Merry Christmas! I hope this finds you warm and enjoying time with your loved ones today. And for those of you who don’t celebrate this holiday, I hope you’re off doing something you love (ski day, movie, Chinese food anyone?).
I love Christmas. I love the magic and the spirit of this special time of year. As a kid, I was a true believer until I was old enough to know better. In my heart, I simply didn’t want to stop believing in the magic. And I still don’t, contrary to what the Universe has been testing me with this year.
2013 has been a year full of extreme highs and lows. I’ve been on a rollercoaster ride of turmoil in my personal life with my husband losing his business of 10 years. My kids are 2 and 4 and for any of the moms out there, I don’t need to say much more than that. Suffice to say, the range of emotions that they “express” in any given 5-minute period is enough to make any “conscious-seeking” woman want to retreat to a cave.
On the flipside, this has been a year filled with growth, expansion and possibility for me personally and for the Conscious Cleanse.
We’re hitting the first anniversary of our book being published, which hit a number of best-sellers list – thank you for that! We’ve had some of the most robust and healing-filled cleanses of all time. And we’ve established an incredible partnership with a Boulder restaurant named Zeal to bring Conscious Cleanse friendly meals and juices to our local cleanse participants.
It’s truly been an epic year. It’s been a time of contrasts, of letting go and “cleansing” in the most profound ways. And, as we always tell our cleansers, we have to let go to make room for the new and good to come in.
For all of the highs and lows, I’m eternally grateful and blessed with a one of the best gifts a girl could ask for – new perspective on life.
As an eternal optimist and dreamer, I love to set goals, make declarations and focus my intention for the New Year. For me, it’s part of the magic. The promise of possibility and new beginnings simply feels good.
Creating visions and watching (sometimes kicking and screaming) them come to life is like 100% organic raw cacao to me.
As I approach 2014 with this new perspective my intentions are about feeling. I want to feel free, connected, inspired and love.
Even though it’s sometimes difficult to carve out time for ourselves, it’s good to remember that the more you give to yourself, the more you’ll have to offer the world. Having a focus and intention for the year ahead is one of the best ways I know of to do this.
Now it’s your turn. What’s the best gift you can give yourself? What are your 2014 intentions? Tell me in the comment section below.
With love and the magic of the season,