Starting the New Year off with Recovery


Hi, everyone.

It's been awhile. I've been on a roller coaster of health issues the past four months. I might go into the details later, but for now I just wanted to share a thank you that I posted on facebook to keep you all in the loop.

Exactly two weeks ago I was in the hospital getting a blood transfusion. One week ago, I was in surgery. Today I am happy to not be in the hospital, and am extremely thankful to everyone who has helped me on my road to recovery. This includes all of you who have sent your blessings and prayers. Those of you who donated blood (I wish I could thank my donors personally.) And the caring and skilled nurses and doctors who have taken such great care of me. Thank you. It's been a rough road, and I can't wait to come back and be present with all of you again. Hopefully soon! xo

2015 has started off in a strange way for me, as I'm sure it has for many others. Life can throw the biggest challenges at us at any given time. I hope that most of you are off to a beautiful new year. But for those of you that are having a rough start, remember to take care of yourself first. Sometimes we just need to take time and space to recover from whatever it is that's thrown our way. There is no predictable timeline for your recovery, so don't rush. Your body, mind and spirit will let you know when it's time to begin again.

Many wishes of peace, health and joy to everyone.

Happy New Year! Now Go On and Make Some Mistakes...

I'm not a big New Year's resolution person. I believe in making resolutions when the moment strikes. Change will let you know when it needs to happen. And I've found that Change doesn't care if it's New Year's or any other time of the year. I am, however, a big fan of using New Year's for a good psychic clearing. And for giving yourself the opportunity to have a fresh start.

I came across this quote this morning and immediately adored it. Mistakes usually have a negative connotation. We view them as bad...things we want to avoid at all cost. We think making mistakes means we aren't good enough, smart enough, strong enough, brave enough, etc., etc. But actually, it's quite the opposite. Mistakes are opportunities. 

‎"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever." - Neil Gaiman

So, here's to making lots of mistakes. Not just in 2013, but for the rest of our lives.

Happy New Year!