Welcoming 2015 With Excitement And Balance

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2015!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and a great entrance into this new year. Can you believe we are beginning the 15th year of this new century? I love the new year; it feels bright, crisp, and filled with new potential and opportunities. Don’t you think so? I even notice a little spring in my step as I cross the threshold into the first day of the new year. Things seem to look bright and colorful. {Even though it is cold in my little corner of the world.}

This is definitely the time of year where we can get really clear about what it is that we would love to experience in the new year whether we have personal goals, professional goals, or both on our intention lists. This is also the time of year where we can truly tap into that feeling of new beginnings mixed with opportunities. With the perfect blend of the new year energies, this is a fantastic time to really carve out some time to get clear about your bigger picture for 2015.

  • What does your big picture look like?
  • Who is included in your big picture?
  • Any big changes on deck for 2015?

In addition to the big picture, fine tuning the actionable steps, resources, and support systems that will help you to move consistently and successfully along your path is also equally important.

  • What kinds of support services are you using this year?
  • Who are the people in your support circle?
  • What tools or techniques are you implementing this year to create some shifts or changes in your life?
  • How will you implement balance in your life this year?

In addition to looking ahead it is also helpful to take a look at all of the accomplishments and experiences which have brought you to this moment and which have prepared you to step into the next chapter of your story.

  • What big moments helped to prepare you for your new year?
  • What did you release that no longer matched your vision for your life?
  • What accomplishments have brought you to this moment of your life, right now?
  • {Give yourself a major high five for all you have done to get where you are right now!}

2015 marks a big year for me as I look back because it is officially my 15 year anniversary providing support services, counseling, and teaching coursework to a very wide range of clients. Traditional counseling, university academic advising, locked down state supervised clients, at risk children, families and women, university psychology students as a CSU faculty member, amazing private practice clients from all walks of life living all over this beautiful planet; and of lots of other diverse clients in between during the past 15 years. Sometimes the last 15 years feels like it just happened and other times it feels further away for me. Either way, the years that I have spent providing support services, counseling, advising, and teaching have allowed me to work with so many people in a way that truly touches my heart. I am so grateful that I have been able to do what I love in a way that feels fulfilling to me throughout the first 15 years of this new century.

One of the things that I know for sure and that I have seen countless times for clients no matter what circumstance or cross section of life they may be experiencing is the deep need to honor their own calling.  I have found time and time again that this seemingly simple yet simultaneously powerful shift from knowing that you are being called to make a change and honoring that change brings deep healing on many levels. Connecting to your own inner truth, even if it looks differently from what others may want for you {or differently from how you are living now} and taking action toward that calling brings life changing healing and expansion. The big key in the lock about all of this always comes down to taking the action steps.

I have worked with people in really challenging situations who know it is their time to make changes and they choose to see their situation and look for solutions and choose to start where they are standing with the resources that they have to implement change. And, I have worked with people who have resources available to them, time to make change, and opportunities available to them and have chosen to look for what wasn’t working and how many things weren’t going their way.  Every time, yes, every time, the clients who focus on making change while focusing on solutions are the ones who experience big breakthroughs, expansion, and healing. At the end of the day it comes down to getting honest about what you want and then taking action toward that change even if you have to tip toe on some days and power walk on others.

I know that it is absolutely possible for you to create a beautiful year for yourself in 2015. My wish for you is that you will create the support system that matches your dreams and needs so you can build in the structure to support you as you leap, run, jog, or walk into the new chapter of your life. Time is a finite thing for us as humans and our time here is very precious. I would love to support you in moving toward the life that you dream about and the life that you are being called to live. It is never too late to make a positive change and You are always a worthy investment.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your circle of support this year; I am truly honored to know and to work with you!