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Monday, September 28, 2020

Yom Kippur Resolutions 5781/2021

Today is Yom Kippur, also known as the day of atonement. It is said that it is the holiest day of the year. 

It’s a day of cleansing and renewal. A day to reflect on the past year. It’s healing and empowering. What has transpired in the past is now behind us. 


I make amends to those I may have hurt and also set goals to continue on the path to who I strive to become. I look at Yom Kippur and the New Year as a spiritual experience, that I not only set goals for, but also focus on my intentions. 


I utilize my experiences during the year to learn and grow and to move forward. 


Here are some of my resolutions for the year 5781:


  • Listen to my own needs and take care of ME. My nature is to be a nurturer, and take care of others, but in order to do that, I have to remember to take care of myself. 


  • Read/Learn - I crave knowledge and love choosing a topic and delving in...whether it be different civilizations and cultures, religious beliefs, history of inspirational leaders, etc. 


  • Get creative and write more blogs 


  • Stay in the present moment and be aware of my emotions - It’s easy to take on the energy of people around me. I want to do my best to regroup and rise above it - not react. 


  • Connect more to my faith and G-d - More so than ever, feeling connected and having hope is a necessity. With all the chaos around, I feel balanced when I listen to my intuition and connect to both my higher self and my faith. 




Let us remember that we are each on a different path in life. What holds true for us today, may no longer tomorrow. We are constantly changing and evolving and that is one of the beautiful parts of life.  


In the coming year, I strive to connect more with G-d and to remember to always count my blessings.  


I pray for peace, understanding and lots of love for one another, as we all navigate these trying times together. 


Gmar Chatimah Tova! May you be inscribed in the book of life. 



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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020...I Can See Clearly Now






As we embark on a new decade, I wanted to take a minute to reflect on 2019. I’ve had a great deal of loss. Three very important people in my life passed away. 


My dear friend Diane, who was such a light to this world. She had a huge heart and love for humanity. She believed in me with every fiber of her being and always reminded me of my value to society and the impact  that I came here to make. 





My sweet Karebear who I met on a chronic pain support group, online when I was eleven years old. She and I were there for each other in the middle of the night when we couldn’t sleep, due to pain. We’d send music back and forth and pictures of our dogs. I’ll always keep her in my heart. 

  


And then there’s Kinks/Gramps. I can’t honestly process this one yet and it’s been four months. His death was so sudden and reminds me how blessed we are for the present moment. To stay grounded and to hug those you love and to tell them often. You never know what tomorrow will bring. 

  




I’m so grateful to have had these three individuals in my life. They each helped shape me into the person I am today and I know they’re with me in my heart always, and up above, watching over me.  





There wasn’t just loss and sadness in 2019, but new friendships formed and bonds grew stronger. Shout out to, Brandi who I love so so much. We got super close this year and I can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for us. 





It also marked a decade of friendship with Ashley. Are we really this old? I’m lucky to have you in my life and you deserve all the happiness in the world. 




I got to travel to LA and Vegas and be a part of the Chinese Oscars and an award show at the Hard Rock.  






                                  







I got to have lunch with my beautiful friend and role model Susan.  






Worked Paleo FX in Austin and one of my best friends, Gina flew in, to do it with me. 






I spent the majority of the year with my Momma Tehrah, and I’m blessed for the laughter and music that she brings to my life. Also the fur babies. That’s pure love and happiness right there. 









I also took a fun birthday trip with my mom, to explore parts of Michigan I had not yet seen. 



 



I decided to get back into the drivers seat in regards to my health and be the best advocate I could be for myself and find the answers I so deserve.  





I spent 2017, working on “being enough.” 2018 was about “finding my voice” and setting boundaries.  This year was all about “truly loving myself.” I learned that I can do anything I set my mind to. Skills I never imagined having in my toolbox, are now accessible.  I also learned that I may not always get closure in the way I think I deserve. That I need to be able to accept it and move on. 












In 2020, I want to continue exploring and learning. 

To accept that sometimes we outgrow people and experiences, but to enjoy the journey that is life. Each event on our path, leads us to the next...



I want to focus on self-care and listen to what my inner child needs. I want to learn how to be there for others and be the nurturer that I am, while still taking care of my well-being.  



I want to stay as present as possible and to be conscious of my words and the power they have. To surround myself with people who bring out the best in me (and vice versa).  To continue to hold myself accountable for my actions, but also to those around me. I deserve to be respected and my value.  



In 2017, I wanted to create a memory jar. I’d like to attempt this again. The idea is to place a note in a jar each day. It could be about a new experience, an accomplishment, a note of gratitude, etc. I may choose to journal this. My intention is to write something, every day.  



I commit to staying true to who I am. I am not here to be like anyone else. I surrender my pain of this year and the past to G-D. I forgive and let go of anything that does not serve me and is not in the highest good. Miracles take shape when we stand back and truly look around us. We are guided by source, if we allow it to come through.  




And so it is!

I am ready for you, 2020! 



Have you reflected on your year? What’s something you accomplished? How did you grow as a person? What are your intentions and resolutions for the new year?

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