While I enjoy celebrations, and I’m a big advocate of setting goals on a regular basis, I’ve found it difficult to get behind the big hype of New Year’s resolutions. Surveys show that most of the individuals who make resolutions are also in the same boat since only 8 percent of those who make resolutions are successful in achieving them.
No matter if you make new years resolutions or not, I feel it is important to recognize the transition period – hasta-luego 2015, hello 2016! – through personal reflection and growth.
Before we completely say goodbye to 2015 and plunge fully into 2016, I like to reflect upon these two specific questions:
I feel reflecting on these questions helps me to celebrate and enjoy my current life, while guiding me toward my vision going forward. I believe answering these questions as they pertain to each of us individually are major contributors to improving relationships, overall happiness and toward the life I want to generate and the world I want to contribute to.
This year I’m grateful for my wonderful family (and soon to be "official" new addition with the love-of-my-life, Will), for my health, for the work that I love doing and thoroughly care about, and for all my local and extended friends, colleagues, readers and clients. This year with our recent move to Washington, D.C. I am looking forward to enjoying the D.C. metro area, fun travels, our wedding celebration and helping more people feel better locally and nationally, helping them reach their personal health and/or performance goals while understanding how lifestyle and nutrition can greatly impact their body.
So, what are you grateful for?
What are you looking forward to in 2016?
Let me know on my Facebook page, I’d love to hear from you.
I hope 2016 brings you safe and joyous times with friends and loved ones!
PS - I've included a yummy and super simple dessert recipe below. If the ingredient list works for you and your digestion, try it out and let me know what you think!
PPS - Wanting new recipe ideas? Follow me on Pinterest for some yummy and creative ideas.
Nutty Coconut Balls
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Serves: about 12 balls
Hello, my name is Stacy Phillips, licensed Functional Nutritionist and Holistic Health, Wellness and Strength & Conditioning Coach with a MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine practicing whole-foods nutrition and physical training to individuals around the globe.
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