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5 Achievable Resolutions For A Longer, Happier Life

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Taking a positive and proactive approach to our goals gives us the best chance of achieving lasting change. As we take on resolutions that will help us to become our best selves, we must treat ourselves with compassion, sensitivity, and respect.

Ready, Set, Go!

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

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?

New Year's Resolutions? You Can Do It!

Ora Nadrich | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Don't criticize your efforts. It doesn't matter how many of your resolutions you've accomplished so far, but that you've made a concerted effort to realize them. Trying is better than not trying at all.

Make Goals and a Vision for 2013, Not Resolutions

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

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!

13 Travel Resolutions For 2013

Peggy Goldman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
Peggy Goldman

I resolve to turn off my "work brain" when on a trip.

New Year, Same You -- But Better!

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 02.25.2013 | Women
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

Remember that the beginning of every year is a new, fresh start. You may not achieve all of your goals, but every little bit will help make this year even better than the last. What do you plan to do differently this year from last year?

My Self-Invested Resolution for the World in 2013

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.20.2013 | College
Ernest Owens

In 2013, in our own spheres, we can all resurrect from the pitfalls of the previous year. I just want the world to know that being yourself can be your greatest contribution to the world.

New Year's Resolution (WATCH)

Posted 12.27.2012 | MarloThomas

Every year, I make a New Year's resolution and try really hard to stick to it. A few years ago, I resolved to spend more time with my close friends, a...

Eating Expert Ellyn Satter on Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

If you're worrying about how to resist temptation at the next holiday party, you are not alone. Sadly, too many party-goers are more focused on their ever-spreading mid section than spreading holiday cheer. If all you really want for Christmas is the secret to overcoming overeating, you're in luck.

My Favorite Travel Memories Of 2012

Tracy Christoph | Posted 02.20.2013 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

In one short week, when confetti paper and "Auld Lang Syne" fill the air at the stroke of midnight, it will once again be time to welcome a new year a...

Forget Resolutions! Commit to Yourself Instead

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 02.19.2013 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

I used to enjoy the thrill of making make New Year's resolutions. It was fun to declare all the things I wanted once the calendar changed. Sometimes, my friends and I would share them and get each other more excited. But it didn't feel good as the next year passed and life didn't change.

For Successful New Year's Resolutions: Have Fewer Choices

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Van Edwards

How can you approach New Year's resolutions differently this year? A fascinating study about the paradox of choice might shed light onto the human behavior behind the New Year's resolution failure rate.

Resolutions: Healthy or Harmful?

Ashley Koff | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

I love celebrating the new year, and the concept of resolving to become "better" in whatever sense that resonates for you. That's why I share these thoughts -- because nothing frustrates me more than the January shine, the February wane, and the March drop-off.

32 Things to Do at 32

Brian Penny | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

My birthday this year was on Thanksgiving, and school's out for the winter, so I have a month's head start on the traditional New Year's resolution. Here's how I've been progressing thus far in case anyone needs an idea for a resolution.

Jump-Start Your New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight Today

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Why not pick up a few new, healthy habits before the start of 2013? By following these simple tips, you will be able to leave the extra holiday pounds (and the guilt that comes with them) in 2012.

How I Quit Junk Food Cold Turkey

Maureen Anderson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Variety may be the spice of life, but it seems to be the undoing of eating well. It's much easier to call it good when the choices are limited. Subject someone to a buffet and there's a tendency to want to at least sample everything -- and to go back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths.

A Guide For December: 10 Reflections For The Year's End

Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

What Resolution (Successfully Kept) Would Make You Happiest?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Imagine that you've been sprinkled with some fairy dust that allowed you to keep a resolution without any effort at all. What resolution would make the biggest difference to your happiness?

How To Really Achieve Your Goals

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

When it comes to reaching your goals and avoiding temptation, you need to plan how you will replace bad habits with good ones, rather than focusing only on the bad habits themselves.

What's the Most Popular Resolution for Happiness?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

When people tell me they've done their own happiness projects, I always ask, "What resolutions did you try? What worked for you?" One answer comes up more than any other.

I'm Sorry... Not!

Ellen Snortland | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

One of my New Year's resolutions is to stop saying a "sorry" that's empty, apologize fully when it's appropriate and to do my part to shift our culture of meaningless or non-existent apologies. Anyone else up for that?

Is There Such Thing As A ‘Good-Enough Divorce’?

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Divorce
Miriam Novogrodsky

The other night my eldest yelled that his father and I suck at divorce. While my son's sentiment was still fresh I wondered why a good enough divorce is not part of the therapy world's parlance.

Wheat Thins Get Weird, Dominating

Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

In a new digital ad campaign launched today, Wheat Thins isn't afraid to be a little tough with you. Wheat Thins' ad spots introduce the "Do-Minatrix,...

New Year's Eco-Lutions

Carolyn Scott | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Carolyn Scott

Yep, we've made another trip around the sun. The new year is upon us filled with brand new opportunities and chances. Let's do our best to make it an even greener one with these simple tips!

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.04.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Here are five simple ways to improve my friendships and yours over the coming year.