The Year Of Give

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New year, new decade, time to reset and refocus.

A couple years ago instead of a goal, I picked a word to shape the year.

First was gratitude. I made it a daily practice. I wrote in a gratitude journal each day, meditated on the words grateful and thankful in yoga class and it really helped me reshape who I am.

Last year was elevate. Every class I taught, every opportunity to go the next level, I looked for ways to elevate. I still keep coming back to kindness and being thankful.

It did help me push. I posted workout videos, which I am very shy about I did it. I started looking for my voice on the blog and what I wanted to share with people.

This year is Give. I watched a video on Instagram about non-attachment and giving. It really spoke to me. This year my youngest is moving out and the concept of non-attachment really spoke to me.  More than that, I started a couple days ago, meditating on it class when stretching, in the morning as my morning meditation

One of my struggles when I encounter someone with negative energy or is judgemental, is how to combat that energy and turn it into a positive.

The concept of Give is helping me with that. Giving space for people to express themselves or just be themselves.

It is helping me as well. Instead of getting overwhelmed by chores and to do lists. I am giving myself the gift of a clean house, or clean laundry or a slightly clean car. Time to write, time to give myself space to create.

Also, to give without fear. I do believe in the law of attraction, being positive attracts positive and negative attracts negative, in it’s most simple form. But, some areas in life still give me stress. Money is a big one. Believing in attracting money has been great and I am so grateful. So may opportunities have come my way and I have I been busy teaching and this year having money to share has been a huge blessing.

Now, it’s time for the next level, to give. Knowing that what I give will come back 3x. It is true of love, friendship, kindness….and money.

I am excited and ready for the year of Give. Please share your word of the year below.

This Year…

The 1st weekend of the New Year. For some of you, it may feel as if your new goals are being tested and temptation is everywhere. For some, you may feel you need to say “yes” to every invite and social request. Today, stop and think about what Fierce means to you. It may mean tackling that new HiiT workout, hiking a new trail, trying a new class. It could mean spending time connecting with family or a friend that you don’t see often enough. Maybe all you need is to spend some quiet time meditating, writing in your gratitude journal or just enjoying a quiet cup of coffee. So often when asked how we are, the word “busy” is the answer. If the word “busy” means you are not enjoying your day to day commitments or you are missing out on real connections with the people you treasure, being “fierce” will continue to elude us. As I look at how I am going to elevate my life to fierce this year, I am letting go of the word busy. I will be strong, brave, kind, unstoppable and fierce. In my work, in my relationships and in my quiet life. I am embracing Fierce to reach my goal of getting to the Next Level in all I do. What does Fierce mean to you?