3 Steps to Making (and Keeping!) New Year's Resolutions

Newsflash: Today is December 29, 2010.  That gives us two days until the start of 2011....more

When Life Gives You Lemons, Trade Them in for Red Grapefruit

2010 has been a tough year. Ongoing high unemployment in the U.S., troubled economies in Europe, and WikiLeaks disturbing the balance of political power around the world. Right now, the world seems to be getting a lot of lemons.  And we're all familiar with the old adage, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  The problem is, I don't like lemonade! It's too sweet. Real life isn't all bad, but it isn't all sweet, either. The good news is that as this year ends, red grapefruit are in peak season!...more

Setting the stage for success in 2010

At the beginning of 2009, I made a couple of very sincere resolutions: I wanted to slow down the pace of my life and lighten up about things, and I wanted to work on being less judgmental.  It sounds like a short list, but for someone like me who tends to overdo the vigilance... these were actually quite difficult tasks to tackle. ...more

5 Steps to ROCKING Your Resolution in 2010!

Asking "What's your New Year's resolution?" is so 2009. We're asking you a more relevant and important question: How will you keep it? Let this not be a resolution that goes in one year and out the other. Here are 5 steps to help you make it "official" and focus on reaching your goal in 2010....more

The 2 Minute New Year's Resolution

A New Year's Resolution only takes about 2 minutes to make but then you have a whole year to break it.  This year why not make a REALISTIC healthy resolution you can keep.   ...more

Taking the bus to work

I never really thought of myself as a public transportation kind of gal. Oh right, I speak fluent Metro in Paris to be one with the natives. But as far as taking the bus…in my own city? I’ve got an automobile for that purpose not to mention taxi and town car services on speed dial. ...more

Get Clear on Your 2009 Financial Goals

I started off the year writing about why our New Year's Resolutions often fail. That doesn't have to be the case - you CAN do it different this year. When it comes to money, one of the reasons we often fall short of our financial goals is that we are not clear. If you're not clear on what you want, why you want it, and what steps you are going to take to get there then you are simply hanging out in the wading pool of wishful thinking. Can you answer the following questions about your finances: ...more

Thank you both for the great "getting organized" tips. I have a multi folder ...more

How To Stop Wasting Food

This year I'm trying to trick myself into keeping my New Year's Resolutions by calling them "goals", instead.  One thing I'm trying to do is reduce the amount of food that I allow to spoil in my fridge.  I'm writing down everything I throw away.  Here's the full post about it ...more

Why Do Our New Year's Resolutions Often Fizzle?

It's that time year again where with hearts full of inspiration and hope millions of people sit down and make a list of New Year's Resolutions. We fire up the engines and charge head first into a fresh start, a clean slate, a New Year, and it will be different this time gosh darnnit! However, as usual there is a big ole deja vu sitting just around the bend waiting for us to slip up, fail, and give up once again. Then we try it all over again next year. ...more

Nice thoughts on resolutions! I've never been a big resolver of things on the new year, but I ...more

Set Goals, Make Friends in the Process: Announcing Accountability Girlfriends

Just in time for New Year's Resolutions, I've started a new network called Accountability Girlfriends. If you've been tempted to not even bother setting goals this year, think again. Maybe you just need a cheerleading team to encourage you and push you a bit. This new social network will give you the chance to set goals and share them with other women. We'll all help keep you accountable so that you can make more happen in your life. ...more