I appreciate it when the answer to ‘how are you’ isn’t our habituated reply of ‘oh, I’m good’ when the answer is ‘I’m in it’ or ‘I’m sad and joyful’, ‘I’m feeling a lot ’ or something honest. When we give voice to what is actually happening in our physical, mental and emotional layers. The extra little bit of information creates an opening where otherwise there is a mask. It sets a space for giving and receiving, an opportunity for true connection. Masks off, and hearts out. I am always grateful when the opportunity for relateability presents itself, it’s a reminder of safe space.