Welcome to 2008

Hello everyone!!

Welcome to 2008. I am wondering, what are your new Year’s Resolutions … and how are they going?

As for me, I don’t make them. For me, it works better to strive every day to be the best I can be, and if I fall backwards, I just get up and l take a step forward again. I definitely would never say, “Well, it’s February and I haven’t worked on that goal to lose weight, so now I’ll blow it off until next January.” It doesn’t matter what day or time of the year it is, I’m always going to strive to be physically, spiritually, and mentally healthy.

I do use the new year to reflect on and take stock of goals, however. I may make a list of professional goals, personal goals (get out more — meet more people!). I just set my intention to do work toward whatever it is, and then I do it. To me, part of healthy mental health involves self monitoring about what is working and isn’t working in my life, and making adjustments. If I’m tired, I pull back on unnecessary things I’ve taken on and exercise more so I’ll feel more invigorated. If I’m feeling stressed, I may add a daily meditation to my routine rather than doing it only every week or so.

I look forward to reading what you have to say about how you manage your own life, goals, and health.


  1. Welcome 2008…!

    Each day brings it’s own challenges. If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!

    Still trying to figure out what to do if I grow up.

    Working on appreciating life one day, each day at a time.

    I involve myself with professional associations to which I belong (military retirees, physical therapy, active state guard) but find I lack something important in life recently…no, for more than a few years. I need to have fun & laugh!

    Those who know & listen to Chris Duel know a person who can be serious and funny, sincere & silly, hilarious and honest. I’m jealous because he makes laughing seem easy. But I know that in life, grass can be brown on both sides of the fence…

    Working on health issues; laughing has to be in there.

    I mention humor & laughing because I sincerely believe that for a meaningful life you must balance seriousness with humor; I think it’s a yin-yang thing.

    The year is only half begun with only six shopping months left before Christmas.

    I don’t have many words of wisdom for life except a few which I used to speak of to graduating classes in physical therapy:

    Don’t Do Dumb Things
    Pain is a Four-Letter Word
    It’s lonely at the top, but you eat better
    Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else

    Keep smiling, Dr. Becky!

    George C.

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