Days of awe(some)

It’s Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, but you don’t have to be Jewish to make a fresh start and take these lessons to heart:

Reflect.  Look back on the past year—goals accomplished, wishes fulfilled, dreams not quite realized. Did you expand your emotional horizons or remain stuck in old patterns? How can you move forward, be better, do more now and in the days to come?

Forgive. “Sorry” may be the hardest word (just ask Hillary Clinton), but in the ten “days of awe” between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), it’s all about apologies and granting forgiveness, of wiping the slate clean of errors, disappointments, resentments and hurts. Letting go can be liberating. It frees the heart and opens it to greater love.

Re-commit. To friendships, families, your community and—if you’re a believer—a higher power.  Find ways to “repair your world” starting with just one individual or cause. As we approach 2016, maybe there’s a candidate who speaks to you. Or an advocacy group. Contribute your time and talents and start a ripple effect of good.

Eat! It wouldn’t be a holiday without a feast. Love your body with good foods that love you back and enable you to be your best and most awesome { self }.

Wishing all One Girl fans and readers of the blog a sweet and happy year.