My New Year’s Resolution: Read More

  Are you starting to think about goals and resolutions for the New Year?  We’ve asked writer Katie Gustafson to tell share her thoughts about goals and resolutions for 2013.  Her message: when it comes to goals simple is better!   Katherine Gustafson is an award-winning writer, journalist, and editor whose articles, essays, and stories have been published in numerous print and online media, including The Christian Science Monitor, Johns Hopkins Magazine, and Best Women’s Travel Writing.  An advocate for sustainable food she is the author of Change Comes To Dinner.   How many people do you know who actually keep their New Year’s resolutions? I personally stopped making … [More]

Crafting Realistic New Year’s Resolutions

  Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you keep them? Come about the third week of January, I start hearing from folks who have already broken their resolutions, and in many cases, these folks actually sound relieved. The relief, I suspect, is the result of no longer having to meet their own unrealistic expectations of themselves. Of course, this also means that they may no longer be motivated to affect significant and necessary changes in their lives. To avoid this foolishness (and making resolutions that you can’t possibly keep is foolish) let me offer a modest proposal: Take a little extra time when crafting resolutions for 2013 … [More]

New Year’s Resolutions!

This year I really didn’t get into the New Year’s celebration scene. My wife and I finally admitted to each other that we were old and therefore don’t have a life. Kidding. We decided to have a night in together. Two movies and a homemade King Crab leg dinner is what our night consisted of. It was awesome! Even though I slacked on my New Year’s celebration, I didn’t slack on determining what my New Year’s resolutions would be. Resolution #1: Exercise Exercise can be SO boring, especially when done in a gym. To stay motivated throughout the year, I am trying new and exhilarating ways to exercise: … [More]