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Fireworks. Photo © John Haslam, via flickr and Creative Commons

Enjoy presence in the present

Many of us are reflecting on the year just passed and making plans for the months ahead. The pundits among us have pronounced on the successes and failures behind us and prognosticated on future possibilities. Some of us brought in January 1 with bold resolutions for change—we’ll lose weight, eat Read more →

Checking email. Photo © www.buzzfarmers.com, via flickr and Creative Commons

Habits made possible by same processes that allow us to walk, talk, chew gum at same time

When he was younger and had more hair, Nature Boy often marked this time of year by resolving to break annoying habits. These included snacking between meals, spending too much time onscreen, sleeping until the last possible minute before getting up and getting ready for work, and so on. Year Read more →

Chocolate Cake… mmm, so tempting—so distracting! Photo © Hudson, The, on flickr

Wherein motivation is found to remain motivated,
and the writer finishes her column

I elected to write about motivation for this week’s column. The Editors approved. How timely, they said. Think of all the new year’s resolutions made, by now quietly regretted but not yet abandoned. Many people who started 2014 fired up with enthusiasm and good intentions may just now be experiencing Read more →