Letting Go of 2016, Anticipating 2017

Adieu, 2016 “As we get ready for a new year, it’s always good to remember where we’ve been.” Or maybe we need to say to ourselves, “Don’t look back. Let it go. Focus on the future.” I will say this: Like most years before it, 2016 has been unusual, challenging, crazy-making, and bittersweet, interspersed with Read More …

The Season of Emotional Eating

Goodbye, January! You’ve managed, once again, to pull a prank on my beloved red maple – Climbing Tree #2, aka “Oscar” – with the kiss of sunshine and a few unseasonably warm days. February, be kind… you know this poor tree will never learn its lesson. I’m not sure which people love more, in January: Read More …

Resolutions Only Fail Without Commitment

Years ago, I made the perfect New Year’s Resolution: “Make no more stupid New Year’s Resolutions I have no intention of keeping, anyway!” For a few years, that meant making no resolutions at all. Then, one year, armed with my Franklin Covey planner and a brand new year ahead of me, I decided to list Read More …

Building Commitment, Getting into Better Habits

Happy Friday! It IS Friday, right? I’ve been a day ahead of myself all week, so it seems like I should either step back and admit it’s only Thursday, or go with the gut and say we’re on to Saturday. Monday’s a holiday, but as hard as everyone’s been working to catch up and get Read More …

Ringing Out the Old…

Maybe that should be “wringing out the old.” I don’t even know what to say. “Bless me, Dear Reader, for I have sinned. It has been thirty days since my last blog post…” In reviewing last year’s goals (which I refused to call “resolutions”), I had an epiphany – if readership has dwindled, it’s probably Read More …

Am I Up to the Challenge?

2013 in Review Ugh. I’m not up to doing a serious retrospective. Overall, it was a good, upbeat sort of year: I got to participate in the HP Social Support Summit in Orlando, where I met some fun – and really smart – people; I finally got a long-held wish (trust me, you don’t want Read More …