Catching Up and Starting Again: Post-Pandemic Challenges and New Beginnings

Upon my return to New York, COVID-19 was looming large; but I wasn’t sure what to expect still believing that people over 60 were the most vulnerable. Once the announcement was made that New York would be closing down, several projects in full swing abruptly stopped; and everyone I knew was hunkering down at home.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Replacing Resolutions With Resolve, Part 7 It is said, that if you want to create a habit or a new behavior that lasts a lifetime you have to practice it religiously for 30 days. If this was true for everyone, all of our New Year’s resolutions would be achieved by January 31st and the process […]

All Carrots, No Sticks

Replacing Resolutions With Resolve, Part 5 Last week’s article explored the importance of creating a network of people to support you on your journey through the process of change. In the discussion that followed, readers’ comments highlighted the fluidity of support network membership. I neglected to mention that we need to be mindful if the […]

Building Your Network for Success

Replacing Resolutions With Resolve, Part 4 Last week’s article focused on listing the various resources that can help you throughout your journey toward change. The comments made on the article showed that people use a variety of tools, inanimate and animate, to keep themselves on track. The tools mentioned by commenters were a prioritized To […]

The Right Tool for the Job

Replacing Resolutions With Resolve, Part 3 The first month of the New Year is rapidly coming to a close. If you imagine the year as a 365-page book, how’s the story going so far? Did your book start off with a bang? Or is it unfolding slowly and methodically? Are you writing your book or […]

Keeping the Wind in Your Sails

Replacing Resolutions With Resolve, Part 2 It is a well-known fact that the simple act of making a resolution delivers an energy boost that often lands folks smack dab in the middle of a gym membership. And when that burst of energy that spurred action fades, many are left with a membership, yet no motivation. […]

Replacing Resolutions With Resolve

When the New Year’s Eve is upon us, do you feel a sense of excitement? Are you one of those folks willing to stay up, ring in the New Year and watch it emerge—all shiny and new? Do you find yourself saying, “This year, ‘It’ will be different!” or “This year, I’m really going to […]