Getting back to normal

Change is so strange, we just want it to be normal

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I wonder if after World War 1 and World War 2 people thought that life would get back to normal, after all the trenches, the bombs the young lives lost?

I wonder if after the Spanish flu people thought that life would get back to normal?

We weren’t expecting covid and we want it to go away so that things can go back to normal.

Can they?

Does life every move backwards?

What is normal?

Was it so great anyway?

There have been so many changes in my life time that some people never expected to happen and some people didn’t want to happen.

We weren’t expecting the Berlin Wall to fall.

Or Aparthaid to end.

Or the Peace Agreement in Ireland.

Or gay marriage to be legalised.

Or women to be allowed to be church leaders.

Or the ban on smoking in public places.

We like to think that the world is never changing and stable.  We like to think that if we hold on tight enough, things will stand still.

Things change.

Some things crumble and new things take their place.

What new is emerging?

I’m curious.

Julie Leoni

Writer, Listener, Teacher, Dr

I am a stress and well-being coach who supports women to ask for what they want and look after their own needs so that they can hear their heart's call and live a more empowered and meaningful life. I draw on experience and training in bereavement, domestic abuse, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, Transactional Analysis and other therapeutic approaches to get you loving you. I have 2 sons who I love loads (and who sometimes drive me crazy). I'm a Barefoot Trained coach and I got a distinction for my post-grad cert in 2011. I have a PhD which led me to look at Emotional Intelligence in schools and I have a number of academic and professional qualifications in various types of therapy. I have practiced meditation since I went to India over 25 years ago and I'm currently training to be a yoga teacher. I have written a couple of books, I teach psychology and work with a large variety of coaching clients.

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