10 Ways to Set Up for a Successful New Year

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2016 sucked! I mean, I thought 2015 wasn’t so fun, but then 2016 happened. On New Years Eve: the recipe that my husband wanted to cook failed because of some heavy cream I had bought that morning magically curdled in the fridge; the Chinese food we ordered to replace it was so late in getting to our home that the rice was crunchy; and in the end we popped some champagne and went to bed around 10 disillusioned. It left me feeling rather hesitant about 2017. I also found I wasn’t alone. This morning the guy who took my Starbucks order told me that he didn’t celebrate at all. Read more

And I Quote: “Happiness is Not Something Ready Made.”


“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama XIV

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We live in a very fast paced society. We want the fastest phones, we want to lose weight fast, we want to get rich fast, we want our food microwaved and sometimes when we’re really hungry even 1 minute can feel too long to wait for food. Many things are packaged to fit that instant gratification kind of life. Unfortunately Happiness is not one of those things. Read more