You're on nobody's timetable but your own. Don't give in to peer pressure, however subtle, and forget those TV ads for instant success. My rule of thumb for progress is this: add a little more only when it gets too easy, not because it's been a week and you feel like it's time to do more.
My word for 2014 was trust. Over the past 12 months, I allowed myself to simply be with this word and see what happened.
For the past several years, our family has had a New Year's tradition. We decided to make our own, because -- here's my confession -- I always hated N...
The new year is the perfect time for a fresh start. For many of us, this may include weight loss resolutions. Although a recent Galllup-Healthways rep...
While losing body fat and reshaping your body is challenging, feeding your mind positive thoughts can make the challenge much more manageable.
You need to take charge of your medical care now more than ever. If you do this well, you will have confidence in the future. Letting things just happen around you may lead to bad decisions, serious undiagnosed illness, suffering, disability, and sometimes even death.
For me, embrace the chaos means: to accept the uncertainty of life and move forward anyway! Take action despite not knowing how things will turn out. To stop over-thinking, stop over-analyzing, stop trying to predict.
Given up on all hope of maintaining the resolution you were so fervent about back in January? Believe it or not, you can still make good on your New Year's Resolution. Happiness expert and sociologist Dr. Christine Carter shares how.
I've felt so good about the marginal, barely-measurable progress I've made in one month that I already have a 2014 "wish list" started.
Calling something a resolution does not make it the parameter of how much resolve you have. The resolve behind the resolution is tempered by your own fears and guilt. Change your perceptions, see the benefits and drawbacks of your illusions and lay down those fears and guilt to rest.
Not only can planning save you time and money -- you won't be making last minute trips to the grocery store or opting for dining out as much -- but it will also help your waistline and your health, since you'll be preparing more meals at home.
If you got divorced in 2012, it's time to kick off the New Year with a new you.
If you do a search for "diet plans," you'll be rewarded with more than 76 million results. Overwhelmed, anyone? Where in this new year do we start? And, since there is no shortage of options, what is the right plan for you?
As packed gyms attest, most of our New Year's resolutions deal with health, wellness, fitness, and weight loss -- and I am no exception. Here's what I am going through right now as I publicly rededicate myself after packing on an extra 16 pounds over the holidays.
These five resolutions are so easy to resolve to keep, they risk giving New Year's resolutions a new reputation. An added plus: They also happen to be kidney-friendly.
With 2013's arrival, much like a gardener using a shovel to prepare for planting (then one day, harvesting), I invite you to explore your faith, facts and fictions with the following questions (shovels) over the weeks and months ahead.
External controls never work long term. Eventually, we get fed up and rebel. Only an internal change can become a way of life. So how do we achieve an internal shift that will help us obtain and maintain our ideal weight?
When we stop hitting the snooze button -- literally and metaphorically -- we not only gain five minutes, 10 minutes, 15 or 20 -- we also gain momentum, pride and confidence.
Decide to make 2013 your year. Sharpen your mental toughness tools and make great things happen in the new year.
Whether you're looking to cut down on the cookies, add a few vegetables to your diet, or simply make more use of your kitchen, these recipes will help you welcome the new year.