Resting Into My Goddess Year 2012

Happy New Year! All that celebrating was fun, but do you know what I am craving right now? Rest. Lots and lots of rest. I was somewhat expecting this as I began my detox this week but I was also expecting to be much farther along in planning my year. Turns out that this dreaming/creating/planning stuff takes quite a bit of energy. On New Year’s Day, I set up my play station with fun paper, scissors, glitter glue, and magazine cutouts, fully intending to have everything in a binder by the end of the day. After all, I’d been answering the questions in the Goddess Planner for the last couple of weeks, so now was the fun part. I had all day to do it. Instead I read, slept, and watched TV. I couldn’t figure out my lethargy. I’d purposely taken it easy the night before, overindulging in neither food nor drink. I was up until the wee hours of the morning but I had slept in. Eventually I began putting some stuff together, and discovered that along with my word of the year, Grace, I also wanted themes of Vibrance and Imagination. I cut out more images and let my mind wander. I decided that there was no real hurry to finish my planner right away and went back to couch surfing. I’ve been slowly toying with it over the last couple of days, but I’m giving in to the idea that this week needs to be about rest. I have so many ideas for my life and particularly my biz, but I’m just not ready to dive...

Creating My Goddess Year 2012: Key Zen Habits

Prompted by Goddess Leonie’s Creating Your Goddess Year* guide, I am transitioning mindfully out of 2011 and into 2012. Goddess Leonie gently reminds us that we should be mindful about creating these habits. They should be filled with ease, permission and joy. For example, I may want to resolve that I will exercise for an hour every day but know that I’m going to have a hard time achieving that. Instead, maybe I aim for at least 15 minutes, and include yoga, cleaning, and gentle walks in my definition of exercise. I’m also going to keep in mind that what works for me in January may not by September, so assessment and revision is a good thing. In fact, why don’t I just go with Things That Are Already Working and Things I’d Like to Try During the First Quarter? Things That Are Already Working Shiva Nata* (almost) daily. Meditating for 10-15 minutes (almost) daily. Writing in my journal most days. Some form of yoga most days. Cardio/strength sessions 2-3 times a week. Getting enough rest, including naps when I need them. Eating a mostly gluten- and meat- free diet. Things I’d Like to Try During the First Quarter First off, this is, by far, the most difficult time of year for me. I’m the most likely to suffer from depression and anxiety at this time, due to SAD and the let-down from the holidays (which includes my birthday). I’m more likely to question why I’m doing what I’m doing and find fault with all of my plans and failed attempts. There’s just nothing for me to look forward...

Creating My Goddess Year 2012: Giveaway and the Big Picture

Time for Prezzies! I am thrilled to be offering my first giveaway, Creating Your Goddess Year 2012, courtesy of Goddess Leonie Dawson. I am using this gorgeous, thoughtful, fun planner to map out my year, as you can see. Now you can, too! As part of her goal to get this in the hands of as many goddesses as possible, Goddess Leonie has graciously given me the opportunity to gift a copy to one of my readers. This guide is good for creative, thoughtful, spiritual women of all ages, regardless of faith, creed, or religion. This may be you, or may be someone you know. Re-gift it, I won’t tell! To Enter “Like” the Lady Myers’ Wordsmithing Facebook page (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment between now and midnight Pacific time on December 22 telling me one of your wishes for 2012. I will draw a name at random and announce the winner on December 23. The winner will receive their digital copy of the guide that day as well. You can wish for anything you want, big or small. What you wish for will have no bearing on  your chance of winning. Of course, if you don’t win or don’t want to wait that long, you can purchase Creating Your Goddess Year 2012 here. It’s only $9.95 and packed with awesome. On to the post: I find myself struggling a bit as I write this. I’ve written about releasing 2011 and now it’s time to envision 2012. I have so many wishes and dreams and hopes, many of which I feel good about sharing but some...

Reflecting on 2011

I am beginning my transition between 2011 and 2012.  I want to take some time with this, so I will be reflecting and planning over the next few weeks. While this will be inspired by many sources, my main work is being done through Goddess Leonie’s Creating Your Goddess Year 2012*. I won’t be sharing everything, as some things are too close to my heart, but I hope what I do share may help guide you in your transition, whatever form that takes. Celebrating & Releasing 2011 Gratitude I really wanted to breeze through the celebrating portion of this as 2011 was another rough year, and I am ready to let go of it. Even in the roughest years, however, there are good things; some come in ugly wrapping and some shine like the sun. My gratitude list includes: Spending time with my family, especially my nephew and grandmother. Seeing the world from the perspective of one who is at the beginning of the journey and one who is near the end humbles and enlightens me every day. My husband. No matter how tense things got, we always remembered that we were on the same team and were willing to do the work necessary to have a healthy, happy relationship. A trip to Edgefield (adult beverage heaven). A trip to France. Winning a free biz coaching session with Yollana Shore. Magic happened in that hour and 2012 will be the better for it. The lump I found in February turned out to be normal. Being cancer-free is awesome, even if I still have fibromyalgia. There are many shades of...