Reflect. Remember. Release.

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The New Year is merely days away. Another year about to wrap and a new beginning to emerge.

As I scroll through the social media, I see a lot of ‘2018 was hard, let’s hurry up and move on already.’ I can relate—2018 was challenging for nearly everyone I know, including myself. This is real, raw, and true.

However, before we push all this hard away, let’s look it in the eye. Courage is a practice that asks us to look both joy and challenge directly in the eye, extract the learnings, consciously carrying forward what serves and releasing the rest to truly move forward unencumbered with our old nonsense.


  • Reflection is essential for progress of any kind, otherwise we take unconscious, blind, or scattered action rather than focused, strategic steps forward.

  • To remember actually means to return to ourselves — to re-member — our wholeness and return to the core of who we are and what we really desire.

  • To release is to surrender and open ourselves up to what is meant for us rather than clinging to what is not. Let’s engage this practice together.

the exercise

  • What has 2018 taught me? What have I learned? What have I loved about this year?

  • How have I become more myself this year?

  • What do I really, really want?

  • What patterns are serving me? What patterns need to be restored or created?

  • How do I want 2019 to be different?

  • .What will I release and leave behind? How will I respond when/if it rises up again?

  • What will I carry with me into 2019 from this year?

  • How will I intentionally practice my courage in 2019?

  • How will I create a practice of courage that I love?


When we desire a result without practice, our intentions, efforts, and motivation wane rather quickly. However, when we fall in the love with the practice itself, the results are an empowering byproduct to a deeply meaningful experience. Whatever your approach to turning the New Year page, I invite you to get intentional about the practice itself.

Forever with you in the practice, friends,

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An intuitive leadership and life coach for 14 years and founder of The Courage Practice, Tonyalynne Wildhaber coaches individuals, leaders, coaches, and soulful entrepreneurs to make friends with their courage. Using a unique approach of integrating wisdom with strategy, she partners with you to step into your highest potential and transform your abundance and life from the inside out.

Tonyalynne is a frequent contributor to Forbes and Thrive Global. She is head-over-heels in love with the Pacific Northwest, loves iced coffee in all weather, and is attempting to train a dog named Ollie.


Courage in practice continuously transforms Tonyalynne’s own life in countless ways. She believes in the power of its practice and its connection to living out our highest purpose and for navigating challenge and transition with greater ease. She loves collaborating with others in cultivating their own unique practice of courage and welcomes such connection with you. Click here to book a complimentary consultation to begin exploring the possibilities together.