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By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC

The glorious new year is upon us, and with it comes that sweet, hopeful energy of new beginnings, fresh starts, and perhaps if we are lucky, dreams realized. A new year awakens us to, above all else, a sense of possibility. Maybe, just maybe, I can meet some of my heart’s deepest longings. Maybe, just maybe, what felt unsurmountable last year can be a challenge I accomplish this time around. A new year always brings whispers of hope. Whispers we must listen carefully to, and be prepared to honor and respect. In other words, “When hope whispers, align with it!” Let this be a mantra you embrace at the start of 2019. It is one I created that has empowered many of my coaching clients to see their lives shine ’n soar. 

Perhaps, more than any other time of the year, the month of January opens before us like a grand, spacious ballroom inviting us to dance our finest steps, to create a new masterpiece of our lives. The simple turn of the calendar can empower even the most timid of souls to suddenly believe a bit more in themselves and in one’s ability to make something amazing happen. The beginning of another year gifts us the blessing of feeling like we have what it takes. Did you catch that? You do. You have what it takes. The turn of a new year gently nudges us into applying, in crystal-clear sharp focus, our skills, abilities, and talents in the direction of our sweet, glorious desires. And hope rises. 

I encourage you, dear reader, to powerfully align with the tender whispers you hear right NOW within the depths of your being. Make your relationship with yourself and with your longings your top priority. Whatever has surfaced in the way of desires, and has taken a seat at the table of your consciousness, is demanding attention. Do not dismiss as silly, frivolous, or insignificant those daydreams, longings, or fantasy thoughts about what could be in your life. Create time and space to align with the energy, people, things and dreams that are calling to you. Listen to each and every whisper. Hear them as powerful soul messages harkening you forward in exactly the grace-inspired direction you need to head. Happy New Year!


Get Unstuck. Be Unstoppable. SOAR!

Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC

Life Empowerment Coaching, LLC