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New Year's Resolutions: Don't Forget the Missing Ones

Dave Santulli | Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact
Dave Santulli

Year after year, the same resolutions lead the pack: losing weight, saving money, quitting smoking. But there are some resolutions that consistently do not appear on the list. Let's try reaching for some of these "missing ones" in 2013.

How To Make Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

Polly Campbell | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

This more benevolent approach to resolutions is about creating a lifestyle that you desire rather than achieving a single goal. Though you will achieve many goals in the process, you will also build daily routines that you can keep up and a life that you want to live.

Get A Jump Start On January: 10 Steps To Your Best Year Yet

Jamie Galloway | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

Getting on the right path before the ball drops takes nothing more than a pen, paper and 30 minutes of quiet time.

The Faithful Shopper: Reflections 2012

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that we're all shopped out (even me), have returned the mistakes and planned for future purchases, it's time to take a look back on the best of New York City retail this year, and a couple of wishes for the future.

5 Fascinating Emotional Eating Studies From 2012

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

This year we got a little closer to understanding why we turn to ice cream and chocolate whenever we get stressed out, crabby or overly emotional. Yes, we still have a lot to learn. Our emotions and eating behavior are incredibly complex.

3-2-1 Countdown to 2013 and Your Fitness Goals

Ramona Braganza | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ramona Braganza

As the countdown to a new year begins, excitement in the air grows! To many of us, a new year signals a time for new beginnings, a time for a fresh start.

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.