Join Our End of Year Trueing Ritual!
Join me Friday, January 12 from 12 to 4:30pm ET
For the experience formerly known as Annual “Planning”Day
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This is Not a Time to Plan
The gift of the New Year is NOT the opportunity to map out your coming year for greater success. Blah blah yadda yadda.
The gift is taking this time of year to know and love yourself more deeply.
To pause to recognize the richness of YOU and of the life you lived the past year, so you aren’t making plans based on feeling like you fell short and you have to make up for that.
The opportunity is to take the year’s turning to True more deeply — to claim more fully who you are, what you bring to the table, and what’s really yours to do.
So that plan or not, you step into the New Year with more grounded feet, with a soft and solid belly, and with a full heart ready to bring a fuller expression of the gift that is you to the world, whatever form that takes.
I have ALWAYS been a fan of New Year rituals.
But let’s be honest.
Some of those rituals ratchet up your anxiety and the pressure to perform. They fill your brain with lists and charts and calendars all of which screams “you better get moving, sluggo!” (And confession: it’s possible in the last 20 years that some earlier versions of my Annual Planning Day contributed to this :-().
Mental ideas of what we should do and when we should do it rarely match reality: our capacity, the demands of our lives, the unexpected, the subtle moment by moment signals of where we need to put our focus. So elaborate New Year’s plans and “commitments” are often a big, hairy set up for failure and disappointment.
The truth is you need to move into the New Year as YOU. Not as some hyper-realized Marvel version of you who doesn’t have all the human struggles that you do.
So what really makes a difference in how you step in to 2024 is feeling closer to YOU, more in love with YOU, more cognizant of all the things you are already doing well, and closer and more connected to what matters, to what you feel in your body is your next step (and really, who knows what step comes after that?).
The opportunity of the New Year is the chance to pause, reflect, and recenter in your own sense of what is right and True for you. Which is your most powerful place to move from.
That why I’ve evolved this End of Year Ritual into what it is now: a Ritual to help you True so you are inspired to bring the best and sweetest of who you are forward.
(Which is why after some 20 years, I am FINALLY ditching the Annual “Planning” Day name.)
Come join me for two powerful hands-on work days to complete this past year and set the course for the New Year.
You — the Complex, Creative Soul Who Wants to Chart a True Path this Lifetime
You want your life to be sweet, rich, fulfilling.
You want to make the most of this lifetime. Do what you came here to do and enjoy the ride.
As we approach the end of the year, you may be feeling all kinds of things: anxiety that you haven’t done all the things you thought you’d do or become who you thought you’d become, and tenderness as you envision the New Year and all the possibilities it might hold for you.
If you’re secretly relieved when I suggest that you don’t have to set big, hairy, audacious goals, or set quarterly goals and weekly checklists in order to move into the New Year with a whole heart and new energy to step out and express your magic, then you’ll love the End of Year Trueing Ritual.
If past New Year’s processes have left you feeling strung out, pressured to perform, or fearful of falling short, this is the place you’ll get to experience something different and more nourishing.
If you like to dream, if you love those moments when you realize “damn, I’m good” and let that propel you out, you’ll love what we experience together in these two powerful days.
Not “Planning” But Something Better
For years, this event was called the Annual “Planning” Day. The quotes were meant to signify that it wasn’t really planning we were doing.
But things have evolved far enough it’s time for a new name.
Humans are really bad at forecasting the future. So traditional plans where we set goals, break them down, and then map out what we’ll do each quarter or what we need to do each week don’t tend to be useful after the first few weeks of the year.
Planning in the traditional sense doesn’t work well in a time when we are dealing with changes and curve balls we could never anticipate – personal or collective.
What does work is to know who you are and what you bring to the table and to build skills to help you navigate moment-to-moment by what is True for you instead of what-you-think-you-should-be-doing or even worse what-someone-told-you-you-should-be-doing.
What’s True for us is usually lying in plain sight, but if we don’t take time to collect the pieces, examine them, and claim them as ours, we miss them.
This ritual has two parts: doing a deep review and experiential digestion of the Year that Was, pausing for a moment, and then charting where you’re called to go next.
