By Wendy Crawford
2016 was definitely not my favorite year. It was a year of challenges, injuries, shockers and even sadly, some losses. In speaking with many of my friends, not everyone had a year like this but there is a general consensus that we couldn’t wait for 2016 to be over.
I've heard everything from "The stars are not aligned", “There is negative energy in the air” to “The universe is not happy”. (As I am writing this, my leg is twitching due to the fact I broke my hip a few weeks ago and my computer just locked up - sigh!)
So how do we cleanse the negativity? What do we do to make 2017 our best year yet?
Well, I do know that I cannot realign the stars nor cheer up the entire universe. I can, however, reflect on these difficult times and dig deep to see what I can glean for the years to come. I do believe it is true that we need to go through darkness, in order to see and appreciate the light.
Probably the most heartbreaking moment for me this year was losing my beloved golden retriever, Summer, just before Christmas.