To prepare for the new year, it’s a good time to do a smudge on your home and office. Use sage, (I like white sage, but any bundled sage works) and light the end, blow it out so it is smoky, but not so smoky you set off fire alarms. It’s important to re-light it if the sage stops smoking. Start at the entrance of your home and go clockwise around your home, waving the sage in every area and in every room, especially the corners. Open all the doors to get the purifying smoke into all the spaces. I do a meditation and a mantra for the new year-the best day to do it in New Year’s Eve day. Don’t rush it-I did not do this last year and really regretted it-it was a tough year and perhaps tougher because the smudge didn’t happen.