“If you are depressed, you’re living in the past. If you’re anxious you’re living in the future. If you’re at peace, you’re living in the present.” Lao Tzu
Do you find yourself tuning out during daily tasks; sometimes forgetting if you’ve done simple things because you did them on “auto-pilot” without even noticing? Are you tempted to look at your phone if you’re left to sit alone for more than a minute? Are you bored or unimpressed with your life? Do you find yourself anxious or depressed?
These are all signs you’re not living in the present moment and you’re giving lots of energy to something you can’t change or something you can’t control. Join Sarah and Susan to learn how living in the present moment takes you out of the worries of what may never happen in the future and the wishing for what may only be in the past.
Susan De Witt Armstrong is a veteran teacher with a MA in Counseling and JD in law. Over the past thirty years, while raising her three boys, she became an advocate for children with disabilities by facilitating monthly support groups for parents and advocating for the accommodations needed in helping children navigate a system that did not fit their learning style. Susan has worked with numerous teens and young adults to help them find their college and career paths and is passionate about helping them find their authentic self.
Sarah Mokma is a board-certified naturopathic doctor who has studied psychology, various parenting methods, and many natural healing modalities in addition to raising to of her own children into their teen and young adult ages. She has worked with teens in many capacities of mentoring and healing over the last 20 years and has a heart for today’s teens and their need for something deeper out of life.