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January 2012- A Year of Wishes


I am so excited!  Lisa made a video for our first month of A Year of Wishes!  We both got Macs over the holidays and are both ready to start doing more things like videos and e-books this year.  Her video for this month is so great.  She takes you though a guided meditation on the first affirmation for the month, May I Appreciate my Body.  May I be filled with Love and Gratitude.

This is a great topic for me this month too as I am sitting here looking at my affirmation card.  I kind of lost control this holiday season.  In a lot of ways, actually.  I was busier this holiday with my business than ever before.  I am so grateful for that, but I recognize that I did not do a good job of taking care of myself during the busy-ness that has been my life, well, since the beginning of November. I have not eaten well or exercised hardly at all.  I’ve had lots of meltdowns (just ask my husband.)  My studio is a MESS.  Like, honestly, A MESS.  What happened to me is that I started down this slope of busy-ness that kept me from following my usual routine and then I just let it all go.  I all but completely stopped exercising, eating as well as I usually do, cleaning my studio, taking care of myself…

May I appreciate my body.  May I be filled with love and gratitude.  This starts today.  I am drinking a green smoothie and yerba matte tea as I write this.  Today my husband and I are beginning to reorganizing our home- it is actually a huge project of clearing out, simplifying and opening up.  It will make space in our lives to manifest and create what we want.  Just thinking about the end result makes me feel energized and better able to breathe deeply and peacefully.

Let it begin today.  You can watch Lisa’s gorgeous video here.  Thank you for being a part of this with us.  We are so grateful for all of you.  Happy New Year!

We would love to have you join us on a Year of Wishes!  It’s not too late to get your calendar in my etsy shop.


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  • Kate D January 2, 2012

    wishing you great health and happiness in 2012! and have fun playing with your Mac! You won’t regret it. 🙂

  • Michele Clausen January 2, 2012

    Lovely post and I look forward to watching the video when I get my high speed internet back (4 days and counting….)

    You are amazing and so inspiring.

    Much love xo

  • Marcie January 4, 2012

    What a wonderful affirmation with which to begin the new year. With greater love and appreciation and acceptance of our bodies..and all they have to offer!

  • Julia January 4, 2012

    Beautiful Lori, I’m just reading this now and it feels like a big inhale. I too let so much go during the holidays (I think most of us tend to do this) and am very very ready to get back on track, to feed my body goodness again–to clear, to slow down, to connect.

    Thank you for the inspiration this morning. It feels so much less daunting knowing you’re right here.

    To NEW!

    Loving you so,


    P.S: Can’t wait to watch the video!

  • Colleen Stevens January 7, 2012

    I have my January meditation on the sill above my kitchen sink so I look at is every day and my calendar in the bathroom by that sink. What a great idea you and Lisa had! Thank you.

  • kathryn January 10, 2012

    oh man..i got super burned out too, those two months before Christmas!! and i have not gotten back on track yet with blogging or selling…and will continue to stay back awhile a longer!!

    Congrats on the video…you’ve come such a long way…i think all that gratitude has helped!!

  • brooke January 11, 2012

    Sounds like a beautiful new beginning! I’m noticing that those kind of moments are helping me to lean into others and ask for support more, not in a needy way, but in an I am worthy of being loved and supported here! And in some ways they are becoming winds that hold me up instead of blow me down, because I can’t do it alone anymore, and this is making me reach out:) As always such beauty here, Lori. Looking forward to catching up on reading. I’ve been on the computer a lot less last year. Curious about the Mac. Going to check out the possibilities outside of my PC world! Lovely what it will open up for you! XO

  • Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy January 13, 2012

    It sounds like your back on track and may your 2012 be an amazing one, you beautiful soul. XXOO.

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