This years mantra

This years mantra

Easier said than done, especially if you have no interest in focussing to change anything. Let’s just be sometimes, right?!

Looking back on my previous live with intention posts, my words, themes and intentions have ranged from simplicity and happiness to balance, and most recently, embracing change and living in harmony.

With family and work responsibilities this past year, personal reflection took a back seat until now. After years of living in a revolving door of change, loving life with my partner and our blended family, and a recent promotion at work, I really would’t change a thing (except maybe a few wrinkles and grey hairs!). But that’s part of why it’s a good time to reassess values, goals, and life, generally.

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Intentions for this year

Intentions for this year

As autumn approaches each year, I like to start thinking about positive changes to make in my life by selecting a word, theme or intention that resonates with me. During the next year if what is in my life is not consistent with the word, theme or intention then it needs to be phased out.

I started to think about change this past fall but it didn't feel right to put into words until now. 

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Embracing change in the New Year

Embracing change in the New Year

I prefer themes or intentions to New Year's resolutions and started thinking about positive changes to make in my life as the seasons changed last autumn... but it has taken me until now to pick a new theme or intention.

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Resolutions worth working on (and things to walk away from) in the New Year

Resolutions worth working on (and things to walk away from) in the New Year

January was named after the Roman god Janus, a man with two faces. One looked backward while the other looked forward. A New Year provides a valuable opportunity to reflect on the past while anticipating the future. It also gives us an opportunity to let go of some old things so we can reach for some new things.

In this new year walk away from:

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Ringing in the New Year with Intention

Ringing in the New Year with Intention

I've decided to take the advice of business and life coach Jackie Dumaine again this year and pick a few words (or a theme or intention) that resonate with me for 2016. I find this approach to be a more relaxed and less pressure-driven way to making positive changes in my life compared to setting a New Year's resolution.

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