Rockin’ the New Year!

Wishing you abundant blessings in 2013!

As the clock counted down to 2013, I was bursting with joy as I hugged my sweet munchkins and ushered in a new year surrounded by love & merriment!

I always embrace the new year with a sense of expectancy….a clean slate. The dark moments of Q4 were left behind with a toast to new possibilities ahead.

Some dear friends gave us a beautiful gift of a week away after Christmas, in their gorgeous home in San Diego.  It has been exactly what the doctors ordered “Take a break from all this medical stuff and just relax”.  And relaaaax we have!  Wonderful food, amazing friends, incredible healing treatments and fabulous times connecting with each other.

I have used this gift for some much needed downtime and introspection.  As I journalled through the Year End Review and Envisioning exercise I assign to my clients every year, it was powerful for me to to take the time to see the gifts and learnings that have resulted from a year of tremendous challenges.  I realized how my metamorphosis has deepened as I cocooned into a new chrysalis period.  Many transformations occurring.  How I love, how I live, how I express.  My awareness, my connections, my surrender.

And I choose to take with me many of those deep learnings into 2013.

  1. The power of connection
  2. To love deeply
  3. Congruence is King
  4. Find balance – focus on what’s truly important
  5. Carpe Diem! in all I do

I meditated on the upcoming year and made a choice to see our cancer journey with the image of a powerful Vision Quest.  As in native traditions, this rite of passage is oft a challenging one but results in profound insights and higher spiritual wisdom.  That feels so much more empowering to me than some of the more limited viewpoints we are being offered.

I have chosen my Theme for 2013 as Faith.   “Faith not Fear” is my mantra.

So from my family to yours, I wish you a year rich with the blessing of abundance, joy, peace, health and love.  Unpack each day as a brilliant new package of possibilities and live it to the fullest!

Happy Carpe Diem New Year!

Note: If you would like a copy of my New Year Review & Visioning doc, download here. 


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  1. Happy New Year Shanon, Kayla and Tyler! Your lives, words and spirits continue to inspire. I love how you reference your cancer journey as a rite of passage. Truly, whatever meaning we give to events, they shall have. This does feel empowering and no doubt filled with profound wisdom and Divine connection.

    Much love to you as you open to the many blessings and beauty this journey reveals. Your soul has chosen a sacred, courageous path. And few could walk it as gracefully as you are. Keep shining my friend. Namaste.

    Love and sparkling energy,

  2. You – Are – AWESOME. Visionquest – what a perfect way to move forward. With GRACE as always.

    Here’s to keeping the Faith and working MIRACLES in 2013. You and your family bring much JOY (my word of the year) to so many. Thank you.

  3. Been thinking of you guys all the time. So glad you had an excellent time away and happy to hear how you are! You 3 are in my heart.
    Excellent and Blessed 2013,
    Love Jen M

  4. Diana Izzotti says:

    ‘Congruence: Carl Rogers stated that the personality is like a triangle made up of the real self, the perceived self, and ideal self. According to Rogers, when there is a good fit between all three components, the person has congruence. This is a healthy state of being and helps people continue to progress toward self-actualization.’
    Here’s to a healthy state of being for all three of you!
    You are a shining example of living, loving and learning.
    Have a blessed year, love Diana and crew. xxx

  5. Dear Shannon (and Kayla and Tyler),
    You truly are beacons of light; your inspiration literally takes my breath away.

    And yet even lamps need tending. Know that countless souls surround you and infuse you, too, with their light as well.

    Love and blessings,

  6. Shannon, Kayla and Tyler,
    Your words are truly inspiring. Here is a New Years Prayer for you:
    A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.
    Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and openness to accept help from others.
    As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible—with Your help and guidance.

  7. Shannon, my love, I’m betting your FAITH can and will move mountains! I feel so blessed to have met you and to be joining you somewhere in space on your journey. Our lives are one big Vision Quest my darling, and your insight and awareness, your authenticity, your life so inspiring, so full of amazing medicine; Love, Courage, Vulnerability, Tenacity, Wisdom, Magic, Miracles. Wishing for you great joy, grace and ease as you carpe diem!

    Love and BIG Hugs SISTAR Kim xxx

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