On being resolute when it comes to resolutions

Let’s talk about this year, because wow 2014 was the worst year ever.It started on bad luck and ended on terrible luck and if the things that happened in between hadn’t also been so moderately awful, I would almost think it was a joke.But it wasn’t a joke. Month after month, it seemed no one in my family could catch a break....more

10 things I want to accomplish in the next 57 days of 2014

Want to enjoy a nice cold sweat? Think about the fact that there are only 57 days left of the year. 57. Really 56 since today is almost gone. AhhHhhHHHhhhHHHhhhhh!...more
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5 Travel Resolutions to Keep This Year

Right about now your social media timeline is filling up with reflections on the past year, Statigr.am videos, optimism about the year to come, and of course, New Year's resolutions. In recent years I haven't been one to make big resolutions at the onset of a new year. I've found that subtle changes seem to work best for me. But that doesn't mean that I don't set goals in place. Rather than setting broad, sweeping goals, why not approach them in a more specific manner? In addition to getting in shape and quitting vices, many people resolve to travel more. Great!...more

I'm Late with My Resolution to Be on Time

Many of you have likely already declared your New Year’s resolutions. In typical fashion, I am running a bit late. This is particularly amusing to me and slightly hypocritical given that my first resolution for this year is: Don’t be late. ...more

The Art of Selfcare: Or Something Like That

Selfcare is an art form in itself.  We all try our best to treat ourselves and our bodies well, lower our stress levels and get through each day.  As the saying goes, "treat yo'self."...more

New Year's Resolutions

For this year of our Lord 2014, I do hereby resolve, vow, declare, and pinkie promise that I will:Waste untold hours on Facebook posting lighthearted drivel and pithy quips (after searching thesaurus.com for the perfect descriptor and distinguishing modifier)...more

New Year's Resolutions I Wish My Kids Would Make

I myself stopped making New Year’s resolutions years ago, when I realized I had never followed through on a single one. I attribute this to the fact that I simply made them because it was a new year and didn’t really have a stronger motivator than that. Now, in lieu of resolutions, I set goals; and I set, review, and/or revise them once a month, rather than once a year.  ...more

When your resolutions mess with mine...

Confessions of a gym regular:I knew today would reveal the number of resolutions made nearly a week ago, because today is the first "real" work day of the New Year. Especially in this, a college town, students of all ages -- and their teachers and staff -- return to classes, but only after they and the rest of the city's workforce make good on their resolutions by hitting the gym first. Or so it seems....more

New Year's goals: Thinking back, looking ahead

 Auntie Shawna and baby Satyana. If you guessed that my favorite experience of ...more

Happy New Year 2014

The older I get the more I realize how much I don't like to make New Year's resolutions....more