Rob Ryan’s beautiful and super-detailed art made out of cut paper!
Happy New Year! I’ve spent some time over the last couple of days reflecting on 2017, and creating intentions and wishes for 2018. Using a worksheet from Leticia Ringe’s newsletter, I looked back through my calendar for each month of the past year and jotted down the highlights, including activities and people that made me feel best and what I was most grateful for. Frankly, 2017 was rough. It was a nice exercise to look back on the year through a lens of appreciation for all the good that happened anyway!
I love this simple summary of the transition from 2017 to 2018:
And here’s my favorite New Year’s wish:
“May your year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in your year, you surprise yourself.” – Neil Gaiman
Cheers to 2018!
I’m sharing a fantastic book I got for Christmas: Your Hidden Symmetry by Jean Haner. (Originally recommended by a lovely friend - thanks, B!) Your local library might have it--mine even has it online! I skimmed through it online but I loved it so much I wanted a hard copy to write in. My favorite part is the section explaining specific nine-year cycles within the “nine star ki” system (which has roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda). This totally nailed my experience with 2017 and helped give context for some of my experiences. I’m looking forward to 2018!
Here’s a little post-holiday mental health break. Be sure to turn the sound on! :)
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