Personal Note: Riding the Waves of Change

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

This month marks 3 years since I started this blog with my very first post “Why Should We Make Peace with Food?”.

What began as a way of conveying some helpful words to clients struggling with emotion-driven overeating has grown into something I couldn’t have imagined.

This month’s theme is “change” and, rather ingeniously, I was planning to tell you I’m making some changes of my own.

I was planning to tell you that, rather than sticking to a weekly blogging schedule, I feel the desire to be more spontaneous.

I was planning to tell you that I’m retaining the monthly question and dropping the other features, because there are other things I want to work on.

I was planning to tell you that I’d much rather surprise you than become stale and predictable.

Then the Covid-19 crisis hit and life has changed dramatically for all of us.

So now what I most want to tell you is I’m still very much here.

In the past week I’ve had to move my practice online and I’d like to say a big thank you to all my clients for their patience and understanding while I figure out the technical stuff.

My apologies to eatonomy group members for having to cancel this month’s session. A number of you have contacted me about having the group online and I’ll be looking at that for April. I’m afraid I’m unable to take new participants so the sessions would only be open to existing group members (both past and present). If you’d be interested in taking part, please email me.

I may be a little slow responding to emails at the moment as I have a lot to organise, but I’m hoping things will settle down soon.

And I’ll definitely still be blogging regularly. What form those posts will take I’m not sure yet – I just want to help you through this as best I can.

With the Coronavirus situation unfolding so rapidly, I guess we’ll all just have to learn to surf so we can ride the waves of change.

Stay safe and well, everyone.

Stay home if you can.

Let’s protect ourselves and each other.

With very best wishes,

Julie

 

50 thoughts on “Personal Note: Riding the Waves of Change

      1. Really! Well now Boris has laid down his latest rules I’m sure it will slow the virus down. We can only play our own individual part and not let it get us down. We will get through this, meanwhile I intend to enjoy the solitude and paint lots.

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  1. The best laid plans, eh?! With such uncertainty and all the unexpected changes, I’m glad you’ll still be here, Julie 😊 Thanks goodness for technology allowing the world to stay connected while we must physically keep to ourselves. I hope you’re well, take care.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Yes, it’s so great we can all stay connected. I also feel very fortunate that I work in a profession that can adapt to the current circumstances, thanks to technology. My family and I are staying at home, hoping we can stay well. Hope you and yours are OK too.

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      1. We’re well here and gladly tucked away at home, out for ‘isolated’ walks, nothing else. I’m lucky to be able to work from home too. We’re helping others out a bit, and expect to do more of that as we get adjusted to this odd way of life ourselves. Our cats have never been happier 😊

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      1. They split the surgery staff into 2 separate teams, she is off this week but is in next. But hey, I’m not complaining – she is out using the hedge trimmer at the moment! It’s funny because my life hasn’t changed all that much, just because I went out so infrequently anyway. I’m still doing my Telephone Befriending – it took an hour longer last week because … everybody answered! I wish we’d bought more chocolate at the weekend 🙂. It would be a real shame if I were to die and not have really high blood sugar to boot! You doing okay?

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      2. Doing well, thanks, just very busy! I’m glad to hear you do Telephone Befriending – what a wonderful thing to offer people and I can understand you must be super busy with it at the moment. I’m OK on the chocolate front – I still have my giant Toblerone from Christmas! Take care and stay well.

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  2. Firstly, congratulations on the milestone, and all the wonderful support you bring to so many people, you should be very proud. Secondly, I really hope all goes smoothly with work and moving things online. Thirdly, and very importantly, please stay safe & well lovely. It’s such a worrying time right now and very bizarre.  ♥ xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Caz, I’m not sure where the past 3 years has gone. It’s going OK with moving my work online (bar a few technical hitches). I’m just so glad to be able to continue offering support and, with so many self-employed people struggling with income, I’m grateful I can still work. Thank you also for your concern. My family and I are just staying at home, with occasional trips to the supermarket. Actually, it’s my daughter’s birthday today so we’re about to have some champagne! I hope you are safe and well – as you say, it’s a worrying time and things will get worse before they get better. We just all have to do the right thing. Take care and many thanks for your comment.

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  3. Thank you for sharing!!.. you have been an inspiration to many and hope that you continue to do so!.. and hope all is well with you and your family and life is all that you wish for it to be!!.. 🙂

    “When you are truly inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project… your mind transcends its limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world! Then those dormant forces, faculties and talents inside you become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patanjali “

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    1. I can’t tell you how much I love that quote, Dutch – it’s truly uplifting and inspiring. Thank you so much for your kind words. My family and I are doing OK, thanks – making sure we stay at home to keep us and everyone else safe. Hope you’re safe and well too – very best wishes to you.

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