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Things to Regret in 2014

Christine Deakers | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Deakers

I wish I could delete the moments where I ever felt "old" because to think that now is just stupid. I saw the number 24 written on the cover of a book while on the train, and clearly thought these three things -- I am older than that number. I have not read that book. There is so much I have yet to do.

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

The Angels Who Walk Among us at This Time of the Year

Lorna Byrne | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Lorna Byrne

I was out walking in the Irish countryside near where I live -- when a faint shape appeared in the sky like a transparent mountain, reaching right up into the heavens. I knew immediately what it meant.

4 Solutions for Holiday Grief: Breakups, Divorce and Death

David Kessler | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kessler

As a grief expert who has spent decades working with those who have lost loved ones, I can tell you it's so much more than one season and then you're "done" grieving.

8 Ways To Improve Your Life In 2015

Kirsten Blake | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Blake

Never settle. There is always more for you to learn. As you get older, this means that you have to be vulnerable. This means putting yourself in new and different situations, and not being the expert. It means creating a time and space to step out of your boundaries and try to understand someone else's perspective.

How to Tap Into Inner Clarity for Your 2015 Vision

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Vollherbst

Once you see where you're shape-shifting to satisfy your ideas about other peoples' desires, you get the awareness that your reality is made up of choices that you are making, not someone else. The beautiful, liberating news is that you are free to choose again.

Holiday Out-of-Office Message

Rana Florida | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

We all need a digital detox from time to time and my time is now. When I return to work and plug in again after the new year, I will be recharged and more productive; hopefully, I'll be full of great ideas. But right now, I'm stepping back.

9 Reasons to Resolve Not to Diet in 2015

Jennipher Walters | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennipher Walters

Diets don't address many of the root issues of weight gain: emotions, habits and unconscious behavior. In fact, they promise that when you diet, you'll become the perfect person. But, spoiler alert, even at a smaller size, you're still the same person. Do the more challenging emotional work and the results will pay off for good.

Easy Ways to Be More Mindful in 2015

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

With 2015 right around the corner, it's time to get started on your resolution! What will it be this year? Eating healthier, joining a gym, doing more...

3 New Year's Resolution Remixes: How to Actually Enjoy Them This Time

Zach Dean | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

The end goal for most New Year's resolutions is living a better life, and I'd like to suggest the key to a better life is not cutting out something you love doing; rather, it's deliberately crafting a balanced life you enjoy.

101 Ways To End 2014 On A Happy Note

Tia Johnson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tia Johnson

Below is a list I created largely based on experiences I had and questions I have asked of friends. Some of the suggestions below are solely for the holiday season leading up to the new year, while other suggestions can be applied throughout the year.

10 New Year Tips for Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

To ensure success in the new year, most small businesses don't realize that the process begins long before January 1. Instead, a lot of work goes into setting your business up for a running start when the clock strikes 12.

401(k) Resolutions That Can Make Dollars and Sense

Catherine Golladay | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
Catherine Golladay

Whatever your financial situation, a new year may present the perfect opportunity to improve it. If you're like many Americans, a workplace 401(k) is probably your largest or only source of retirement income -- so that's a great place to start.

At the Holidays, It's Okay to Be Off Balance

Julie Cohen, PCC | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Julie Cohen, PCC

As you move through these final two weeks of 2014, give yourself space to think differently and experiment with new behaviors and choices. Although work and life may be messier and feel more unbalanced than you prefer, you may find yourself feeling jollier.

How Successful Entrepreneurs Start the New Year

Nellie Akalp | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Nellie Akalp

With any luck, you will be able to take a few days off to relax with family and good friends, but it's never easy to get back into the swing of work after all the celebrations.

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Holiday Season

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

The good news is that the holiday season doesn't have to be so stressful and draining. With a few little changes, it is possible to turn your exhausting holiday experience into one filled with joy and cheer -- it just all boils down to how you take care of you. Here are five ways to do that...

Holiday Cheers! A Rhyming Farewell to 2014

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
Wray Herbert

Happy hols to you all! Let good cheer abound. / The yule log is glowing, so gather around. / Think back on the year, while you warm up your toes, / It's time to reflect on the highs and the woes.

Divorce Confidential: Holiday Preparations

Caroline Choi | Posted 12.16.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Holiday preparations are in full swing. The shopping malls are packed like a can of sardines and if you're like me, you're probably a little overwhelmed and stressed about getting the perfect gift for your loved ones.

What Cigarettes Taught Me

Kristen Noel | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

I did promise that this was not going to be a diatribe about cigarettes -- so let's just agree that it is my metaphor for the self-care sidesteps we take in our lives. Insert your own behavior or pattern -- the thing that distracts you and occupies space in your life.

The 15 Phases Of Your Failed New Year's Resolution

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Teen

2015's your year. Your Instagram's going to go viral and you're going to set the track team mile record and it's going to be the best 365 days of your...

14 Ski Resort Events Delivering Holiday Cheer This Season

Liftopia | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

'Tis the season for skiing powder! Oh, and the holidays are upon us as well. I'd rather bury my head in the snow than deal with shopping and, luckily, there are some festive events taking place at ski resorts across the U.S. and the Canadian Rockies.

In Gratitude

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Every day, when I get dressed, I put on something green. It's a joke a...

Don't Dread the Holidays! It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.12.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

"Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the stranger and the unwanted child, care for the ill, and love your enemies" is the...

The 12 Microresolutions of Christmas

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

We stand on the brink of the holiday season, a time when we generally eat, drink, and spend to excess. By New Year's Day we are so fed up (literally!) that we fervently resolve to change our ways. Why wait for the new year?

Keep Your Kids Safe and Merry During the Holidays With this Simple Checklist

Laura McHolm | Posted 12.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Keep your head above the twinkle and remember this simple checklist. Santa's basic yule tide rule of thumb: if it looks like it could be trouble then put it on the naughty list and hide it away.