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New Year Resolutions: Make Them Reality!!


There’s something powerful about the end of an old year and the beginning of a new one. A sense of opportunity abounds, and there is a feeling that the slate can be wiped clean and a new beginning can take root. To accomplish that, we often set new year resolutions for things that we like to change, but we often lack the tools and motivation to really make those things happen. We may end up frustrated and with a sense of failure at not having achieved what we set out to do.

This year, go beyond resolutions and take some extra steps to create your new reality. Language is so important here; it’s not enough just to list those things you want to change, but instead create affirmative statements as if those changes have already taken place. Often we don’t believe that we CAN accomplish our goals, so stating them affirmatively helps to imprint our message into our neurological system which then begins to make real changes in our attitudes. In creating your statements, try to determine what has kept you from making these changes in the past and incorporate these reasons into your affirmative statements.

Some examples would be:

Instead of saying “I want to lose 10 pounds,” say: I enjoy preparing and eating just the right amount of delicious foods that nourish and satisfy me completely.

Instead of saying “I will exercise every day,” say: My daily workouts fill me with energy and vitality.

Instead of saying “I will spend more time with family and friends,” say: My friends and family are a valuable source of support for me and spending time with them is a priority.

Instead of saying “I will quit smoking,” say: I am […]

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By |2005-12-31T13:45:00-04:00December 31st, 2005|Miscellany|Comments Off on New Year Resolutions: Make Them Reality!!

The Seven Times Seven Meme

Jill tagged me with this, and while I’m not sure what it is I’m going to play anyway:

Seven things to do before I die:

  • Spend a month in the English countryside.
  • Appreciate my husband 24 hours a day.
  • Buy a little country place with a sunset view over a rolling meadow and pond.
  • Finish and publish my astrology book.
  • Take a long trip through Ancient Egypt and Greece.
  • Be a foster mom to Golden Retrievers.
  • Learn the art of living without doing.

Seven things I cannot do:

  • Spend a day without turning on the computer.
  • Watch the entire LOTR movie in one day.
  • Sing like Sarah McLachlan.
  • Sleep late.
  • Play the hammer dulcimer (but lessons begin this year!)
  • Watch George Bush speak on TV if it’s not on the Daily Show.
  • Run five miles.

Seven things that attract me to blogging:

  • I can ramble as much as I want and I can’t tell if the readers are bored.
  • I have a reason to write about George Clooney.
  • It helps me to demonstrate the effectiveness of astrology in everyday life.
  • It gives me a good excuse to be on the computer.
  • It forces me to write every day (maybe I’ll get to that book soon…)
  • It gives me an opportunity to participate in meaningful discussions.

Seven things I say most often:

  • “I know this is difficult right now, but really it’s an opportunity…”
  • “Call me back when you remember why you called me.”
  • “It might be a good idea even if it IS mine.”
  • “I’m running a few minutes late.”
  • “Help! My site isn’t working.”
  • “Cut it out Katie!!”
  • “We’re having leftovers again.”

Seven books that I love:

  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • The Mists of Avalon
  • All the astrology books by Liz Greene
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • The Perelandra Space Trilogy
  • Be Here Now
  • Who Dies

Seven movies I watch over and over again:

  • Local Hero
  • Excalibur
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Splendor in the Grass
  • Days of Heaven
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • La Grande Illusion

Now I’m supposed to list seven bloggers I’d […]

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By |2019-04-14T07:30:25-04:00December 28th, 2005|Miscellany|Comments Off on The Seven Times Seven Meme

Merry Christmas and a Cool Yule!

The celebration of Christmas at the Winter Solstice is one of the more recent celebrations to mark the longest night of the year. Today as we celebrate the return of the Sun and the birth of the Sun God, I thought I’d share this good article about the origins of Christmas.

However you celebrate the season, I wish you all the love, peace and joy that life on Earth can bring.

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By |2005-12-26T01:31:00-04:00December 26th, 2005|Miscellany|Comments Off on Merry Christmas and a Cool Yule!
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