As 2016 draws to a close and we begin to think about the year ahead, it's important we think about the internal platform from which we launch our new years intentions.

A well grounded inner self is the corner stone for creating the intentions that give shape to the life you desire.

It has often been said that we become the average of the 5 people to whom we are the closest, however in my view, it is actually less about the people around you, and more about the person within you, and the emotions that the inner self most associates with, that make the real difference.

As I write this today, my internal self is blessed with Acceptance, Self-love, Compassion and Courage. These emotions are so integral to my being that not a moment goes by that my closest 'friends' do not help me navigate this journey called life.

It hasn't always been this way, only a few short years ago my inner self was ruled by the less than friendly 'self-doubt', 'fear', 'resistan