So go forth and change! It's not easy, but it can be fun and rewarding. Life without challenge is pretty boring.
If remaking the self seems a tall order, imagine remaking the world. Many New Year's resolutions seem trivial and bourgeois in light of the harsh realities that constrain others from just surviving let alone flourishing.
New Years, and the time I always resolve to lose more weight, is arriving. Will I once again choose a diet du jour, and try to follow it for a few months, only to slip back into my favorite high calorie snacks and desserts?
This year, I don't want memories. I don't want wishes or goals or resolutions. I don't want the fantasy, the promise of tomorrow. I don't want plans or agenda or deadlines. I don't want excuses. I don't want distractions. I don't want more time. I don't want yesterday. I don't want tomorrow.
I really don't mean for this to be a guilt trip, but more of a swift kick in the rear to get you moving! I learned a very hard lesson at a young age and hindsight truly is 20/20.
If you are opting out of the over-the-top party this year and entertaining friends and family at home, I've rounded up a few New Years Eve party-planning musts.
Dreaming: Visualization I'm a believer in the power of dreaming to create the future you want. I think sometimes people look at my life and think ...
Eve of 2014. Are you as tired as I am of committing to some new form of to-do list that within 45 days will just fly out the window leaving behind mo...
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.
Sure I won't be out dancing to live music or toasting in 2014 under a tent in Germany or Bosnia. But I will be hanging out with a group of funny, loud people who are going to get more and more out of control as the evening goes on.
I resent my body and its annoying needs, its troublesome memories and emotions, its alarming register of the passing years. But I have learned time and time again that it is my only way back to feeling grounded and present in the world.
Let us leave our orbit of 2013, with all its struggles and its joys and memories, and let us fully enter a new moment, setting our sights on further...
This particular dress might have been purchased on one of her travels with my grandfather, or from a posh boutique in pre-war Tehran.
Regardless of which type of person you are, you could always be less stupid. Below, the answers to several New Year's Eve questions... and knowing the answers will make you less stupid
With Christmas in the rear view mirror, and New Year's just up ahead, it's the perfect time to reflect on the year gone by, and thank everyone in the HuffPost community for helping make 2013 such a record-shattering year for us. Last month, HuffPost attracted 94 million unique visitors, with nearly 45 percent of that traffic coming from our eight international editions (with Brazil and Korea joining the fold in the next two months). HuffPost Live continues to make news and attract views -- nearly 110 million in November, and over 750 million since it launched. And our Third Metric initiative -- devoted to redefining success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving -- has taken off across the globe in a remarkable way. Clearly 2013 was a year in which many of us felt the need to bring more mindfulness into our lives and reconnect with what really matters -- a perfect New Year's resolution for 2014.