As 2021 comes to a close, what rocks your world?

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A mantra for the New Year: 

I let go of what does not serve me and nurture what does. 

I am good enough; I am healthy; I am grateful

Happy New Year!

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For me, New Year represents a time to reflect, renew, and regenerate what I am grateful for. 

I am grateful for my health, loving husband, darling animals, extended Hawaiian family, Mother Earth, and to you for being part of my life! 

Kevin, Me and Jazz, our son~

Reflection 2021

Ask yourself, what old beliefs can I let go to achieve my desires? 

Am I heading in the right direction? Am I ready to set aside fears and energy vampires? Our energy is drawn to what we focus on.

Renew Joy 2022

So ask yourself, what am I willing to do to grow in the right direction? Generosity is fertilizer for our souls and being generous uplifts others. Now is the perfect time to renew your commitment to the things that bring you joy. Your joy is like a magnet, attracting more joy and more joyful people.

Regenerate Generosity 2022

Growth does not happen on its own. By reviewing and renewing what is joyful, you regenerate those juicy, good intentions. Your magnetic energy moves you were you in the right direction. Speaking of the right direction ….

It feels good to be back writing after a month of resting my eyes and hyperactive mind. For sure, this has been a time of reflection and fun, gathering with friends, our darling granddaughter, and precious son, who visited the first couple of weeks in December. We had a blast, laughing, dancing, and playing games. Lots of that happened while in the ocean, on a sandy beach, or in the kitchen preparing and eating ono-licious food. My granddaughter reminds me of the power of imagination, being joyful and generous. I am renewing my commitment  to live by my word; prioritize health, family business. 

In the second half of December, I was in deep thought while celebrating the holidays, including my 34th solstice wedding anniversary with the man I love. As COVID spikes again, I spend more time in Nature where I feel most at home, safe, and fortunate. Time spent among the tropical flora and fauna regenerates my imagination, envisioning a world where all of lifekind is nurtured. 

I also had a tooth extracted and a relatively new bridge removed on Dec 21st.

Losing a tooth, the new bridge, time, and money compounded the pain and reality that my father was a dentist, making me a dentist daughter who should have listened to her dad ~ “sugar is a killer Donna.”  Well, now, that’s water under the bridge.

After the tooth extraction, the day before Christmas Eve, I caught a cold…. yes, colds still exist 😇. I woke up sneezing and feeling achy. Getting a cold after oral surgery in a COVID surge was an unexpected bummer. Sneezing and blowing my nose was a no-no on the post-surgery handout outlining all the dos and don’ts after surgery. Thankfully, it was just a cold! 

Over the past 40 years, I had other teeth pulled. One because I cracked it while chewing a-seeded bagel, better known as everything bagel, and the others because of antiquated enormous amalgam fillings. The teeth could not withstand being filled and crowned again. I ask myself, is this part of aging, or the haunting reality of chewing too many pieces of Bazooka Bubble Gum and Tootsie Rolls devoured in my youth. I won many championships for the most gigantic pink bubble. Reflecting, was it worth it? I think NOT. Losing teeth that had been part of me for decades proved to be an emotional and a physical loss. Some things just can’t regenerate.

I learned the hard way, and I have the teeth, or lack of them, to prove it, but I learned! In retrospect, the wisdom received that impacted my pearly whites actually made me healthier. It forced me to listen to my body and changed my ways. Realizing that there are no more baby teeth and second chances are difficult to come by, I turned to diet and nutrition to fend off illness and further tooth decay. 

Even though I abandoned junk food and refined sugar (almost entirely 😇) years ago, I still pay the price of tooth decay from irresponsible, childish behavior. I blame it on seductive T. V commercials, billboards, radio ads, and supermarket end-caps, demanding I indulge. But ultimately, it is up to me to have the strength to resist and regenerate my health. 

My cold could have turned to COVID or something else, possibly worse! But it did NOT. Thankfully, my immune system is strong 😇. I dosed myself with quality food, sunshine, and supplements. The cold lasted only a few days, and the nagging tooth and face pain subsided. A positive attitude motivates me to be more vigilant about my health, which includes occasionally indulging in chocolate-chip-mint ice cream. 

With a renewed attitude, I choose to regenerate more healthy cells.

May the magic and mysteries of the New Year unravel any insecurities, and bring you more truth, love, and joy. Please take the time to reflect, renew and regenerate your beautiful soul and move forward in the spirit of joy and generosity in 2022. Take care of your precious body and pearly whites and widen your vision of what is possible with an open mind. Rejoice and manifest a future that brings you and the world more health, peace, and love, so you are part of rocking the world in the right direction. 

You’re AWESOME

Big Love and Aloha

Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year! 

Thank you for being in my life. 💕

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