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December 2011 Archives

New Year’s Resolutions That Last

posted by debramoffitt

Ok, so more often than not, this time of year we make New Year’s resolutions that sound good on December 31st, but don’t make it past mid-day on January 1st. Because most of these resolutions are based on superficial desires, […]

Taking Your Emotional Temperature

posted by debramoffitt

The time leading up to the New Year rush causes more stress than most any other period.  Between high expectations, financial pressure and duties to family and friends it’s easy to lose sight of one’s feelings and forget about self-care. Often explosions, […]

How Not to Be Successful in the New Year

posted by debramoffitt

In the New Year there are some surefire ways to be assured of an unsuccessful 2012. Here’s a list. 1) Hold on to self-defeating habits. Changing  self-defeating habits like overeating or negative thinking will  improve your chances of greater well […]

Happiness at Christmas Rule Number 1: Reduce Desires and Expectations

posted by debramoffitt

If you make no appointments, you will not suffer disappointments. – Sai Baba One of the biggest things I remember about Christmas as a kid was a pervading sense of disappointment. The holiday was so built up, so out of […]

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