This continued to support people’s need to belong. However tough life became (and it was incredibly tough at times) there was always someone – a partner, a member of the family, the church, temple or mosque, a neighbour or friend ready to listen, to offer support, help and advice over a cuppa.
Modern day living has created a number of changes which all add to the feeling many people have, that there is something missing from their lives. This leads to an endless search for happiness, success and fulfilment. A search that can be as elusive as the quest for The Holy Grail, and just as frustrating.
Alcohol, food, drugs, sex, shopping, endless relationships which fall apart, working too long and too hard are some examples of the way people try to fill the void. These activities may give momentary satisfaction, but they fail to provide the real, long-lasting answer.
It is somewhat of a paradox that in a time when there have never been more ways to communicate: Phones, Skype, WhatsApp, social media platforms and the Internet have joined more traditional forms of communication yet, fewer and fewer people feel truly seen, heard, happy or fulfilled.
I have worked with people in a wide variety of situations for nigh on forty years helping them feel empowered and in control of their lives. One of the most common issues clients bring is the sense that they feel un-validated. They feel unseen and unheard and this erodes their sense of self-worth and confidence.
Feeling alone is incredibly common, despite some being in a relationship or part of a family. Feeling rejected or fearing rejection keeps many people stuck, believing that things are as they are because they are not worthy of true love. If only I was pretty, tall, slim, wealthy, young, old, clever, funny, enough then I would be loved.
One of the most powerful antidotes to these issues is to feel part of a group where you know you matter. That is the role of The Genuinely-You Thrive Together Tribe. I have created it for people who want to belong to something which recognises them as individuals. A safe place to be you, one where you will be valued for the amazing person you are when you are being genuinely you. A forum to raise questions and issues and be offered support and advice and a platform to celebrate your wins and successes. A place to recognise that you are enough - just as you are!!! A place to belong!
It for those who want to get the very best out of life. It’s a place where you can be nurtured and supported, be heard and seen by like- minded people. You can dip in and visit whenever you have the need to take a breath, step off the world, relax and be you.