A New Year: Setting Goals and Peace of Mind

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The beginning of the holidays were heavily dusted with bah humbug for me. When it came to decorating and buying presents, I simply couldn’t muster any Santa spirit. I was truthful with my family about my mindset and so my brother became the de facto Santa. Thankfully, I have kids who accept my honesty and are old enough to appreciate the notion that the lack of a million wrapped presents under the tree has no bearing on their worth.

In spite of my missing mojo, the holidays turned out to be magical. We were all together under one roof and that was the only gift everyone really needed, although having a brother who filled in the gaps certainly helped.

Over the past few weeks I have been reflecting on the past and found some fabulous resources that I am loving and intend to apply in the coming year. I want to do things a bit differently by being more organized, rather than my usual as-the-spirit-moves-me approach. This decision to change things up is the result of a few things.

First, I was pondering the debacle that occurred over the Summer when my webinar was cancelled. In spite of handling things legally, I came to realize that I had shrink wrapped myself in fear and the experience caused me to contract myself, and my work over the last few months.

In doing some research, I came across the website of Dr. Gail Brenner and was instantly hooked. I found interesting ways to process, manage and even befriend fear. If you are struggling with fear holding you back, I highly recommend you check out her work.

Then, my inbox was flooded with emails regarding the benefits of setting goals, something I have never really undertaken in a serious manner. One of the programs resonated with me so I decided to pursue my dreams in a strategic and orderly fashion. Although I am a big fan of writing things down and journaling to discover the answers to our challenges, I have never had the stick-to-it ability to adhere to long-range goals. Instead they float in my head, and while I do achieve some of them, I think many get lost in the cracks.

If you are interested in setting audacious goals, and having a structure beneath them, you might want to check out this program. I have no affiliation with the company, I simply want to encourage others to soar with me.

I have also been searching for ways to integrate the stress of being a single parent and enhance my state of being. Most of the time my mediation, tapping and breath work do the trick but every now and again my mind grabs the wheel and off into the mental wilderness I go. After some research, I discovered the benefits of supplementing with Taurine and Holy Basil and have noticed a big difference. If stress is taking a toll on your life, or you suffer from anxiety, you might want to explore these two alternatives.

And, finally, I am loving my Rebounder. I have written about it before but now that I do it daily for twenty minutes, I have noticed BIG benefits in my balance, strength and body composition. I swear it has magic powers because I always notice a big shift in my mindset when I step off.

I hope these ideas might give you some inspiration for starting the new year off right.

I would love to hear what you are doing to set goals for a better future and manage the stress that comes with being an evolving human on the planet.

Happy New Year!

Sending love,


Who is Dianna Bonny?

Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.


  2 comments for “A New Year: Setting Goals and Peace of Mind

  1. January 5, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Hi Dianna,

    It’s a pleasure to meet you and look through your lovely site. What a surprise to be notified that you mentioned my work here! Thank you so much. My only concern is for people to know that they can always find a way out of their suffering. I appreciate your furthering that message.

    All best wishes and love,

    • Dianna Bonny
      January 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Hi Gail: Thank you so much for connecting. I absolutely love your work. It helped me so much during this past month to work through some old and rather fiesty fear! I came across you in a search trying to find a better way to handle it. Lucky me! I love the way your write about befriending fear and your videos are wonderfully instructive. My pleasure to share the wealth! Keep shining. xo

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