At the beginning of 2020 I was seeing rainbows everywhere. I literally would go out and in the sky a rainbow would appear.

I arrived home and our local village magazine had a rainbow on the front cover. We then entered a global pandemic and they were literally everywhere,  depicting hope and the very subtle line we tread as a human being in life.

We were entering a time of uncertainty and change.

I originally called my business ‘Changes Forever’. The reason was because I figured the one thing in life, we are all 100% guaranteed is change. Some change can be positive and other change can be not so much. Change can knock us sideways and almost knock us out with the sheer ferocity of it. Ultimately though it is how we navigate the journey of change that matters and ultimately give us the greatest gift if we are going to find calm waters again and feel the warmth of the sun.

Sometimes the sun is so bright that we need shades and other times clouds can appear and the rain feels as though it is never going to stop.However,

That is when the rainbow eventually will appear giving us reason to smile and begin to feel a little bit better.

In 2018 I began to work again. I began coaching clients and had started writing my second gift book. The rainbow was most definitely beginning to appear in my life.

It was only on the Monday just gone that I reflected and realised just how long I was not able to fully give my all to my work, infact some days I could barely get out of bed. It was during a talk during a workshop I was attending and afterwards I spent a few moments making a timeline.

The reality was that I had to take almost 10 years out. A whole decade!

I was either supporting my daughters after the sudden death of their father, taking care of my youngest daughter who for many years was so poorly she could not actually get up off the settee; taking the greatest care of my soon to be husband as his health deteriorated in front of my very eyes and then grieve his loss when he died in my arms in the hospital after he had fought his last battle.

I eventually started my journey moving forward. My own journey of personal recovery gaining in strength to the point I am at now where I can honestly say that the sun is shining so brightly, I am on the verge of needing shades! I guess it shows that with the right support and following my own analogy during that challenging time it is indeed possible for ‘Change to be forever but the pain most definitely not be’.

In recent weeks I have been connecting with the overall vision for Changes Forever’

The personal growth and development brand that specialises in helping people after difficult and sometimes traumatic life change find a way forward.

The vision developed in 2010 is all under a rainbow and if you look at any of my social media platforms

I hope that you will now understand why there is rainbow representing life in all its technicolour glory. The good the bad and the downright ugly.

I fully recognise that things might be difficult right now or maybe for someone you know, but I am here to help you find a way forward when you are ready. Sometimes we must look forward before we can go back and vice versa.

Where are you according to the rainbow?

What do you need? A friendly chat? One of my short easy to read gift books, gift sets or something else?

The hardest thing can be picking up the phone or pressing send to a text or email. I promise there will be a friendly voice, an ear to hear and help to begin setting you off in the right direction.

Warmest wishes and loveJulie

My book - The Grief Garden Path

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