We are all so busy, it's hard to find time to do the things we want to do, let alone the resolutions that challenge us.
Choose your resolution wisely. It's a chance to make big change happen in your life and there's no better time to turn over a new leaf than Dec. 31. Pick one you'll enjoy accomplishing that strays from the norm, is realistic and specific, and allows you to hold yourself accountable to a friend or family member.
The key to making your party even more fabulous, even more memorable? Sabering champagne.
Turning down the volume on the daily buzz and bringing serenity to your mind suddenly brings things sharply into focus. It's like a dirty glass that you couldn't see through; the dirt is cleared and the view through the window is immediately bright and sharp.
When you love intensely you also leave yourself open to great pain. Now all my son can feel is the hurt. One day he will feel love again. I promise.
Other than letting go of our reasons why it's not possible, there is nothing more useful we can do to make this a great year. Doing so is the heart of your personal transformation.
Instead of a list of things I predict will happen in 2013, here is my list of things that I hope will happen in 2013, either because they would bring me joy or at the very least be hilarical!
Now that you know what resolutions you won't keep, which ones are you now actually ready -- no, more importantly committed -- to stick to and make happen for you?
It may not look like it, but this moment is the most powerful time to shift your story. This month, the planet celebrates a new beginning. Summing up the past, we're given the opportunity to witness who we really are beneath the charade, writing a fresh, preferred chapter.
In a move that many neighborhood councils are calling "encouraging," new federal legislation has been rushed through that requires anyone caught simply tossing a used Christmas tree on the sidewalk for someone else to deal with to be forced to eat it.
Personally, I always find myself making resolutions that are less about health and more about self-development. This year, among others, my resolutions include: to increase patience, to be less judgmental, and to be a "better" person (ambiguous, I know).
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.
Stop it with your awful promises and vows for 2013. In this edition of Weeklings!, I announce the gay-ish resolutions I'm making, and maybe you'll subscribe to them, too. Wait till you see what's on my "reading" list.
Now that the fireworks have faded and the hoopla of the new year has passed, it's on us to keep ourselves inspired throughout 2013. Here's one way to begin: Dump your list of resolutions.
I've learned that if I want to make a change and I want to make it stick, I have to commit to it on all levels -- inner and outer.