I hope you are enjoying this holiday season and that you take some time as we end this year, and DECADE (?!), to think about the most important things you'd like to accomplish in 2020 - and your life in general - and let go of everything else that's trivial or not relevant. We're at a time when we have to cut to the chase in at least one area of our life and make some bigger leaps as we enter a new era. But before you move forward you have to know where you've been, where you are now and build upon that. My tradition every Dec. 31st is to go through my calendar and journal to see what the heck actually happened! Time flies too fast and so much is going on all at once it's easy to lose track and think you haven't done anything when you have. Remember there is INTERNAL progress as well as EXTERNAL progress - i.e. your outer world might look the same but you could feel better mentally and/or emotionally, have learned something or gained a new perspective, positive habit did your 2019 shake out? In keeping with that theme, I do a PGG review each year as well - you can see that story below :) And believe it or not, January 5th will mark the 10th(!) Anniversary of these quirky essay eNewsletters! I'd love your help in celebrating this milestone, so please take a few minutes to complete this survey to let me know how PGG has helped/inspired/motivated you, how often you read or share it, if you have the book etc.... For this week's Instagram post , I offer my take on the holidays and my PGG Video of the week has some thoughts about ending the decade and beginning a new one. As always, please feel free to let me know your feedback about any and all that I'm doing. Wishing you a Peaceful, Prosperous and Profound 2020 and Beyond! <3 Kristina
P.S. If you've benefited from any of PGGs, talks or coaching, please scroll down to check out 5 ways you can show your appreciation and support for my work . T hank you!
" I love your PGG newsletters - one of the only ones I actually read in its entirety. They are excellently written, and spot on. Thanks for being so inspirational and reflective!" ~ Tom D .
PGG Year in Review

Be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud. ~ Maya Angelou

Life is, well, LIFE, and it's getting more extreme and complex as the days go by. Each week my intention is to provide a metaphorical rainbow to your journey through my PGG essays (which now include an introductory note with a complementary Instagram post and YouTube video ;)

I take a look at what's going on in the world, my life, my clients' lives, or usually a combination of them all, and I think about what theme might offer a little help, hope and/or happy to your day. Perhaps it's some food for thought or a new perspective as you head into each weekend. Or maybe it's just knowing that you're not the only one experiencing and feeling the things that you do at that moment.

And this last week in December is when I do a review of all the new PGGs I wrote over the past year and YIKES, it looks like there were only two?? (However, since last year I do write new content with a specific message in the "Note from Kristina" section above which counts a bit, plus I am working on my second book .... okay I don't feel so bad now!) Anyways, I can't believe that we are here.

Regardless of the lack of "new" PGGs in 2019, the fact is that there are folks being added to my list all the time, so the approximately 150 essays in rotation will always be new to many of you , and for those of you who are getting a rerun often didn't read it the first or second time around, or maybe you did but now is when it really resonates and makes sense for you. It's pretty cool how that works, and amazing I can republish so many that feel as relevant today as when I first wrote them.

And guess what?? Next week will be PGG's TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY! That's nuts, but true. January 5, 2010 was my first PGG email blast. More on that next week, and I would love for YOU to be a part of the celebration !

Throughout the decade many of you have shared with me that a particular PGG was exactly what you needed to hear, or it inspired you to take action or it helped you feel better somehow. I would love to hear from as many of you as possible so that I can share some PGG stories in my anniversary email next week. Here is the survey link for you to let me know how you have benefited from PGG :)

I've also included a section below for all the ways you can show your gratitude and support for me and my work ; any or all of the suggested items would be much appreciated.

Below are the two original PGGs from 2019, but please know that you can always go to my blog to see the archive from every week/month/year , and there are also several on my Medium page, which are great for sharing :)

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From Tiny to Mighty
I'm always saying “the acorn doesn’t become an oak tree overnight,” but I never really thought about what it takes for that oak tree to continue to grow and withstand the multitude of external forces once it becomes a tree.

Major League Player
When asked what her secret is, she says it’s not about the number but about how young you are in spirit. And also, a big key is to be interested in others: “In order to be interesting you have to be interested in other people.”

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Thanks for all your interest throughout the year and don't forget to see below for 5+ ways to show your support and interest in my work and keep PGG going and growing!

Remember, you can always see PGGs from any month or year going back to 2010 on my website at and visit my social media pages for more inspiration throughout the week! Want to share my PGG? Use my Medium page for friendliest posting version.


If you have enjoyed reading one of my essays, listening to one of my talks, or working with me in any capacity here are a few ways you can show your appreciation:

....1. Leave a "Tip" in my Tip Jar (a.k.a )
I currently offer all my PGG content for free, and don't have any special membership, subscriber or Patreon fees, but it takes a lot of time and effort to create and get these out to you every week, so please consider clicking here to make a monetary gift in any amount to me if you are so inspired. (A "tip" is also appreciated if you attended a free lecture that you found uplifting or my coaching continues to have an impact long after our session)

 ....2. Spread the word
Share PGG and my coaching services on your social media, word of mouth and flyer Times Square (just kidding about that last one! but feel free if you want to compete with the Naked Cowboy and Elmo....) You can also Invite someone to join my mailing list

....3. Be a follower
I f you haven't already liked, followed or subscribed to my Facebook , Instagram , Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube , make sure you do so today (and it will make doing #2 easier too!)

....4. Give me your two cents (unlike #1, this is figuratively ;)
As mentioned above I'm going to feature PGG reader stories in my 10 year anniversary email next week so click here to let me know your experiences in this survey . You can also email me your feedback about my PGGs or coaching via email here.

.....5. Book a session with me or gift one to a friend
The new year and new decade is upon us! It's a perfect time to tune up. Mention PGGs 10th Anniversary to get a 10% discount now through January 15th . More info on my coaching services here.

And don't forget: You can always buy PGG: The Book on Amazon for yourself and your friends and family:)

SURVEY: PGG is Turning 10!
Please share your thoughts here and I might include them in next week's anniversary email:

Deadline to be included is 1/2/20

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