5 Minute Process for a Much Happier New Year

I found an old newsletter from 2017 where I talked about two big intentions I had set for the Inca New Year in 2016 when I was in Machu Picchu for the Solstice. They seemed huge at the time. 

I wanted my book to come out and hit Amazon #1 and I wanted to have a committed, conscious relationship with a spiritually focused man. Two big things!

It had taken 6 years for my book to come out and I had been single for 7 years and there was no one on the horizon. But sure enough, that’s exactly what happened.

My book, “The Journey To Happy – How Embracing The Concept That Nothing Is Wrong Can Transform Your Life,” came out that year and not only did it hit Amazon #1, it made it in 5 categories and made International #1 in 4 countries.

And almost immediately after the book came out (2 weeks later to be exact), I met Richard. I have to admit that when I made the wish that year, I certainly thought that the wish for the book would be the most likely that would occur, because I had more control over that. But there we are in Machu Picchu in the photo above, one year after I made that wish – and now we just celebrated our 5th anniversary with a trip to Paris.

One year ago, I set two intentions that I was setting for the second year in a row: 

  1. To have the Second Edition of my book come out
  2. To complete the audio version of the book 

I wanted to do a second edition because I wanted to greatly add to the chapter on relationships — my life changed so much when I connected with Richard that I wanted my very personal book to reflect that. And over the years I’ve had so many people request the audio version of the book.

I spent all of 2021 trying to get both of those things done and it just didn’t happen. I spent a lot of time and energy trying to get them done, but looking back I see that I wasn’t practicing what I preach in the book. I was pushing. I was trying to “make it happen.” I wasn’t going with the flow… and I was even berating myself that I wasn’t getting it done.

I did something different for 2022 and that made all the difference.

I started out the year doing the 5-minute process I’m going to give you below. But I also did a session with one of my Practitioners, focused on clearing any energy that was blocking me. And sure enough, it worked.

The Second Edition of my book came out in June. And a few weeks ago, I completed the audio version of my book and it should be available within a month or so (I’ll keep you posted). 

Both processes just flowed in a huge way, especially doing the audio book. I set the intention that the perfect situation would come in and that’s exactly what happened.

As you start 2023, my prayer for you (and for myself and everyone I love) is that you can find the joy and ease of living a connected life. 

I did another session with one of my Practitioners yesterday and what came in was that I have to start living every day with the knowing of “Life Is Easy,” “Life Is Fun.” Wow!

I have to be honest with you that “Life Is Easy,” “Life Is Fun” is not what I think and feel 24 hours each day, especially when I’m feeling frustrated. But I believe with all my heart that’s how life is supposed to be. And I KNOW that the more we come into connection with the highest parts of ourselves, that’s how life can be. 

Don’t you find that when you feel happy and connected, life just flows in a wonderful way? And when you are frustrated and upset, things just get worse and worse? 

This is exactly what I talk about in my book and I give you 9 processes for helping you come into and stay in the higher energies of love and connection to live that kind of blissed out life. 

Plus you can get the Kindle version of the book for 99¢ — I priced it so that everyone can have access to it. I don’t make any money off the book because I want to spread this message to the world. You can get the book here on Amazon.

So let’s talk about 2023 and here’s the process I want you to do. Before you start, spend a few minutes thinking about and writing down all the things you accomplished in 2022 (and I think just getting through 2022 was a huge accomplishment) and all the things you’re grateful for. 

The process starts with gratitude for those things, because gratitude is the fastest gateway for bringing yourself into the higher energies of love and connection. 

Do this process:
Sit quietly, with your eyes closed and breathe deeply. Think about all you have to be grateful for (even the smallest things). As you think of each thing, really fill your heart with the energy of gratitude and appreciation. 

Then take a few minutes to write those things down. With that energy of gratitude behind it, sit quietly for a few more minutes and think of what you would love to have happen in 2023. See yourself in your mind’s eye as if it has already happened. 

What would you look like? How would you feel in your body? 

Start to feel waves of appreciation as if this has already happened.

