A holistic approach to setting meaningful New Year’s goals

I love the freshness of a new year; the feeling that so many possibilities lie wide open ahead.  The starting over, the energy, the resolutions. But if you ask me what my 2010 resolutions and goals are, I’d tell you, “I’m thinking about it.” And that would be the honest answer.  Here is my non-conventional (read more…)

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Financial baby steps: save up $1,000 and become debt-free

Finances tend to be on our minds at the beginning of the year.  We want to start the year off right, and we have noble hopes of being financially responsible for the next 12 months. But where to begin? If we’ve got great intentions but no concrete plan, we won’t go far. Dave Ramsey‘s “total (read more…)

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Ring in 2010 with tangible, reachable, optimistic goals

New year’s resolutions get a bad rep, and I can understand why. Almost nobody keeps them past January. Why? They’re usually overly-ambitious, they’re made in haste, or the timing is off. The post-holiday letdown tends to give people excuses to throw in the towel before they’ve given their goals a fair shot. I’m right there (read more…)

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20 questions for a New Year’s Eve reflection

Today I’m at (in)courage, where I’ve posted my annual 20 Questions for a New Year’s Eve Reflection.  Comments are closed here, so I hope you’ll participate over there!  Here’s a snippet from the post: I’m in favor on new year’s resolutions – but why not also use the turn of the clock to reflect on (read more…)

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10 questions to encourage engaged parenting in a new year

As the last days of this year tick off of the calendar, many people are drawn to introspection and reflection. For parents, these last days of the year offer space to sit down and intentionally consider how you are working to become the parent you want to be for your children. If you have a (read more…)

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