Friday, December 31, 2010

Here's to 2011 & Non-Resolutions!

I'm riffing a page directly from two of my favorite gals, Anne Sage and Crystal Gentilello of Rue Magazine and their muse, Erin Loechner.  Instead of listing off a handful of resolutions, I thought it'd be appropriate to finish out the year with a few things I appreciate and won't stop doing in this new year ahead.  So as you scurry off to prepare for this evening's revelries, lift a glass, have a bit of bubbly and toast to a thoughtful, prosperous, wondrous 2011!

1. Similar to Miss Anne, I will NOT save a little extra money by brewing coffee at home.  My morning stop at OST Cafe is one of the highlights of my day - the people, the music and the energy make me start my day with a smile, and that's worth a whole lot more than $2.00.

2. Sometimes it's the tiniest things that are right in front of you that bring something special out in you.  Like my rose` granati hand soap by Molton Brown (I've always been a sucker for amazing scents) or the photo of my friend Risa's son on my Blackberry - his adorableness could make anyone instantly happier.

3. Acknowledging your shortcomings (for me it's taking on too much and letting it stress me out) and working towards managing them a bit better.  And knowing that in some cases, stress can be pretty darn productive.

4.  Appreciating who you are, what you've accomplished and where you're headed whether in your career, your passionate hobby, your diet, your fitness regimen, your family and friendships or any or all of the above.  Take it and own it.

5. Relishing in an indulgent (not-so-healthy) meal once in a while and knowing that it won't make the scale jump 5 pounds.

6. Listening to your gut, trusting yourself, respecting yourself and going after whatever it is you're dreaming of over the next 365 days!

Happy, healthy new year to you and yours!  Keep an out on Monday, Jan. 3rd - I'll be talking it up about's Food Lover's Cleanse on CNN American Morning at 8:40am EST.

Images: Martha Stewart Living, Plush Palate


Julie said...

Love each and every one of these! Finally a New Year's "list" that I like and can relate to :)

Happy New Year, my dear!


kat flower said...

amen. love. let's get together again soon. rock on in 2011!

Michal said...

Happy new year! I love your list of goals for the new year :) Its nice to be able to catch up on your blog again I've missed it!

Marissa Lippert said...

MICHAL - thanks and happy new year to you as well! wishing you much joy and success in 2011!