Category Archives: Annual Reflection

It’s a New Year: CREATE

Picture shows a bowl which has been broken and put back together with gold. It says: "kintsukuroi: to repair with gold, the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken."

I’m entering 2019 with a stronger heart. A more resilient heart. A heart that has been cracked wide open, has nothing left to lose, and yet cradles the most precious treasures in her soft velvety folds.

From this place of wholehearted openness, I set my intentions for this new year.

I claim 2019 as a year of deep joyful peace. A year where abundance freely flows, where I am connected and present with myself and my loves. Where I am clear and focused about my work and priorities. Where my simple, strong, abundant business thrives. Where my kids are happy and connected.

This year, I release worry. Draining, hole-digging, useless worry. I ask: What is my business here? What is mine to do? What can I appreciate about this situation? I release the rest.

I embrace creativity. Going deep instead of spreading thin and wide. Loving myself even more. Listening to my intuition.

Hand lettered picture with bright flowers drawn along the sides: "Create what sets your heart on fire and it will illuminate the path ahead."

I seek to CREATE consciously, in everything I do. Untethering my curiosity and self-expression, I allow my ideas space in my tangible world. I make time for art, I give birth to my visions, and I listen inside for the quiet whispers of direction.

The material Life provides is curated just for me. I trust this path and all that appears on it. I use it as fodder for my creation, weaving heartbreak with joy, confusion with comfort, light and dark — all synergizing to form a stronger, richer, more brilliant tapestry.

Will you join me?


Here are some questions to contemplate:

What is your guiding word for 2019?
What wants to be expressed through you this year?
What’s no longer serving you, that you’re ready to leave behind?

Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. Sending you so much love along your way.
xo, Breana

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2018 – Year in Review

2018 Year in Review. Nine photos in a collage that symbolize Breana's year.

2018 was the year of Breaking Open

What dreams came true – big and small?

  • Got my own apartment!
  • Transitioned to homeschooling Kiran
  • Presented at Street Leverage Live and the Canada VRS Summit
  • Found the love of my life
  • Stopped traveling for work – my family is happier!

What lessons did I learn?

  • How to be with myself through pain so big I didn’t think I could bear it
  • How to be vulnerable and honest with those closest to me, and how magically that opens the door to deeper connection (always a work in progress)
  • I can support myself and my kids on my own

I appreciate 2018 for:

  • Expanding and deepening my well of strength and my sense of what I can handle
  • Bringing me this friendship with Christopher that grew into a deep nourishing love
  • Showing me miracles and magic – the unseen forces at work in the dark times
  • Highlighting our support system and the big love that surrounds us
  • Bringing me closer to Source, feeling more trust and more peace

Quote of the Year:

Most influential book I read:

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, Debbie Ford Debbie Ford quote: "Embracing our dark side gives us a new found freedom to be with the darkness in others. For when I can love all of me, I will love all of you."

Favorite movie of the year:

The Heretic

Most played song:

Clay, Manatee Commune

 

2018 held my highest high and lowest low. So much grief and joy in one year. I am a better parent because of it. A better friend, partner, lover and human. I am grateful…so fucking grateful.

I forgive myself for the debt and the extra weight. I accept it with love and feel better prepared to face it and learn from it and thrive through it in 2019.

Curbing my worry has been one of my biggest challenges. Learning to set healthy boundaries and hold empathy, without trying to control others or the outcome is still a work in progress I look forward to developing more this year.

Let your heart break daily quote by #iamhertribe


This is a tiny part of the New Year transition reflecting and planning that I do. Over the years I’ve used many resources, my favorite of which was the book Your Best Year Yet! — until I discovered Leonie Dawson this year and decided to try her My Shining Year workbooks.

Friends let me tell you: I am in L O V E!

If you don’t have an annual review and dreaming ritual yet, get yourself these workbooks and dive right in. She makes it fun and so effective.

Breana's legs and feet on the couch with a workbook in her lap titled "My Shining Year Life Goals Workbook" by Leonie Dawson


I would love to hear from you in the comments: 

What rituals or practices do you have for closing out one year and embracing the next?

Until next time, dear ones, so much love.

xo, Breana