Thoughts for a Happier New Year

yumThoughts for a Happier New Year . . . last year was pretty challenging, friends, and this one may be even trickier. Here a few reminders to myself that I’ve been mulling over – perhaps some of them will be useful to you, as well.


Get outside, every day.
Practice yoga.
Keep the house tidy, but stop obsessing about getting it perfectly clean.


Gather with friends.  Often.

Hugs and kisses are good medicine.

Read books, especially spiritual ones.



What are your thoughts for enjoying another year we’ve been given?

P.S.  My poetry book is for sale now!  Kind of amazing.  Ok, super amazing.  :)

12 Responses to “Thoughts for a Happier New Year”

  1. 1

    Yay for more gatherings with friends!!! :-)

  2. 2

    Adrie! How exciting! I can’t wait to read your book!!
    Okay, Ella is looking so very big, all of a sudden!
    Your list very much resembles mine, from the yoga to house cleaning, to spiritual books.
    Hugs to you, and a happy new year!

  3. 3

    Oh my goodness, all you have to do is look at your two beautiful children and realize what gifts you have been given.
    They are getting so old.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year and I still having something to get out to you.
    Love, Tonya

  4. 4

    I think 2013 was a tricky one, too. For me, I am finding a huge benefit from being mindful. Don’t worry about the past, don’t worry about the future, WORK at staying present. I love following your family! xoxo

  5. 5

    Thanks Hil! Here’s to a better year all around.

  6. 6

    Thank you and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  7. 7

    Thank you!! Happy New Year!

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    Kimberlie Ott

    What beautiful ideas~ And may 2014 bring you many blessings! I am very excited for you in the birthing of your book to the world………how utterly amazing!

  10. 10

    Congratulations on your book and happy new year!

  11. 11

    Thanks Sarah, you too!

  12. 12

    Thank you Kimberlie, blessings to your new year, too. :)

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