December 29, 2020

Resolutions and Intentions

I’m well aware of the futility of many New Year’s resolutions and the school of thought which says you should be making changes and resolutions throughout the year. And I still find myself making them year after year. The close of one year and the beginning of a new one along with the winter solstice shifting us from darkness to ever increasing light feels like an appropriate time to take stock. Read more here and below is your final prompt of 2020.

  • What would you like to shift and make different from 2020 to 2021?
  • What went smashingly well in 2020?
  • What are your intentions for 2021?

December 7, 2020

Reasons for not Journaling Prompt

Do you hate journaling, or resist trying it? For more on the nine years I resisted journaling read here. If so, I invite you to take just a few minutes to answer the following, (and you don’t have to write them down 😉 ) just ask yourself:

“The idea of journaling doesn’t appeal to me because…” The quick answers are typically something like “I don’t have the time”, “I’m not a good writer”,  or “Someone may see it”. You can stay at that level, I did for years. If you want to go deeper keeping asking why? Why you don’t make the time, why you don’t think you’re a good writer, etc.

“If i did journal I would… “

“Journaling would result in…”

November 28, 2020

This one is a post Thanksgiving Hangover cure. Breath in deeply for a count of three, hold your breath for a count of three and breath out for a count of three. Repeat several times feeling your feet firmly on the ground. Relax your muscles from head to toe. If you have a journal, now would be the time to pull it out :). Ask yourself:

Where was I holding tension? What caused it? Can I release it?

What was the low point of my Thanksgiving Day? What was the high point of my Thanksgiving Day? Is there something I am grateful for in the day?

Taking those few moments to get grounded and listen to yourself may not have cured every type of Thanksgiving hangover ;), but it can set you up for a new start today.

November 25, 2020

This one is specifically for those who have a deceased loved one. Unfortunately it can difficult to find ways to talk about your deceased loved one. You want to share stories about your person.  You want people to know your experience. I can’t promise that, but what I can do is give you a chance to remember your loved one. You can journal and answer the following :

Choose 5 words to describe him/her

What do you miss most about your loved one?

What’s one hope you had had for your  future that you are mourning?

Describe a treasured memory with your loved one

November 24, 2020

“If I had it all my way, Thanksgiving this year would look like….”