Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Yourself

No seriously, I do not want to hear them. Do not tell me what they are.

This is not a because I do not care. And this certainly is not a rant. Keep your New Year’s resolution to yourself because I want you to achieve it.

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Winter Workout Essentials: New Year Workout Routine

When it comes to working out, the seasons have always been constant. After Halloween, the days get noticeably darker. After Thanksgiving, the days get noticeably colder. After New Years, there is no escaping the coldness and the darkness, unless I head inside to the gym.

The outdoors, with its green trees, blue skies and sunshine, is so much sexier than the gym. In the winter, enjoying these outdoor sights becomes elusive with its 14 hours of daily darkness. The winter is also temperamental with snowstorms, wind chills of -5 and ice.

On the other hand, the gym is the good guy your parents want you to marry. Continue reading

Cleaning up my Clean Up Act: Natural Makeup

Blame it on the all-girls high school I attended, but I have never been able to get in the habit of wearing makeup during the day. College. Law school. The Office. Nope.

The only occasions that warranted makeup were: going out with friends, dates, speaking engagements, client meetings – that was about it.

I still feel a little self-conscious when I wear makeup. Yet (I hate to admit this) I feel better when I apply it. Doctors must think there is something to that too. After my first child was born, the North Carolina hospital’s discharge papers directed new mothers to apply makeup to ward off postpartum!

Call it hitting 35 and realizing I could use some help. Or call it moving back to my small hometown where it is impossible to go anywhere without bumping into someone, but two things happened in 2016:

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