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What Will You Do To FEEL The Way YOU Want


I love writing lists.

So New Year’s Eve is usually an excuse for me to write another list!

But this year is different.¬†Starting with the fact that I could drink a glass of champagne last night! Woo hoo! It was almost like we were celebrating the end of my breastfeeding journey with my 28 month old girl rather than NYE. That’s a whole other story for another time…

So instead of writing a list of goals yesterday, I sent my hubby with my toddler to buy the champagne (she got her own special ‘bubble water’) and I got out my brand new “Desire Map Planner” by Danielle Laporte.

I cranked up “Brave” by Sara Bareilles and started listing how I wanted to FEEL this year. And what I needed to do to feel this way. It feels so good to approach my life this way! Thank you Danielle ūüėČ

Because no matter what your goals or intentions are for 2016, the reality is, we are chasing a feeling that we associate with our goals/achievements/bucket lists.

One of my core feelings is VIBRANT. And for today I had written down that I wanted to go for a walk and play outside with my husband and toddler to FEEL vibrant. It’s in the baby steps. The micro changes. That bigger things happen.

Let me know how you want to feel this year! And what you are going to do to feel this way.




My Core Desired Feelings…

Oooooo. Feelings. Such a fun topic! Who likes TALKING¬†about their feelings?! Who enjoys FEELING their feelings? This will always be a work in progress for me and I’m grateful for good quality tools to do this. I’m so glad I stumbled upon Danielle Laporte and was able to borrow a copy of The Desire Map.¬†So I’ve been ‘desire-mapping’ and last night I finally got down to my 5 core desired feelings. I was going to keep this private (think post-it note to self) but I thought taking it¬†public will help me stay accountable. So here they are in no particular order of importance.

open. connected. love. freedom. vibrant.

And here’s what I’ll do today to connect me to my core desired¬†feelings: Let someone know how much I believe in them…Talk to another mum I barely know about what she’s struggling with…Take my shoes off and walk barefoot on the earth…Work on my online business…Lie down to meditate. While I’m writing this I can see that all my 5 core desired feelings can actually be brought back to my meditation practice. This is how my meditation practice makes me feel:

open. connected. love. freedom.vibrant.

If you are interested in meditation (and especially the lying down part!) try my free 10 minute guided meditation.

If you want a longer practice, here is the one I listened to before writing this post, it’s by my teacher Jennifer Reis, it’s 20 minutes and it’s free!