May All Your Troubles Last No Longer Than Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Like you, I’m sure, I can’t resist a little humor and a smile, which explains my choice of title for this article. But make no mistake about it, the subject is serious. You see, since life is synonymous with change, this year our lives will either improve or worsen. The likelihood of it improving is greatly enhanced for those of …

Why don’t more of us heed the call of the New Year?

New Beginnings: “You raze the old to raise the new.” -(Justina Chen Headley) Happy New Year! Don’t you love New Year’s? I love its promise of new beginnings and its hint of things that have never been. Of course, every day marks a new beginning, but they pass so closely together that we soon forget their promise, take them for …

The Ultimate Guide to Success with New Year’s Resolutions

At the stroke of midnight, January 1st, thousands cheer, welcoming in the New Year. But what is all the excitement about? What’s new about the New Year? Isn’t it true that if we go on doing the same old things we’ll continue to get the same old results? So, it’s not the passing of time that’s a cause for celebration, …

The Nine Gifts of Christmas

Sometimes the people we have to work with give us a hard time instead of their full cooperation. Our tasks become more difficult when the people we’re counting on give us a headache instead of a hand. Wouldn’t it be nice, though, if everyone we dealt with not only gave us a smile, but gave us a gift? Of course, …

For Success in Life, There’s Only One New Year’s Resolution You Need to Make

Happy New Year! The purpose of celebrating New Year’s is not to celebrate the start of a new year, but the beginning of a new YOU, an improved you, a more enlightened you, a more powerful you. And we start our journey to a new, improved self by making New Year’s Resolutions. Do you agree? If you do, you belong …

Give H.O.P.E. and H.elp O.ther P.eople E.njoy life

Once again it is that time of year (Christmas) when we think about gift giving. Holiday decorations, joyful music, and smiling faces create an atmosphere of happiness. But hidden from view are the poor, lonely, sick, homeless, unemployed, and disabled who find the season only increases their suffering. For when those in need witness the happiness of others, it feels …

Priceless gifts-It’s that time of year again known as Christmas

It’s that time of year again known as Christmas. Whether we’re a Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Hindu – believer or unbeliever – we probably all welcome a season that’s devoted to GIVING. For that’s when humanity is at its best. That’s the time we transcend our petty thoughts of self-interest and reach out to others. In the words of …

Solutions for New Year’s Resolutions

Not often enough, we MAKE them. Too often, we BREAK them. And rarely do we KEEP them. By “them,” I mean New Year’s Resolutions. This year, let our first resolution be to keep the ones we make. Why? Because they will transform ourselves into the person we can become. If wine does it, why shouldn’t we also improve with age? …

Broken promises and shattered dreams

It’s that time of year again. Time to think about making New Year’s resolutions. How did you do last year? If you kept them, congratulations, for you are now a better person because of them. When asked about their resolutions, many people reply, “This year, I’m making only one resolution, and that is NOT to make any resolutions.” It’s a …

May your troubles be as short-lived as my New Year’s resolutions

Happy New Year! It’s time to shake off the snow from my clothes and the dust from my New Year’s resolutions. Although in keeping with the holiday spirit, I’ve opened with a humorous title, the subject is serious. We need to reflect on our status and monitor our progress both on a short-term and a long-term basis. The beginning of …