I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.  It’s funny how quickly 2014 came and left—feels like 6 months rather than a year to me, and I don’t think it has anything to do with my age.  Time seems to be accelerating.

So what are your hopes, dreams and aspirations for the New Year? Do you have a plan—or just wishful thinking?  And how do you

Do you have a plan to improve your health this year?  Or are you thinking about the same resolutions you planned to successfully address,  but life got in the way? Or are you playing it by ear?  Notice, I didn’t ask about your New Year’s resolutions.

It doesn’t matter if you didn’t succeed last year—we’ve all one year or another (myself included), have not achieved one or more  of our resolutions  to improve your health  (you didn’t lose the weight, or stopped smoking, or change the habit that you really wanted to ), and that’s okay, it’s just a part of your life journey.   Every  experience  is a chance  and the invitation  to learn and discover something previously unknown to you about yourself,  even the ones  you may have called a failure.  If you use them  as an opportunity to make the changes you  desire, because the truth is  that each day is an opportunity to begin anew.  It’s never too late.  It doesn’t matter if you choose to change today, tomorrow, or any other day.   The important thing is that you made the choice to change and have decided to make a new beginning, to change, improve, upgrade some important aspect of your life.

And once you make the decision, with enthusiasm,  and remain persistent, you’re a laying the foundation that will actually allow and support your desired  change to occur.

Too often do we make a half-hearted commitment, and then wonder what it didn’t work out.  When we have the desire, enthusiasm, intention, persistence, and appropriate action, it makes a huge difference.

So  if you’re contemplating what this new year will hold for you,  I encourage you to take charge of your mind and do it!

If you dreamt it, it can be done. Stay focused, dismiss all doubt, and you will be me with a surprising success.

If you don’t have any goals, I hope you’ll remember that each day is an opportunity to improve your life—we always have the opportunity to cease the moment.

Small simple changes, can have a powerful impact on your health and well-being.

So perhaps you can consider incorporating one or two of these suggestions as a new goal for 2015:

Commit to:

  1. Getting adequate sleep
  2. Moving regularly throughout your day
  3. Exploring your creativity
  4. Let go of worry and anxiety,
  5. Count your blessings every day
  6. Write about your feelings, especially those that are troubling you
  7. Breathe deeply
  8. Find moments of quiet, peace and relaxation
  9. Laugh often
  10. Practice forgiveness
  11. Be kind to yourself and others
  12. Love yourself

My wish for you and yours is that 2015 will be your best year yet!

With love and blessings,

Dr. Elaine