Answer these 7 revealing and enlightening year-end questions to Review your 2021 and Renew in 2022.
The Feast of the Epiphany was celebrated in my childhood home. It’s the day the Three Kings finally reached the Baby Jesus with their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. A cake was baked with a charm in it. Whoever got the charm in their slice was King or Queen for the day.
While we can’t share a Three Kings cake, I can share a gift that I received from Sam Horn several years ago that has proved to be the Queenliest.
Sam calls it her Review-Preview year-end Questions, a most revealing and enlightening experience during this season of reflection and renewal. I sat with members of my family last week and answered the 7 questions below. We then took turns reading our answers. Most years I have done it by myself.
I am sharing the questions along with my answers in the hopes that you too take a few minutes to review 2021 and preview 2022. Here’s to your having an epiphany – a moment of sudden revelation or insight.
Jessica Badonsky, Nurse Practitioner, healer, and great listener had an amazing impact on my body, mind, and spirit.
As grateful as I am for the COVID vaccine, I was not feeling good after my 2nd shot. My stomach was churning and I had deep muscle aches around my right hip. A friend thought Jessica could help me over Zoom. She listened and made two life-changing suggestions.
The first was to do the ProLon Fast Mimicking Program for five days to help reset my body. I felt much better after the fast and was beyond pleased with myself for being able to do it at all.
The second was to meditate with her, focusing on my stomach. Through meditation, I gained profound insight about my lifelong tummy aches and how I developed an inconsistent trust of my gut. A chubby girl, nicknamed Nellie Belly, I had a loathing of my fat tummy that followed me into adulthood. It made me discount or question my gut reactions in business and relationships. The experience prompted me to write a book chapter called “Trust Your Gut or Hate Her Guts” which will be available in 2022.
Thank you, Jessica.
I changed by incorporating Prolon fasting every two months into my health regimen, as a result, I am lighter and stronger and now trust my gut.
Because of Covid, I spend more time alone. At first, it made me sad but I have developed a habit of introspection that has allowed me to write my story and make art in a way that has surprised and pleased me.
Regularly looking at myself on ZOOM was difficult at first. A veteran of hundreds of TV interviews I was constantly scrutinizing my face, hair, and posture. To combat the feeling of being too much or not enough, I adopted a regular habit of looking at myself in the mirror and on ZOOM without judgment. Now I look at myself with appreciation. I feel beautiful much of the time.
I launched the “Business Hell to CEO Heaven Online Course” with the guidance of Destinee Berman and my amazing team, including Alexandra Merlino, Margery Miller, Dr. Sandi Webster, Libby Ladu and Dr. Faith Brown. Together we reorganized all the materials and learning from the “Count Me In” and “Make Mine a Million $ Business” programs to deliver a powerful business growth experience to the first class of ambitious students. More to come in 2022.
I learned that I am a good writer and with guidance from Sam Horn, have written hundreds of pages of a book. I’m calling it “REVEAL”. Looking forward to publishing in 2022 and contributing my story as we all forge new paths into our 50’s, 60’s and beyond.
I’m working in a revolutionary art medium – collage – and have produced amazing pieces this year of VP Kamala Harris, Dr. Faith Brown, my mother, my sister Claire, nieces Maggie and Allison, and myself as the Pope. In 2022 I plan to produce more pieces including one of Dr. Joan Fallon and am writing about my art which will be included in my book.
I broke my nose in a fall on July 4th. It was extremely painful and slowed me down for months because I couldn’t wear my glasses for more than a few minutes at a time.
The experience made me more conscious of my every move. I am grateful to my family, friends and all the health care professional and healers who helped speed my recovery. At 68 years old, it was the first time I have ever been in the back of an ambulance. I am grateful for my good health and good fortune.
Best TV is “How to Get Away with Murder” I couldn’t read without my glasses but I could watch TV which I had not done in years. Viola Davis’s performance was riveting in every episode. Her portrayal of a powerful, brilliant, vulnerable, pragmatic and generous woman is unlike anything I have ever seen.
Best Book “Rodham” by Curtis Sittenfeld. Imagine Hillary without Bill. Giving up the man she loved and refusing to marry him because she knew he was a philanderer. That is what happens in the book.
Best Movie “Sing II” Great animation and music. My favorite character, Rosita, came through again as a leader and team player. This sequel is incredible. Joyful.
I am grateful for my health. I recently had the best physical ever of my adult life. Being in good health means I can do all the courses, writing, and art that I want to contribute to the world. I get to spend more time with family, colleagues, and friends just having fun.
Answer these 7 powerful questions and, like me, you will be more clear as you prepare for 2022! And if you need any business support or advice, click here to email us a question.