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They’ve Finally Arrived…2014 Intentions

Here it is, January 30th and I *finally* feel like I’m ready to engage with 2014.

 

The first few years of having my own business, I felt like I needed to be ON IT and have my intentions and goals for the year all fleshed out and ready to go by January 1st.

 

But the last couple of years have been different.  I’ve noticed that from mid-December through mid-January I’m deep in winter mode (even though winter is pretty mild where I live).  After the celebrations of year-end, I’ve been seeing that I need time to be quiet, … Continue reading

Defining Your Words for 2012

Wow – we’re already halfway through January.  For me, 2012 got off to a delayed start so I’m just now getting clear on my dreams and intentions for 2012.  If you’re in the same boat read and want to learn an easy way to clarify your intentions for the year – read on….


The end game is to have 3-5 words that represent your intentions for the year.  You can think of them as a lens through which to view your life and work.  It’s a great tool for being in integrity with yourself, and it can … Continue reading

An Invitation on the Solstice

I love the winter solstice. It marks the shortest day of the year, the longest night, and from this day forward the light grows until we arrive at the summer solstice. In addition, we have the new moon on Saturday, and the New Year a week after that, providing us with incredibly powerful energy to begin to create what we want out of work and life as we move into 2012.


While I am a big believer in the power of goals to focus our energy, if not crafted correctly, they can leave us with a heavy … Continue reading

Happy Holidays – An Invitation to Intentionality

The season is in full swing – the decorations are out, the trees are up, the parking lot at the mall is full and the holiday parties have begun.  I love the holiday season but I also find it really easy to be lured into doing too much and buying too much – leaving myself exhausted and with a depleted bank account at the end of the season.


Over the years, I’ve been questioning my assumptions about what makes a good holiday season and I’ve found that with intentionality the holidays can be full of joy.


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Energizing Your Intention

Have you been carrying around an idea or intention that you haven’t yet done anything about?   If so, that’s great.  This time of year is perfect for generating ideas and there is plenty of time for full-on action mode come springtime.  Now is a great time to generate ideas and take small steps to energize them so they become more real in your mind.


The first thing to do is talk about your idea.  Share your idea, your dream, with three people.  Not just any people, but people who are supporting and encouraging on your journey.  You … Continue reading

Choosing Seeds and Intentions for the Year

What seeds do you want to sow in your life this year?


At the first sunny spring-like day I begin to daydream of what I will plant in my garden. It’s also the perfect time of year to daydream about what seeds you want to plant in your life. You don’t have to plant them yet, or take any action, just come up an intention for what you’d like to focus on this year. Given that it’s the Year of the Rabbit, new projects you initiate will multiply…so ideally you’ll cultivate something that inspires you and brings … Continue reading