The month of December is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed and start to manifest your dreams for the new year.

What is Reverb?

Reverb is a reflective writing challenge held in December every year. It provides a sacred space for participants to celebrate the successes and honour the challenges of the year that’s passing, as well as plant the seeds for a rich and rewarding new year.

Reverb was started by Gwen Bell in 2009 as a writing challenge for bloggers to consider the reverberations they sent out into the universe. Gwen passed the challenge on to individuals to host in 2011 and a number of bloggers around the world have since taken up the baton. This makes for a pretty exciting and festive time, and it’s not unusual for bloggers to participate in multiple Reverbs at once!

How can I play along?

There are two ways of participating in Reverb13 here, depending on how much you want to share. Sign up and I will email you a prompt each day between 1 and 21 December. A number of these prompts will have been written by guest writers, to encourage and inspire you along the journey.

You are welcome to use these prompts to guide reflections in your private journal.

OR if you would like to share your insights with the Reverb13 community, then all you need to do is blog your response then visit us here at katmcnally.com and pop your URL in the linky provided each day. This will give other participants the chance to read your words and/or see your images and leave words of encouragement, and vice versa. It's a great way to share the excitement, discover new kindred spirits and entice other bloggers to visit you!

The only rules of engagement are: go gently and stay open. There’s no pressure to blog every day or share everything, and there’s no such thing as “falling behind”. December is a busy month for everyone – regardless of the holidays you observe – so even just reading the prompts and letting them marinate in the back of your mind is enough.

You are also welcome to instagram or tweet your responses using the #reverb13 hashtag. I’ll be keeping an eye out for tweets using this hashtag throughout August Moon and retweeting them (so it would be a good idea to follow me on twitter @_kat_mcnally_ if you’re not already!).

To receive Reverb13 prompts via email, please sign up HERE.

And there’s a giveaway!

Sign up to receive Reverb13 prompts via email by 9pm AEST on Saturday 7 December and you’ll go into the draw to win one Desire Map 2014 Day Planner or one Desire Map Workbook and Journal from Danielle LaPorte’s new Desire Map collection, launched on 3 December 2013! That's one of each up for grabs.

As a committed Desire Mapper I can say, with my hand on my heart, that these tools will change your life forever.

Blog buttons

As you can see, the magnificent Ms Curlypops has done it again with a seriously stylish blog button to celebrate Reverb13. Please help yourself to the various sizes below and help spread the love!


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However you’re travelling this December, it is a privilege to share the journey with you here. Let the magic and manifesting begin!