Before we get to goal setting and resolutions - first things first, this is a truly magical time to CELEBRATE! We are entering a new year and a new decade! Wow.
The heartbreak, the betrayal, the rejection, the inner struggles, the self-doubt, the hardships, the tears, the moves, the job changes, the sleepless nights, the health scares, the mood swings, the weight fluctuations, the friendships and relationships that fell away - we made it through all of that! Stronger and more empowered than ever.
Take some time to marvel at that and to celebrate that! It's a big deal.
Celebrate all of the obstacles you've overcome in the past year and decade. Celebrate how much you've evolved. Celebrate richness in your life in all of its various forms - family, friendship, laughter, gratitude, wisdom, wealth, health, love.
Think back to where you were 10 years ago.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
What was the most important lesson you learned?
What advice would you give your January 2010 self?
What would you like to thank this past decade for teaching you?
Savor your strength. Savor your resilience. Savor your persistence.
Take this week to soak in the radiant splendor of celebration! Celebrate the new year, celebrate the new decade, celebrate your friendships with a coffee date, celebrate dinnertime with a special meal and your best dishes, celebrate bedtime with a luxurious bath, celebrate your body with a massage or yoga class, celebrate your home with fresh flowers, celebrate your kids with an ice cream party, celebrate nature by watching the sunrise, celebrate your partner with a love note. Savor these sweet times.
Here's a New Year's Celebration Ritual designed to help you reconnect with the sweetness in your life! Honoring these moments will help you attract more of them in 2020 and the decade to come.
Have a wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!!
Happy Summer Solstice! The longest & brightest day of the year has been observed across all societies and cultures from Egyptian to English to Aztec as a a celebration of light, joy and illumination.
With so much darkness and heaviness in the world lately, now seems like a perfect time to Lighten Up!
Working with the moon phases is an accessible way to deepen our connection both to nature and to ourselves. I find that honoring these rhythms of nature can make it easier to identify, recognize and honor our own natural ebbs and flows.
During the new moon cycle, the sun and moon align with each other, merging yang energy - the heating, masculine, assertive energy of the sun, with yin energy - the cooling, feminine, receptive energy of the moon. The balancing of these two polar opposite energies in the dark sky creates a powerful invitation to both let go and start new - it's the perfect canvas for a fresh start.