Want to prepare for a happy new year? Put a little kit together with these items: A paper clip to hold everything together. A rubber band to help you stay flexible. A penny to remind you that you're valuable. A toothpick to pick out the good in everyone. A Jigsaw puzzle piece to remind you that . . .
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So 2016 is drawing to a close and a fresh new year is on the horizon. Today is reader participation day. Tell us your hopes and dreams. The first things that come to mind when you read this--- but NOT POLITICAL. You can have hopes and dreams for the new year -- or for the rest of your life. They . . .
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I'm not a big believer in New Year's resolutions, but I do believe in starting the year with some intentions for the days and months that lie ahead. January can be a tough time. There's the after-holiday letdown, the cold and dark winter that seems to stretch ahead like it will never end. But to . . .
We do them, but do we know why we do? Our traditional midnight kiss is meant to bring good luck to the relationship so affection and warmth remain all year. We eat black-eyed peas and lentils to bring good fortune because they're said to resemble coins, and pork because pigs root forward, the . . .
New Year Wishes It's been a hard year in the world. Hard in every sense of the word. It's hard to not despair. And yet, a new year brings hope that the slate can be washed clean and we can start anew. At midnight, we turn the page on the day, the month and the year. I'm not making resolutions, . . .
Ram Dass advised Be here now and that's still good advice in today's digital world. Maybe even better advice today, when there are so many opportunities to be somewhere else instead of in the moment. So here's my new year's wish: that the people I spend time with attend to their digital . . .
You only have one life. Make the most of it. Happy New Year. . . .
Here's what I love about a new year: it brings a blank canvas that we can fill any way we like. It's chance to choose new colors .... to paint in new shapes and forms. To be as messy as we like, or as neat. Was last year blue? This year, let's try orange or fuchsia, and if we don't . . .