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Loving our parts

The end of 2022 is approaching and it’s that time again in the rhythm of the year for us to consider new beginnings, planting seeds, and going inward within ourselves.  Many of my sessions this month have been focused on identifying and showing love and compassion for parts of ourselves.  It is no surprise that in the bustle of holiday preparations and the inherent stress that comes with the month of December, many of us experienced parts of ourselves that were particularly anxious, fearful, shameful, or angry. 

As we show curiosity for each of the parts of ourselves, I invite you to consider what you would like to amplify in 2023.  How can each of the parts of ourselves be brought forward and honored?  Often, New Year’s resolutions can feel stress-inducing and defeating.  We can’t meet the expectations of that goal to eat 800 calories a day or read that book per week and by the end of January, we find ourselves circling back to the same questions with which we started.  This year, what if the questions were how to understand yourself more richly, how to love even the darkest corners of yourself, how to reflect that self-love to the world? 

My hope for each of us this New Year’s Eve is that we can embrace each part of ourselves wildly and freely in 2023.

Peace and love,



Khalil Gibran

It is said that before entering the sea

A river trembles with fear.

She looks back at the path she has traveled,

from the peaks of the mountains,

the long winding road crossing forests and villages.

And in front of her,

she sees an ocean so vast,

that to enter

there seems nothing more than to disappear forever.

But there is no other way.

The river cannot go back.

To go back is impossible in existence.

The river needs to take the risk

of entering the ocean

because only then will fear disappear,

because that’s where the river will know

it’s not about disappearing into the ocean,

but of becoming the ocean.