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Making a Profound Commitment to Yourself

In a recent yoga class, one of the instructors talked about tossing out resolutions and instead making a commitment. She gave the example of committing to saying something truly positive to ourselves every morning. I like this. I like it because making a commitment feels like you're honoring and respecting yourself. It feels solid and tangible and strong. A commitment feels like it's rooted in an authentic desire. A desire born out of a respect for your well-being and your needs.

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Self-Care Sunday: Inspiring Ways to Approach the New Year

Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite posts from others on how they're approaching the New Year. Their pieces are so inspiring and empowering. And I hope they inspire and empower you, too---and maybe even spark a few insights.


Alex shares 5 powerful questions to ask ourselves in the New Year, along with her own answers.

Rosie suggests doing a New Year Personal Summit and shares this important reminder: "The New Year isn’t a time to make yourself feel bad or to shame yourself.  It’s an opportunity to remember that all of life is journey and we can choose our journey any time."

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My Theme for the New Year

This year instead of setting resolutions, intentions or a word of the year, I've decided to do something a little different: create a theme. That just feels right. I like the idea of selecting a unifying, overarching path that I can walk in 2016. An idea that permeates the entire year, a reminder for every day. It's similar to a word of the year, but "theme" sounds invigorating and inspiring to me.

It reminds me that while I can't control the plot, I do control how I perceive the plot, the lessons I learn and the steps I take.

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Dismissing “New Year, New You” Messages

Years ago, I would've consumed the "New Year, New You" messages like it was real nourishment for my soul—except that it's akin to snacking on rice cakes. No substance or sustenance. No enjoyment or savoring. Just emptiness, and possibly a stomachache.

I would've sat on the couch and mapped out all the things I needed to change about myself. It would've been a long list, a list created quickly and easily, the weaknesses and inadequacies pouring out of my head and onto the paper.

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16 Resolutions I’m Not Setting in 2016

Pausing and thinking through what we want our lives and our days to look like is powerful. After all, it's important to get intentional and deliberate about our time on this earth. And I think knowing what we don't want is just as important as knowing what we do. And it's especially helpful if we have no clue what we want. That's why this year I've created a list of resolutions I won't be setting in 2016.

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Self-Care Sunday Links 12.27.15

It's been a while since I've shared my favorite links with you. Below, you'll find pieces on everything from what to do when you're overwhelmed to how much to push yourself when you have depression to what your self-care minimums are. You'll also find pieces from my creativity blog and others for Psych Central's main blog, which include so much great wisdom from different therapists I interviewed.


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