By Bronwyn Ison

It’s absolutely true… the years go by faster as we mature (age).  For myself, the precise and friendly reminder are my two daughters.  Watching both of them grow and mature brings back memories of being a tween and teenager.  Aside from the blessing of raising two girls, I began reflecting upon 2017 and how much has developed.

I’d love to encourage you to take some time to meditate on your 2017.  Each of us have had highs and lows but rather than dusting any sadness or big accomplishments under the rug… now may be a very good time to reflect, reminisce, be thankful, and pray about your beautiful 2017. 

Reflection requires time and effort. You can also look at reflection as a way of meditation. It may be helpful to makes notes.  Perhaps separating your list into sections (more may be created as you build your list) of the events which occurred in your life. It’s a process that requires patience and digging deep.  The patience is that of taking the time.  It can also be a place of vulnerability.  Naturally, all of us experienced something unfortunate.  It could also be that of loss.  No matter what may have saddened or disappointed you, it’s still healthy for your spirit to reflect.


Once you’ve made your list and checked it twice its time to get to work for 2018. 

What would you like to accomplish in 2018?

What personal goals do you have?

What professional goals do you have?

What can you do differently than you did last year? 

How can you better improve yourself?

How can you better serve another person?

Be mindful to remain patient in 2018. All occurs in its perfect timing. Remain diligent, focused, and dismiss any negativity.

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga and 760-564-YOGA