Sorry for the radio silence everyone, but we’ve both been in serious nesting mode this sort-of holiday week. We hope you’ve been enjoying your time too, with friends and family or whoever else has tickled your fancy.
Are we getting excited for 2012 yet, or what?! No matter what one believes about this upcoming year—and there’s no shortage of theories—we think that 2012 will be full of movement. Elections, revolutions, new kinds of awareness… There does seem to be a shift underway, one that this natural beauty thing is all about.
While progress is slow, trust in big structures of all kinds has been on the wane, and we’re seeing people moving their money back to the little guys: whether they went to a credit union, started frequenting farmers’ markets, or are now supporting some of the small beauty and wellness companies (and the women who run them) we’ve talked about here.
As so much of our lives have moved online, it’s as though there’s also a pull back to our physical communities and knowing the people behind what we consume. We like that trend.
And then there are our personal goals! The decisions we all make for ourselves that also ripple out to the world.
We all have ways in which we want to improve, and new year or not, there’s nothing wrong with setting some intentions. We want to hear where you plan to effectuate change in your life this year. Here’s where we’d like to grow…
—I’m going to listen more and react less.
—I’m going to keep working on having healthier energetic boundaries, so that I don’t feel drained unknowingly.
—I’m going to make a bigger effort to connect with people. I was a bit of a recluse in 2011 but now I’m ready to come out and play!
—I’m going to develop a gratitude practice.
—I’m going to balance my hormones! (OK, not entirely within my control but intention helps, right?)
—I’m going to take more timeouts.
—I’m going to take concrete steps to creating the present I want to live.
—I’m going to pencil in at least two proper vacations and then actually take them.
—I’m going to drag myself from my warm bed and meditate whether I feel like it or not.
—I’m going to take a ballet class.
—I’m going to trust myself.
—I’m going to invite stressy feelings over for tea and let them hang out until they’re ready to leave on their own, instead of chasing them out the door with a broom.
—I’m also going to take concrete steps to create the life I want.
—But I’m still going to have a ball.
—Just read Siobhan’s! Amen to having a ball, S. I’m in.
OK you guys, you’re up.