Happy New Year! Here we are again, wrapping up another trip around the sun. As with any year, 2016 brought moments of happiness, hope and peace, along with violence and tragedy. This past year has been a bit of a bumpy ride for many, likely changing each of us, even if just a little bit.

With any passage of time, life and experience impacts us in ways that make change inevitable, good or bad. We can’t control how these experiences affect us, we can certainly learn from them.

The Calli Institute hopes that the many joys and blessings of 2016 stay with you, inspiring everyone to be positive and kind. We’re also hoping that the events of this year have taught everyone to be more mindful and tolerant of the world around us. By recognizing differences, those differences will be honored, encouraging mutual respect for all.

As we enter 2017, The Calli Institute is sending positive thoughts to everyone! Positive change starts with each of us. Take time to be good to yourself, so that you can be good to others. Reflect on what is important to you. Embrace your strengths. Celebrate the positive. Choose kindness. Lead with tolerance. Remember that goodness is incredibly powerful. It can be contagious. We are challenging you to focus on your personal well-being and let your light shine this year!