A Brand New Year: Another Chance to Get it Right

“You guys think too much!” It’s what my daughter-in-law proclaimed on Christmas morning. We’d finished a big breakfast and stayed at the table, as we always do, discussing whatever it was. Good conversations have always happened a lot in our family. She hopped up,...

Another Chance to Improve Your Lot

I love second chances and, in my mind, every Jan. 1st gives me one. It’s so appealing to start fresh, getting another chance to make life easier. If your life is grand already, you can hope that it continues into another year, and maybe tweak it some to make it even...

Making Room for Change

Starting my new year off right means clearing the decks, I mean cleaning my desk. Wiping the slate clean so I can start fresh, if only in my mind, is rather like the Monday morning diets people promise themselves. Only this is one time, not 52. Clearing the clutter...

Another Chance to “Get it Right”

      I love second chances and, in my mind, every Jan. 1st gives me one. It’s so appealing to start fresh, getting another chance to make my life easier. If your life is grand already, you can hope that it continues into another year, and maybe tweak...

Use the “Delete” Key More – 1/11

Three ways to start the new year off right: pay bills, cull emails, clean off desk. You might think these are just a feel-good exercise, but that’s 90% of the lifestyle battle. Starting fresh, if only in my mind, compels a deep breath and a more hopeful attitude for...

Clear Your Decks for Jan 1 – 12/09

Another new year is looming. I try to set Jan. 1 apart in my mind because seeing it as a beginning gives me hope that things just might get better from then on. Dec. 31 could be like garbage day. You’ve been bagging it up for 12 months and it finally gets hauled away....

Improve Your Life This Year – 1/08

I start ‘08 with my yearly challenge to you: to improve your life in some way next year. It takes time to assimilate new habits, so I suggest  picking some small thing to work on at a time. Start with something kind of trivial to practice. If you actually mark...