December 18 Prompt: Try. What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?
Wow, where to begin? I feel as if I always have tons of stuff on the "to try" list. Some essentials for 2011 include:
-Trying new (to me) holistic modalities (esp. acupuncture and chiropracty)
-Making my own aromatherapy-infused lotions and potions using essential oils
-Eating more raw and alkaline foods (a la the lovely Kris Carr and her amazing new book)
-Different styles of yoga. I've been hearing such good things about Kundalini yoga, which is devoted to awakening the body's energy or life force. Has anyone tried it?
-Beginning my morning with 20 minutes of meditation
-Increased philanthropy and volunteer work with causes dear to my heart
-Daily morning pages
-Continued culinary experimentation...I'm always looking for delicious and healthy recipes to try
-And perhaps most significantly, launching my health coaching business. My vision for my business continues to evolve in exciting ways, and I can't wait to share it with the world. While there's certainly some anxiety (as there is with any new and unknown venture), I'm incredibly excited to try my hand at entrepreneurship in 2011!
2010 was a year of transition for me, filled with new faces, places, sights, sounds, tastes, emotions, decisions, and dreams. Of all the things I tried, the most life-altering was my decision to become my healthiest self. Honestly, I didn't know I was capable of making such a powerful change until I tried. Tried going meat and dairy-free and felt a psychic weight lift from my conscience. Tried stepping off the sugar rollercoaster and felt better than I had in years. Tried giving up my morning coffee (something I never thought I'd be able to do), and noticed a calm and steady energy I'd never experienced in my caffeine-addict days. Tried challenging myself to a higher level of physical activity, and, in the process, re-claimed a deep connection to and appreciation for my body and its abilities. Throughout the process, I tried locating my "edge" (to borrow a phrase from yoga), and then tried pushing past it. I'm so glad I did.