01/01/2013 10:48 am ET Updated Mar 03, 2013

The 10 Secrets to Making Lasting Change

For many of us, the ritual of making resolutions for the new year comes from a deep place within about what we want most in our lives. Lasting change and getting what we long for in life comes from a sustained vision of our goals and dreams.

Mostly, we resolve to change behaviors that relate to the way we take care of ourselves and our relationships. We want to be the fullest expression of our best selves. Although we are usually successful in these efforts, at times something runs interference with our ability to make and sustain these desirable changes.

Certain actions can be taken that when practiced regularly can support us in making lasting and durable change. Learning a sound strategy about how to strengthen the behaviors that support and nourish our wishes to be healthier, happier, and more connected puts us in a position of greater personal power.

Secrets to lasting change:

10 Secrets To Lasting Change

The gift of health and authentic happiness rests in your own hands. What action or change do you wish to take in the coming year?

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