Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several of my followers ask me about my New Year’s Resolutions and why I haven’t posted mine.

It’s easy. I stopped making them a few years ago. In 2011 I was beginning my journey of healing from the after-effects of an abusive relationship and the end of my 17-year marriage. That year, I wrote resolutions that, little did I know, would become my resolutions for life. Here’s a copy of my thoughts about them a year later. They are still relevant. They are still powerful. And every day I strive to make them a reality because I’m worth it. Having bariatric surgery in 2016 was just one more step in the healing… the caring for… and in the loving of myself.


From January 2012

Last year I wrote my resolutions at a time when I had just finally taken control of my life after far too long of letting others control me.  Today I stumbled across them. As I re-read them, they really struck my heart.  I realized that they are more relevant today than ever and so I’ve decided that they will now become my

Lifelong Resolutions:

I vow to find time to live in the moment, each and every day, for at least a moment.

I vow to find time each day to thoroughly and completely love those people in my life that I truly treasure.

I vow to strive to only look to the future and to dwell on only those memories from the past which bring me true joy and happiness.

I vow to forgive and forget, as well as appreciate and remember, the people and events in my life that have helped to make me the person that I am.

But most importantly, I vow to, first and foremost, take care of and love myself so that I can take care of and love those who are far more important than myself… Like YOU.


Thank you to all of you who had faith in me and loved me and stood by me now and over the years.  Many of you saw something in me that I couldn’t see in myself… and I wouldn’t be where I am without you.


I hope by sharing this that you can draw something positive from it. Something that resonates with you and your desire for self-care, health, and possibly even healing.

Love yourself. It’s okay. You are worth it!


Happy New Year and God Bless ❤️