Signs of Spring: Resiliency in the Storm

Mag Tree SnowBy Tiffany A. Dedeaux

Inspired by my Narrative Ecopsychology blog I thought it important to share with you the realization that even as you are on your way up to new heights, nearly through the darkness of the tunnel into the light, or finally seeing signs of spring, challenging things can still happen.

If you’re soaring to new heights a gust of wind can cause you to adjust your heading; if you’re nearly through a dark tunnel there could be a turn that briefly shields you from the light you seek; and if you are seeing signs of spring there can be a sudden snow that reminds you that you are not there just yet.

I think it can be disconcerting when you can sense that the best is yet to come and you are nearly there only to be caught off guard by something that is less than the best.  It is important to be like a tree and learn to bend rather than break.  If you are resilient, when the change in circumstances melts away you can again raise your branches toward the sky.

How is this season of weather mirroring this season in your life and what lessons are you learning?


About tadedeaux

Tiffany is an ICF Career Coach and a cross-pollinator of ideas with a background in broadcast journalism, social and ecopsychology, and coaching. Tiffany’s nearly two decades of experience has helped her to identify the power of story in connecting us to each other as well as to our environment. A believer in the power of reflection, practical application, and celebrating victories, Tiffany understands that the more we all live our dream, the more we can model it for future generations.
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