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New Year – New Opportunities

New Year's Resolutions are dominating the press right now so my post today is on this subject. Most of us view the New Year as an opportunity to take action in an area of our lives which we believe needs improvement or would like to change.  To lose weight, get fitter, gain weight, give up smoking, cut down on alcohol, improve our relationship with our partner...  The list is endless and depends on you and your desires. The problem is that unless we replace the habit or behaviour we want … [Read more...]

“Take up” rather than “Give up” this New Year

At this time of year we can be bombarded with suggestions for our New Year's Resolutions.  A great number of them propose giving up something. "Giving up" can be difficult.  The words imply loss in some shape or form.   They can conjure up a feeling that we are about to face a struggle, hard work or tough times. For this reason I'm not really sold on "Giving up". So my proposal to you is how about "Taking up" this New Year. Here are some of my suggestions: Take up asking … [Read more...]