Resolutions or Renewed Focus

I have been asked a couple of times but my New Year’s resolution is. I don’t think that I actually believe in New Year’s resolutions because what they imply. Expectations! I hate expectations and when you can lower them,  you can’t be let down. There is only what it is. I much prefer facing the sun and focusing on the things that I CAN do rather than berating myself for all the things that I …

7 Polite Ways to Stay on Track over the Holidays

Most of us think that there are only two ways to handle Holiday food temptations. You could say “No” to everything and get the reputation of being a Grinch. Or you could say “Yes” to everything and end up gaining 5 or 10 pounds. Let’s explore 7 polite ways to stay on track over the holidays. You really don’t have to eat all the food that’s pushed on you by well meaning friends and family. …

The Year of the Wood Sheep

The Chinese’ New Year’s Day officially occurred on Feb. 19, but similar to the Christmas holidays here, celebrations and festivities occur over a few weeks. There are 12 different animals in the Chinese Zodiac that correspond to a twelve year cycle. In addition there are 5 elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) which are associated with their own ‘life force’ or ‘chi’. These two energies blend to determine the year’s fortune. 2015 is the year …