Artwork: Nan Goldin

Good morning beautiful people,

I am even tempted to call you “friends” today.

I hope that you are safe and healthy, wherever you are in the world.

My life as a new mother is improving, and the truth is that I am more interested in keeping my head above water with my new role than by most current events.

Yet, this week I read a post by author and activist Glenon Doyle, and it stuck with: “We must  keep telling our story- even when it is scary- because we must constantly remind each other that we are not alone down here. That neither you, nor me are alone down here.“

On this note, I would like to invite you to take a deep inhale, feeling your feet on the ground and the air moving through your nostrils. Let’s pause for a second before you breath out, connecting to the web of people around you. Challenging times we are going through. As you breath out, how about embracing whatever thought gives you tension right now. How about accepting your humanity and holding space for all of your being?

We don’t always value our human traits as “pretty”, yet it is when we accept all of ourselves, without judging our less than perfect ways that we can share our story and create connections.

It is actually there and then, when we show up with our vulnerability that everything magically shifts.

So what are we waiting for? What is keeping us distant from one another? How can we share our story and cultivate raw and honest conversations?

Superficialities are so 2019.

May we feel healthy
May we feel connected
May we feel happy.

With love and deep respect.

Vanessa

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