Happy New Year, dear Bright Siders! We hope you enjoyed your last moments of 2013 and are full of joy and hope for the coming year. This is the time of year when a lot of people make resolutions so that they can get back on track to where they want to be. While I definitely appreciate and understand the motivation, my one issue with making resolutions is that they always seem to focus on all of the ways we are somehow not good enough just where we are. The negative aspects of our lives become the main players and I think that all of this energy spent putting a laser like focus on all of the things we dislike about our bodies, our wallets, ourselves, could be better spent by focusing that energy on building on the things we do like. I have a feeling, after doing that, the rest will fall into place.
This month, rather than work on resolutions, let’s stay focused on year-long goals that are built to last. Let’s talk about the love in our lives, the light at the end of the tunnel, the warmth and clarity from a conversation with someone dear. Let’s ramp up our desire to be our best selves, not by eliminating temporary speed bumps but by working on the foundation that will keep us grounded during those times we really need it. We will bring you brands and content that reaffirms the idea that this new year isn’t about a whole new you, it’s about a new perspective. It’s about looking in the mirror and realizing that you are exactly where you need to be and that your best is absolutely good enough. It’s about giving yourself a break once in awhile. This month is all about looking at our lives a little differently. It’s time for “A New Perspective.”