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Reclaiming Control Meant Letting Go

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I cried for the strawberry knit hat that I remember, but can't find. I sobbed for the way Finley's chin and neck would be wet with drool as she'd lean into kiss me, bonking her face on my shoulder.

5 Mistakes Moms Make When Setting New Year's Resolutions

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

The start of the New Year brings such inspiring energy and motivation to live better and achieve more. At midnight on December 31 we collectively hit the reset button and make commitments to improve ourselves and our lives during the coming 12 months. With all of that positive energy and good intentions why do we fail to stick to our resolutions?

10 Ways to Give Your 'Resolutions' a Fighting Chance for Success

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Gratitude is an amazing tool that can turn any situation around. Be grateful for all that you experience (the ups and the downs) and every one you meet along your path. Make gratitude part of your daily practice and watch as all of your intentions (and even things you hadn't quite thought about) come true quickly making way for more expansion and growth.

Deceptively Simple Resolutions That Actually Work

Megan McDonough | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

There's always a tension between how life is and how you want it to be -- that's where those New Year's resolutions come in, and that's why they fail. When you pick a goal or an intention for the year, your current habits and ways of living push back. Embedded structures get in the way of the new stuff you're trying to make room for.

The 4 Resolutions I Hope Will Make Me a Better Parent (and Wife)

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's New Year's resolution time -- the time when we all say we'll do all that stuff that we do for about a month and then quit (it always cracks me up how the gym and pool at the YMCA fill up briefly in January).

The Anti-New Year's Resolution Revolution

M. Blazoned | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
M. Blazoned

My favorite mantra is "I am enough. I have enough." Maybe 2015 is the year that I will be brave enough to really believe that. How about you?

Need to Lose 10 This Year?

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

What 10 aspects of yourself have you not realized yet? What 10 new beliefs could you adopt in 2015?

The Mistake That Turns Your New Year's Resolution Into A Punishment

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.31.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

With just one day left in 2014, millions of Americans are gearing up to change their lives in the New Year, but lots of them are making a big mistake....

5 Easy Steps to a Brave 2015

Pamela Jacobs | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Pamela Jacobs

Start to become aware of your life and your emotions, without judgment. If scary or painful feelings come up, feel them and let them pass. Resist the urge to numb them with coffee, wine, your news feed or stale candy canes. It's time to stop numbing and start truly living.

New Year's Resolutions for Other People: Don't Be An A**

Alisa Schindler | Posted 03.02.2015 | Comedy
Alisa Schindler

Please, people, take these resolutions as your own and feel free to add to the list. Let's make the world a better place. Oh, and happiest New Year.

Your Biggest Hopes And Dreams For 2015

The Huffington Post | The HuffPost Teen Editors | Posted 12.31.2014 | Teen

The HuffPost Teen community accomplished some pretty awesome things in 2014 -- and we, the HPT editors, are looking forward to another year of kicking...

Try Reframing 2015 Fitness Resolutions to Make Them Stick

Jennifer Hellickson | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hellickson

Once the clock strikes midnight on December 31, the real countdown begins: We've got 365 days to make small changes that lead to big results, so now's the time to make a game plan that will stack the resolution odds in your favor!

How to Debug Your New Year's Resolution

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

The key to sustainable personal change is to learn how to debug autopilot routines so that they support, not thwart, your self-improvement goals. Follow the four step debugging process below to nail lasting self-improvement in 2015:

Blow Your Resolutions Already?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Intentions are what you want to gift yourself. So instead of a resolution to "lose weight," create an intention is to "be healthy." It is much more positive and it allows a range of ways to achieve the state of being healthy.

14 New Year's Resolutions You Can Take From Fortune Cookies

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.30.2014 | Comedy

Being too lazy to come up with your own New Year's resolution doesn't bode well for the changes you're hoping to make in 2015, but perhaps you just ne...

Here Are Some New Year's Resolution Ideas That Aren't All About Losing Weight

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living

As 2015 creeps up on us, we're all scrambling to make resolutions we'll actually keep. This video from The School Of Life -- a London-based organiz...

Resolutions: Keep Them Simple and in Focus

Christa Dowling | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Christa Dowling

"The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry" John Steinbeck 1902-1968 (American Nobel Prize Author) Now that we are approaching a new year qui...

How to Keep Your 2015 New Year's Resolution

Uloop | Posted 02.28.2015 | College

It's easy to say "a new year, a new me" every January 1st. We all have things we can or want to improve on from fitness and weight loss to budgeting and improving relationships.

10 Resolutions for Growth and Compassionate Living for 2015

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Change requires hard work. Too often, in our endeavor for change, we bite off more than we can chew. We over commit and think that transformation has to be immediate and this is the mistake that will lead to disappointment.

The 17 Resolutions All Humans Need to Make This Year

Ashley McDonald | Posted 02.28.2015 | Comedy
Ashley McDonald

Without further ado, I issue forth a call to fellow humankind for a better world. Here are the top resolutions every person ever must adhere to, beginning in 2015 (and lasting forevermore).

How to Create More Effective New Year's Resolutions

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

And you know the funny thing about this list of my 2004 New Year's resolutions? I remember that when I looked at them by the end of the year I realized that I had achieved every single one! My method of writing simple New Year's resolutions totally worked for me -- and this has now lead me to writing my New Year's resolutions this year the same way as I did back then.

The 5 Resolutions Those 50 And Older Should Never Make

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty

Resolutions are for those who succumb to peer pressure, right? Besides, does anyone really think the flip of a calendar page is going to give them the...

What Do You Want This Year?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Art Markman, Ph.D.

As December winds to a close, we reach the time of year where people across the globe are starting to think about how next year will be different from this year.

5 Important Relationship Resolutions

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So what can we do to give ourselves our best chance of maintaining that loving feeling we have when we first realize we are falling for another person? Here are five resolutions I believe all couples would truly benefit from taking on.

5 Ways to Fight Loneliness Over the Holidays

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It's a universally meaningful time for millions of people, and I would argue that this sense of connectedness is a large part of what makes the season seem sort of magical. Yet for many people, the winter months don't always live up to their heartwarming reputation.