Antidote to a fast life: family history.

November 17, 2018

 

What? Thursday already?

 

I may possibly say this every. single. week.  It's definitely a frequent refrain.  Do you ever feel that way? 

 

Between: work, house work, digital life, friends and family, mate, kids, bills, library books...

 

I hate to be idle, though. I was born and raised that way, ha ha. My Dad would (and still does) say: "Do something. Even if it's wrong, do something." So as you can imagine, we all stayed busy.  Even before it was an epidemic. 

 

parents, kids, dearest aunties, binge watching, exercise, check-ups, dentists, orthodontists... 

 

Do you take time to slow down, or for stillness? Slowing down can be hard. And who amongst us has mastered stillness? For many of my colleagues, it is another item on our to-do lists, alas.

 

high school friends re-appearing, committees, studies, oil changes, pets, snow removal...

 

I'm learning something amazing from my clients. I find that once we get started, they DO. They slow down.  They  make time for the past. Life does not fall apart while they go slow -- or go back.

 

Everything is right where they left it.

 

But my clients feel that something has been learned, saved, or settled.  They have a scheduled "slow-down" time. They come back to their speedy lives refreshed and rested up in a different way.

 

Their memories have been brought forward, they feel amused by things they've learned, their hearts are full from helping a sibling remember, or two ex-wives bond in making a loving tribute. They have a new understanding of a family pattern, or they feel happy that they made it through some tough times. I love watching each individual project unfold.

 

If you're interested in talking to your family about its history, CLICK HERE for free prompts to ask of your elders, and some to get started telling your kids about it all, too.

 

And if you are interested in formulating a project, or scheduling some slow time, for your own family, let's talk! Email me at angela@angelaltodd.com and we can set a time to hop on the phone. No strings.

 

 

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