I always encourage my clients to begin the new year by reflecting on what they are proud of they have accomplished in the last year and to honor themselves for that achievement in some way. In turn, I recommend to those I work with that they also set new goals for the new year. Maybe those goals carry over from the year past; maybe they are new goals. It's always fulfilling when we have purpose and passion in our daily lives. Perhaps you are looking to solidify authentic connections with friends and family; maybe become more politically active, focus on health and renewal, cultivate a spiritual practice that serves you well and those you love.
I know for me, this winter holiday day gave me the opportunity to reflect and to take stock at what I wish to continue to incorporate in the new year. At the top of the list will be to weave in nature and hiking and a daily meditation practice. Relationships are always very important to me. I am honored to work with the many clients I serve. I am also very blessed to have a family and social support network that is rich and fulfilling, and which adds immeasurable joy to my life.
I challenge you...what changes will you make in this new year...for yourself, for the greatest good for all....and what accomplishments will you continue to manifest....reflect on that, and welcome the new year....
Andrea Schneider, LCSW