Change doesn’t happen because we wish it or because the universe magically aligns to make it so. It occurs when we make the conscious choice to imagine a better future and then choose the steps that bring us to that very future. In order for that transformation to take hold—whether it’s a deeper spiritual practice, a lighter body, more ease when under stress, or a clear devotion to having a lot more fun in life—we have to shatter a habit. We must take the clay that has formed around our day, locking us into the same way, with the same people, holding the same thoughts and feelings, and with a clear strike, knock at least one tiny crack into that clay. In this way, the old way begins to fall apart. In this way, we move toward a life that breathes.
Dr. Maria Sirois, PsyD, is the Vice President of Curriculum at Wholebeing Institute and an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and author who has worked at the intersections of wellness, psychology, and spirituality for nearly 20 years. As a wellness guide, Maria has been invited to keynote throughout the country at conferences for wellness centers, hospitals, hospices, philanthropy, business, academic and corporate institutions, as well as for the general public. She has been called both a “true teacher” and “an orator of great power and beauty.” Her book, “Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith, and Resilience from Children Facing Illness, was published in 2006.”