Happy New Year

Posted by: on Jan 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

I may be a few days late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!! I hope you all celebrated in style, whether late into the night with some cocktails or a relaxing evening at home. We have been celebrating the new year in sunny snowy New Mexico. My husband has work out here this week, so we tacked a little time on to visit my New Mexico family. We intended to spend New Years at a bar with live music, but the snow sort of derailed that. Instead we had a nice evening in and barely made it to East Coast New Years (10 p.m. here).

Anyway, I thought it would be appropriate to close the first week of the year with a few resolutions. I’m toying with the idea of making my New Years resolutions a sort of 30 day challenge for the year. In other words, each month I’d have a new resolution or 30 day challenge. My goal would be to incorporate 1 new resolution each month and create a habit that would carry forth for the rest of the year. Therefore, my goal is to come up with at least 12 resolutions (this may be ambitious).

So here’s a start:

  1. Practice yoga every day for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Increase my yoga practice to 1 hour every day.
  3. Write every day. This should be at least 10 minutes of timed writing, preferably longer.
  4. Do not judge others on what they eat. I sometimes find myself in the grocery store judging other people’s grocery carts. I’m going to stop doing this.
  5. Eat mindfully. Mindful eating is a trending phrase. However, by mindful eating, I mean to be aware of what I am eating, where it came from, what it’s made of, and how my body feels before, during, and after I eat.
  6. Pay closer attention to the news by listening to the radio on the way to work and reading more. Actually, one of my favorite apps should make this much easier. It’s called Pulse News and it allows you to aggregate all your news sources in one place where you can easily browse headlines. I even have a whole section on food headlines!
  7. Read. I’d like to spend more of my free time reading. I have several books related to food I would like to work my way through. Just to name a few that interest me: Turn Here Sweet Corn, Anita Diffley; a couple Joel Salatin books; Food Politics, Marion Nestle; Public Produce, Darrin Nordahl; The Vertical Farm, Dickson Despommier.

I plan to continue adding to this list over the next few days, weeks, months, and year. I’d love to know some of your New Year’s resolutions.


  1. Morgan
    January 4, 2013

    I judge others’ grocery carts too! That’s a good one, I need to stop that as well. I’ll share my other, more personal resolutions with you in a less public forum. :)

  2. Beth
    January 4, 2013

    Have a great time enjoying the good food down there. How I miss it… And here’s a chink on your glass of sparkly. Happy New Year to you and your family.


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