Mindful Intentions for 2021


January can be an exciting time. I frequently hear popular catch phrases like: “New Year, New You!” I observe friends and clients pledging their allegiance to a litany of goals and resolutions, swearing off bad habits and poor choices. It’s hard not to get caught up in all of it (I’m guilty of it as well). And why not? A New Year is an opportunity for change, full of promise and possibility; a rebirth if you will. I want to support and encourage the hopefulness and positive energy that comes with it, but all too often I see people start off in a blazing fire of energy and motivation, only to fizzle out in ashes of defeat a few months in.


Here’s a gentle reminder: Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. We are still in the midst of a pandemic, healing from our individual wounds and collective traumas. It can be healthy to set goals and intentions, but be mindful of what you are truly capable of at this moment in time. Be kind, loving and gentle with yourself, if that’s all you do in this New Year, that’s more than enough.

May 2021 be the Year You:

  1. Prioritize your mental health and put yourself first.

  2. Let go of self doubt and comparison and realize how incredible you are.

  3. Be kind to yourself and treat yourself with the love you deserve.


Darcy Manav, LMFT

I view therapy as a collaborative process in which I invite you to tune in to your own inner guidance systems; connecting to your truth, strength, and power. You may question whether these internal resources exist; they do. Together, we can identify and illuminate the underlying causes of many unwanted behavior patterns and self-limiting beliefs. We’ll explore tools and practices to navigate difficult emotions, remove blocks and empower you to move through life’s challenges like a warrior. Because therapy is not a one size fits all experience, sessions, and treatment goals are tailored to meet your specific needs and desires for positive growth and transformation.

Darcy is currently accepting online clients. To learn more about her schedule and availability, please visit our website at www.pacificmft.com/darcy-manav. Or call/ text/ email her at (424) 247-6126 /Darcy@pacificmft.com.

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