I've experienced some really shitty moments in my own life, and it's this time of year where I'm usually reminded - not because of any specific event that occurred during this festive period, but because of the over indulgence that usually happens within the following weeks.
If we're really looking to get rid of the old and commit to new focus, attitudes, and quality of life it's important to filter out the physical and mental clutter of our lives, to look beyond the things that keep us stuck, bogged down and tied to negative situations or feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed.
During February we can often feel low, the weather is dreadful and Spring might feel a long way away. What is the secret of feeling calmer and happier despite the trials of this time of year?
Looking out of my window today, the sun is shining and the air is still. You wouldn't think it was January in England; but it is. I can hear birds singing and can see my neighbour out in her garden pulling up weeds and trimming branches.
Today is the day that we fight this curse or rather lack of motivation and make resolutions that matter, resolutions that are for change, resolutions that give back!
Rather than suggesting resolutions here, I am going to offer some commonsense suggestions that will, I believe, help make your family history and genealogy efforts more effective and successful
So this year instead of listing my resolutions I am going to risk beginning 2014 without the structure of promises made to myself. Instead, I will share the wisdom which has buoyed my life and lit my path since it was revealed to me because I have learned that there is an optional way to look at ageing.
So, how about making this the year that you turn your attentions to your style and give your wardrobe a makeover? Here we bring you our top fashion resolutions to kick off 2013.
The key to sticking with your New Year's resolutions is to take small steps. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure that this year is the one where you achieve your goals.
I'm not detoxing this year. In fact I'm happily tucking in to the cheeseboard that others now refuse. See, I kind of did my time in the world of detoxing a couple of summers ago, and we are talking serious detoxing here.