renewal pictureI was blessed to have 10 days in ear­ly Feb­ru­ary at a yoga retreat on beau­ti­ful Par­adise Island in the Bahamas to renew and refresh.  2012 marked my 30th year in busi­ness, and I saw these 10 days as a gift to myself. Those 10 days were also a gift to me by the incred­i­ble team at Mack­ey Advi­sors.  They han­dled every­thing with grace and ease in my absence.

I kept a jour­nal of my inner process and on the last day, sum­ma­rized my take-aways.

Here they are in no par­tic­u­lar order:

  • With­out con­sid­er­ing my wants and needs, I usu­al­ly fol­low the rules
  • I take life way to seri­ous­ly
  • My inner crit­i­cal voice is way to busy inside my head
  • Being with some­one I like, love and enjoy is more impor­tant to me than where I am
  • Beau­ty feeds me
  • When my body is strong, I am hap­pi­er
  • Peace is an inside job
  • The “bad” things that hap­pened to me in the past were build­ing blocks of my char­ac­ter and wis­dom, any­time I chose they can be bless­ings
  • Obser­va­tion is a valu­able and often over­looked tal­ent
  • Shame and regret are use­less ener­gy
  • I love my jour­nal

I also made a few com­mit­ments to myself:

  • It’s all about bal­ance, and I am going to pur­pose­ful­ly bal­ance my life each week.
  • Pos­i­tiv­i­ty is my new prac­tice
  • To slow down and make clear and con­scious choic­es in all areas of my life
  • To love myself as much as I love oth­ers
  • To live in joy

My hope is by shar­ing this list; you may find a piece of your­self that needs renew­al and atten­tion and in so doing you find more love and peace.

May pros­per­i­ty be yours


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