Setting the tone for a fresh 2016

Happy New Year!!!!  I hope everyone survived the festivities the last few days, and I pray all will have a great 2016!!!

Typically, at the end of each year, I spend some time planning my life for the next year; developing goals, creating budgets, writing out my needs/wants/desires assessment, and planning how I can work/volunteer/enjoy my next year in existence (Lord willing).  This December, however, I decided to take a “non-traditional” approach in clearing my mind and planning for 2016 by taking up a session w/ my friend Launa Kliever, an amazing woman who I had the pleasure of working with in 2015 through the Festival of Ideas’ “Political City Committee”.  Launa’s spirit and intellect on our committee propelled us to create a program that will potentially improve Dallas by educating our leaders (but I’ll leave that for another blog post).

Launa’s approach to focus on social healing and understanding your energy to channel your thoughts and actions is a different, yet refreshing, way for me to prepare for new tasks I desire to tackle.  This required me to do something I’m SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE with:  being quiet, meditating, studying/focusing on my body, and listen to it.  It’s something that, though foreign to me, was refreshing.  I also had amazing dialoges with Launa as she was a sounding board for anything I wanted to talk about.  This is very different from my “external” planning assessments, as I typically try to find external factors to dictate my internal feelings; this allows me to hear from inside so I can understand what to feed myself to be the best “Matt” I can be…

It was an amazing session and I wish everyone who has a desire to understand who to maximize your inner-being contact her.   Yes, this can be different… but will be well worth it!  You can visit her on website, and tell her I sent you!

I wish blessings and prosperity to all in 2016!

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