As part of a new family tradition we started last year, we hit the road towards the desert for a retreat to a place where we can appreciate nature, be away from the distractions of our everyday life, and be together to meditate on our plans for the year before us. This year we selected a getaway retreat in Joshua Tree, California to spend three quality days "off the grid," so to speak.  

We made the conscious decision to use this special time to reflect on all we are grateful for, be outside and breathe fresh air, meditate in the silence of the desert, cook healthy clean food, relax and read, and talk about our hopes, dreams, and goals for 2016 and beyond. Our intention in going on this New Year retreat is not only to relax and recharge, but also to mindfully release our joint desires to the universe with the hope that the energy we express will manifest into reality.

I hope that whatever your plans are for the New Year, you experience a sense of renewal + rejuvenation and are inspired to release your intentions to the universe. May your New Year be filled with health + wellness, and may you shine and share your light.