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Navigating the Emotional Landscape: A New Year’s Reflection

Navigating the Emotional Landscape_ A New Year’s Reflection - trauma recovery


Happy New Year!

As the festive season fades into memory, the transition into the new year can leave us grappling with a spectrum of emotions—some joyous, others painful. The whirlwind of festivities, family dynamics, and the constant hustle can stir up big feelings that linger even after the last piece of confetti has fallen. And just like that, we’re left in a deafening silence, trying to resume our normal lives.

The new year, in particular, brings its own set of emotions. Whether you’re a resolution enthusiast or not, the pressure to reflect on the past and set ambitious goals for the future is palpable. However, more often than not, these resolutions crash and burn, leaving behind a sense of failure.

But what if we considered emotions as messengers, guiding us through the complexities of our inner world? Much like our five senses, emotions provide a unique lens through which we experience life. They operate along a spectrum—from repression on the left to overwhelming intensity on the right. Striking a balance in the middle is the sweet spot where emotions flow in a healthy, homeostatic state, supporting wisdom and authenticity.

For many of us, navigating this spectrum feels like a never-ending game of chasing our tails. We sense that something is off, and without a clear understanding, we swing between repression and overwhelm, desperately trying to gain control.

Learning to work with emotions in healthy, honoring ways can be transformative. It’s a journey of self-discovery that can lead to profound personal growth. The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren is a resource that catapulted me into next-level territory on this journey.

From recovering from an eating disorder to navigating complex family dynamics, McLaren’s insights offer a roadmap for understanding and working with emotions. It’s like seeing yourself—and others—for the first time, bringing the entire tapestry of existence into focus.

As we step into 2024, let’s move beyond the traditional resolutions. Instead, take a moment to envision what you’d love the year to look like. Whether you choose goal-setting or opt for a more fluid approach, ensure your path is realistic and sets you up for success. Envision your most amazing and abundant year, release that energy, and trust that the journey, guided by the universe, will lead you to where you’re meant to be—abundant and authentically you.

In the realm of leadership, trauma recovery, and spiritual awakening, the ability to navigate our emotional landscape becomes even more crucial. Let 2024 be a year of self-discovery, emotional intelligence, and a deeper connection to the rich tapestry of life.

I am wishing you a truly abundant year, filled with growth, authenticity, and the wisdom that comes from embracing the messengers within.




Are you ready for a deep dive to understand those overwhelming emotions that sometimes shut you down? 

Did you know that when we suppress emotions they have a tendency to seep out in other ways. 

If you are challenged with depression, anxiety, feeling not good enough, leaving a social interaction and questioning everything you said, finding yourself in relationships, including professional relationships that are not very healthy… are you ready to understand what in the world is going on? 

Better yet, are you ready to learn why all of that happens to you and to learn how to create a different dynamic.

You might be interested in my Complex Trauma Training that is starting soon.

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Amy Lloyd

Amy supports emerging individuals in designing and mastering their dream life as Self-led souls on heart-led missions. As a Holistic Life, Career and Executive Coach, a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and an Accredited Trauma Instructor, Amy supports ambitious lovers of life, entrepreneurs and other big dreamers in living more authentic and meaningful lives by safely navigating the unforeseen obstacles of self-discovery.