We all have periods that feel almost impossible to bear and there are several things to keep in mind when they arrive. Firstly, they are normal! We are mistaken to think that life should always be fun and easy - while there are many blessings, life brings great struggle too. Secondly, it’s very important to have purpose in life for it is what keeps us motivated when the chips are down. If we’re not striving towards something meaningful then it is too easy to give up when life gets hard. Finally, we must have healthy tools in place to manage our emotional distress so that when tough times cycle through we can rely upon ourselves and our support systems to ride the wave. This can be everything from yoga, meditation and exercise to acupuncture, spending time in nature and perhaps most importantly working directly with our minds and energy. Life is in perpetual change; It is important to celebrate the pleasure and beauty and to gracefully pass through the dismal… Luckily and sadly, nothing lasts forever.