New Beginnings

“This is a wonderful day. I have not seen this one before.” – Maya Angelou

It’s December and time to celebrate!  We’ve made it through 2022 and all the challenges!  Now we have the opportunity to begin fresh in 2023!  This is the perfect time of year to do this as we are entering the Winter Solstice and the holiday season.

December 21st is the shortest day of the year, and is a time of new beginnings, rebirth, transformation, getting rid of unwanted habits, and creativity.  So bring out a journal or piece of paper and have some fun by answering these questions:

  • What am I grateful for?  (Gratitude will raise your vibration and open up your creativity!)
  • What have I accomplished that I’m excited about?
  • What have I learned?
  • What do I want to release?
  • What would I like more of in 2023?
  • What is the one thing I’m afraid of, but I know if I do it, it will change my life forever?

Have fun with this as you create your vision for the new year!  To give you the inspiration and support you need to live your happiest and healthiest life, I have invited Tracy McCubbin to come back to Smart Women Talk to share her wisdom again with her newest book, Make Space for Happiness: How to Stop Attracting Clutter and Start Magnetizing the Life You Want.  Tracy is LA’s #1 home organization company, and she will share how to stop attracting clutter and start magnetizing the life you want!  It’s amazing how our emotions are tied to our clutter and so much more!  And after the holidays, you may find yourself looking around and noticing you have a lot more stuff!

You will also enjoy an encore interview with Food Freedom Coach Beth Basham, who has 15 years of experience helping women achieve long-lasting success with their health goals and creating peace with their bodies.  This is the time of year when we often find ourselves feeling like we have overindulged and need to go on a diet and workout program.  Let’s ditch that idea this year, and instead, watch this show where Beth shares her secrets of why ditching keto, intermittent fasting, and other popular diets is the only way to sustainable weight loss and how reprogramming your relationship with food and body changes everything! 

Thank you for being part of our Smart Women Community.  Please share us with your friends and have a wonderful holiday season! 


Katana Abbott, CFP®, CSA™, CSSCS, is a Retirement Income Coach, founder of the Smart Women Companies and Midlife Millionaire®, and the host of Smart Women Talk with over a million subscribers.  For over 30 years, Katana has shown women how to take charge of their life and finances and believes it’s never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care.  She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit’s Top 10 Business Women, receiving the Breakthrough Award. To download her new retirement guide, Three Smart Strategies to Maximize Your Retirement Income visit