Sunday, January 25, 2009

Do You Want a "Touch Up" or a Full Year of Inner Beauty

Usually we begin a new year with a list of resolutions, and most resolutions are about getting to something that wasn’t accomplished last year, or fixing something that was. How do you get to the fresh and exciting “New Year-New You” marketed on the cover of the January issue of every publication? The fact is that most resolutions are temporary “touch-ups” and don’t work long term. Why? Here is a wonderful article by Mattison Grey called “Top 5 reasons people don’t achieve their goals” Number 3 is my downfall… What is yours?

Is January Too Early To Make New Years Resolutions?

How fresh and transforming can your resolutions be when your heart, mind, home and office are cluttered with the debris from the rash of holidays and a year just ended. I admire cooks who clean up as they go, and folks who balance their checkbook every week… but to do a mental, emotional and spiritual accounting, which would clear the decks for something really new, takes some time and thought...

The IRS Understands What We Need???

The IRS gives us 3 1/2 months to process the prior year and to account for our accomplishments and failures. Its only then we can see the bottom line, or our “net income”. In terms of our life experience we might say the “net outcome”. Though Byzantine in their level of complication, the IRS gives us pages of forms to evaluate our performance with. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a simple one-page form to fill out for our personal accounting? When I mentioned this to my friend and fellow entrepreneur Marci Lipman , she sent me an excellent one she just completed! This powerful ONE PAGE will help you complete 2008 and ONE PAGE will help to plan 2009. It was created by Robin Mascari, a successful independent entrepreneur. I highly recommend it. Click here to read it.

The planets say that this year's New Years RE-Solution deadline should be extended to February 5th!

Many people debunk the effects of the alignment of the stars and planets on our daily lives, but even with many “grains of salt”, over the years I have found a lot of truth in this aspect: January 11, 2009 - February 3, 2009 is a period in which the planet Mercury appears to move backwards…and it is called “Mercury Retrograde”. This occurs 3-4 times a year and lasts about 3 weeks. There are benefits and challenges associated with this time.

Communications related activities can be disrupted during his time including travel, electronics and agreements between people (not a good time to sign contracts). It has been described as “holding back forward action” which delivers one of the benefits: time for personal accounting and reflection before proceeding with next steps. It is a good time to do all of those “RE” things like RE-view RE-consider RE-present RE-invent before you RE-solve. it is like a course correction during the flight from one destination to another.

The events during the Mercury retrograde time frame help us to veer away from the past and take bold steps into our new future. This information was paraphrased from this site where you can go to read more about Mercury Retrograde. Take heart…

Hermes (Greek name for Mercury) is the god of the unexpected, of luck, of
coincidence, of 'synchronicity.'…Whenever things seem fixed, rigid, 'stuck,'
Hermes introduces fluidity, motion, new beginnings - as well as the confusion
which inevitably precedes new beginnings.

Arianna Stassinopoulos, The Gods of Greece

NEW RE-vised format for “Well-Being In Style”

In the spirit of creating something new in 2009, the “Well-being In Style” newsletter will be different in 2009. How? I can’t tell you too much...(not yet time to make my resolution), except that I will say less, and you will have the opportunity to say more. That’s why I am moving to a blog format: so you can post your point of view. I can’t tell you much more about it because I simply don’t know yet. How uncomfortable is that? I admit, the feeling of not knowing is more than awkward for someone who likes to be in control…but that the same time, its totally exciting! So please join in on the adventure, and post your comments below. Or, you can e-mail me at