Creativity Cheerleader: Your Project Plan for 2015


                      Happy new year! Is this the year you've promised yourself and taken a pinky swear that you'll start writing your novel? Or start drawing that graphic novel, or painting, or any other type of … [Read more...]

Cold Feet Stopping You From Doing Yoga?

chilly yoga

It's too bad New Year's Resolutions are made during one of the coldest months on the calendar, and especially this  January, with not one but two vexing polar vortexes. If you said you were going to start doing yoga this month, you might have cold feet - not about the poses, I mean literally chilly … [Read more...]

Resolution Revolution #1: Kick the Sugar Habit

Oh, this one's going to be hard. I love sugar, but I really don't love the way it makes me feel. I shared half a small chocolate cream pie with The Hubbins on New Year's Eve. This doesn't sound so bad, but after a holiday season full of apple pies, apple tarts, cupcakes, chocolate, etc., etc., … [Read more...]

Have Black Eyed Peas Over for Dinner! (Um…the other kind of peas.)


If you're anything like me, the New Year's Resolutions you made last month are now sitting on the couch next to you, hogging the remote and eating all your pita chips. (You did see that I gave away my luxe Moleskine exercise journal on my Facebook page, didn't you? I sure wasn't using it, so I … [Read more...]

Now Year’s Resolutions. (No, that’s not a typo.)

Hi everyone, I hope, if you have snow in your area, that you're enjoying it and not shaking your fists at the gods (or Mayor Bloomberg) because you can't get out of your home or anything like that. Around here, some snowdrifts are about six feet tall, but streets are still somewhat navigable. In … [Read more...]

In Praise of Accomplices

"You're not making me run with you, lady."

If you're having trouble sticking to those New Year's Resolutions (and if you said, "What New Year's Resolutions?" I salute you), maybe you need to rope a friend into whatever crazy scheme you cooked up. That's one of my strategies, as you'll see here. As I've mentioned before, I'm training for the … [Read more...]

Cookie Porn!

As I mentioned the other day, I'm in training to run/walk/shuffle or otherwise move through the More Magazine Half-Marathon this April 25. And as I also mentioned, this was a great way to burn off some cookies. A better way for me to bring less weight along for my morning runs would be to ease off a … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions: For ‘Em or Against ‘Em?

I used to make New Year's Resolutions every year, and they were so typical I won't even bother boring you with any details. Let's just say I hit all the classics involving self-improvement, and let's just not say how the gym membership attendance would lapse severely by the end of February. A few … [Read more...]