Greetings from the
Another New Year, Another New You
January is the time many of us review our
lives and set personal goals. I invite you to do an exercise
some of my clients do each year: write a letter to your
future, a-year-from-now-self. In this letter write about
things you wish to address in the coming year that will enrich
your life; such as what you would like to experience, explore,
and change about your personality, habits, relationships, or
your life path. Put the letter away and read it a year from
As you write your letter, note whether you
fall into either extreme. Are you an over-achiever writing ten
years worth of wishes for yourself or an under-achiever with
very little to say? Shoot for the middle ground. Ponder the
parts of you that are over- or under-ambitious; these are
perfect self-discovery issues to explore beyond this exercise.
By Suzanne Harrill
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By Dianne Schilling
Recently pummeled by a media barrage of
year-end images, political and economic forecasts, and droll
lists of the best and worst trivia of 2003, many of us feel
motivated to begin 2004 with a new year's resolution or two.
With the feasting over and the leftovers gone, what better
time to lose a few pounds, or start an exercise program?
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Question: I struggle with whether or
not to use medication for depression and go back and forth.
When I try prescription drugs, it is a challenge for me
because I do not like this choice and I feel weird, numb, and
unable to fully feel. Then I take myself off the drugs and get
so low that I cannot function well. My family pressures me to
go back on the meds because they cannot handle my moods. What
is your opinion on this subject?