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Happy Winter Solstice!

Yesterday was the shortest day of the year and the longest night [in the Northern Hemisphere] and the turning point when the light begins to return, each day, one additional minute at a time.

Winter Solstice honors the quietest and darkest places in ourselves and our ability to find the light within.

And it’s the perfect time to release a thought or a story that you’ve been telling yourself for years

When the actress Kate Winslet won the BAFTA award for best supporting actress early this year for her role in the Steve Jobs film, she told this story that made it’s way into my heart and has remained there ever since:

“When I was only 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do OK, if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts,” said Winslet, adding in a stage whisper, “Look at me now, look at me now.”

“So what I feel like saying in those moments is — to any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, by a friend, or even a parent, just don’t listen to any of it, because that’s what I did,” said the actress. “I didn’t listen and I kept on going and I overcame my fears and I got over a lot of insecurity.”

My heartfelt message to you today is this:

It takes courage to find the light when we are in a dark place.

It takes courage to show up everyday and help your patients and clients find hope in their pain.

And it takes courage to believe in yourself and your work enough to be a leader in your industry.

Get the help you need to start redesigning your health or wellness space the way you’ve always dreamed of:

With love and golden light on the day after the darkest day of the year,