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Set GoalsThe end of the year is often a time of looking back.  What was great about the past year?  What didn’t work so well?  We often find ourselves performing a sort of audit on the past year so we can get a sense of closure prior to moving forward into the New Year.  Last week’s post, “Top 10 Posts of 2010” resulted from my reviewing all of the posts I had made to “The Healing Project” in 2010 and determining which ones represented my best work.

I conducted a similar audit on my life as a whole and came up with 15 serious personal and professional wins for the year (including regular blogging!), as well as three key areas of my life which didn’t go as well as I would have liked.  This audit created a firm foundation for my 2011 planning and I highly recommend that you do something similar.

New Year’s Resolutions

The start of a new year is generally a time when we look forward instead of backwards.  Many people set goals for the coming year, which are commonly referred to as “New Year’s Resolutions.”  While such resolutions get a bad rap from many people (often because they are typically broken within a few short weeks), I am a fan of designating areas to work on in one’s life.  In fact, this blog resulted from my wanting to change various areas of my life during 2010.

While my life is still a work in progress (as is the case for everyone), I have made excellent progress in healing various areas of my life since I set the intention to do so in early 2010.  I will be posting on my progress shortly as we approach the one-year milestone of “The Healing Project” on February 3, 2011. Stay tuned…



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As the calendar moves into a new year, many people take a look at their lives and evaluate their levels of happiness and fulfillment.  As we moved into 2010, I realized that my life was not where I wanted it to be.  I had a plethora of health complaints, some of them long-standing and seemingly intractable.  I felt stuck and discouraged about my career.  I felt a lack of closeness in many of my relationships and was unsure how to improve my existing connections or create new ones .

Will This Year Be Different?

Like most years, I created a list of intentions and goals for the coming year, but felt at a loss as to how I would accomplish many of them.  I have had mixed results with achieving my goals in recent years and I didn’t want this year to follow the same path.  In particular, I really didn’t know how to overcome my health challenges or how I would stop floundering in my career.   I didn’t feel hopeful and that scared me, and I had no idea what to do about it…

An Epiphany…

One night in mid-January, I had somewhat of an epiphany as I was working out at the gym.  I remembered the wonderful book by Louise Hay called “You Can Heal Your Life.”  The basic premise of this book is that our lives are created by our thoughts and that we have the power to heal our illnesses and overcome our life challenges by changing what we think.   I have read this book several times and have completed some of the included exercises, but I have never fully immersed myself in Louise’s philosophy and practices.   I believe in the power of our thoughts and know that I have a tendency to be negative and judgmental toward myself and life in general.  I wondered what would happen in my life if I were to adopt a positive mindset and decide to love and accept myself, as Louise suggests.  I decided to dedicate the time and energy to heal my life in 2010!

“The Healing Project” is Born!

This blog will chronicle my journey toward healing my life through working through all of the exercises in “You Can Heal Your Life.”  I will discuss the concepts introduced in the book and how they apply to my life.  I will share my struggles and my breakthroughs and I will be open and honest in the process.   It is my hope that my readers will grow and learn through my experiences and insights.  As I heal my life, I hope that you will heal your lives as well!  I welcome your feedback and questions.    Let “the Healing Project” begin!

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