HiPPiE WiTCH : Bringing The Best Of 2013 Into The New Year...

What big lessons did you learn in 2013? Did you find a cool new recipe, workout routine or meditation style? Any good book or TV series get their hooks into you? Maybe you started working with a new Goddess or keeping a garden?

I think that it's just as important to honor the gifts of the year past as it is to release old hurts & habits, and that's what this episode of HiPPiE WiTCH is all about. It's the first show of the New Year, and I aim to kick things off with a smile :O)

Here are some of the things that I'll be taking with me into 2014, from the spiritual to the mundane...

Robert Ohotto's concept of transforming fate into destiny... I had been a fan of his radio show, Soulconnexions, for quite a while when I finally went out & bought a copy of his book, Transforming Fate Into Destiny. I do not share his beliefs about our soul choosing our fate before we are born, although I am open to that as a possibility & think it's a lovely concept. What does really resonate with me is the way he discusses transforming that fate into destiny. I had a series of Aha Moments reading that book & they continue to inform my perspective. 

Paleo Recipes!!! I have been eating a whole foods diet for many years, thus SAD To SEXY. So- you would think that I'd have gotten hip to the awesomeness of Paleo Recipes sooner. But- nope. 2013 was the year that I really got into the magick of paleo. Paleo Recipes make eating real food, whole food straight from Mother Earth a tasty adventure. So- have I gone paleo??? I dunno. I'm not too keen on labeling myself that way, but I do know that I love to make & create Paleo Recipes & will be doing much more of it in 2014. (Fave Paleo Recipe Creatrix : Melissa Joulwan, author of Well Fed)

Debbie Macomber is an author that I didn't expect to enjoy, but I'm glad I stumbled upon her this past summer. I used to think that books like hers weren't edgy or cool enough- they were maybe something for my mother's generation. And- I did, in fact, buy a copy of her book, The Inn At Rose Harbor, for my mother, my mother-in-law, and my step mother for Christmas, but that's only after I myself enjoyed it so thoroughly. Her writing has a simple charm. It's cozy & sweet & makes a nice retreat from the stresses of this super-charged, "edgy & cool", modern world. The Inn At Rose Harbor is the first in a new series, and it takes place in Cedar Cove, which was home to another series she did earlier. So- yeah... maybe I'm losing some of my edge? Is that such a bad thing? Regardless, this year, I will definitely be spending more time in Cedar Cove.

Leading A Spirit-Led Life. This is a concept that I really got into in the spring of 2013 when I read (er- listened to) Tosha Silver's Outrageous Openness, and it just stuck. I think about living a Spirit-Led day, week, life all the time now, and, I have to say, it has had a profound impact on the choices I make & the amount of time I spend tuning into my own intuition, synchronicity & Life's mysterious little signs.

Shea Butter... Oh, Shea Butter, how I love thee! This stuff is miracle food for your skin. In it's raw, unrefined state, it will moisturize, soften, reduce wrinkles & kick acne's butt like nobody's business. It's also rumored to stimulate collagen production. LOVE. THIS. STUFF.

Instagram. I am obsessed! This was a discovery that I made at the very end of 2013, so it's still pretty new to me. Of course, I knew what Instagram is, but you can't really grasp the full range of it's awesomeness until you get yourself an account, post regularly & put a few key hashtags to work. I started my account to track my journey with the #Whole30 &, of course, #SadToSexy is my favorite hashtag. So far... I may be the only person using it! #LOL.

HiPPiE WiTCH : Magick For A New Age... I love my lil' radio show! It is a challenge to show up every Tuesday at noon with new material, but it is a challenge that I enjoy. It has given some structure to what I do & it is sooo much easier to call into BlogTalkRadio than it is to set up, shoot & edit a video. Plus, I've met the most amazing people over the airwaves. So YAY to more podcasting in 2014!!!

So.... What about YOU??? 
What would you like to take with you from 2013 into this new year?