As the end of the year approaches, do you find yourself excited about the holiday season yet too exhausted to really enjoy it? After the Xmas rush do you find it takes you days to finally relax, only to then find yourself heading back to work wondering where did the break go?

Why do we wait for the holidays to treat ourselves kindly? A time for relaxing, getting more sleep, hanging out with friends, reading a book, listening to our favourite music without dashing off to do the next chore, more work, or any task we believe we ‘should be doing’?

I read a quote from the Dalai Lama recently which really struck a chord with me:

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future, he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

I don’t know if it is an age thing (I hit 50 this year!), but each day that passes I become less satisfied in working to make money, to pay the mortgage, to keep the house, the car, the clothes, the THINGS …. Do you feel like this? How do you combat this feeling – I’d love you to share your thoughts with me below.

I ask all of the above questions as this has been my pattern for many years whilst working in the corporate world. However I believe that 2015 will be the start of a significant change for me, a shift in my perceptions, a letting go – I don’t know of what, but I feel it coming (or going – depending which way you look at it?). What will 2015 mean to you?

So to take myself into this exciting New Year with recharged batteries (both energy and soul) myself and my partner will be slowing down and heading off to ‘The Prana Festival’ on the stunning Coromandel coastline, to consciously and creatively usher in the New Year. We will be enjoying music and transformational workshops and chilling out with our thoughts, leaving behind the bustle of daily life, Facebook and email…. ahhh bliss!

I will be taking my drawing pad and pencils to carry on my practice of ‘Creative Meditation’ and I hope to create just enough of a gap in the external noise to hear my inner artist, my own wisdom. I hope that you too are spending New Year in a place of peace, whether it is with friends and family, or chilling out and pampering yourself on your own.

So as 2015 approaches I would like to ask you what you will be doing for yourself in the coming New Year, what heavy baggage can you let go of to allow love and light to come in? If you would like to share this with me please do (either below or contact me in private here…).  I’d really love to hear from you and cheer you on as I know that you are capable of achieving anything you truly desire, and I can help you!

Happy and Healthy New Year to you, your family and your friends.


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