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Meaningful Resolutions

17th January 2014

Many view the New Year as an ideal opportunity to make a resolution and enthusiastically embark on a program to lose weight, start exercising, or stop smoking.  After a few weeks, some are making progress and steadily moving towards achieving their goals while many more, despite their best intentions, are giving up and literally abandoning their resolve.

Are you in the latter group?  Is this the third, fourth or even tenth year that you are once again making the same resolution?

Perhaps it is difficult to imagine or even believe that making a seemingly small healthy behavior change such as walking could have much of an impact on your life. 

Consider the possibilities: if tomorrow you resolved to walk 30-minutes a day, these are the changes you could expect by the first day of spring.

A loss of five pounds
Enhanced cardiovascular health and a reduced risk of heart disease Increase in physical conditioning—which means doing more with less effort A brainpower…

Your list is long; time is short; obligations are multiplying; motivation is dwindling and you’re wondering: is it possible to regain enthusiasm, reduce stress and feel more joy this season?  The short answer is yes!  There are many ways to find happiness and restore harmony even amidst the typical hustle and bustle. 

Your first step is to realize that some things are out of your control, such as: long lines, traffic jams, and the weather.  Worrying and complaining about any of these…