In listing my intentions for the coming new year, I will borrow the instructions of philosopher William James: “Accumulate all the possible circumstances which shall reenforce the right motives; put yourself assiduously in conditions that encourage the new way; make engagements incompatible with the old; take a public pledge, if the case allows; in short, envelop your resolution with every aid you know.”

Here I go with my public pledge! 🙂

For 2015, I’m seeking a better balance.  More of some things, less of others. I’m betting that the simplification of my goals + a big ‘ol chunk of courage will get me where I want to be by year’s end.


  • discipline (in work, training, caring for my family, my home & my health – this means: having a training plan, a nutrition plan, a schedule & STICKING TO IT)
  • awareness (continue growing stronger in my recovery from unhealthy & addictive behaviors)
  • patience (practice being fully present in my life, even and especially when I am tired, overwhelmed & anxious)
  • saving ($)
  • reading (books)
  • strength (mental, emotional, physical)
  • peace
  • guts! (I’m strong enough to handle a little ass-kicking and this is my year to get some, running-wise)


  • complaining
  • excuse-making
  • fear
  • waste
  • apologizing (for nothing)
  • comparison
  • envy
  • worry
  • regret

Looking forward to a new year full of wisdom, joy and renewed purpose.  I wish the same for all of you. ❤



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