Open your eyes and write down the things that you have asked for. Put your list some place where you will see it each day and you can energize it.

Think big — It’s amazing what can happen when you use the energy of gratitude and abundance. 

When you look at your list does it seem possible and doable? Or do you feel stuck and that these things are impossible? If you think they’re impossible, they will be and that means you need to do something about it. If you feel stuck, you need to do something to get unstuck.

If you want things to be different one year from now, contact us. Connect with one of our Soul Guides. They’ll dig deep and get at the root of what’s going on and starting the process of removing any blocks. Then they’ll custom design a retreat that can transform your life or your relationship.  

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Call us today at (928) 204-5988 or request a call from one of our Soul Guides and we’ll call you. And remember, we even work on Sunday, we’re here for you.



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Just a few spots left for our Egypt trip! March 9-22, 2023
Plus a 5-day add-on to Jordan & Petra (March 4-10)

Here’s your chance to go on this trip of a lifetime, but you must act fast!

I’m even more excited than usual (and remember, this will be my 23rd trip to Egypt!) because I’m finally taking a group to Jordan and Petra!

I went there the first time in 1983 and I’ve always wanted to go back. This is an optional add-on to the trip.


In Egypt, we go to all the must see places:

  • The Great Pyramid (including 2 hours of private time just for our group for ceremony)
  • The Sphinx (where we have special admission to do ceremony between the paws of the Sphinx — this is closed to the general public)
  • Temple Complex of Karnak
  • Luxor Temple (which we see lit up at night — it’s other worldly!)
  • Abu Simbel (the largest statues in the world)
  • The Egyptian Museum (to see the complete King Tut exhibit and all the other treasures)

And we go to places that the average tourist doesn’t go to, with special admissions provided for our group.

  • Tomb of King Tut
  • Tomb of Ramses VI
  • Tomb of Seti I
  • Isis Temple at Philae
  • Hathor Temple at Dendera
  • Horus Temple at Edfu
  • Kom Ombo (dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and Horus)
  • The Temple of Abydos
  • The Osirion (to see the Flower of Life)
  • Tomb of Queen Nefertari (which is so incredibly beautiful it’s called “The Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt”)

And now for the first time, we’ve decided to do a 5-day add-on to Jordan and Petra in between the two trips, so that people from each trip can experience these amazing places!

We’ll be going to Petra to see one of the most spectacular places on Earth, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and Jerash.

Petra was one of the most important cities on the ancient trading routes of the Middle East back in the 1200’s. And then it faded into obscurity and for many years people in the West thought it didn’t even exist, that it was a kind of Shangri La that was mystical and not real.

But in the 1800s, a Westerner disguised himself as a Bedouin and was taken there. It was re-discovered and became known as “The Lost City.” Now it’s become a Unesco World Site, because it is so extraordinary.

Do you remember the ending of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”? This is the one where Sean Connery plays Indiana’s father. Towards the end of the movie they are taken to this mystical place where the Holy Grail has been kept for millennia (that part isn’t true).

At the very end, we see them riding off into the sunset away from this incredible place. Here’s a picture that shows the incredible stone structure, and why this place is called “the Rose City.”

In addition to Petra, we’ll visit Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, and Jerash.

Jerash is considered one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. It’s just an astoundingly amazing place. We’ll be at a resort at the Dead Sea, and I’m having a massage and a mud bath!

Get all the information on the Jordan and Petra add-on here.

Is Egypt calling you? For all the information on our Egypt trip, click below.

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If you’d like to go on one or both of these trips, YOU MUST ACT NOW!

Please note: The Jordan add-on is an add-on to either the First Egypt trip or the Second Egypt Trip, it is not a separate trip.

Read testimonials from all the years we’ve gone to Egypt here.

If you have more questions, email me at [email protected].

If you already know you want to go, place your deposit today for the Egypt trip.

Click here for the Petra add-on.

Or call me at (928) 204-5988 – I love talking about Egypt!

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I hope you’ll join us!

Wishing you a week filled with wished fulfilled!

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