Monthly Archives: January 2015

Endings, beginnings, transitions

Endings, beginnings, transitions


IMG_07162014 is over, and we are well into January, 2015. This is the time of year when many of us take stock of where we are in the movement of our life. What did we accomplish in 2014? What did we learn? What do we need to let go of?

Many people make New Year’s resolutions. Others create Vision Boards, which are collages that help you visualize what you want to manifest in the new year. We think about where we’re headed. What do we want to accomplish in 2015? What are the challenges that lie ahead?

I love the feeling of being in a new year, of having new opportunities. It can be scary, too, this moving into unknown territory. How do we know what’s the right path for us? Journaling can be a great tool for accessing our inner wisdom, the part of us that knows what’s right for us.

This year I’ve been inspired by Danielle LaPorte’s excellent book, The Desire Map: a guide to creating goals with soul, to focus on how I want to feel, rather than what I want to achieve. LaPorte claims that getting clear on what are our “core desired feelings” is better than focusing on our “goals”, those achievements we think we desire, or should desire. By focusing on how we want to feel instead of what we want to achieve, our goals will become more authentic, more in line with who we really are and what we really want.

Journaling Prompts:

How do I want to feel this year?
What word or phrase would I like to have as my theme for 2015?
What makes me feel alive? How am I going to do more of that in 2015?

You can find lots of information and examples of vision boards on the web. Here are some to check out: Christine Kane’s How to Make a Vision Board and Jack Canfield’s How to Create an Empowering Vision Board.