How do you want your 2014 to feel?

It’s that time of year again when everyone is coming up with their yearly resolutions. You know the drill, the lists of I should do this and I shouldn’t do that. And when it comes time to assess what we want to do for our health, the resolutions get down right self-deprecating, don’t they?

This past year I’ve treated myself to The Desire Map process with Danielle Laporte. Her work emphasizes feelings over doing. Sounds a little crazy doesn’t it? But I think she’s onto something. Most of us are running through our lives, just doing one thing after another and rarely are we even taking the time to enjoy what we’re doing.

Resolutions start to look just like this.

I’m going to start doing (such and such). Or I’m going to stop doing (fill in the blank).

In honor of Ms. Laporte, Jim and I sat down this past weekend and started our own little list of feelings. We dreamed about our business, our kids, and our home all in relation to how we want them to feel. Golly, it was a creative process. And by the end of the evening, both Jim and I were feeling really close and super connected. Priceless if you ask me.


For 2014, I’m shooting for connection. For me, feeling connected hit almost every single one of my categories. I’m going for it this year. Connection is almost stamped into my being at this point and I am holding this feeling high for 2014.

How does it feel? I'm already reaping the benefits of connection. Just by having this feeling in the back of my mind, I can tell I’m responding a little softer and gentler to the people closest to me. Believe me, I have a long way to go- but reaching for connection- seems to be my ticket right now. I wonder what all will come to me in honor of this feeling. It’s too soon to tell, but I bet it’s gonna feel good.

Now it’s your turn, I wonder what feeling are you turned on by? Do you want more fun in your life, more sexy in your relationship? Or are you looking for calm? Tell me in the comment section, I’d love to hear from you.

So here it is 2014. Ripe with all sorts of possibilities and magic. This year, I'm sending deep peace and love to all of you. I am so grateful for my on-line family. And, I am so looking forward to connecting soon.

~ Kristin