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2015 New Year’s Resolutions-December-Relax

Maybe I wasn't thinking clearly back in January when I decided that I would need more than one resolution to make a change in 2015. No, I think I was right.  I'm not convinced it worked, but I think I was right. The list below reflects all the things I wanted to work on each month, some with success, some not so much. All in all, it forced me to think of myself in a way that would look for…

2015 New Year’s Resolutions-November- Just Believe

Why is it easier to believe that you can't do something as opposed to be able to conquer it? Why do we insist, as adults, that our children cease all thoughts of "can't" yet we ourselves struggle with it? Maybe it's just time to believe. Like so many of us, especially those in our mid 50's, we tend to think it's ok, we're getting older.  We make excuses to not try something new.  It's too late to start a new job, take…

2015 New Year’s Resolutions-October- self acceptance

October is my birthday month. Yesterday, I had over 120 people wish me happy birthday. One-Hundred and Twenty! My phone began dinging at 1:18am (Amelia) and ended in the evening with my best friend Shelly singing Happy Birthday into my voice mail. At the risk of sounding trite, I was overwhelmed. Then I started thinking that these crazy people seem to feel this way without all the hyper-critical scrutiny that I impose upon myself. Why is that? Why do we…

2015 New Year’s Resolutions-September-It is What It Is.

I know this may come as a shock to those of you that know me well but I tend to obsess about things. I worry and I lament and I obsess. I wouldn't say I have a difficult time making a decision but once made, hmmm, was it right? For September, I will add the mantra, it is what it is to my repertoire of resolutions for 2015. Being a candid writer and speaking from the heart is important to me so…

2015 New Year’s Resolutions-August- Let it Be.

I use this phrase loosely  and with some protest.  I am not a Beatles fan at all. I am pure Rolling Stones however, the phrase Let It Be is very self explanatory and doesn't require a lot of thought or hoopla.  Just Let. It. Be. Ahhh, easier said than done. This month, I will make a valiant effort to let it be; let sleeping dogs lie; live and let live etc.- whatever your mantra might be. This is a big month…