Change is transformative. The old ways could not be sustained. Everything you took for granted no longer seems certain. Anxiety and depression happened because they needed to happen. The answer is not to fight it.
The answer is to embrace it.
I look at the tree and think, how can it be whole again? How can it ever grow strong and healthy and full?
It won’t be the same tree it was before. I don’t want it to be the same tree as before.
It will be better. It will be stronger, more resilient.
Out of the darkness of winter, spring will come again.