of 10...and there are many, many more reasons and things to be thankful and grateful for. We know this is a challenging time for everyone (us included!) and there is strength in the work that we all do no matter the context and role we play. We're here to lend a listening ear to anyone in need, contact us if you'd like to chat.

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