What Keeps Us Marching On

There’s no way I can put words together to express how I feel about what’s going on in the Ukraine right now better than Chef José Andrés does in the video below. His heart and his generosity of spirit are constantly inspiring.

In 2010 he founded World Central Kitchen with the mission that “wherever there is a fight so that hungry people may eat, we will be there”. And he has been. He’s a man who shows up. If you’d like to support his work in the Ukraine and many other places where people are hungry, you can do that here.

“People of the World…Reporting from the Ukraine border! This is one of the places @WCKitchen has hot meals. It is below freezing tonight & I am meeting so many refugees, families who are escaping & don’t know what’s next…We will do our best not to let them down!” #ChefsForUkraine

-Chef José Andrés

The world needs more people like José Andrés.

War makes a lot of our daily worries seem trivial, and the state of the world can also be overwhelming for many of us right now. I’m doing my best to stay positive and it’s something I’ve been focusing on with my clients more than ever. If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed the affirmations I’ve been posting daily.

They’re something I create for my clients when they need them, affirmations for what they’re dealing with in that moment, a little random pop of color and positive energy that I text them at the end of their session or between sessions. I enjoy doing it and my clients tell me receiving them makes them feel good. (If you want your own customized affirmation, just let me know, I’d be happy to make one for you.) I had been thinking it would be great to share them with the rest of you in some way, when boom! I got an email that The 100 Day Project was about to get started this year.

If you’re not familiar with The 100 Day Project, the goal is to choose a creative project that you’ll do every day for 100 days and share your progress each day on Instagram or Facebook. It’s something I’ve attempted a few times in the past, but never completed. (Yes, even the ADHD Strategist doesn’t complete things sometimes.) From my professional perspective, I can tell you that my past projects have either been too complicated (hello, time management anyone?) or very poorly planned (yikes!). But this year, I have a clear vision, it’s something I feel passionate about, I made an achievable plan ahead of time, and I’m breaking the 100 days down into 10 groups of 10. Because I can do 10 days, right? I’m currently on my second group of 10 so I’ll keep you posted as I push on to 100.

March is a full month, with a lot of things to share with you. RecMo is launching soon, if you haven’t joined the Facebook group, now’s the time to do it. We pushed the launch back because we have a very exciting event that I’ll be announcing soon. Keep an eye out for that and maybe some March Madness Tournament fun too.

Next Tuesday is International Women’s Day and I’m working on a special project featuring all the amazing women I know. March is Women’s History Month too. This year’s theme is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” and I’m looking forward to learning more about that along with all of you.

Speaking of learning, yesterday was Self -Injury Awareness Day. I put together some information for you, along with some resources. You can check it out here. And remember, we’re all doing the best we can right now. Keep spreading kindness where you can, check in with people when you can, and take good care. Xo, Meg

Published by Meg Leahy, MS, NCC, BCC

An award-winning educator, author, and counselor with certifications in life, leadership, and career coaching, Meg believes in providing the skills, understanding, and resources to help people change their lives. Named a "Woman of Note" by the New York Times, and Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine, she also writes about ADHD, mental health and wellness, is the co-author of peer-reviewed textbooks on ADHD, and is the ¡Live Mas! In-House Life Coach at Taco Bell Quarterly.

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