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Week 52 – Bon Voyage: Saying goodbye to 2008


We’ve had a lot of interest in the year long, Hay House live web event based on The Art of Extreme Self Care. Please note that your enrollment in the classes includes access to archives of the event, so if you are unable to make a class (or if you live in a part of the world that prevents you from attending a live class), you can always listen after the fact. The early bird special of $99 for the whole year ends after the first class (when the price goes to $199). For more info visit here.

On Sunday, January 4th, at 1pm, I’ll be attending a premier viewing of Wayne Dyer’s new movie, “From Ambition to Meaning” at the Unity on the River Church in Amesbury, MA. This movie is not a documentary. It’s a beautiful story about how people’s lives are changed when they’re challenged to face the reality of their choices. It’s a thought-provoking film that begs further discussion, so once we’ve all watched the movie together, I’ll facilitate a dialogue about what we’ve just seen. Please check Unity’s website this week for more details. You’ll find it here.

For those of you who are interested in my visit to Canyon Ranch at the end of January, you can learn more here.

I hope you have a wonderful week!



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Topic of the Week

Bon Voyage 2008!

I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to say goodbye to 2008. Although it’s been a year of tremendous growth and positive change, I’m ready for a fresh, new beginning where I can deepen my practice of extreme self care and establish a renewed sense of optimisim and hope for our collective future.

Before moving forward, however, I’ve learned from experience that it’s smart to look back for clues that will inform a successful, more awakened next year. To that end, here are a few questions I’ve been thinking about this week as I review 2008. I invite you to do the same:

  • If you had to pick a theme of growth for 2008, what would it be? What did you most need to learn? What changes have you made that let you know you got the lesson?
  • What one thing are you still beating yourself up about? Are you ready to do what it takes to put an end to this hurtful behavior? Okay, then. What do you need to do right now to get started?
  • What did you accomplish last year that made you feel good about yourself and how did you celebrate? If you didn’t celebrate, what will you do this week?
  • How was 2008 perfect for you? What happened, good or bad, that forced you to wake up and see your life with clarity and truth?

Finally, as you think back over the last year, take some time to think about the people who influenced your growth – the ones who hurt you and the ones who supported you – and, in your own private way, thank them for their contribution to your life.

That’s it for this final week. Get ready for a “Mighty Fine 2009!”

Take Action Challenge

Over the next week, while things are still fairly quiet and calm, take some time to answer the above questions in a notebook or journal. Use this ritual as an opportunity to say goodbye to the past and hello to a bright new year.

p.s. – If you’re in my neck of the woods, don’t forget to mark your calendar for Friday, January 16th at 7pm, where I’ll be joined by family and friends to launch my new book. This is always a special evening for me and I’d love to have you there. The event is sponsored by Jabberwocky Books in Newburyport, MA and there will be a $5 admission fee for those of you who choose to bring your own book (to help cover the cost of the event), or you can get in free with a purchase directly from Jabberwocky (before or during the event). To get tickets and/or to order your book, call (978) 465-9359.

Life Makeover For The Year 2008 (sm) is written and produced by Cheryl Richardson. If you have any questions or comments, or for reprint permission of this newsletter, please email:  Copyright 1999-2008. Cheryl Richardson, P.O. Box 13, Newburyport, MA 01950. All rights reserved.