As long as I can remember, I have loved celebrating everyone’s birthdays.. However, the last few years my PadmaPhotoown birthday has felt hard. Like the day comes and it reminds me of all the things that I have not accomplished or makes me fear that time is running out. At 42, I guess that is bound to happen. So, I have kind of dreaded it.

Anish really wanted to celebrate my #birthday this year. I wanted to say ‘no’ but in lieu of setting a good example of loving oneself, I complied 😂#childrenarethebestteachers

It was hard to constantly remind myself of not giving into the funk over the weekend. What finally helped was a #gratitude meditation and taking time to pause and face my funk. Didn’t I tell you that I became a #therapist for a reason, seriously, my mind is one of my worst enemies. Also, there is something about getting away, being in nature and time with loving friends that feels like a remedy for everything.

And thanks everyone for the lovely wishes. I have felt so #loved.

What do you do to get out of funk?


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