We Start with Our Year-End Review
So this is one of my very favorite things to do.
It seems so simple and yet it brings such richness.
Sometimes we leave the old year like we leave a bad date. Scurrying away and on to the next thing because we don’t like what we see. Sweeping it behind us instead of pausing to see what it might teach us.
But I promise that whatever this year brought you—good, bad, inconceivable – pausing to reflect and digest will leave you feeling stronger, more confident, and more able to step into what’s more True.
I believe deeply that pausing, stepping back from our busy lives, and asking and answering big, deep questions helps us move forward more powerfully and more effectively.
It reduces the risk that we shoot off in unhelpful directions, or invest too much in not-right-for-us projects that someone told us was the right thing to do.
It connects us with our own magnificence, our own wisdom, our own clarity.
It reinforces that we can steer our own ship.
How The Year End Review Day Works
On Friday, December 15th, you will:
- Reflect on what this year brought you and what you need to make peace with
- Tell the Story of Your 2023
- Distill the Wisdom Instilled in you this year that will enrich what you do next year
- Call in the Qualities you want to bring into the coming year (our famous intuitive Word Association exercise)
Then you’ll have three weeks to enjoy the holidays, retreat or reflect, and dream a bit before we meet to look ahead to the New Year.
If you don’t attend live, you will have access to the recordings and the workbook.
Chart Your True Path
Once you’ve had a chance to digest all the goodness and make peace with the hardness of the year that is ending, we turn to what’s next.
When it comes to moving out into the world in a way that feeds your soul, nothing matters more than Trueing — than feeling and finding your way to the path that is yours and to your Innate Process for moving through the world.
More powerful than goals is anchoring in to all the things that make you you.
Remembering who you are and what you bring to the table.
How the Chart Your True Path Day works
- define, reconnect to or refine the True Spirit of Your Work, the animating energy behind all you do, the thing YOU most want to feel and experience and what you want others to experience through your work
- define, reconnect to, or refine your True Wisdom. The lived experience you carry that shapes your Innate Process and shapes what you offer the world
- tell the truth about desire and what brings you alive and letting that guide your efforts and just-right risk taking
- shape your journey through just right structure (probably less than you think it needs), support, and specificity so you can flow your way forward rather than push
How Both Days Will Flow
We’ll meet at the top of each hour on Zoom for 15-20 minutes to connect and share.
In between Zoom sessions, you’ll have a workbook to guide you through the process. You’ll have the rest of the hour to work on the given assignment, feeling supported knowing there are lots of kindred souls working alongside of you.
If you need to show up late or leave early, you can use the workbook to catch up or work on your own.
The event will be recorded and recordings will be posted within the week. You will have access to the workbook and the recordings for some time after the event.
But I gotta say, there is magic in being there live so plan to be there for as much of the day as you can.
The Monies – What Makes Good Sense for You
You choose what you pay for the End of Year Trueing Ritual.
Over the years, I’ve structured this a number of ways from free but only to my clients, to charging for workbooks and access to recordings.
I love leading this event, and it does require a good amount of my time and presence and admin support to make it happen and to include what we include. I’d love for our exchange in this to be balanced.
First, decide if this is an experience you want to have. If so, then come on board!
Then, take a moment to feel into what’s right to give in exchange for this experience. Don’t worry about getting it perfect. I will circulate an email after the event in case you decide that you’d like to contribute more, which I am grateful that people do.
- The SUGGESTED payment for the full End of Year Trueing Ritual is $360. This is the price that reflects a reasonable exchange for the energy and effort I put in to this event, as well as the goodness it provides. (Contributions above $360 help subsidize those who contribute less.)
- The REQUESTED minimum payment is $180. This helps to cover my admin and some of my time for the event. If contributing at this level would prevent you from joining us, you may pay less.
- The following people are invited to participate for free:
- 2023 private clients
I look forward to having you on board!
Join me Friday, December 15 and Friday, January 12 from noon to 4:30pm ET
Suggested Payment: $360
Reigster by Thursday, December 7, and you can join us on Friday, December 8 from noon to 3:30pm ET for our bonus time to work together on our Year-end Inventories!