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Tuesday, December 29, 2020




I’ve been thinking about all the things that help us live our fullest and brightest lives. My friend recently did a workshop with a doctor who specializes in teaching & coaching about how to build resilience. One thing she came away with is that we should each eat 2 ounces of dark chocolate every day!!!!! So if you don’t read any further in this article, go get some chocolate and enjoy a piece! It is making you stronger. I love that. The doctor also talked about the power and impact of being grateful. An attitude of gratitude about the very smallest of things. Rumi said “wear your gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” We all have something to be grateful for. Tonight, on Tuesday Dec 29 at 10:54, the moon will be at its fullest in December. It has been magnificent the last few nights and I am always grateful for its presence each month. Have you gone and stood outside in it? I listened to a podcast where an energy teacher said “the moon light can illuminate the light of your soul.” This full moon has many names from different traditions including the Cold Moon, Frost Exploding Trees Moon, Winter Maker Moon and more. This December I feel like the moon is a gift that is walking all of us to 2021. It’s light is so bright and reminds us that we too are full of light. We can walk to 2021 with love, confidence, hope and courage. The moon is lighting the way to new possibilities and opportunities. 2020 is not the end of the story. As we spend our last few days in this very unique 2020 it might be helpful to reflect on what you have learned about yourself this year. What are the things that you have learned you loved and want to hold onto as we move forward. This pandemic will end at some point and there will be things that you will never take for granted again, things that you love about your new life and will keep. And at the same time I am sure that there are things that you may have thought you needed, but that you have happily let go of. We are all evolving every day. We are constantly composing our lives. As I write this article I am aware that I wrote my first story in January 2010 and eleven years later I am writing my last article for the year. It isn’t always easy to be positive and to find stories and it has become a practice for me, of noticing the good. It has helped me throughout this pandemic to keep my mind focused on the positive. Thank you for another year of reading and for the kind support. And I want to give a huge shout out to my daughter Madeline who built a new website for me for 2021. It is something that I could not have done without her help. She is helping me stay in business in this technological world! If you want to check it out look up www.haliburtonyoga.com. My blog and other goodies are on it. I look forward to sharing more good news stories with you in 2021! Shine brightly everyone. The world needs all of us.

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