We all know the New York tourist trap New Year's Eve: Times Square, freezing your pants off, waiting for the ball to drop. If you are sane and a New Yorker, you won't be getting anywhere midtown on December 31st. But where to go?
The over 100-year-old Ball Drop in New York City's Times Square is the most iconic , but it's not the the biggest or most expensive.
Each goal is measurable, stated in present tense and set within a time frame. We've visualized it, written it down, and maybe even posted it on our bathroom mirror. We've told our supportive friends about it and even come up with an action plan. So why is it so hard to get into action?
When I wrote down my goals, it's not like they all came true overnight. I'd make goals for this year, this month, this week and today. Most days, weeks and months I only made some progress, sometimes none. But I started getting better. And look what happened!
This year, Americans seem to have applied their spiritual, social and political values in positive ways that can give us hope for the future. This was done, for the most part, without preachers, rabbis, priests or imams directing us or admonishing us.
We look back on the past 12 months and we wonder where they could have gone. Were we not just working on saying "2012" and now its use as the "present" is about to be over?
New Year's Eve is just around the corner and in LA you need a plan, otherwise you will end up staying home and singing Auld Lang Syne. No matter what your budget is, here are some New Year's Eve and Day suggestions that require a cab ride to and from, to keep things safe.
We say bid farewell to 2012 in grand style by mixing up an elegant Martini.
It is always a pleasure to celebrate a new year with new friends in a new place.
Are crowded bars really anyone's idea of a good time?
Two traditional things for New Year's Eve: 1) drink eggnog and 2) sing "Auld Lang Syne."
With a will to spread love, and a heart to receive it, we can move mountains with our faith and strong belief and with the knowledge, that it is bound to happen anyway, at a time in future.
I cut away the old, non-producing dead vines leaving only the most important bearers of true fruit. Unfettered and unencumbered by the old, I branch forth anew -- just like my holy vines.
As 2013 approaches, it is a helpful reminder that at any moment we can take a fresh start approach to our life. You can reflect on your intention for entering the new year, or even the new day, and see what aspects of your life you want to cultivate through meditation and contemplation.
What has happened to Boxing Day? Well, some say it made English-speaking people greedy and feeling that they don't get enough goodies before and during Christmas, so they expect extras on Boxing Day.
Don't you just love entertaining? The smell of pies cooling on the sill. Matching saucepans simmering on a gleaming stove with lids slightly askew. Wait! Whose kitchen is that?