Happy Chinese Year 2017! It’s the Year of Chicken!
May the Rooster Wake Us Up to a New Era of Healthier, Happier, and More Zen You ! On January 27,2017 (the eve of the new lunar year), I prepared a deep cleansing inside-out, sideway, and upside down throughout my home, and then I am reminded of how traditions and culture can shape our world and mindset.
After the shenanigans of the the past Monkey year (2016), this new year of the rooster will hopefully bring fresh optimism, yet requiring us to think quickly with wit on the new challenges in the upcoming year. I better gain some street smart to create new practical solutions or dodge any curve balls.
Just fun, I reviewed one of my new favorite horoscope books “The Secret Life of the 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals”.: rabbit, tiger, rooster, dragon, snake, rat, pig, ram, monkey, dog, ox, and horse. While I wonder the truth and the science of personality types based on your birth year, it is, nonetheless, entertaining.
So, the next time, I feel an instinct connection with someone (or not), it is probably not really me, or them; instead, it is our zodiac.
This year is also the beginning of a new presidential administration and we will have so many surprises awaiting for us. As many public heath programs live and breathe with federal funds, we hope the traditions of bringing social change through grass roots, with a sense of community, and optimism will continue to drive our work forward and toward a brighter world.