Entering 2013 Looking for Shalom Between the Fiscal Cliff and the Kardashian Baby

There are two types of posts I keep finding on Facebook and Twitter, those really excited about the new start of the year and those that are really anxious about it. Obviously I’m overstating but for every blog post about getting things done, there’s 5 Facebook statuses venting their negativity. It’s probably like this every year, but for whatever reason, this year I’ve been struck by how many are entering 2013 with a bit of apprehension and fear.

I think it’s fair to say that many of us exited 2012 in a funk. Between the Newtown tragedy, the Fiscal Cliff, and the US Presidential election, there’s a lot of chatter hitting [Read more…]

Don’t Be Afraid to Make Resolutions, Destroy that Inner Critic & Try These 5 Things

The time between Christmas and New Year’s is a great week to reflect. I’ve posted on this before. Generally speaking, the year ends pretty climatic. For many of us, our jobs slow down a little this week, most of us are with families, friends around us are sharing their hopes for the coming year and between all that, we end up taking a little inventory of our lives.

Every year people aspire to improve their lives, examples include: lose weight, read more, be better with their finances, and spend more time with their loved ones. Every year someone will come along and discourage the resolver. Someone will post [Read more…]