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

Put Grit in Your New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but hard to keep--as anyone who’s resolved to get in shape, or stop smoking, or vowed to get to work early every day can attest to. The first few days are a breeze: off you jog to the gym, so proud of yourself. You toss your smokes in the trash, yippee! You get to work, a little bleary-eyed, but early enough to get a good head start on your day. All is well. ...more

My Resolution Resolution

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, especially those about diet and going to the gym. ...more
Amitatuq I totally approve of your resolution!!more

No More Resolutions

New Year's Eve is upon us, and you know what that means: resolutions. Though there may be four or five people who make New Year's Resolutions and actually stick to them, the vast majority of people don't....more

New Year's Resolution (ish) Thoughts: Less and More in 2014

Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompts for Monday and Tuesday, December 30 and 31, 2013: What do you want to do less of in 2014? What do you want to do more of in 2014? ...more

Find Your Purpose in 2014 – Craft Your Encore Career

Forget your 2014 retirement age. Let’s talk about your 2014 encore career age—and it’s now....more

Forget the Resolutions List! It's Time for Your Leave Behind List for 2013

It's officially time to start making a list of the things you'd like to leave behind in 2013!A few years ago, my husband and I adopted a very helpful year-end tradition that has proven to be both effective and fun.For us, and other folks that aren't fans of a new years resolution list, making a list of the things we'd like to leave behind from 2013 allows us to create space for the things we really want to have in our lives in the New Year....more

One Word Changed My Life

2014 will be the third time that I’ve thrown out the idea of making a list of resolutions and instead focused on just one word for the year.Many have said this practice is life-changing. For me, it has not only changed my life, but it has changed me.To select my word for the year, I begin by asking myself, “Who do I want to be at the end of next year when I am sitting in front of the fireplace, hot chocolate in hand, looking at the lights on the Christmas tree?”...more