The most valuable lesson I have learned is that the most meaningful journey is the inner journey.

Wishing You Wellness

A New Year’s affirmation for 2024

Jean Edelman: Great to be with you today. Gosh, we are at the end of the year already and I wanted to talk about the word “wish” because it is the time of the year that we reflect and we wish for things in the new year. And when we wish, we’re actually putting intentions out into our universe.

And so today I’m going to make a lot of wishes. I wish for peace. I wish for all of us to understand that life comes from us, whatever that it is. In that moment, each day we are putting that out into the world. I wish for all of us to understand that life is for us. We need the twists and the turns and the bumps and the bruises to know ourselves better. The goal is to understand that there is learning in it all, and the lessons are in those bumps and bruises.

I wish for us to embrace our self-care, understanding that our sleep is important. Drinking water is important. Incorporating some plant-based foods into our diet, enjoying movement each day, embracing nature, using our journaling and using our tapping when the emotions are getting a little rough. And always remember to speak with a professional when we can’t really figure things out.

I wish for us to embrace our beautiful bodies and connect the dots that we are what we eat, we are what we expose ourselves to. And all of these little, little puzzle pieces affect our long-term health. I wish for us to respect and care for our immune system. It is the backbone of our health. Have time to rest and reset and restore as a daily practice. Don’t overload our system with too much food or alcohol or overstimulation. And stopping eating three hours before we go to bed. Because, did you know that our sleep is the most important time? Because that’s when our body and our immune system is restoring and resetting.

I wish for us to understand that we can make small changes each and every day to improve our health and mental well-being.

And I wish for us to understand that life is not stagnant. It ebbs. It flows just like the ocean. I know that you have many wishes in the New Year, and I hope that you’ll sit and you’ll write them down, and you’ll have time to reflect and put these wishes and intentions out into the new year for you and your family.

And so my word of the week is Wish.

The W is for We. We are one human species. We are one humanity, and we are together on this planet. We need to take care of each other. We need to understand that we are all connected and our actions are felt all over the world.

The I is for Imbue, to infuse, to instill those around us with our love, our kindness, and our gratitude. Because that’s what makes the world go round.

The S is for Savvy, perceptive, and wise. If we take the time to get quiet, to listen, we are extremely savvy about what we need. And the practice is to tune in.

And the H is for Help, to aid and assist, because we cannot do any of this life alone. We need each other and so have fun making your wishes for the New Year. Have a wonderful, wonderful week.

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