Tag New Years Resolutions

Finding My Mantra for the New Year

Ho ho ho, and just like that, it’s over. Another Christmas over, another holiday season wrapping up, another end to another year. What was 2015 like for me? A year of great change- we moved from Toronto to LA and it was really all about settling into a new city, learning to parent without the support and security net of my own parents and parents-in-law, but mostly figuring out what I want to do with all of the new opportunities in this new city. What do I hope for in 2016? It’s something I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately. I know blogging-as-a-career is an ambition of mine that I hope to push into high gear. I know getting fit and healthier is another one. On a larger scale though, I want to marry a strongly held conviction with a mantra I’ve been turning to more and more as

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Rethink Your Resolutions: Writing Goals With Soul

I love to talk about Magic and to see how people react. For me, it is a way to weed out from my life the insane, out-of-touch, and downright crazy people who don’t believe in Magic. You see, Magic is very, very real. I believe Psychology, when understood and utilized, is Magic. I believe that my iPhone, when I think about what it is and what it can do, is Magic. And I believe the force that aspirates my lungs, grows my fingernails, and sprouts a small seed into a mighty tree must be some sort of magic. It is too wondrous not to be. Roald Dahl wrote: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” To me, magic is simply a frame of mind, and when you look for magic in everything, you will find it in everything. In that spirit, I would like to propose writing

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Mental Health Resolutions: Checking In Before 2016

With just under a week until the new year, millions of minds – and the media – have turned toward new year’s resolutions. Whether you’ve decided to make 2016 the year of #fitspo, cultivating self-confidence, reaching your financial goals or simply staying hydrated every day, we tend to focus our goal-setting on external changes we’d like to make. And while there’s nothing wrong with joining the masses who flock to gyms and studios come January 2nd (because who can work out after New Year’s Eve?), it just as important to take a look at what’s going on inside. Reese Evans, founder of Yes Supply, Co., is a big proponent of taking care of your mental health, and I chatted with her about the benefits of an end-of-year mental health check-in. “I’m really of the belief that if you want to change something in your life, don’t wait for tomorrow, and especially

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A Simple Process for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

New Year, New.. NO STOP! Ok, wait what? Stop? Whatever do you mean? Why can’t I say that catchy New Years phrase everyone says and posts about ad nauseam? New Year, New You isn’t a bad idea in and of itself. It’s everything that goes along with it, namely expectations, that make it an issue. There is a reason that so many people quit their New Years Resolutions by February and only 8% succeed (according to Forbes). It all comes down to overload and unrealistic expectations. Most people try to do a 180 with their life this time of year that it is nearly impossible to succeed at and clearly the numbers prove it. What is one to do? How do we overcome this huge obstacle and succeed with our health and fitness goals in the New Year? Well, I have a few things you should keep in mind for 2016 in

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Living a More Refined Life in 2015

Happy New Year! There is something almost magical about the start of the new year. The fresh possibilities that comes with turning over a new calendar is something that puts us in the majority of people who use the renewed optimism to make changes in order to live life in the new year in ways that are more organized, more healthy or more present. What is extremely depressing about New Year resolutions is the statistic that only 4% of resolutions are followed through past February. 4%! One of the main reasons that people don’t follow through is that they are often setting unstructured goals (I want to lose weight sound familiar?) without figuring out the concrete steps to achieve them. One of the common things we noticed when reviewing our friends and families resolutions is that they all boiled down to one theme: all of them, without fail, related to wanting to improve their overall

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