I have something to say and it’s important.
With the suicides of two high-profile, highly-successful people, first and foremost, I want you to know you’re not alone.
This world can feel rough or like it’s going to take you down at times. God knows I’ve been there, experiencing everything from regular anxiety and depression to major loss, including the loss of a loved one to suicide. I’ve had suicidal thoughts myself, and I want you to know, no matter where you are right now, there is light at the end of the tunnel, even if it doesn’t seem like it now.
You don’t have to suffer in silence or feel ashamed of what you’re experiencing.
These are human emotions, and the only thing that’s guaranteed is that things are always changing, so no matter what kind of pain or hopelessness you’re experiencing now, know, too, this shall pass.
If you had told me when my mom passed away, and really, in my first 30+ years of life, that one day, I could be happy, I don’t know that I would have truly believed you.
Happiness felt fleeting, and I was always looking for it outside of myself, in my career, relationships, you name it.
But, if there’s anything that these deaths can show us is that no amount of money, success or fame can make us happy, and it’s only in doing the inner work where happiness becomes the by-product.
It’s why I do the work that I do, because I know how much pain, loss and anxiety and depression hurt, and I also know it doesn’t have to be this way. (I write more about this in my upcoming book, and how I’ve transformed this in my own life.)
If you’re looking for support, please reach out. Either way, know, you don’t have to carry this on your own and you are not alone on this journey.
Sending much love,