Mindful support for #metoo

I am sure many of you have seen the #metoo campaign on FaceBook.

I know that for many many people, this can be an incredibly difficult, sensitive and emotional subject. And how we react varies greatly from person to person depending on our experiences and how we show up in the world. For some, this may feel empowering and enlivening to speak out and see so many others who can share in their experience. While for others this may be terrifying and re-traumatizing and overwhelming.

Today, I wish to remind us that there is no one right way to feel or respond to anything in life- this included.

As you see the #metoo's on your scroll I encourage you to take a mindful moment. To sit with what comes up for you. To notice how your body responds, how you feel emotionally.

To not do anything right away. To make space for what might be significant emotions. To give yourself some room.

And then to seek help and support if that is something that you can tell you need. Don't be with your overwhelm alone. We need each other. And if you are someone who can be supportive, reach out to those you know who may find this triggering and scary.

And to all of you out there who can say me too. I see you. I hear you. I believe you. And I am so deeply sorry that you have experienced this pain. It NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO YOU- or any of us.