I hope you’ve been getting some rest and finding time to reflect on 2020. In my last couple of Monday newsletters I’ve been sharing how I reflect on a year. I’ve described several of the phases of this reflection - there are many!
Today I’ll share one more element of this process. This is a Phase I call, “What came and what went.” I like lists. I love making them, listening to them, reading them. So for “What came,” I make lists of what I read, favorite shows, new discoveries, favorite meals, new music I discovered, and so on.
When I reflect on “What went,” I reflect on what I let go of: clutter in my home, friendships that were no longer nourishing, mental models that no longer serve me. This is also an empowering phase as it often reveals ways that I grew.
Finally, I ask myself: What else do I want to let go of from 2020? What else do I want to release before the new year starts? This year there is a lot to let go of! Yes, I write it all down - and then if possible, I also go to a river, lake, creek or ocean - and I speak what I want to release into that body of water. I’ll be doing this tomorrow - standing in front of the Pacific Ocean saying things like, “Goodbye to all the fear from 2020!” Yup. That’s how I roll.
In order for there to be space for something new - like 2021 - there needs to be a clearing. I’m actually really excited about 2021. In Bright Morning, we have so many new ways for you to connect with us in a deeper and more meaningful way. I’m hopeful that this year will be better for all of us.
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What's New with Bright Morning
On the Bright Morning Podcast:This week we’re replaying one of our favorite episodes from season one of the podcast. In this episode Elena talks to Garret Bucks, an educator and organizer of white people looking to organize their friends, neighbors and colleagues for racial equity. Elena and Garret explore the role of white people and how to leverage the tools of Transformational Coaching in this moment of creation where we have the ability to reimagine a better, more just world.
This episode is for you if:
You identify as white, know other white people and are looking for ways to dismantle white supremacy.
You’re curious about how Transformational Coaching can be leveraged in all areas of your life.
A dose of hope for a better future and practical tips for how to engage in conversations that bridge our divides sounds great.