May 2021 Be a Year of Growth and Transformation

As we welcome the new year, let's turn inward and tap into our innate capacity for growth and transformation.

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.
A couple holding 2021 gold balloons

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

― Albert Camus

It’s an understatement to say 2020 has been a challenging year for most. As we welcome the new year, let’s turn inward and tap into our innate capacity for growth and transformation. My latest book, Loving Like You Mean It explores our early relationship programming and how to stay present to our emotional experience, changing the way we relate with ourselves and, in turn, how we can relate with others. Instead of reflexively reacting to triggers, we can stay present to what’s going on inside of us and loosen the grip of old programming when we Stop, Drop, and Stay. Previously, we’ve explored the grounding tool and breathing tool mindfulness exercises. Now, I want to share how we can drop and get deeper to our core emotional experience then stay with our strong emotions instead of being overwhelmed by them. Learn how to quiet the chatter in our heads, connect with what’s going on in our body, and grow our capacity to stay present with our experience in the full blog, Drop and Stay With Strong Emotions Instead of Running Away From Them.

If you’d like more insight into using emotional mindfulness to get the life you really want, check out some of my top blogs of 2020:

How Does Our Brain Wiring Show Up in Our Attachment Styles?
A Mindfulness Meditation to help us Befriend our Stress in this Historic Time
Sheltering in Place with Your Partner? 4 Steps for Fighting Less and Connecting More
What’s Our Problem with Anger?

May the new year bring you peace, health, and happiness!

    Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

    You might also like...


    The Future Of Spirituality: Disrupting The Guru Model

    by Nick Seneca Jankel

    Why The Adaptive Advantage is the Future of Work?

    by JoAnn, Rolle, Ph.D.

    What is Mentoring? Why You Don’t Need to Look Outside of Yourself for Answers!

    by Nicole Barton

    Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

    Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

    Thrive Global
    People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.


    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.