A Meditation for 2020 with Dr. Anna Roth

Health & Wellness

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Welcome back to The Wit & Delight Podcast! After a break over the holidays, we are getting back into our regularly scheduled programming. We have a lineup of incredible guests on the agenda for 2020 and I cannot wait to share some amazing interviews in the months to come.

I am feeling rested, restored, excited, and nervous—a whole lot of different things—about moving into this new decade. I’ll be sharing details of how my 2019 went and my thoughts about the new year on the blog next Monday, so stay tuned for more.

This week’s podcast guest is Dr. Anna Roth. In this episode, she guides us through a sequence on finding acceptance for all that’s happened in the past decade and letting go of everything we don’t want to take with us going forward. The entire meditation takes only six minutes, so there’s time for all of us to fit it into our day. Find a quiet spot (or some headphones), sit down, and let Anna take you through an exercise that allows you to reflect on the last decade of your life and prepare for 2020.

Read an excerpt from Dr. Anna Roth’s meditation below, and listen to the entire episode on The Wit & Delight Podcast! We will see you next week with a regular episode.

Looking for more from Dr. Anna Roth? In our September episode, we talked all about therapy—what it means to be a holistic therapist, how to find the right therapist, and what to expect as you begin the healing process. In our first October episode, we discussed the topic of natural beauty—from embracing our unique talents all the way through to grappling with body image issues. In our second October episode, we talked about ADHD—our personal experiences, what our diagnosis process was like, how we dealt with the diagnosis, and some of the ways we’ve reframed our approach to living with ADHD. In our November episode, we talk about handling difficult relationships going into the holiday season. In our December episode, Anna and I talk about how to manifest your best self.

Name: Dr. Anna Roth
Occupation: Holistic PhD Psychologist and Registered Yoga Teacher
Website: Dr. Anna Roth
Instagram: @drannaroth
About Anna: Dr. Anna Roth is passionate about integrative and embodied treatment approaches to mental health. She thrives at identifying root causes and providing strategic intervention that is as multidimensional as the humans she helps. She is currently working in private practice in Minneapolis and accepting new clients both in-person and online. To learn more about her modern mental health program for women, click here.

If you are interested in connecting with Dr. Anna Roth, please learn more about her Truth Tellers Program. Dr. Anna is offering an exclusive discount to W&D readers and podcast listeners for the Truth Tellers Program

  • First month free for the online program using code: W&D
  • $50 off the in-person offering using code: W&D1

An excerpt from Dr. Anna Roth’s meditation for the new year:

I fully accept the last decade, the journey that I’ve been on, and all that has transpired, even if I don’t like or love all of it. I forgive myself for choices I’ve made that I’m not proud of. I forgive myself for ways that I’ve struggled. I forgive myself for ways I haven’t shown up in the world the way I know that I can. I am committed to moving into the next decade with grace, integrity, and a desire to manifest all of my gifts and all of my abilities. I let go of what exactly that will look like. I trust that I will be able to handle and manage whatever comes up in the unknown, and I know that being in the unknown and leaping into the unknown is part of what will make me feel alive. I am prepared to take risks that I’ve been afraid to take. I am ready to believe in myself fully.

Hear the full meditation from Dr. Anna Roth here:

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BY Kate Arends - January 3, 2020

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January 3, 2020 10:59 pm

Thanks for sharing such a tip. I also started doing meditation from 1 January, and now I really feels energetic whole day.

Hope, other people will start too. 🙂

February 26, 2020 12:00 pm

How long one should meditate? and how long do you meditate?

April 3, 2020 10:45 am

Hi, thank you for the article, it was really great, this is a very passionate article.

April 17, 2020 2:02 am

Which meditation is best for back pain? I Really wanted for this one.

April 17, 2020 2:06 am

Thanks for sharing this amazing article. 🙂

April 22, 2020 10:50 pm

Thanks for amazing article, I really like it i am looking for such article from long time.

April 30, 2020 3:32 am
Reply to  Benjamin

Thanks for sharing

May 2, 2020 6:00 am

Thanks for sharing a tip like this

May 7, 2020 11:54 am

Thankyou for this awesome website

October 4, 2020 2:27 pm

In this quarantine situation, I was feeling frustrated. Your meditation guide really helped me. Thanks.

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