LifePlan Reads: The Year of Yes

LifePlan Reads The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

From time to time, I'd love to share some terrific resources with you here on the blog that may help you on your journey. Today I'm sharing a little about my experience reading The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. Enjoy!


What are you going to "say yes" to this fall?

It’s not a rhetorical question. I want you to consider what part of your lifeplan you’re going to go balls to the wall with as we move toward the end of 2017.

With summer coming to a close, now is a great time to make an end-of-year commitment to live your life purpose. At least, that's the mode I’m stepping into. I would love to link arms with a few friends who are ready to push past average, end dissatisfaction, and live well.

For the first half of 2017, I spent a lot of time saying no. I quit my role in two organizations that no longer aligned with my life purpose. I got rid of relationships that were sucking me dry. And told myself I would no longer look in the mirror and hate what I saw. In short, I decided I was going to actually live out my lifeplan with no apologies. It’s been painful, challenging, risky and exciting all at the same time, and I’ve never felt better. As I look ahead to the fall, I am lighter, freer, funnier, and wiser than I’ve ever been and it feels heavenly. You should have a margarita with me. I’m a good time. 😉

That's why I wanted take a moment to share this book with you. Reading The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes catalyzed my commitment to re-up and say yes to my lifeplan. The memoir is a fly-on-the-wall view of Rhimes' courageous steps toward health. It’s one of the most delightful books I’ve devoured in a while. If only to enjoy the acclaimed tv writer's eloquence in action, it’s worth picking up as an end of summer beach read. She talks about the reality of "having it all", the challenges of parenthood, the loss of relationships and more. Most importantly she talks about making the decision to stop letting life happen to you, and saying yes to the life we're meant to live. 

The Year of Yes certainly left me saying yes yes yes and energized to make real changes to move closer to my life pathway. It feels fantastic. And I want you to experience this same momentum. As a result, I am committed to helping you double-down on your lifeplan strategies to see real change.

So, I’ll ask again. What do you need to say yes to this fall?

What step from your lifeplan do you need to take toward health? Are you ready to start reaping the satisfaction that comes from living on purpose? Shoot me an email at with a quick note on a change you’re hoping to integrate into your life. I’d love to cheer you on and find ways to support you. Best of luck as you say yes!

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