What if you stopped coloring your hair and let it grow grey?
What if you stopped wishing you were taller, slimmer, prettier, smarter, more accomplished, more talented, more…perfect?
What if you stopped desperately trying to change your body, stopped obsessing over all of its soft spots and simply accepted it as it is?
What if you stopped wanting more?
What if you took the word “should” out of your vocabulary?
What if you transformed your jealousy into inspiration and started seeing other people’s opportunities as proof of what’s possible for you?
What if you stopped worrying or making excuses and just went for it?
What if you understood that what hurt you as a child doesn’t have to hurt you now?
What if you forgave your parents?
What if you admitted you were wrong?
What if you stopped seeing your children as an extension of you and started accepting them as autonomous individuals?
What if you stopped trying to be heard and started to listen?
What if you focused your attention on the many little things that go right and flow with ease rather than the things that don’t?
What if you leaned into the darkness?
What if you believed that where you are is exactly where you need to be?
What if you believed that all you’ve done is exactly what you needed to do?
What if you forgave yourself?
What if you made a conscious effort to commit more random acts of kindness?
What if you gave yourself permission to be selfish?
What if you stopped expecting others to make you feel a certain way and accepted responsibility for your own feelings?
What if you asked for what you needed?
What if you stopped trying to win or be right and focused instead on building strength together?
What if you stopped analyzing and overthinking and simply connected with how you feel?
What if you understood that all beings function like cells, working for different purposes but all in service of the whole of existence?
What if you realized that your body is not who you are and that you do not cease when your body perishes?
What if you weren’t afraid of death?
What if you weren’t afraid of love?
Adina Arden Cooper
I'm a lover, a guide, a supportive companion. A storyteller, an artist, an ally and an advocate. I help individuals thrive and communities come together through counseling, coaching, and community building. I believe that shared humanity is a powerful strength and that our stories connect us in beautiful and sacred ways. As I stumble, skip, or soar my way through this life, I invite you to join me on the journey. Likewise, I'm honored to travel with you. In witnessing one another, we find meaning.