Gratitude and Journal Prompts for the New Year

Happy New Year!

It’s New Year’s Eve and I am writing to you in gratitude. I am thankful for each of you and I wish for you all that you are wishing for yourself for this brand new year — for these twelve whole new months.

Instead of creating New Year’s resolutions, this year I will be journaling with these prompts that seem to illicit a deeper, more contemplative and authentic response. Perhaps you’ll join me?

I first start with a recounting of this past year. This is when I take stock and gain some of understanding of what I experienced.

In 2012, I experienced these changes…

In 2012, I accomplished…

When I think of this past year, I am thankful for…

In 2012, I noticed these things about how I think, reason, and relate to concepts and ideas…

In 2012, I learned these things about my body…

In 2012, my heart told me…

In 2012, I expanded in these ways…

The second phase of this process involves looking ahead, but keeping the present moment in mind at the same time.

As I move in 2013, I bring with me these skills and gifts…

From this moment forward, I wish to change…

When I enter a new year with my body in mind, I discover…

When stepping into 2013, these three words come to mind when I ask myself what I want to feel…

When I meditate on the word DESIRE, what comes up for me is…

In 2013, I wish to nurture and cultivate…

I have twelve new months ahead of me. Starting from now, each day is…

Here’s to a year full of peace, abundance, authenticity, and self-care!

cheers,
Courtney (and Selkie the cat)


p.s. My schedule for January and February may be a little unusual this year because I am getting married and then honeymooning on Maui. Yay for Love!  You may wish to inquire about appointment times earlier than usual so I can be sure I will be able to see you during your most optimal times.

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About Courtney Putnam

I first came to healing work through art and writing. Creating collage art and poetry in particular allowed me to deeply understand the benefit of self-expression in the healing process. But, I also began to see the benefit of bodywork (manual work in the form of massage and energywork in the form of Reiki) as keys to unlocking the emotional stresses we hold in our bodies. I became a Reiki practitioner in 2002, received an MFA in Creative Writing in 2003, received my massage license in the spring of 2006, and became a Reiki Master in 2010. In my practice I bring together these three areas -- the body, the mind, and the spirit (or energy body) -- so others may experience profound and positive change in their lives.
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