Happy New Year

A New Year offers the promise of  fresh beginnings. Goals and New Years Resolutions are a great way to start the New Year. Setting goals is an important strategy for success and happiness.  I like to focus on both long term and short term goals.  Each year I take time out to create a list of goals and objectives  for the upcoming year.  I spend a minimum of an hour to reflect on what will be My focus on the year ahead. Typically,  My goals revolve around business, health and home renovations , but this year  I will add blogging to the mix. One of My goals last year was to start a WordPress Blog. I am most grateful to have reached this goal.. Thank You for joining Me on this journey.

Clear out clutter and complete unfinished business as the old year finishes. This will ensure a fresh and positive flow of new energy into the New Year.  Pay bills before the year’s end.  There is a fresh and exciting crackle in the air as 2018 approaches. I usually spend My New Year’s Eve at home, with a festive dinner and family.

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Because I live in the Northern Hemisphere, winter will be in full swing as January starts.  Temperatures will drop, and snow will fall. Indoor activity  becomes the norm. This allows me time to indulge one of My favorite pass times – Reading.   Read all the books You have been meaning to read. Reading is the ultimate luxury. January offers time for rest and relaxation. Sleep and rest allow the physical body to recharge and rebuild. Pay attention to dreams during the winter. The dream world is a portal into our unconscious mind. Indigenous cultures value the messages found within the dream world. dreams. Dreams offer valuable guidance. Learn to listen within. Start a dream journal and record dreams consistently.

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New Year Resolutions: Blank Journal

Ten Tips For Setting New Year’s Resolutions

  • Meditate before You begin. Clear and ground Yourself – This will give clarity and insight to creating Your new list.
  • Set up a beautiful area to work on this process. Beauty feeds the soul, and inspires the imagination. Flowers or essential oils create atmosphere.
  • Introduce  colour to support this process.
  • Review the past year. Make sure to celebrate all accomplishments and successes. If You have a list of goals from last year, take time to look at this.
  • Reflect on any obstacles  faced during the year. To acknowledge such an event is to develop self mastery under all circumstances. It is important to celebrate challenges  and successes.
  • Create goals for  all of the different areas of Your life – health, finances, career, relationships, or family.
  • Set aside special time to complete this process.  I would recommend a minimum of thirty minutes. An hour would be ideal.
  • Create a list of inspirational books You would like to read.
  • Invest in a journal for self reflection. This will give form and shape to goals, plans, lists and aspirations.
  • A vision board is a valuable tool for manifesting goals.            51Ldcfb2B5L._SX395_BO1,204,203,200_                                                            The Vision Board: THE SECRET TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
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How to Choose a Holistic Practitioner

When You decide to book an appointment for a  holistic therapy session, research qualifications of any holistic practitioner. Many will belong to a professional association.
Ask questions. A simple phone call or email will deliver results. What training, background and experience does this person have ? What holistic services are offered ?Word of mouth is still a reliable and popular method of searching for information.
Family, friends or colleagues may offer suggestions. Another option is to search online for reviews on Google Plus or Yelp. Many people research for health online. Investigate everything.. Visit the public library to search for books and DVD’s.  Because holistic therapies are not a substitute for medical care obtain the consent of Your doctor if You have a medical condition.

Book an appointment when You feel rapport with a holistic therapist. Trust Yourself – The decision to heal is part of Your unique healing process. It is important to trust Your intuition. Healing begins from within. Making an appointment for a  session may feel frightening . Many people ignore the body’s need for rest and relaxation until disease comes calling. Never ignore signals and messages the body sends out. Only You know how You really feel inside.  Over time stress creates illness. When You make a decision to reverse this, be patient with Yourself.  Transform old habits and develop a plan for wellness and vitality. This process is could be compared to weeding out the old  clothes You may have in Your closet. Some outfits are old, outdated, or worn out. Other garments no longer fit – physically or emotionally. To create a fresh and new look, You may have to let go of what no longer works. Just as We may form an attachment to a favourite sweater, our regular routines often bring us comfort. Changing this is stressful. We seek comfort out of routine, even if is unhealthy. Healing begins at a point where We no longer accept less for ourselves.

September  18 to September 24 is World Reflexology Week.  Because of this I would like to provide readers with a comprehensive list of benefits reflexology could provide. My intention is to provide valuable information and resources related to reflexology.

Reflexology is a gentle holistic pressure  therapy. Each of the feet contain 7200 reflex points with correspondences  to every organ, gland, bone, and tissue in the body. A light three to five pound pressure is used over the plantar, dorsal, medial and lateral surfaces of the feet. The  pressure used may be used to stimulate or sedate reflex areas as required, according to a Client’s specific health record. A professional foot reflexology session offers many benefits..