reflection

New Year, New Beginnings

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | February 4th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Personal Growth | tags: change, eco decor, Eco Decorating, gratitude, Green Living, habits, happiness, health, hibernation, home, meditation, new year, reflection, resolutions, season, soups, warmth, wellness, winter

It’s hard to believe that it was only a few weeks ago that we were contemplating the end of the world. Not only did we survive the apocalypse, we survived the holidays!

Now the conversation is all about ‘New Year = New You!’ and making huge life changes now!

I prefer to work with the earth’s gentle cycles as my guide. For me, the winter season is for hibernation and quiet contemplation … a time to go deep ‘inside.’ It is a time for rest (with so many hours of darkness) and for reflection, a perfect time to tap into dreams and journal.

When we attune ourselves with the seasons, we allow our inherent natural rhythms to flow, which are easy to follow and feel good about.

Toast to Old Times

Kim Fuller by Kim Fuller | December 29th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Auld Lang Syne, celebration, cheers, family, friends, memories, New Year's Eve, party, places, reflection, Relationships, resolution, Robert Burns, singing, the past, toast, toasting, travel

Women toasting the New Year with champagne

On the eve of every New Year, a familiar tune floats over bubbly toasts and festive kisses. As the clock strikes midnight and we add another notch to the belt of our years, the words of the late Scottish poet Robert Burns are sung in unison while we sway amongst friends and family.

Autumn: A Time to Reflect

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | September 28th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: autumn, change, depression, fall, grief, reflection, seasons, september, time of change

Fall foliageSeptember,
the garden has cooled,
and with it my possessiveness

— Robert Finch

My mom’s house burned down a few weeks ago. She lost everything. Ironically, my siblings and I had been trying to get her to consider moving since my dad died, three years ago to the month. She was living in a too-isolated area (in northern Louisiana) and could no longer keep up the two-acre property. Florence was reluctant to let go of all her ‘memories.’ She is a ‘collector,’ as are so many of us.

Give Thanks for Who You Are

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | November 24th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, give thanks for you, giving thanks, gratitude, intention, reflection, thanksgiving, who you are

Happy Thanksgiving! Earlier in the month, I invited you to create the holiday of your dreams. A holiday filled with love, peace and harmony. As you move into the holiday, I want to take this opportunity to give thanks for you. Your presence on this planet is essential, and I am grateful that you continue to be willing to shine your light.